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    Vector 3
  • Main Canopy Size
    150
  • Main Canopy Other
    Fluid Wing Echo
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    143
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    PD Optimum
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    Cypres 2

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    New Mexico Free Fall Alliance
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    USPA
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    12
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    Tracking
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    Senior Rigger

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  1. jcbfly

    Tempo 250 for sale

    Time Left: 8 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Used PISA Tempo 250 reserve for sale. S/N: 161081, DOM: FEB 96, unknown number of repacks/rides. All white F-111 with Spectra lines. This canopy is in very good condition with no rips, tears or repairs. Recently passed rigger inspection.

    $350.00

    , New Mexico - US

  2. jcbfly

    Tesla replacement from Fluid?

    The Tesla isn't on the Fluid Wings website anymore. There's a spot labeled "Coming Soon" where the Tesla used to be on their canopy comparison chart. Any info about this new canopy? Has anyone seen or flown the prototype?
  3. jcbfly

    Tesla replacement from Fluid?

    The Tesla isn't on the Fluid Wings website anymore. There's a spot labeled "Coming Soon" where the Tesla used to be on their canopy comparison chart. Any info about this new canopy? Has anyone seen or flown the prototype?
  4. jcbfly

    Safire 3 vs. Pilot...

    I’ve owned 2 Pilots; a 132 and a 150, and I currently fly a NZA Safire 3 149. The short version of the story is that you can’t really go wrong with either of these canopies. In general, the similarities between them far outweigh the differences. I think your personal subjective opinion is probably the best way to choose between them - so fly them both before you buy. OK, here’s some more detail. Keep in mind that this is all just my opinion. I’ve got around 1000 jumps on Pilots and about 50 on the Safire 3. The Pilot and Safire 3 are both good solid beginner/intermediate general purpose wings. Both parachutes get a flat glide, maneuver well, and are easy to land. My personal subjective opinion is that I like the way the Safire 3 flies better. The Safire 3 might not be quite as quick on the toggles as the Pilot, but it is much easier to harness turn. If you combine harness and toggle inputs, the Safire 3 is definitely the more maneuverable canopy. Front risers are very similar between the two canopies, but the Safire 3 has more range and a better feel to the rears. The Safire 3 has got a slightly longer recovery arc than the Pilot, but it’s still quick to recover. The landing flare is a little more powerful on the Safire 3, but not by a lot. Both canopies will get you back from a long spot. The one place where the Pilot definitely outshines the Safire 3 is in the openings. The Pilot has consistently soft, on heading openings and is even pretty forgiving if your packing is a little sloppy or your deployment body position and airspeed are a little off. The Safire has generally good openings too, but is less reliable in terms of heading and opening speed than the Pilot. Even with the occasional off heading and/or brisk opening, I still prefer the Safire 3 overall. As far as the purchase experience, and the after sale customer service goes, both Aerodyne and NZA have been easy to work with.
  5. The Italian hang glider mfr. Icaro 2000 makes a helmet that might work for you. http://www.icaro2000.com/Products/Helmets/SkyDive/SkyDive.htm
  6. jcbfly

    I-44 infinity, smallest, lightest reserve fit??

    I've packed the PD Optimum 193 and the Aerodyne Smart LPV 190 into I-44's with good results. Both of those are low pack volume, lighter weight canopies. I've also packed plenty of 170-ish F-111 reserves into that container. The smallest receive I have packed into an I-44 with good results is a PR 160.
  7. jcbfly

    container cleaning?

    Check this out: http://www.chutingstar.com/archives/00000139.html
  8. jcbfly

    Skydive The Farm

    This medium size DZ has everything that a skydiver needs. An Otter and a 182 (and a great pilot to fly them), two huge grassy landing areas for both swoopers and more conservative folks, big carpeted hangar for packing and socializing, showers, huge camping area, bunkhouse, and team rooms. Skydive The Farm is also home to Mike Gruwell's Chuting Star rigging loft/gear store where you can get everything from a reserve repack to a complete set of new gear. As good as the facilities are, the Farm's real strength is in it's friendly, laid back vibe. The staff and jumpers are all super nice and helpful, and very welcoming to visitors.
  9. http://www.profly.org/english_new/gurtzeuge/groovy_cutaway_body.htm Here's a PG harness with 3 ring releases on the MLWs, a back mounted BASE type parachute that's deployed by the departing PG canopy (a la Skyhook I guess), and one (or two) hand deployed round reserves under the seat.