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  1. Rdutch

    SLinks on tandem systems

    Also most tandem canopies sliders are not collapsed, the flapping of the slider damages the slinks. I worked at a Dz that had slinks on all of their tandem mains, and on a slow day did an inspection and every one of their slinks had serious burns in them, some to more than 50%. We changed every slink that day. I really like the sacrificial line on the sigma canopy, its the one thing I think that every tandem canopy manufacturer would copy. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  2. Rdutch

    Good source for retired reserves?

    I have a swift plus, make an offer Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  3. Rdutch

    Van Halen- A Different Kind of Truth

    Hello "insert town name here" look at all the people here tonight! You know what I love about "insert town name here" the girls have legs that go all the way up to their necks! Yep, Ive seen DLR live a few times, and he always says the same exact things. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  4. Rdutch

    Have you ever operated an Excavator?

    Yeah but can he cut a 2 percent grade within a 10th of a foot and do it flat across, or pull a pond slope at a 4 to 1 or 5 to 1 from just a top grade stake? Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  5. We just use our Vigils to track jump numbers. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  6. That is interesting. Why only the team gear? It was because the only gear at the dz was team gear. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  7. Rdutch

    Vector 3

    The gear is Team Fastrax demo team rigs. They range from 150 mains to 293 mains. 6 rigs were stolen in all. They were stolen from our Ohio location.
  8. Late december, I dont have the exact dates. I hope they find the guy. Im sure that cutting active runway lights has a stiff penalty. Oh yeah I forgot to post, there is a reward for the return, or information leading to the return, and/or capture of the person(s) involved. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  9. 6 of our Team Fastrax demo team rigs were stolen. Someone tried to cut the alarm wires, but instead cut the lines for the airport lights, and awoss. They broke into the team room, and stole 6 rigs. They are all Vector 3 containers. Black with a Red, White and Blue center flap. The rigs say team fastrax all over them. And the mains all are white and say Selection.com. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  10. *** We used to have a ink twin otter stamp, and a skydiver stamp. Before we went on a jumping holiday we used to stamp our money so the locals would know how much business the DZ is bringing into town. Skyding Dollars Eventually some of the locals in longmont could end up with some "skydiving dollars" when they get change from the local business's . Maybe even Mcnasty. The DZ is bringing in a lot more money to Longmont than the rental fee on the hangers and the cost of fuel. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  11. Rdutch

    I Phone 4s or EVO HTC?

    I love my evo, you can carry two batteries, or even buy a larger one, but my battery lasts all day. The 4g is hard to find. Its easy to use and has tons of open market apps. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  12. Rdutch

    Wake turbulence and the Velocity

    Are you really comparing a Nova to the velocity? Velocities have a long history of being a good canopy, and yes I have seen many canopies collapse, most of them high enough to reinflate, I see Tandem mains do it all the time, precision, PD and Icarus models. There was a crossfire 1 fatality at the pond national at the ranch where the canopy completely collapsed, yet crossfires continue to safely land skydivers every day. Ill take that challenge, I have a long history of doing video, big ways and 4way, I always made it a priority to have everyone I filmed land before me. Bring your pilot 150 and lets have a lift contest, Ill stay with you all day. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  13. Rdutch

    Wake turbulence and the Velocity

    I doubt it was a velocity specific problem. Any canopy will collapse under wake turbulence. Smaller canopies do have a higher pressurisation because of higher airspeeds, but loosing 1/4 of a 90 sq/ft canopy is a lot less available wing then loosing 1/4 of a 150 sq/ft canopy. Canopy choice and especially size requires a lot of responsibility, you need to take into account what you are going to do with that canopy. Flying a highly wingloaded canopy on big ways, is probably not the best idea, or if so dont land where everyone else is landing. People now a days downsize without thinking about things fully, just being able to land a small canopy isnt everything to consider. Most dont realise your EP's become more important to have down with a small canopy, Pattern, traffic, ability to put yourself out of traffic ect, ect, ect. Ive heard the excuse I was jumping an 84 I had to land then, too many times. Most dont realise they can stay up, even with a small canopy. Learn your canopy people! learn landing separation, fly a good pattern, and when in doubt land at the alternate landing area. And most of all from this situation everyone should know where not to fly in relation to other canopies. These are all things this person, or anyone that jumps a canopy, let alone a small canopy should know. Especially before someone decides to downsize. I still dont think its a Velocity problem, Im pretty sure any canopy would have done this. Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!
  14. Rdutch

    PD's New Orange Vectran lines

    These are competition linesets (at the smallest diameter they offer), PD has done extensive testing and the lines are a lot more durable than the previous HMA linesets. The coating does not wear off after 30 jumps. Trust that Pd has gone through a lot of work before they released this product. If you jump a comp velocity, or a regular velocity and desire a lineset that has minimal drag then this is the way to go. This isnt for regular jumpers or work jumps (with the smallest diameter lines) Its primarily for competition canopy pilots. But it lasts a lot longer than the original 300lb hma lineset PD had available. PD is always working and looking for the best product to provide for their customers. Im not a rep for PD but a happy customer
  15. Rdutch

    Jumper in downtown Dallas?

    It was probably one of Andy Copelands students, they do the dumbest stuff! Ray Small and fast what every girl dreams of!