sfalon

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    Skydive Adventures Luverne, MN
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  • License Number
    9767
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1030
  • Years in Sport
    45
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    Wing Suit Flying
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    250
  1. sfalon

    TonySuit S-Bird

    Time Left: 25 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    If you've been looking for a medium size intermediate wingsuit you already know how difficult it is to find a used one. Here's a very nice S-Bird with less than 100 skydives, back-fly vents, but no phone pocket. This is an honest 3 minute wingsuit. I am the original owner and have all the paperwork, including the order form ($1575 new in 2013). I am 66" and 160# with plenty of room if you're a little bigger. Free Ship to CONUS.

    $650.00

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - US

  2. sfalon

    Any reviews of the S-Bird?

    I'm glad you asked. I spent more than a year gathering the same kind of information that you're asking about. My transition was Birdman Firebird, TonySuit T, R and then S. The T, R and S suits were all rentals from Wicked Wingsuits which I HIGHLY recommend you do; they've got a great product and excellent customer service. My goal was to stop up-sizing at the S and that's what I've done. My purpose in buying an S was purely for time and distance; no flocking, no base, no funny stuff. I'm the only wingsuiter in the state that I live in so, most of my jumps are solo, from a Cessna @ 12K', on a downwind jump run, 6 miles out. My GR bumps up around 3:1 most days; worst case 2.7:1. Vv in the low to mid 30s mph, Vh around 125 mph all documented by the Flysight GPS. The pull is never a problem, if you do it right: knees bent, feet and knees together generally clears all the fabric out of the way, so the hackey is very accessible. I get long, stable very enjoyable rides with the S. And, it's always amazing to me that I'm going to get out of this airplane way the hell over here and glide this wingsuit way the hell over there! You'll probably want more diversity in your wingsuiting than the way I prefer to do it, but I am totally impressed with what it allows me to do. Go far, go fast and go long. That's the long answer. The short answer is that I found the transition from suit-to-suit not difficult at all, but I'm very cautious and don't like surprises. I've always heeded the sage advice of guys like Lurch and taken the process slowly, so the transitions have gone well. The people at TonySuit said that "you'll love the S" and I really do.
  3. sfalon

    contacting Phoenix-fly

    You're not alone. My email request FFI has gone unanswered for more than a week. Tony easily won my ad hoc responsiveness, i.e., customer service indicator survey.