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DougH last won the day on January 24

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  1. The more he posts the more he solidifies the evidence that he will be nothing more than a tourist. Take a deep breath, it seems like your crazy train is gaining speed.
  2. DougH

    Rigger for repack in NH

    How far are you from Nashua? My buddy is a rigger up there, and he should be able to meet that time table. PM me your contact information and I will pass it on.
  3. DougH

    Ares II or Viso II+

    My next one will be an Ares for the tougher and larger display. I would probably pay more over if they could have a metal machined housing too, but my Viso's have held up fine, and I only lost one optima screen to a riser slap but it dodged it for seasons of tandems before it got hit.
  4. DougH

    AAF near Monterey Ca

    Please see this guys post in the main forum, we shouldn't be encouraging him to show up anywhere. There is a golf bag in his future , but in the mean time it really wouldn't be fair to the drop zone that we guided him to.
  5. I sincerely hope you DO NOT start jumping. Seriously, go fuck off with your bad attitude. Are you dense enough to think that this post would be well received, at all? We are all aware of the accident, and the majority of us place blame on Flores. He was the primary contributor to his own accident. Why should the drop zone advertise to every caller that asks? Additionally you are probably calling a manifest girl who may not be a skydiver and may not have any knowledge of the accident. It was a number of years ago, and drop zones get new staff frequently. Skydiving is a people sport, and at first blush your people skills suck. Please research yourself into a new potential hobby instead of a new drop zone. I think you should print out this post and show it to ever prospective drop zone that you are interviewing for the opportunity to deal with you. Since you are looking for full disclosure it is only fair that they know who you are too. They should know that you are quick to run to the internet, and probably quick to run to a lawyer if you stub your toe. You are going to be the student that disagrees with his instructor and has something to say about every point of constructive criticism. I'm rather glad you are on the west coast! See ya!
  6. My 140 pilot has also been just right since I had it relined with Dacron. Love the combination. It wasn't a fast canopy to begin with, so I don't mind the performance loss. The openings have become perfect.
  7. DougH

    Going Home Again

    That is awesome! Welcome back!
  8. DougH

    Latest Sony handycam to take a Hypeye?

    I was going to say no, but then I noticed that Trunk launched a new Hypeye. I don't see the CX410 in the list, but I would check. He has a facebook page under Hypoxic, could probably message him on there. I do know that something changed with the sony output back around 2011? I have a CX760 that I never got around to jumping much, and I don't recall the earlier Hypeye D pro working for it. Now I have two GoPro7's on my FTP in a custom mount where the porch used to be, and the A7ii up top. No room for the CX760, and no real reason either.
  9. DougH

    Toggle fire mechanics

    You need a rigger or packs to sit down with you and show you exactly how the brake settings work on a canopy. The quick answer is that with the brakes set the control lines are pulled down to a setting lower than full flight. The tail is deflected. If one side releases from that setting before the other you have one side with the brakes pulled down, and the other with the canopy in full flight. Which results in a turn. It has nothing to do with weight of the toggles, and everything to do with how far down the tail is pulled by the brakes, or not.
  10. DougH

    Sigma/Icarus/A2 mains

    I tend to agree with you. I grab the Strong with a SET366 first because the majority of my tandem jumps have been on that exact setup, but I really like the Sigma 340 and that would always be my second choice. I don't like the A2's, I think they fly lousy in turbulence and I don't like the way they are prone to go through very pronounced unintended flight cycles. Too flat for my liking, and I think that is what contributes to the flight characteristics that I don't like.
  11. Turf burn, turf toe... sounds absolutely dreadful for a regular landing surface.
  12. You aren't going to find them for a one off camera unless you have someone make something custom. Search on Facebook for Triple D on facebook. The guys name is Joe and he does 3d scanning and 3d printing. I just got some custom GoPro mounts from him for my FTP and they are excellent. You can tell him DougH mentioned him to you.
  13. DougH

    Gopro7 white for tandems?

    I just ponied up for two 7 blacks. TripleD on facebook out of NZ makes a great dual mount for the front of a FTP, and a dual hand cam mount that is pretty unique. The hand cam sits the first camera down in front of the hand in a stair step so the whole stack of cameras doesn't sit sky high on the hand and you can get to the record buttons on each camera. Really happy with Joe's work, 3d printing is amazing, and the prices were great, especially with the exchange rate right now. I will let you know how they work out once the season really kicks off. Also, GoPro was offering a trade in discount as of two weeks ago. I traded in a old GoPro 2, not a bad dead.
  14. I am thinking that the forum search is really limited, especially the ability to search by topic title. Is this a known difficulty, or am I doing something wrong. The camera forum has died down a lot over the years, blame GoPros, less thought has to go into flying camera. But previously I could search to dig up old posts and look at pictures as setups. I am struggling with searching using the terms FTP, or Flat Top Pro, and other combinations. In the past using those same terms would bring up a lot of old posts. It almost seems like only new posts, post forum change, can be searched by topic title. Old posts only seem to come up when searching topic and body, and that brings up all types of garbage, especially since old signatures are now in the body of posts after the conversion.
  15. I think I posted a query about this in the past. Trying to think through all the options of mounting my Newton sight on this FTP without the stock post. I have the removable Schumacher sight bracket, it is articulated. The porch is gone but I have a big dual Gopro mount in its place. I'm almost wondering if the center of the front of helmet might work if it allows enough room to articulate up. Will have to break out some dowels to mock up before I start chopping and drilling. Side of helmet? Wondering how other people may have rigged theirs up.