maurice1369

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  • Main Canopy Size
    190
  • Main Canopy Other
    Lotus 190
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Swift Plus 175
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Raeford Parachute Center
  • License
    A
  • License Number
    52669
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    168
  • Years in Sport
    3
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    57
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    12
  1. maurice1369

    Shopping Around-Is it frowned upon?

    Dude, Stop crying like a little girl and take a inute to realize that it is YOUR money that you are spending. I spent six months shopping before I even decided who I was gonna buy from. I mean this stuff IS very expensive and if someone gets their butt hurt because you asked them questions then just move on to someone else. If you decide to go with the lowest bidder you are still getting the same product as if you bought it from the person who was more expensive
  2. maurice1369

    New to skydiving. Love it so far!

    Well, I am in the ARMY and I decided to go with a brand new wings and I must say that I simply love it. It is extremely comfortable. As far as options, I would recommend getting the cut-in laterals and articulated harness. All the others are just to make the rig look pretty and helps with resale. As far as designing the container that really falls on you. It all depends on what you like. I hope I have helped in some way and remember that what I say is just my opinion. Take what you what from what IOsay
  3. maurice1369

    Vector3 M358 canopy sizing

    well first off does the container hold the 230 snugly or fairly comfortably. If snugly you will be able to go down to a 210. You might be able to safely drop down to a 190 with your container but anything past that would be unsafe. As far as the reserve goes you would only want to go one size smaller because you don't want to have your reserve too losse in the pack tray or in the freebag. But then again that is just my input take what you want from it
  4. maurice1369

    Question...

    Well, if you have not updated your profile with jump info it is hard to say. But if you are fairly new to jumping and you are thinking about jumping a 150 with an exit weight of 180. Well all I want to know is can I be at your ash dive because those sizes start getting into the realm of high performance. But the best people to talk to would be your instructor not this forum. But hey good luck
  5. maurice1369

    Sabre2

    I have had this canopy since February ever since I returned from Afghanistan and I have put roughly 40 jumps on this canopy. I have to admit I simply love it. 9 times out of 10 it will open on heading and 10 out of 10 times it wills open nice and softly. It is very responsive on toggle and riser input. There is fairly light pressure on the rear risers so they are easy enough to pull in case of a long spot and you need to lose as little altitude as possible. There is medium pressure on the front risers but if you have dive loops then you will have no problem pulling on them. As far as flaring goes there is plenty of flare to go around and the landings are very nice with moderate winds. The only thing that takes a little getting used to is when you are jumping on no wind days and you come in for your final for some reason the canopy likes to pop up a foot or two. If you are not used to this at first it can be a little scary. Other than that the Sabre2 2 is very responsive at higher wing loadings as well as moderate loadings. I load mine at about 1.25 and I have absolutely no problems with any aspect of my canopy.
  6. maurice1369

    Spectre

    I have had this canopy since February ever since I returned from Afghanistan and I have put roughly 40 jumps on this canopy. I have to admit I simply love it. 9 times out of 10 it will open on heading and 10 out of 10 times it wills open nice and softly. It is very responsive on toggle and riser input. There is fairly light pressure on the rear risers so they are easy enough to pull in case of a long spot and you need to lose as little altitude as possible. There is medium pressure on the front risers but if you have dive loops then you will have no problem pulling on them. As far as flaring goes there is plenty of flare to go around and the landings are very nice with moderate winds. The only thing that takes a little getting used to is when you are jumping on no wind days and you come in for your final for some reason the canopy likes to pop up a foot or two. If you are not used to this at first it can be a little scary. Other than that the Sabre2 2 is very responsive at higher wing loadings as well as moderate loadings. I load mine at about 1.25 and I have absolutely no problems with any aspect of my canopy.
  7. maurice1369

    Downsizing from Sabre2 190 to 170...

    Yes you will notice that as you get higher in WL the faster response time with toggle input. I fly a Sabre2 190 and load it at about 1.21/1 and what I have noticed is that the canopy will respond faster but that 1% that you don't stand up will hurt a little more at 1.2 but even at that WL the canopy is still a little forgiving Gut hey that it just my opinion
  8. maurice1369

    Skydive City - Z-Hills

    I recently visited Z-hills for Superbowl weekend and I must say that I was really throwm for a loop. The atmosphere of the place was outstanding. Although they were a huge DZ I never felt as if they were just trying to take my money. There were alot of ppl that were willing to do whatever. there were plenty of people who wanted to make different formations. As far as planes go, even though they only reall had the otters to jump they at least had 2 flying back to back for most of the day. The staff were very professional and friendly as well. I had to do a recurrency and coach jump and my instructor Mark was very helpful. I happened to have been there for Superbowl Sunday and they had their own Superbowl Party. The only downside is that I had to pay for my own beer but hey the food was rocking and the atmosphere was grt. Another thing that was cool was that there were a few guys who used to jump back in the day and had a DVD of jumps he had done for companies and there commercials. I wish they had a bunkroom you could sleep in but all in all it was a great place to jump and the weather was great all weekend long. I would recommend Z-hills to anyone.
  9. maurice1369

    Urgent Help Atom Tandem Manual

    Hey man the best place to start your search would be on www.parachutemanuals.com website
  10. Hey Gravity, All of us can give sound advice that will hold true for the most part. But, The PPL that will be able to help you the most will be the instructors that know how you fly, how good you land and what they believe is good. But honestly, and of the newer stuff that was made after say 2000 is good to go. I mean everyone has their preferences and they will tell you what THEY like. But, in the end you need to go with your gut
  11. maurice1369

    Demo a complete rig

    Honestly bro, I know all companies will let you demo thany kind of main canopy and there are a few places that have special rigs set up where you can test out a reserve canopy. But, I don't think there is any company out there where you can demo a whole rig. I mean seriously if it existed everyone would try it
  12. maurice1369

    if no repack cycle, how often whould you I & R

    I am not a rigger but even with my own gear I see no problem with the current 120 day repack cycle
  13. maurice1369

    Size difference

    Well to be honest I can't tell you if going from a 210 to 190 is the best choice for you but what I can tell you is that some factors that will decide it should be can you land the 210 safely, do you feel comfortable downsizing to a 190 and the instructors at your dropzone know how you fly your canopy so you should ask their opinions about downsizing. but the most important thing to remember is do you feel comfortable with the downsize If the answer is NO then you are not ready.