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    Wing Suit Flying
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  1. Butters

    What is your normal pull altitude?

    This poll has already been done numerous times ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  2. Butters

    Vertical stack spacing/positions

    That ... plus some people prefer stacking as close as possible. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  3. I would recommend against flying up line of flight after exit. I've witnessed individuals tumbling after bad exits through those who exited early and were flying up line of flight ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  4. I'm perfect! Let me tell you about my mistakes. Please don't respond with advice. Remember, I'm perfect! "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  5. Butters

    First steps to wingsuit flying

    By watching ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  6. Butters

    Squirrel Swift?

    The inflation in the arm and leg wings appeared poor when backflying. Hopefully they've made changes ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  7. Butters

    Squirrel Swift?

    Inflation looks good on belly ... not so much on back. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  8. Butters

    Question Proximity Flight

    By the way, I'm not parroting anything. I've been (and will continue to be) a fan of tracking. This is the problem. Tracking, done right, is about being body aware, being able to fly to others, being able to understand your body position relative to earth when unstable, knowing what inputs accomplish what results ... not just knowing how to drive from point A to point B. PS: Sadly, that limited perspective of tracking is the same one I encounter regarding wingsuiting from numerous skydivers. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  9. Butters

    Question Proximity Flight

    Will do. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  10. Butters

    Question Proximity Flight

    This, I disagree with. Amongst other stereotypes, people that have been hard trackers for many jumps before they put on the wingsuit frequently turn out to be the worst students. I'd prefer to have students that stay on their bellies and do RW with their buddies. They're more aware of their bodies vs learning (usually bad) habits that don't really apply to wingsuiting. I've always advocated tracking. Belly, back, flat, steep, fast, slow, ... This. I agree, but you forgot one very important thing. While keeping track of where you are, where you're going, and where you want to be you need to know where everyone else (including the pilot) is ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  11. Butters

    deployment time

    My personal technique ... at break-off I slowly increase performance until at/near max, flair, and then prior to "stall" I wave-off, bring knees up, legs together, arms to sides, pitch, and then hands to chest (so that during line twists I can reach the risers and attempt to keep them level or during a malfunction I can reach my cut-away and reserve handles). There are faults to this such as pitching at/near max (extra speed and hard opening) or after "stall" (no speed and no/slow opening). PS: Remember to keep your head on a swivel during break-off and check the airspace below and ahead of you while flying and behind and between your legs before pitching. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  12. Butters

    Bridle/PC Combination

    Additional bridle from bag to pin just gets in the way ... especially if you rotate your bag. Pin to pilot chute is what matters. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  13. Butters

    New to flocking, post exit tumble risk

    Tumbles during exit is why I suggest the line of flight immediately after exit should be off of jump run. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  14. Butters

    Stop Motion WS Base

    This makes me
  15. Butters

    Phantom 3 or R-Bird

    Why R-Bird instead of T-Bird? The T-Bird is closer the to the Phantom 3. The R-Bird is closer to the Ghost 3. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch