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  1. This poll has already been done numerous times ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  2. 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. By watching ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  6. The inflation in the arm and leg wings appeared poor when backflying. Hopefully they've made changes ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  7. Inflation looks good on belly ... not so much on back. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  8. 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. Will do. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  15. That appears to be common amongst society regarding the private issues as soon as a new public issue is put forth by either or both parties ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  16. Years ago I stated that the Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin and that they are divided on public issues to distract society from the private issues they are united on. The coin doesn't change just because you flip it. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  17. Its a document where I note which jumps I made with which students, how many jumps are on my main, and in general the places Ive been. Fun to read back. And if somebody asks, where I can look up data on these students regarding how they did, and if they passed their FFC etc. Those sound like good reasons to have one. I have a spreadsheet with jump number, place, aircraft, and date so that I can keep track of of the basics ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  18. What is this "logbook" people are speaking of? "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  19. ... can obstruct your handles. Just wanted to remind everyone of a lesson learned by camera flyers. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  20. Act like an adult and do some research ... most of your questions have already been asked and answered. I doubt they will be happy to answer any of your questions. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  21. Correction, you can go wrong with a Phantom 2 but not with a 2z or 3. The differences between the 2 and 2z are greater than the differences between the 2z and 3. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  22. Bridle wraps riders head (and POV camera) and almost wraps wingsuiters head (and POV camera) then the lines almost wrap wingsuiters feet ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  23. Rushing your reserve (in order to try to beat the RSL) can lead to dumping your reserve into your main. That was my point. "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch
  24. Can you elaborate on that last sentence? I am not sure if there's a typo in there or what, but it makes no sense to me as written. A while ago I read something along the lines of "after pulling my cut away the RSL pulled my reserve pin before I pulled my reserve handle but next time I have a malfunction I'm going to pull my reserve handle sooner to beat my RSL". They didn't understand why this was a bad idea (in most cases) ... "That looks dangerous." Leopold Stotch