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  1. Any updates on getting back to jumping after your Total Knee Replacement? Do you think the knee pads are working re impact on landing issues? Keen to hear how you are getting on.
  2. Thanks for the replies. Certainly gives me hope. Appreciate the feedback from people that have 'been there, done that'.
  3. Any updates on this thread? I am 58 years old. Been bone on bone for over 10 years in my left knee. Orthopaedic surgeon tells me that it is the worst knee he has seen in anyone in their 50's. Been knocked back on the stem cell treatment due to needing a gap between the bones to utilise the technique, which I haven't got. Have put up with the pain due to thinking I would never jump again after TKR surgery. Had left hip replacement done at 43years old. Have done well over 1000 skydives and base jumps on that. Hip replacement is simple ball and socket and far more durable to impact. Believe me, I base jump in Australia, where due to the landing areas the motto is, 'pad up and pound in' and the hip has held up well. I would book in for the Total Knee replacement tomorrow, if I was confident that I could continue to skydive after the surgery. I have tried every herbal treatment on the market. Unfortunately rely on anti inflammatory medications on a daily basis to keep jumping and doing other physical activities. Currently land on my arse when there is nil wind because I can't run the landings out. My wingsuit and onesie both have reinforced patches sewn into the arse to accommodate these landings.
  4. DaveL


    Would there be any issue with using a safety pin at the bottom of the zipper, rather than stitching it? This would make removal and attachment of the suit to the rig easier. Thankyou for your feedback.
  5. DaveL


    I am having issues skydiving my Phoenix fly power onesie, with both the cutaway and reserve handles, on occasions, disappearing / moving to the inside of the suit. This is despite tying the zipper heads as close together as possible. The problem being that the base of the zippers can still extend open even though the zipper heads are secured. Not an ideal situation. If I was to stitch the bottom zipper in place as mccordia suggests, can the suit be taken on and off the rig without having to restitch every time? I love the suit to fly and Phoenix Fly wingsuits and track suits have been my preferred manufacturer for many years. I do believe however, that this current zip format has flaws in skydive use. Any input would be appreciated. I did post on the Phoenix Fly website before posting here for input, however, unfortunately have not had a reply.
  6. Is the only wingsuit/tracking tunnel available in Stockhom? Surprised there is not an equivalant tunnel in the US.
  7. DaveL


    Recently purchased a flysight. What do I need to do so I can program and listen to an audible glide ratio whilst in use? Thanks.