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  1. Speaking of tasteless, one of these guys has class. His PC seems to be misrouted though... http://www.splatula.com/haha/halloween.jpg
  2. Here's a screengrab taken directly from video playback (alt-printscreen).
  3. Does anybody know of any manufacturers making a CX7 specific box already? Given that the camera is quite a bit smaller than the HC5/7, I'm wondering how well those would work. Edited for spelling.
  4. Got it this weekend, made my first BASE jump with it this morning and just finished watching the footage on a 50 inch HDTV. Holy crap... that's pretty sweet. The detail in the picture is incredible, and opening shock seemed to be fine with it. Time to buy a new computer so I can actually have smooth playback there as well. When I get the MTS format converted to MPEG I'll try to upload it somewhere. Anybody have any advice for smooth MTS to MPEG workflows?
  5. Any short yay-or-nay on freefal suitability, skipping, optical-stabilization, etc.?
  6. Anybody in town? Have car, can drive. Please PM.
  7. That's the European version of the CX7, right? Do you have a link to this review?
  8. Is that the guy from Kamloops? If you deem him safe and scared enough, tell him he needs to pass through my city on his way back up. I'll throw him off something dangerous and stupid. There is cold beer in the fridge.
  9. If you make a velocity sports wear design one, I'd buy it.
  10. See attached picture, buy it here...
  11. The temptation to point out how this goes against the history and spirit of our sport is big. But then I realize that everybody is free to make a bid for the right to organize Bridge Day. We all appreciate the enormous effort you put into this event Jason, and anybody critiquing you on this decision ought to consider organizing his own event next year. Although I'm disappointed to see this happen, I understand the rationale. That said, I do wonder about the monopolization of the options. It seems entirely under control of Snake River BASE. Have you not received offers from other BASE instructors to do similar instruction?
  12. Dude, stay alive until you move up here, mmmkay? Aside from that, you'll want to consider changing your go-and-throw from a dart-arrow pitch to an upward pitch. Done well, it is possible to have bridle stretch and pilot chute inflation before it even gets below your exit point. Get spectra (or other slippery shit) loops, and get your pin-tension right. Don't use velcro. Accept that you'll experience a pilot chute hesitation one in every N jumps, for some variable N. But that's all hearsay, I don't free-fall below 250, no exceptions. I don't disapprove of it, it's just not my thing.
  13. I'd buy one. It'll be a great hit in the climbing gym and at the crag; I'll get all the babes! Kidding aside, I'd buy one. Not that I was kidding, really...
  14. It has the optical stabilizer (similar to the HC7) instead of the digital one (like the HC3 and 5). However, I've always wondered what part of the problems are related to the stabilizer and what part is related to tape flutter. The CX7 looks pretty tempting. I'm hoping DSE will have more thorough feedback soon, but I'm very tempted to take my chances and get one when it comes out. If I do, I'll report back here.
  15. Hi, is there any verdict on the HC5 versus 7 image stabilization? From a past thread it seems that the hardware is the same, but that the HC5 has the optical stabilizer disabled in favor of a digital one, and vice versa. I'm planning to use this camera for BASE, so I can't handle optical stabilization very well. However, the external microphone input is really attractive in the HC7, so I was hoping if there was a hack available for the HC7 to disable the optical stabilizer. For BASE and skydiving, go with the 5 or the 7?
  16. That's relativism at its worst. Coffee is warmer than soda, lava is warmer than coffee. It's okay to drink soda and coffee, hence we establish it's fine to drink lava. By your argument somebody doing a 200 foot underhung cliff with a slider up Sabre 170 and a 28 inch pilotchute isn't retarded. He's just doing his own risk analysis. Sure, in some universe. Not in mine. I'm not saying that I agree with Autoset's judgment, but he's certainly entitled to his opinion. And to be honest, his opinion is not far from mine. I've witnessed too much pain that could have been avoided with better protection. The point I'm trying to make is that it's perfectly fine to uphold personal (fluid) views on an absolute standard of what is risk management and what is moronic.
  17. I don't think that was spelled right.
  18. What kind of box do you use? Does the HC3 have an optical or digital stabilizer? Ever had any issues on opening, or during otherwise turbulent conditions? Have you used it on both slider-up and down jumps? Thanks
  19. Please drop me a PM. Figured this was a better forum to ask than the camera forum. Thanks
  20. The 1st thing that is going to be said, is post a picture!
  21. That's not a fair comparison. Too many other factors, besides skydiving involvement, have changed in time so it's impossible to decide to what effect skydiving involvement has affected BASE for better or worse. Usually I'm pretty utilitarian, but in this case I am happier with an NPS law against BASE jumping than a USPA involved regulation program. At least as a platform for future policy. From an ethical point of view, we have a lot more in common with climbers than we do with skydivers. Personally, I'd like to see the RC, DZ and BJ account systems merged, and a single hub in which I can subscribe to particular forums. A list of the main areas with checkboxes so I can customize my own list of interests. But I'm aware this is a free service, so I can only hope...