Ms.sofaking

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  1. I just asked if the reason was to practice on a canopy. Because that way my reason. Yours is different and I respect that. You aren't trying to jeopardize a pilots career in the US. I don't see this as higher risk than BASE jumping in general. I don't know why you were attacked for asking a simple question. Good luck finding the jump you want to make. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  2. I asked this same question and found out that it is illegal here in the US. No reserve. No TSO. No jump. My question to you is, why? Myself, I wanted practice on my BASE canopy before making my first BASE jump. I plan to put it in a skydiving rig. I get the practice I want. Everything is legal. Why not do that? Or is your reason different? "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  3. This is from someone at your experience level so take with a grain of salt. I am just starting to stand my landings on no wind days. I used to hate them. I am NO expert on canopy anything. This is just what helped me. I start my flare higher. And I flare slower with no wind. With zero winds I start my flare almost twice as High as I do in 20 mph winds. 10 mph almost 1/2 way between. This is what works with what I'm flying. It took some trial and error.(I still don't have it down perfect at all) I might do something very different 50 jumps from now, but this is what works for me now. I'm not advising, just sharing my simple method. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  4. She has a keeper sewn on the back of the riser? I don't understand. I thought about sewing a keeper above the elastic and a tab on the back of the toggle. But, if I did this, I could just as easily switch the risers and toggles. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  5. That's an interesting thread. I guess it's not such a freak occurance. I'm glad I posted this. I've really learned a lot. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  6. I had brought it to the attention of the more experienced jumpers around me. Some instructors, some riggers. No one had seen this type of set up. A rigger with 6000 jumps said shit can the risers and toggles. My AFF instructor thinks it's a good set up I just need to get used to. I value both their opinions. And maybe just a few jumps from now it won't be a big deal. It just seems like an extra step. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  7. That's information worth sharing. My hook knife is on my chest stap(not out of an forethought either) The scenerios I considered a hook knife for were, unstable deployment resulting in lines around my legs. Canopy wrap with someone. Line over on my reserve. Never considered having one hand immobile and not being able to get to my hook knife. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  8. The keeper on the Top is so loose It would never keep the breaks from firing.I don't know the name of the material, but it's pretty rigid. The elastic is the only thing to hold the breaks in place. I wish I had a picture to show you. I'll checkout Strongs website and see if they have anything "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  9. I sent it back for the service bulletin. No one at my DZ has a Quasar, but I commented on the toggles when I first packed it, that they were hard to release. Nobody else has toggles that stow the same way. This might not be the correct terminology. But the toggles have no tab on the back. There is a keeper on riser for the top of the toggle and elastic or spandex for the bottom.You put the top in and then have to bend it to get the bottom in. The bottom of the toggle itself slides down into the spandex. If you pull really hard sometimes you can stretch it enough to release, otherwise you need to pull up first. I don't know if I explained that very well. I wonder if other Quasar owners have had similar problems. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  10. Thanks. It was because of tension. That's probably the first thing I should've done. A lot of things crossed my mind, but that's not one of them. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  11. I agree. I don't believe I was going fast enough. But, I think I should be aware of how much altitude I do lose when my canopy is in a spiral. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  12. I have an expert cypress. But, I'm not even wingloaded at 1:1. I suppose I should bury a toggle for 1000' and count seconds to see how fast I lose altitude when I spiral? I'll look at the manual too. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  13. It's a Quasar II. This was my 4th jump on it. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  14. You know I did have a cypress and never considered it firing. I'm not sure if it would have. I always read incident reports to lesson the chance of having some ball of shit over my head and thinking, WOW! Never thought of that one! Well I never thought of this one. I always think of entanglements happening with an unstable pull or a bridle. Not this way. The toggles were easy to reach, but hard to pull. When stowed I have to work to get 3 fingers in them. Then you have to kind of lift them up and out. The system is brand new and stiff. And I only have four jumps on it. Each time they were difficult to unstow. Maybe just because it's different than my habit of pulling straight down. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas
  15. You are picturing it correctly. That is why I asked if you are spiraling to the right and you cut the left steering line, will the speed at which you are spinning intially increase as soon as that line is cut. And thanks for answering my other question. My understanding now is if you have to cut one steering line, you should cut the other. That makes sense. "I'm not sure how it's going to turn out, except I'll die in the end, she said. So what could really go wrong? -----Brian Andreas