GLIDEANGLE

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    210
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    235
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Texas, USA
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    30292
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1700
  • Tunnel Hours
    3
  • Years in Sport
    7
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1300
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    90

Ratings and Rigging

  • AFF
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  1. GLIDEANGLE

    instructor etiquette

    In my opinion YES!
  2. GLIDEANGLE

    Raven IV vs. R-Max 288 vs. PDR281

    Consider these maximum STUDENT weights: R-MAX 288 = 263# PDR 281 = 281# Those extra 18 lbs could let more students (and their $$$) jump! Regarding the Raven IV. I can't find the maximum STUDENT weight. It has a reputation of poor landings IF OVERLOADED. Since it is an older design, the limits are likely to be more conserviative than for the other two, more modern canopies. http://www.precision.aero/Techdata/Techdata_r-Max%20.htm http://www.performancedesigns.com/pdreserve.aspx
  3. GLIDEANGLE

    How to write a decent DZ brief.

    Here are two examples: http://www.skydiveaz.com/experienced/safety http://houston.skydivespaceland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/New-jumper-briefing.pdf
  4. GLIDEANGLE

    Baglocks, line wear and rubbers

    I wonder if the main pilot chute was creating sufficient drag. While investigating the line stows and rubber bands is logical.... they MAY not be the problem.
  5. GLIDEANGLE

    Damn the SIM pisses me off at times!

    I wonder if the reason that you cannot find it is because it isn't there. I cannot help but wonder if that info is in the manufacturer's documents.
  6. GLIDEANGLE

    renewing an expired rating and medical

    These docs are REALLY good at answering questions like this, and at guiding you through the FAA medical maze. http://aviationmedicine.com/services/individual-assistance/
  7. GLIDEANGLE

    Downsizing Question

    The least relevant criterion for canopy size selection I have seen yet!!!
  8. GLIDEANGLE

    Mirage G4 RSL routing

    This might help: http://www.miragesys.com/media/instruction/Velcroless%20RSL%20Instructions.pdf
  9. GLIDEANGLE

    Designs ideas for magnetic riser covers.

    Since those riser covers likely ALSO cover the reserve risers, if they fail to release properly they could affect reserve deployment and performance. Therefore, this sounds like a reserve container ALTERATION to me. That brings those pesky FAR sections into play: 14 CFR 65.125 and 14 CFR 65.129(d). Good Luck!
  10. GLIDEANGLE

    Advice on gear for student

    Both are reasonable entry level devices, provided that your DZ will allow students at your level to use their own equipment. My only suggestion is that yoiu get the altimeter WITH the glow in the dark face. It changes nothing about the use of the altimeter in the daytime, but is WONDERFUL for night jumps. Since this option is no more costly...get it. http://www.chutingstar.com/skydive/ft50-ft60-black-glow-altimeter
  11. GLIDEANGLE

    Tunnel Equipment ?

    Note that some tunnels now forbid exposed metal on helmets (like the OPTIONAL colored side plates on the G3). I believe that the intent is to protect the plastic walls of the tunnel.
  12. GLIDEANGLE

    Anyone used DefendEar?

    I have used them. PRO: I find them MUCH easier to insert than foam. Con: I was not convinced that the ones with the tiny holes really provided sufficient noise reduction. The ones without the holes were OK. Neither was super comfortable. (However the black ones were IMPOSSIBLE to keep track of in my helmet, gear bag, or when dropped) Several of us at the DZ really like the do-it-yourself "custom" plugs at Academy Sports store. Unfortunately, I don't recollect the brand. They are two pieces of plastic like "play dough". You blend the two (roll together in your fingers) and place in your ear. The plastic "sets" in 10 min and you have custom, comfy, plugs which seem to work well. I can hear my audible just fine with these. I can hear most nearby voices OK too. BONUS: mine are baby blue.....MUCH easier to find if dropped.
  13. GLIDEANGLE

    Flight Concept Esprit

    My crystal ball is broken today. How about you tell us what the label says? If there is no label sewn on the canopy, look inside the cells for infor stamped on a rib. Give us that info and we can make some progress.
  14. GLIDEANGLE

    Longevity of first rig?

    If you buy good quality used, you can flip it for a good price when you need to downsize.