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  1. degeneration

    Using risers with RSL on other side..

    Thanks for all the replies. This was only going to be a temporary arrangement as my current container (a curv 1.0) has risers that are too long for me. After my current reserve repack expires I'll likely be switching back to my other container {a Fire) from which the risers in question came. I'll be sure to give the RSL slack a good test to check that it is acceptable.
  2. So I've got a set of risers with the RSL on the right riser. The rig I want to use them in has the RSL on the left side. Are there any issues with using them in the rig, swapping them to the other side so the RSL ring riser is the left one and connecting the rsl? The RSL ring will then be on the outer side rather than the inner side. Any issues doing this?
  3. degeneration

    Riser design & toggle fires

    I also was interested in these, as they sound very intriguing, and I'm possibly on the look out for new risers. So I messaged them for more info, and the attached pictures are what they sent, as well as the video. They also stated the following: IMG_3578.MOV
  4. degeneration

    Curv owners

    Another thread bump, rather than starting a new topic. I've just had a new to me, but used, Curv 1.0 packed up ready for jumping, and I'm not as impressed by it as I thought I'd be. The guy I bought it from is same height and very similar weight to me. It doesn't feel as comfy as I was expecting. The bit on towards the top of the backpad that doesn't have any padding on it, I can feel that on my back quite noticabley, bordering on uncomfortably. The one I got has the freefly pud with it, but I'm used to hackeys, and I'm hating the freefly handle so far. It just seems so much harder to comfortably grab than a hackey. Anyway, that brings me to a question: as I really don't like the freefly handle, I'm wanting to get it changed to a hackey. I've found a pilot chute with hackey and bridle (unknown manufacturer at this time) at a seemingly very decent price. Is it acceptable to just swap it in? Or are there rules regarding what pilot chutes and bridles are used in the rig?
  5. degeneration

    Shipping skydive rig internationally

    Search for prices via 3rd party intermediaries, rather than going direct to the courier. For example, I'm in the UK, and I've used all of the following intermediaries at one time or another for sending kit: www.parcelmonkey.co.uk www.interparcel.com www.parcel2go.com www.parcelhero.com www.transglobalexpress.co.uk Each will have their own list of couriers that they have accounts with, and you will get a cheaper rate via them than going direct to the courier. The insurance is highly variable in cost with them though, some are cheaper than others. I'm sure each will also allow you to get a quote from USA to wherever you are. Always shop around and get quotes from several places. Hopefully one of the above will give you something a bit more reasonable!
  6. degeneration

    Feedback on new forum functionality

    Far too much space between each forum on the main forum listings page on desktop. It is 4 full screen heights to go from top to the bottom of the page. That's a lot of scrolling. The number of topics and posts should be on one line, and the massive amount of white space above and below the forum name should be reduced significantly. Seriously, scrolling down 4 page heights to get to the forums at the bottom is ridiculous! Notably reducing the amount of white space should easily get that down to two or less, and if you only do that for desktop viewers, that shouldn't affect your mobile audience.
  7. That's interesting. In the UK, a patent will not be granted for an application if the application doesn't contain an enabling disclosure - i.e. enough info and detail that someone skilled in that field can replicate the invention. If an application falls foul of that, then they get a "Sufficiency" objection which is pretty much fatal to the application. As for the purpose, I did fail to mention the purpose from the applicant's side, which is of course as you stated - to allow them the monopoly on their invention to commercially exploit it as they see fit, and control who can licence, make and use the invention on a commercial basis. The disclosure of the invention to the public is the (non-financial) cost of being granted this monopoly! I'm sure there are many other differences between UK and US patent law that I'm not aware of too!
  8. I don't think that is the case. Patents must completely disclose the info to work the invention so that other people CAN copy it. the purpose then being other people do copy it, research and develop it further and then progress things to develop the next step, for which they can then apply for a patent, and repeat. As long as you are not selling it, making any financial gain from it, or harming the patent holder's finances, sales etc from it, you can copy a patented invention for your own use/research. I'm not a patent attorney to know the exact details of the law, but I am a UK patent examiner, so have a reasonable understanding of it.
  9. The sony A5100 is smaller so presumably lighter, than the A6000, so if lightweight is the priority, it is also worth considering. According to dpreview (https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=sony_a5100&products=sony_a6000) the A5100 is 283g, and the a6000 344g. Presume that is with kit lens.
  10. degeneration

    Finding sizing info for Pre-neXgen Icon rig

    My old pre-nexgen icon had a length of material inside one of the pockets behind the 3 ring area-ish, which had the container info on it. One end of the length is fixed in the pocket, the other end is free, so you can fold/unfold it in/out of the pocket.
  11. degeneration

    Skylark odyssey compared to same sized sabre2

    Yes, but not in the same size. Odyssey I've flown 120, 105 and 100 Sabre2 only in 135. And I didn't fly them close to each other time wise. But from what I recall of the Sabre2, which i didn't jump that much, it was less snappy in turns, and generally more docile and less high performance feeling. that could all be down to the size difference, lack of paying that much attention at the time, my comparative lower experience when I was on the Sabre2, and only jumping it for a handful of jumps. Odyssey, however, is my favourite canopy so far. It being more comparable to a crossfire2, but a little better.
  12. degeneration

    UPT sizing chart

    Or because the Speed uses a different, thinner, fabric, so therefore packs smaller? You're probably right. I haven't seen one yet. Just going with what my rigger reckons. Do you have any experience with it? Perhaps of a 150 in a V308? Not in Vectors. I've had a Speed 120 pack a little looser than where I had an Op113 pack on the slightly tighter side of good (in an SWS Fire size 00), and I've got a Speed 135 that packs a little looser than where I had an Op126 (in an SWS Fire size 11).
  13. degeneration

    UPT sizing chart

    Or because the Speed uses a different, thinner, fabric, so therefore packs smaller?
  14. degeneration

    Anyone jumping an S-Fire

    Yeah, the S-Fire / Safire thing is quite confusing, but not nearly as confusing as the X-Fire / Crossfire thing given that the Crossfire was frequently called the Xfile for short!
  15. degeneration

    Anyone jumping an S-Fire

    This thread is about the S-Fire, not the safire.