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  1. dalemeyer

    Slow down

    Howzit going folks... i would like to find out how to go about slowing down while in a sit? Im a relatively large lad (6'4" and about 270pounds with gear). I pretty stable in a sit but obviously struggle to slow down a bit... my avg fall rate is between 175 and 200mph all depending on what i try to slow down with. Basically i was taught to try and fly the legs (thus keeping my hands free for docks) and use them to control fall rate and stability. Recently i have read that the best way to slow down is to use the arms and push down into the relative wind, which obviously works, but then i am stuck with basically flying my arms and struggle to take any docks as as soon as i move my arms i would start to turn. My legs are positioned pretty wide apart already. If there is another thread on this... please point me in the right direction. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks tons dale Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  2. thanks a ton for all the help... i would have thought that EP's would have changed... thanks a million guys... i would basically just need to be extra cautious and alert/aware of whats happening around me to try and minimize the mishaps... Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  3. thanks a million for the help... you got the "sweep" part right in that i would feel for lines or something... as for jumping experience... what would you recommend? i have an rsl 'unfortunately'(im not really a big fan although i do understand its purpose and the pros and cons of one) im just trying to determine and get some ideas of some reserve drills thanks again Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  4. Hi guys an gals, Im having some trouble finding a thread on camera helmet emergency procedures. As in what is the correct or what are the different emergency procedures one should take in the case of a mal? Firstly, if you guys feel that this post belongs in the safety forum, please feel free to move it there. My theory in my VAST knowledge and experience (1 year and 160 jumps) would be that if i have a mal with no camera entanglement then my procedures would or should be: 1: Arch, 2. clear lines(sweep) 3. Look (handles), 3. Peel right, 3. Peel Left, 4. Arch... If i happen to be unfortunate enough to have a camera hook up, then: 1. Cut helmet, 2. arch, 3. look (handles), 4. peel right, 5. peel left, 6. arch... please could you tell me if i should be adding steps or changing the order of how i would go about it... I understand this is only a matter of opinion but im pretty sure that some form of consensus could be reached with regards to similarity of procedures?! thanks for your time Handsy Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  5. Hi folks, Im sure there must be some thread regarding different video editing packages? Could someone please point me in the right direction or provide me with some tips or advice on decent packages...??? take it easy, and if you get it easy, take it TWICE Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  6. SkyMaster 280 - 0-50 Skymaster 230 - 50-90 Skymaster (i think) 200 - 90-100 Pilot 188 - 100-present loading at 1.45 and not planning on going any further down the rung for atleast 500 more jumps... Injuries = 1 on the 230... clipped a concealed rock with foot and partially tore some ligaments in left knee (had previous L knee injury) Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  7. some quality photies going around... this was my first camera FF jump in york, perth Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  8. AWESOME... where can i purchase one? thanks a million Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  9. (touch wood) i have had no such issues yet... perhaps a manufacturing issue??? Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  10. i will definately be doing some more research before hand from now on... Is that century lens HD also??? or is that just a better SD than the royal i currently have...??? Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  11. i honestly didnt know about the lenses until after i had purchased mine... might be looking at the raynox hd5050 now? Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  12. please send some pics once you have done that... i would love to see that so that i can try and eliminate as many snag issues as possible... Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  13. yep... same type of issues... any idea of what could be causing it??? i mean the cam is nice and snug in the box and screws nice n tight... perhaps a CX7 issue??? Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  14. here is a side and front view... camera and diamond 0.3x lens included Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  15. im still a "Camera Virgin" in that i have only done 4 jumps with it now, but so far i have no issues with the side mount(touch wood)... I chose to side mount due to the fact that im 6'4" tall already and did not want any more height 'issues'... Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  16. this is the cx7 side mounted... got some more pics if you need Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  17. Thanks for that... was looking at getting the 5050 lens but will first have a look and see if it fits... Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  18. im loading it at about 1.46 or so...??? Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  19. thanks for that... it feels to me (beginner) that the Pilot seems to 'balloon' out of a dive... but i suppose its a good idea to get the jump numbers up on it until i can downsize... thanks for the advice and opinions... Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  20. Hi folks, i would like to find out the main differences between these canopies. Im currently on a 190 Pilot and figured i would rather learn how to fly a "semi-elliptical" first before downsizing... i dont want to downsize just yet anyway... Im trying to weigh up my options using the pros and cons of the two using some folks with flight experience on either of the two as opposed to marketing tactics to try and sell me a canopy... can anyone help please??? Thanks Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  21. sweet... ill give it a go see what happens... thanks Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  22. your best bet would be to contact Jeremy at [email protected] he is very helpful Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  23. Hi folks, I would like to find out what settings you are using to record in please??? Ive recently purchased the cx 7 and have not yet had the opportunity to play around with it... thanks a million dale Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!
  24. thats why im first doing some research on cams and helmets and best options... thanks for the advice... greatly appreciate it... Take it easy... and if you get it easy, take it TWICE!