kingbunky

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  1. you might look at a lotus. they're a sabre-ish 9 cell, with airlocks. that makes them pack a bit bigger. not a whole size, but bigger.
  2. Skydive New England is right on the border too, should be able to help you out.
  3. if you look at chutingstar, you'll see that most rigs (mirage and RI seem to be the exceptions), most manufacturers have one size safety stow for all containers. so, if you have an infinity of any sort, it should have the same size as you need. As i understand it, a safety stow is a TSO'd component and you're not supposed to make your own. not helpful perhaps, but there ya go. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  4. what am I supposed to call a pilot chute? call it a pilot chute. your main and your reserve are canopies. chute (or 'chute) is kind of a whuffo term. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  5. what'a the weather going to be like? "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  6. this was last year, but it might happen again: www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4821223;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  7. drop by camp canada! "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  8. pretty much. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  9. i tried ordering one from pd when i got my new canopy a few years ago. they said no. period. wouldn't sell me one. of course, they wouldn't put vectran lines on it either, but now i see they will, so maybe they've changed their stance on removable sliders as well. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  10. normiss Skymama Jumpdude Rick bunky jon doogie "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  11. i've replaced mine twice in the last 10 years or so, never worried about it cracking, and it never has. doing it while warm is probably a good idea though. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  12. i have an I33 with a sabre2 150 and OP160 in it. i find the reserve is easier to pack than the main! the 150 is pretty tight. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  13. i'm a rigger, and i was thinking of charging an extra $5 or so for people that bring me a rig with the reserve container closed! it's free practice, should be taken advantage of. that said, i appreciate it when they leave the reserve canopy in the freebag in case it's a container i'm not super familiar with, it helps to see the packed freebag when it comes time to stuff it all back together. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  14. i put ~400 jumps on a lotus 170, at a wingloading of 1.3 or so. openings were snivelly, probably 800 feet or so. the direction i would end up going was pretty random however. never violent spins or line twists, generally 90-180 off heading though. when observed, you could watch one side inflate ahead of the other which started a turn, then the other side would open and cancel it. packing was no different than any other zero-p canopy. it will pack larger than a non air-locked main. flare was great, long recover arc so timing it was easy. landing, see flare. windy days can be fun with an air-locked canopy, since they don't like to collapse on their own. using a toggle or riser to get it on the ground helps. i would then walk up the bridle to keep it from reinflating while i gathered it up. turbulence wasn't an issue. on days when others were getting rough rides and 'accordioning', i would just ride through. please note, this is not a reason to go looking for turbulence, or jumping on a day when you wouldn't with a non air-locked canopy. very heavy on front risers compared to a my current sabre2 150. couldn't hold it for very long, or very far down. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  15. i've heard that's because if it's not leaking oil, it's out of oil. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  16. i love my n3. had it for 5 years or so now, no issues. i love the rechargeable battery. i keep a lipstick recharging battery thing in my car for those times i forget to charge it at home, gets enough juice on the ride up to last at least the day, usually more. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  17. i didn't write this, and i don't know who to credit, but i thought it was good advice so i saved it: glad to hear you're sticking with the 150. rule of thumb was start at no more than 1:1, then add a max of .1 per hundred jumps after that. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  18. yes, pd has a funny way of doing things. my friend bought an in stock canopy from them through chutingstar in deland. the canopy was at the factory, maybe a mile away, but he couldn't pick it up himself, and they wouldn't deliver it that day because they do deliveries twice a week and that's it. they ended up shipping it to zhills because we were headed there. i had ordered a canopy from them december, but it was delayed due to a problem with their supply of white fabric. once i finally got the story out of them about it, i asked for the white fabric to be removed so i could still get the canopy for my spring trip south. it wasn't ready for me when i got there, and even though someone (chuting star or pd) had been holding my money since december (this was now in march) i had to rent a canopy so i had something to jump. i would have thought they could have waived the rental fee, but no dice. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  19. i tried to buy an rds slider for my sabre2 150 from pd, but they wouldn't sell me one. no reason why, just wouldn't sell me one. i didn't want it for performance reasons, just easier to look around under canopy with no slider in the way. as a side note, i also wanted vectran lines, but they wouldn't do that either. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  20. if you go new, and those are your choices, get the infinity. worth way more than the $200 difference. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  21. yeah, didn't read the title. my bad "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  22. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  23. i'm going to say probably not. it isn't at a full-time dropzone, so there aren't many drop zone type things. except airplanes to fall out of and bonfires and beer and giggles. and assholes, assholes everywhere. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  24. here's my non-app developer idea for a canopy finder app. if someone on the ground catches sight of a canopy approaching the ground, they would use a camera view with some sort of alignment graphic to align themselves and snap a pic as low to the ground as possible. the app would attach both a compass bearing and gps coordinates. with one of these plots, the app would give you a bearing with some sort of guidance to keep you on the line. you simply proceed on that line until you find the canopy/freebag. if you had to detour around a swamp/road/whatever, you could pick up the line again once clear of the obstacle. with no data connection, you would just get a line to follow, with data, you could see it overlaid on a map. with two or more plots from different people, or perhaps one person with two plots from different locations, a point of intersection could be calculated to narrow down the search area further, with a calculated distance to the point. the app might also be useful for hikers trying to reach a visible object. grab a plot, hike awhile, grab a second plot, do the math, find the location of your object. someone get to work on this, i'll take 10% for the idea. "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001
  25. Normiss Skymama promise5 Rick Bunky Jon "Hang on a sec, the young'uns are throwin' beer cans at a golf cart." MB4252 TDS699 killing threads since 2001