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  1. That's probably what Jessica Edgington thought.... I highly doubt it for two reasons: 1. I respect Jessica's decision-making 2. If she had seen the low canopy she certainly had the skills to avoid it. The message to the OP is right .... learn from this experience. It is extremely important. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
  2. I'd say that would be the one that allows you to carry maximum speed through the gate, and with maximum accuracy. I don't know the answer to that? Could you explain it? The bigger turn also means that you are more subject to drift and may HAVE to adjust. Adjustment is something that you are doing to correct something that has deviated from the ideal, and is therefore performance-sapping. I should re-iterate that I am not posting the above as fact, merely as my understanding of the situation. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
  3. My understanding of this (as very much an amateur) is that the ideal turn is one which builds steadily to canopy terminal velocity. The turn is used to change the angle of the lift vector as far away from vertical as possible so that it is reducing that terminal velocity as much as possible. Bigger turns make for harder accuracy when trying to hit gates and are, therefore, a necessary evil rather than a desired part of the swoop. If the above is correct then the "reverse turn" fails in that it does not steadily build vertical velocity as when the turn direction is reversed, the canopy will start to recover and some element of the dive will be lost. It may be that in the hands of a pilot who is not experience in bigger turns, the easier accuracy of two smaller turns tacked together outweighs the disadvantage in gaining speed. Just my thoughts on the subject. I'd like to hear from someone who teaches CP. Ian? Brian? "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
  4. DocPop

    Nice performance

    Doesn't sound like it is posted in the right forum.
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    Valkyrie 67 demo first jumps

    Consistently being that far in the corner would likely earn a yellow card in competition, and possibly a red card if not rectified. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    RSL impact on our world

    Drunk post? Or sober and badly worded? I don't understand the question. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    Velo popper mod

    I believe the correct name for the fasteners on the slider is "Hoppen poppers". "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    PD Optimum reserve?

    That is not borne out by PD's website which states that the aspect ratio is exactly the same. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
  9. Is anyone else having a hard time getting to the message in these videos? I am not sure what I am supposed to have learned from them. Any thoughts? "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    100th Jump suggestions?

    You're not ready for your 100th jump. You need to get at least 500 more jumps experience before you are ready for your 100th. (good luck & enjoy) "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
  11. That's quite an accepted technique. In theory it allows the canopy to spread more and fly giving you more control and potentially releasing the trapped brake lines. In theory, again, bringing the twists down to the risers allows the spread canopy to pull the risers apart much more effectively than the jumper can do from below so if he had let go and got small he may have simply spun and unwound the line twists. However, I don't suppose he wanted to try letting go and seeing what would happen as he was trying to land the canopy by that stage. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    can you teach me to swoop ?

    Using capital letters to start sentences is cool. Maybe you could start with that? "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
  13. If you're considering a JVX you should skip the Katana and go straight for a Velocity for 20-30 jumps then, when you're experienced with a cross-brace, get a Valkyrie. If you insist on a Katana, please get a very small one. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    PD or Icarus

    It's all down to personal taste; fly before you buy. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA
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    Which canopy to choose next

    This is the sensible answer. Beg, borrow or steal different models to try. Nobody (not even the internet people) can tell you what you will like the best so jump everything appropriate to your skill level that you can lay your hands on. "The ground does not care who you are. It will always be tougher than the human behind the controls." ~ CanuckInUSA