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  1. The best gopro is made by DJI its called the Osmos action 3 as any actual Gopro camera isn't reliable and will fail often.
  2. I bought this one They replace the standard lens cover and attach just like the standard lens cover, however they are a little thicker and that is the problem. When using stabilization the edge of it shows up on the video kind of similar to vignetting. I found them completely unusable
  3. Samir86, I sent Juan a link to this page to let him know you want to reach him so I would expect him to reach out to you this week
  4. The guy who made the one I have his name on Facebook is Juan RS he is in Colorado. He sells the mount for around $45. I I believe it would work an 8 on top and a 7,6,OR 5 bottom.
  5. I lucked out on my bag lock around 2010, the main stop passed me with the right riser still attached. When it came to a stop that was enough to release the main from the d bag. It started to pull on the riser that crossed my body choking me. Finally cleared it and it dropped away. At that time the Manuel didn't state anything about clearing the risers before pulling the reserve. In the end the issue isn't the with the skyhook it is with the collapsing the drogue as the first stage of deployments and not enough drag to deal with the RSL or risers
  6. That is interesting, I remember it stating release the RSL but I guess not now. Just ensure full release of the main risers.ep tandem.pdf
  7. It has nothing to do with the skyhook at all, the problem is the first stage of deployment is to collapse the drogue. The collapsed drogue theoretically has enough drag to extract the main parachute, it however is not enough drag to remove the risers once they are cut away from the three ring nor the Velcro sandwich that holds the RSL in place so by the book in a bag lock the first step is to release the RSL, then cutaway, then clear the riser , then pull the reserve.
  8. Image stabilization is done by internal software that corps the image, The DJI Osmo crops the image more than the Gopro 7, also the DJI Osmo does not have the superview option. Most of what I am talking about only matters to TI's wanting to use them for handycam
  9. Doug to more accurately describe how tight the lower camera fit in initially (and again this was one of the very first mounts made and I would assume Juan has addressed this) I could push it in but I personally felt if I did I would have trouble getting it back out so that is why I took and made the opening a little bit less tight.
  10. I believe I got one of the the very first ones Juan made. The lower camera was very tight I took a dremel and loosened it up a bit it is still a snug fit and snaps in place. I suggested the additional bungee and explained that I loosened the lower one up. Juan added the bungee I would assume he would have loosened up the lower one. Juan has been great to work with and I love the design.
  11. My second Gopro hero 7 will be here today(their trade up thing took about a week and a half ) so I will have mine on line this coming weekend. I took it up with just one in shooting video on a couple of tandems this past weekend and it works great. Camera locations are almost identical to the pivot dual stack housing for the Gopro3-4.
  12. here is where to get the glove portion
  13. The mount works with the pivot glove which can be purchased just the glove portion at chutingstar. I love this mount, it is clean, simple to use.
  14. The Lodi Grandma was when UPT added the Y mod to their harness. I my opinion the Y mod is a response to complacent/ idiotic tandem instructor. The harness is perfectly fine without the mod as long as the tandem instructor does their job properly. Kirk He's dead Jim
  15. Maybe because dishonestly doesent come off as natural to everyone? T From my perspective it is called being a professional. I will not let any video out that does not hit my quality standards period, I would rather refund the money than put out a product I wasn't proud of. I personally wonder if he just gave it to the student and went on about his day, rather than bring it to the attention of the DZO and then the S&TA or DZO take appropriate action on retraining the instructor Kirk He's dead Jim
  16. That is the one thing I do not understand.whybin the he'll would they let the video get out instead of saying I am sorry the camera malfunctioned and we didn't get any video of the freefall. I do love how the article calls the instructor a hero for saving their lives that he put in danger Kirk He's dead Jim
  17. I have heard that doing a gainer works very effectively to get belly to earth( where I work they don't allow any gainers on tandem exits). I would think before going the gainer route you should be comfortable flying the exit and getting stable first prior to throwing the drogue otherwise a standard into the relative wind exit would be the best option IMHO The drogue throw is very slow and awkward when he does throw it too Kirk He's dead Jim
  18. First link in the chain not leaving into the relative wind. An instructor needs to be able to fly the exit without counting on the drogue to fix it for him IMHO Kirk He's dead Jim
  19. Well if you have a dual Gopro 5 or 6, I would love to see pictures of it. Kirk He's dead Jim
  20. As far as I know no one makes glove for a dual gopro 5 or 6 . The new Gopro platform has a single hatch on the bottom of the camera for access to the battery and memory card. Oh and on the 6 the stopprd offering the video plau stills option for capture mod. No camera in the new Gopro lineup will work for a dual setup. You can either get a gopro 4 or a gopro sessions camera on eBay and get and a glove for it Kirk He's dead Jim
  21. try [email protected] She has always responded quickly to any e-mail I sent her. She was great to deal with on phone too Kirk He's dead Jim
  22. I have contacted them twice by phone and 3 times by e-mail in the past month. All times they responded quickly and were extremely helpful. I do keep in mind the time difference and call them when they are actually open. Kirk He's dead Jim
  23. How is the battery life on the Sessions? From all the reviews I have read they are about half the life of the standard Gopro hero 4. Kirk He's dead Jim
  24. I am looking for opinions on the GoPro 5 Session. I have been using Gopro 4 for dual handycam setup now I am looking at changing to the dual Gopro Session setup. Any opinions? Kirk He's dead Jim
  25. If you don’t know how long to wait ask someone in the plane for help, before jump run. Unless it is the first load of the day you can get what jump run speed prior to jump run and if it is the first load ask for the jump run speed to be relayed back when there. I never advocate yelling on the plane to exit but if someone is taking two or three times the needed time at some point it needs to be done. Just remember these large turbine aircraft we all jump out of come from the tandems not your fun jumping and if the spot is really long who gets the shorter skydive (the tandem that paid $200 plus for the jump) not the experienced skydiver. Be safe with the correct amount of separation but be mindful of taking longer as the ones getting hosed are the ones who paid the most for the skydive Kirk He's dead Jim