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  1. Baracuda Power Plus is the first one of our new generation variety for wingsuit products.As its name includes the fact, this suit is more robust version of Baracuda Power, meantime by preserving the easy handling feature together with stability and speed. Power Plus has more arm wings surface, so that is why the performance gets bigger, which improves the flare and glide ratio. Backflying: thanks to the new wings and leading edge the accomplishment of the backyling just got improved, and all the transitions became more easy and even more smooth. The main purpose of our development was to achieve a powerful, although easy to handle acro-power wingsuit. We provide the suit’s stability, with a brand new bootie formation, we could make by doing some modification on both legwings. Leading edge: We can send it with two type of performance foam. Either Soft and Power foam, which material was developed only for this purpose. It has 3 different layers, with a outer smooth coating- foam one in the middle- and a lower layer with net surface, which gives the important stability factor for the suit. Thanks to those improvements the leading edge’s aerodynamic, and shape are better, which means more performance even. On the first third of the armwings, and both esc sleeves got more than doubled amount of ribbs. So currently Baracuda Power Plus has the most dense ribbs system on each arms at the wing suit market. We want to assure You that Power Plus is not a nurtured model at all, since we are talking about a completely new 100 % new generation member of Intrudair wing suit product range. New Leading Edge: Thanks to the new leading edge, dense armwing ribbing and legwings tail design, the suit's performance and flare increased by at least 10-20%, this way the suit can catch up with the older, larger wing-surfaced models. Also the smoothness provides extra agility, easy handeling and stability.
  2. Intrudair proudly presents the new member of our high performance wingsuit line, The RS Base edition. During the development, we focused on maximizing its performance, safety and controllability. Thanks to the new air inlet design, the suit's pressurization is insanely rapid (2 sec), providing an extra fast start. The inner airflow system pushes the suit to shape - both arm and leg wing - almost instantly. Featured properties: - Nearly instant usability after exit. The suit can be quite aggressive, but we also focused on safety and usability features. - During relaxed flight, it's quite easy to control, after stepping in line it's still agile and smoothly controllable. It can go back to relaxed flying in an easy transition. - Easy to pull, deployment is complication free. Main Features: - New air inlets (unique in the market)- extreme fast inflating - Leading edge with high performance material, with an additional medium soft performance foam. - The rib count has been doubled, providing extra smooth wing surface - Foam filled booties, shape-preserving design for better stability
  3. When developing this suit, we kept in mind the comfort of jumpers with the help of a wearable suit. There have been new suit trends are occurring in the sport of skydiving worldwide latley. So we modified our freefly design to create a tighter and cleaner suit. The silhouette of the suit narrowly follows the anatomy of the body with a homogenic material use and 3D elbow and knee formation. The suit is tightly tailored on the upper parts of the body and around thighs. The elastic parts around the shoulders, between legs and side of the body will allow you to move much more comfortably. This model has been designed for use in the sky, but you can use it in the windtunnel without any problems as well. Do you want a unique suit? We can now print on taslan 4-ply to create a truly one off design. Choose your own look! When creating a normal speed suit, we suggest selecting taslan material on the body, arms and legs. For a fast, tight suit please choose a nylon front and upper arms. The knee and elbows are made from cordura 1000. The elastic parts will be manufactured from Brunico WX windproof felxible and strong highly quality material and the zippers are made from YKK The Extra options possible are to have an outside pocket, Cordura 1000 Bottom, freefly grips on the arms and legs and printed materials.
  4. When developing this suit, we kept in mind the comfort of jumpers with the help of a wearable suit. There have been new suit trends are occurring in the sport of skydiving worldwide latley. So we modified our freefly design to create a tighter and cleaner suit. The silhouette of the suit narrowly follows the anatomy of the body with a homogenic material use and 3D elbow and knee formation. The suit is tightly tailored on the upper parts of the body and around thighs. The elastic parts around the shoulders, between legs and side of the body will allow you to move much more comfortably. This model has been designed for use in the sky, but you can use it in the windtunnel without any problems as well. Do you want a unique suit? We can now print on taslan 4-ply to create a truly one off design. Choose your own look! When creating a normal speed suit, we suggest selecting taslan material on the body, arms and legs. For a fast, tight suit please choose a nylon front and upper arms. The knee and elbows are made from cordura 1000. The elastic parts will be manufactured from Brunico WX windproof felxible and strong highly quality material and the zippers are made from YKK The Extra options possible are to have an outside pocket, Cordura 1000 Bottom, freefly grips on the arms and legs and printed materials.
  5. When developing this suit, we kept in mind the comfort of jumpers with the help of a wearable suit. There have been new suit trends are occurring in the sport of skydiving worldwide latley. So we modified our freefly design to create a tighter and cleaner suit. The silhouette of the suit narrowly follows the anatomy of the body with a homogenic material use and 3D elbow and knee formation. The suit is tightly tailored on the upper parts of the body and around thighs. The elastic parts around the shoulders, between legs and side of the body will allow you to move much more comfortably. This model has been designed for use in the sky, but you can use it in the windtunnel without any problems as well. Do you want a unique suit? We can now print on taslan 4-ply to create a truly one off design. Choose your own look! When creating a normal speed suit, we suggest selecting taslan material on the body, arms and legs. For a fast, tight suit please choose a nylon front and upper arms. For loose / slow suit order using polycotton only. The knee and elbows are made from cordura 1000. The elastic parts will be manufactured from Brunico WX windproof felxible and strong highly quality material and the zippers are made from YKK The Extra options possible are to have an outside pocket, Cordura 1000 Bottom, freefly grips on the arms and legs and printed materials.
  6. When developing this suit, we kept in mind the comfort of jumpers with the help of a wearable suit. There have been new suit trends are occurring in the sport of skydiving worldwide latley. So we modified our freefly design to create a tighter and cleaner suit. The silhouette of the suit narrowly follows the anatomy of the body with a homogenic material use and 3D elbow and knee formation. The suit is tightly tailored on the upper parts of the body and around thighs. The elastic parts around the shoulders, between legs and side of the body will allow you to move much more comfortably. This model has been designed for use in the sky, but you can use it in the windtunnel without any problems as well. Do you want a unique suit? We can now print on taslan 4-ply to create a truly one off design. Choose your own look! When creating a normal speed suit, we suggest selecting taslan material on the body, arms and legs. For a fast, tight suit please choose a nylon front and upper arms. The knee and elbows are made from cordura 1000. The elastic parts will be manufactured from Brunico WX windproof felxible and strong highly quality material and the zippers are made from YKK The Extra options possible are to have an outside pocket, Cordura 1000 Bottom, freefly grips on the arms and legs and printed materials.
  7. When developing this suit, we kept in mind the comfort of jumpers with the help of a wearable suit. There have been new suit trends are occurring in the sport of skydiving worldwide latley. So we modified our freefly design to create a tighter and cleaner suit. The silhouette of the suit narrowly follows the anatomy of the body with a homogenic material use and 3D elbow and knee formation. The suit is tightly tailored on the upper parts of the body and around thighs. The elastic parts around the shoulders, between legs and side of the body will allow you to move much more comfortably. This model has been designed for use in the sky, but you can use it in the windtunnel without any problems as well. Do you want a unique suit? We can now print on taslan 4-ply to create a truly one off design. Choose your own look! When creating a normal speed suit, we suggest selecting taslan material on the body, arms and legs. For a fast, tight suit please choose a nylon front and upper arms. The knee and elbows are made from cordura 1000. The elastic parts will be manufactured from Brunico WX windproof felxible and strong highly quality material and the zippers are made from YKK The Extra options possible are to have an outside pocket, Cordura 1000 Bottom, freefly grips on the arms and legs and printed materials.
  8. Meso

    Freefly CF

    When developing this suit, we kept in mind the comfort of jumpers with the help of a wearable suit. There have been new suit trends are occurring in the sport of skydiving worldwide latley. So we modified our freefly design to create a tighter and cleaner suit. The silhouette of the suit narrowly follows the anatomy of the body with a homogenic material use and 3D elbow and knee formation. The suit is tightly tailored on the upper parts of the body and around thighs. The elastic parts around the shoulders, between legs and side of the body will allow you to move much more comfortably. This model has been designed for use in the sky, but you can use it in the windtunnel without any problems as well. Do you want a unique suit? We can now print on taslan 4-ply to create a truly one off design. Choose your own look! When creating a normal speed suit, we suggest selecting taslan material on the body, arms and legs. For a fast, tight suit please choose a nylon front and upper arms. For loose / slow suit order using polycotton only. The knee and elbows are made from cordura 1000. The elastic parts will be manufactured from Brunico WX windproof felxible and strong highly quality material and the zippers are made from YKK The Extra options possible are to have an outside pocket, Cordura 1000 Bottom, freefly grips on the arms and legs and printed materials.
  9. Meso

    Cam Jacket

    When You don’t want to change a full suit, but need some wings. Optimal choice for cameraflyers with many useful features. Thanks for the massive hip part the jacket is staying in position while You are jumping. But still comfortable because it has kind a lot elastic modules. Main material is 4-ply taslan, wings are made by nylon on the front and taslan on the back. Created based on opinions of experienced cameraflyers. For example, You can add outside pocket to the lower arm, in case You need a lens cleaning wipe or just to hold lens covers, etc… But thumb loop and cord for tense the wings are basics. Mesh lining inside. Available in 4 different wing sizes: sit, small, normal and big. 1. Sit wing 2. Small wing 3. Normal wing 4. Large wing RSL shackles is default (free), normally the wing attachment is a strong carabineer. Custom embroideries and prints are available.
  10. Meso

    Bootie Pants

    Optimal choice for those who don't prefer full body suits, but prefer the performance of the booties. We recommend it against the summer heat. The target audience for these pants are mainly AFF instructors, big way lovers, and every belly fliers who want to be more agile with the booties. Normal straight fit cut, power booties with two options (tighter bootie with zip, and a bit loose one with rubber stretch around the heels. There is a new feature, that you can ask for extra grips so it can be used in formation skydiving or big way with a T-shirt (or with a loose fit jacket, or camera jacket). The pants are made by taslan basic material, cordura knees and booties, and some elastic parts between the legs.
  11. Apologies, the Administrator account is somewhat redundant as I typically use this account for most of the administrative work. That said, I hopped onto the other account to see your message there. I'll drop you a DM on this account to discuss though. On the topic of the site going down and never coming back though, that's certainly not the case. The issue is resolved after the mySQL server gets restarted, unfortunately we rely on our host to do that so there may be some delay. But we would like to get this resolved, of course.
  12. Dear Meso,

    I have written for dropzone.com before and will cheerfully write some more. What sort of articles would you like?

    Rob Warner,

    Master Rigger, Tandem Examiner, jump pilot, historian, military jumper, etc.

  13. Meso

    ZX

    20 years of experience in skydiving helmets combined with knowledge in most recent technologies allowed Parasport to provide the ultimate evolution of a full face helmet: ZX. The first requirement for our company is SAFETY. Built around a shock absorbing layer of EPS, the ZX helmet passed the test for XP S72-600, specific for parachuting and indoor flying, EN966 cat. HPG, specific for paragliding and hang gliding sports, and EN 166, specific for eye protection. ZX is certified under the CEPPE EU 2016/425, the regulations of Personal Protection Equipment, now mandatory on quality products. This is a guarantee on the use of raw hypoallergenic and non-toxic materials and manufacturing standards. Despite these firm standards on safety and quality, ZX is sleekly designed to be comfortable to wear, even for long periods and in hot weather. Special care has been put into the DESIGN of the UV filtering VISOR, certified for shocks against high speed particles. Specifications The eccentric rotation system gives the ZX a distinctive look and the advantage to avoid the drag effect when flying at high speed under the open canopy, keeping the visor flush to the shell when opened. Shock absorbing injection molded ABS shell Shock absorbing EPS layer with ventilation channels to reduce humidity Easy adjusting and opening safety chinstrap with Microlock buckle CE certified, UV protecting, anti-fog wide visor Unique eccentric rotation system of lens Fully embedded visor locking system, protected and easy to operate with gloves or one hand Audible pockets
  14. The legendary French skydiver and BASE jumper Vincent Reffet has passed away during training exercises in Dubai. Vincent's name is most recognizable from his involvement in Soulflyers. He also gained mainstream media attention with his involvement with Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy and the 'jet-pack'. In 2015, on the heels of extensive training Vincent was announced as Rossy's protégé where he would become the second person ever, aside from Rossy himself, to fly the jet-pack. A true athlete, Vincent had mastered aerial flying and various disciplines to a level that few are able to. Outside of skydiving and BASE, he was also a wind tunnel instructor and speed rider pioneer. Together with his good friend Fred Fugen, who came from a similar background of skydiving, the two would go on to form a partnership that was well recognized in the industry for their accomplishments together. At the time of his passing Reffet had amassed a number of accomplishments and records, both in the fields of skydiving and BASE jumping. His most noteworthy recent achievements, as sourced from his Soulflyers profile were: 2017 - Making history by flying into the open door of a Pilatus Porter in mid-air after BASE jumping from the summit of the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps 2016 - The creation of the MUTANT swooping harness by UPT, a vision that Vince had for a decade prior. 2014 - A 33 000ft altitude mountain swoop (Mont Blanc) and BASE jumping from the world's tallest building (Burj Khalifa) And this is to name but a few. Vincent Ruffet was one of few in the sport who transcending the direct skydiving industry, with his achievements almost always being impressive enough to land in the mainstream news outlets and even an appearance on Conan. He became a recognized name for adrenaline junkies around the world. We'd like to recognize his contributions by paying respect the best way we know how to, celebrating his life by reliving his accomplishments. Born into a family of skydivers, the thirty-six-year-old Reffet had made his first skydive by the age of 16 and showed no signs of slowing down once he got started. Just two years after making his first jump he joined the French freefly team which was joined by Fred thereafter. Shortly after Fred had joined, the team went on to win the 2004 World Championships in the freefly category. The rest of Vincent's life would go on to follow a similar formula, being unstoppable in the world of aerial sports, in many cases raising the bar and achieving what few thought possible. And he had achieved all this just within two decades of making his first jump. The loss of Vincent Reffet is a loss for human flight and our thoughts go out to all his colleagues, friends, family as well as fans. Read more about Vincent's life and achivements: Soulflyer's Profile Redbull profile BSBD
  15. When first learning to skydive, at least in the US, you attend a first jump course (FJC) that usually lasts between four and five hours on the ground, then you go up in a plane and jump. There are several methods of instruction including Accelerated Free Fall (AFF), Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD), Static Line (SL), or a combination of the three called the Integrated Student Program (ISP). While all of these methods of instructions are different, they all have one thing in common: gravity. You have to land your parachute. This is where the PLF comes into play. It is also where numerous accidents happen, sometimes due to sliding in, rather than doing a PLF. This is understandable, since tandem pairs land this way for safety reasons. Besides standing up the landings (the preferred method), this is the landings students see most often. When skydiving first began, all of the equipment was military surplus. This included round canopies, so naturally the PLF was brought along as the safest way to land. Over time, and thanks to the innovation of early pioneers of the sport, the equipment evolved into the square (and now elliptical) canopy, which brought its own problems, like needing a slider to control the opening, and also alleviated the issue with hard landings, mostly. Now, rather than falling more or less wherever the wind blew you, you could steer and fly the canopy much the same as a glider, since the canopy is now a pressurized wing. When you want to land, you fly a landing pattern and pull both steering toggles down and flare, much the same as an airplane would by using flaps. This allows you to bleed off forward speed and land softly standing up (theoretically). Like all things skydiving, when it works, it works really well, but when it doesn't work, it can kill you. I was a skydiver before going airborne, so when it came time to learn how to PLF, I thought I had an advantage since I had been taught how. Boy was I wrong. They had a platform you climbed on and rode a zip line to gain forward speed and then you let go to learn how to PLF in a simulated landing. I could not keep my feet together, so the Blackhat (instructor) tied my boots together. I had to hop around all day, but I have not had a problem keeping my feet together since. In airborne school, they take two weeks to train you how to jump out of planes compared to five hours in skydiving. Most of that time is preparing you to land. As there is no way to steer the round canopy other than slipping on landing (pulling the risers to go sideways a little) or facing into the wind, and no way to flare or slow down the speed, the PLF is needed to prevent injury. I have seen a jumper fall about 50 feet and do a PLF and walk away with a few bruises. While I understand that time is limited and it is hard to prepare a student for all possibilities, I feel that more time should be spent on PLFs during the FJC, at least an hour, and that students should do at least five correct PLFs before every jump. This is standard procedure before doing an airborne jump, and includes all jumpers being led through the entire jump by a jumpmaster, including their emergency procedures. If we put every student through this before every day of jumping, it would help prevent injuries. The reason students choose to slide in rather than PLF is observation. Since this is the way a tandem pair lands in order to prevent injury, it is assumed to be safe. It is, when properly taught. It is easier to injure yourself sliding in or trying to run out a landing than doing a PLF. I know of at least two serious injuries sustained sliding in that a proper PLF would have prevented. One case ended with a cage around the lower vertebrae. I made a jump at an unfamiliar DZ on rental gear and the winds were a little high, about 15 mph, so I ended up landing long. When I turned on final, there were some power lines in front of me and I was headed straight for them. I turned around and did a downwind landing, and a PLF into the hard-as-a-rock, newly plowed field, ending up with some scratches when I landed. I was going about 20 mph forward speed. Had I slid in or tried to run it out, I would most likely have broken something. Another time I jumped at an unfamiliar DZ, I chose to PLF instead of running it out, and while walking back stepped in a gopher hole. Had I hit that while running out the landing, I would have broken my ankle. A proper PLF has five points of contact: the balls of the feet, calf, thigh, buttock, and pull-up muscle (deltoid). When you prepare to hit the ground, keep your feet and knees together, slightly bent, in preparation to absorb the impact. When you fall, hit all the points of contact in order, while rolling on the ground. A proper PLF will allow you to absorb all of the energy and dissipate it by rolling, rather than staying stiff and breaking bones or tearing ligaments and tendons. I kick my feet together when approaching my landing to ensure my feet are together and knees bent, ready to hit the ground and roll. That way, if I don't bleed off enough speed to land standing up, I am already prepared to roll and do it without thinking. If I am going slowly enough, I have a nice stand up landing. Although the goal is standing it up, it is best to be prepared for a PLF, especially if you are fond of your ankles and spine. Blue skies. Article written by @sfzombie13