spootch

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  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Main Canopy Other
    sabre 150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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    C
  • Years in Sport
    6

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    Senior Rigger
  1. Listen dude, all the advice here seems to be good. Honestly tho, the things you need to think about when jumping that new gear are this: 1. How fcuking awesome you look! 2. How this gear makes your ass look phat! 3. Concentrate on how you will avoid constant flirtation from the opposite sex! 4. How jealous people will be of you! Most important REMEMBER people wanna be YOU!!! Congrats on the new kit[;)
  2. spootch

    Harness resizing

    Or you could find a master rigger who is willing to do the work...
  3. spootch

    Safire 2 lower brake lines

    At 250 jumps the lines should be ok... That being said if something is causing you concern, get your rigger a beer and ask.
  4. spootch

    Learn on/off for every AAD.

    They fit pretty sweet in the ol Sidewinder
  5. spootch

    What size canopy to get the GF

    #1 she needs the student gear so she can make a few mistakes and lessen the chance of a major oops. (your not getting sex when shes in a body cast!) #2 you should not be buying her gear, but spend the money more wisely on beer for the dz (eventually she will get her OWN gear and owe beer again!) #3 you should break up with her BEFORE you go on the skydive trip. (that makes it less awkward for both of you when she leaves you for the hot lesbian instructor)
  6. spootch

    Worth getting for rigging?

    Agreed! I did however use the smaller one for my fat pinned Jav and split it in the hollow end
  7. If the unit keeps swoop pond goop out, it must keep battery goop in
  8. spootch

    newbie rigging question

    ^ This. It takes so little to be helpful and civil. We need more of that. JerryBaumchen +1
  9. spootch

    Super Raven -MZb

    Staples. Lots of em
  10. spootch

    Reserve Extraction Force Test?

    # 4 would be moot after the first extraction. FWIW i have done periodic tests (curiosity) after the extraction debate was brought up some years ago. I have the jumper stand with rig on and measure the pull on the bridal to extract the molar with the main still packed. The highest i've had was 19.5 lbs. what does that mean for the price of rice in China? nothing, but I have not seen one "stick" or appear to be stuck such as some of the video John S has.
  11. spootch

    Student Training Difficulties

    Good luck! It's not like skydiving can kill you... oh wait... it can... never mind!
  12. spootch

    Cypres

    Hang in there tiger, they are having a bit of a snafu over there. I sent mine off around the same time as you, so the plan is to wait till I get it back
  13. spootch

    When you see Airtec at the Symposium.....

    Good luck with all of that. I realize it isn't likely to happen, but it does seem like something that would certainly help SSK update units for the people that are more concerned than me, and reduce their cost. I guess the question will be if Airtec will offer up the option to have the unit serviced before the manditory service. It would help to put peoples (like the op) mind at ease.
  14. spootch

    When you see Airtec at the Symposium.....

    Would you mind pointing out where I shit talk SSK? Well? And just so we're clear, I don't give a flying fuck about you and your "ol boys club" what the issue to be discussed here is whether something that is known to fail (to the point of issuing a SB) should or should not be repaired immediately? Perhaps we could entertain thoughts on the +or- of having the service done and what that means to the dealer and the customer. We could also look at the legal side as well. Perhaps have some input from that shark guy or the law rocket beagles. Heres the scenario: Jhonny Rotten is an instructor at xyz, uses two rigs one with a vigil and one with a cyp. The guy gets busy as shit, forgets his cyp check, gets into a wreck during his jump and bounces. Airtec claims he never did his check and his suing family says prove he didn't it was the device he had, here's the SB on it. I can almost guarantee there will be jumps made by jumpers who either don't care or just plain forgot to check, having had old habits engrained in their routine such as "set it and forget it" and people can bitch all they want about how said jumper is an idiot and deserves a Darwin award, but sadly ladies and gents that is the reality of skydiving today. Here's some more fuel" Fifteen units have become “non-responsive” out of the 32,000 produced during this date range," Now I wonder what the Agus failure rate was VS the cyp rate now, before we have mfgs banning the product?