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  1. 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.
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    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.
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    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
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    check out my new rig

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    Analog altimeter question

    send the POS back! and while your at it send the Alti in for a tweak to !
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    Safire 2 139sqf in a Mirage G4 MT

    mmm it'll be tight....
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    Quotei need to slow down in free fall. me and my son have about 15 jumps each. we tried to do a 3 way with our coach i fell to fast. my coach said i needed to get a jump suit to slow me down. my weight is 205 and my son weight 145. Thanks[/rep Thats awesome, that your willing to pass on with your son ! most dads wouldn't . P.S. get a new instructor
  8. anywhere from 1500 - 8000 bucks
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    Epic tandem passenger quote

    another tandem master and I were on a load together with female students. He and his pax were discussing how they would get attached in the plane (small cessna). Asking her tandem master "ok, so I get on my knees and then what?" To which my pax leaned over and responded "open your mouth !"
  10. Thank you Kenny. There you have it folks VIGIL is the best!
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    downsizing canopy advice

    it should work ok
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    Tolerance of HP canopy measurements

    beatnik gave me some great suggestions . you could try and pm him
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    Container sizing

    yep, but a 114 would fit better. 365 ci
  14. weird, I wonder how the main ended up with the FB? oh well, glad you made it there were more than enough spins in that to loose ones lunch speaking of weird, three blocks down showed nakEDs cut away. I never knew it was posted, but I did watch it from the deck of ESC. Nothing like being geared up for your first jump of the year and watching Ed cut, dirty low
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    Help Needed C182 Door Problem

    our 182 has a hole so it may sink in. that being said I wonder if you can run the threaded part further into the wing then tighten the locking nut (so it sits flush with the nut)
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    Different way to flare?

    better show us. Link?
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    Oxygen A3 Visor opening

    Nope they're not made for higher speed skydiving. Funny though, they dont mention it in the advertising. They only tell you after you bought it and complain to them. They also know they have a problem with the hinges. Specifically once the visor rips open the hinges are hooped. They will probably give you some song and dance (when you ask for replacement hinges) that it doesn't seal properly around your chin, or you didn't close it properly. Be sure to tell those Idiots your not happy with the product. Sooner or later they will have to either quit selling the product or put a damn lock on it. They know it's shit and you have every right to be pissed There rant over. now where's my fuckin blankie?
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    cost to ship a rig?

    using what means?
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    My barometer

    it's not.......
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    My First Jump!!!!

    Try to arch more on exit
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    Vigils in working rigs?

    Our dzo swears by them, we now run vigils in half the student and rental gear. No problems with either brand of aad's as far as i know . give it another 4 years and i'm sure they all will be vigils.
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    questions , planning 1st tandem jump

    The jump suit protects you and your clothes from grass stains scrapes etc. Not all tandem jumps are landed on your feet, (some may use a slide in depending on wind) so wearing a suit will prevent you from looking like a poster child for a Tide commercial Also Tandem masters use diffrent exits for diffrent airplanes (or students for that matter) and a forward or reverse roll may be part of the exit ...... or maybe they are just showin you a good time
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    Own an SR12 or similar? READ ME

    well I see from previous posts you have jumped your sr 12 a couple dozen times. What are your thoughts on it ? Is this camera gona hold together for skydiving use? Sounds a bit like Sony does'nt even know. please reflect your thoughts on this model,procedures (for altitud) etc.