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  1. Javelin (Sunpath) are actually quoting 12weeks at the moment.
  2. Hey Joel, are you sitting on brakes before going moving to the risers? That's what Luigi had us doing on the Canopy course at Hinton. Rgds Ryan
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    Which Rig

    Thanks for a very kind offer, Hib's one of my usual DZ's, but am unfortunately working nights and will be sleeping tomorrow. Thanks anyway though.
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    Which Rig

    I'm signed off for packing, am a BPA instructor. That doesn't concern me. Just looking for owners to give me there opinions, Cheers
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    Which Rig

    Hi, am in the process of choosing myself a new container. Have narrowed it down to one of the following... Javelin Odysessy UPT Micron Infinity will be doing a bit of everything, RW, instructing, freeflying, wingsuiting. Thoughts, opinions, advice, all welcome. Cheers Ryan
  6. Thanks for the advice guys. Any recommendations for a bigger wings?
  7. Hi, am looking to get my first camera jacket to help with me with extending my range. Was thinking about the Tony Suit Multijacket with the C Wing. Any opinions or recommendations. Am about 5ft 8inches tall and weigh 15stone (210lbs). Thanks
  8. This is a shot I took of my friend jumping a 400yr old parachute design for the History channel. I think it qualifies.
  9. Hi Guys/Gals, i'm working on some skydiving related logos/designs and looking for some inspiration. Either post in this topic or if you could email me them ([email protected]). I of course wouldn't use any images withouth the photographers conscent (being a photographer myself, I understand it's frustrating when people steal your work). Any inspiration greatfully appreciated. Blue Skies Ryan
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    Hi, just wanted to pick peoples brains. I had my first (beer) reserve ride the other day, so got a chance to fly my reserve and found out how little flare it had. Obviously I'm not expecting it to fly like my main, but it had less flare than some lightnings, I'd jumped earlier in the day. Who's here has had the opportunity (is that the right word?) to fly a few different reserves and can give opinions on how they flew/landed. Thanks Ryan ps: mine was a TEMPO 150
  11. Hi, just heard that Pat Hammond (Brit CRW coach) has passed away, he'd suffered a heart attack recently. Rest in Peace Pat. Blue skies.
  12. I like mine, preferred the 150 though! Had a Triathlon 175 on a rotations line set, didn't flare worth a damn!
  13. If you wanna freefly, get to the windtunnel and when you do it in the air, go with a coach and wear an audible, have a plan, stick to it. If you wanna wing suit, start doing tracking dives with experienced jumpers who can help your technique. If you wanna swoop, get out last and dump straight away, gauge your altitude and notice how much altitude you lose in a front riser dive, then below 2000ft, stick to your normal pattern and work on your accuracy. You wanna feel like you're progressing and you will.
  14. Hey guys, have been asked to design some skydive clothing and am wondering what peoples favourite/ labels/designs are. Do you just wear them at the DZ or whenever the mood takes you. Pics would be appreciated. Thanks Ryan
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    PD Storm

    Hi, i'm thinking of getting PD Storm 170 with the casual CF kit, i'd also like to use the canopy for wingsuiting (when I get enough experience). Can anyone forsee any potential problems with this idea/steup? (ie - retractable PC, dacron lines etc.) Many thanks R
  16. There's also Bridlington on the coast where I jump, i'm about 30mins from Sheffield just past Doncaster.
  17. I think this might be a case of misunderstanding. What you perceive as someone being 'put down', is an experienced skydiver, making sure a 100 jump wonder like myself, isn't going too fast too quick and potentially making a big mistake. It might not seem nice, but they're just trying to keep them on the straight and narrow. My instructors do it to me and I think it's very effective tactic.
  18. Yeah, that's right. Sorry, not technically minded when it coems to canopies.
  19. hi Guys, i have an Triathalon Hybrid 175, ex red devils canopy it has a very steep angle of attack, one of my instructors noticed that the brake lines are not at the edge, he thinks it could be on a rotations line set. Can anyone confirm this and whether or not altering the line sets will lessen the angle of attack? thanks Ryan
  20. Hey folk, just wondering if there's a link or a website, full of CRW gargon. I'm doing my first crw jump next weekend, with my CCI and I want to be prepared as possible. Thanks R
  21. I'm considered trying to do some accuracy, I know my current canopy isn't suitable. What are considered "accuracy canopies", am I right in thinking, they're usually as base canopies, 280sq ?? thanks R
  22. Jason Sandbrook sadly died of a sudden heart attack on the 8th Feb 2008. Rest in Peace Lucky x We'll all miss your crazy jokes, tales and antics in the sky and on the ground
  23. has anyone got pics of their suit they can upload to view? thanks Ryan ps: Firefly might be some more P&P for me, i'm in the UK.
  24. Curious as to what suits are considered the best all round for freeflying. Is down to personal choice or are there some clear favourites. Also, does anyone have a boogieman suit ( Thoughts, opinions, feedback etc. thanks Ryan