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  1. That feature is not going to come in handy when the door fly's open at 400 feet, your Vigil fires the reserve out the door with you still seat belted in and takes you and everyone in the plane out.
  2. "The addition of water vapor to air (making the air humid) reduces the density of the air, which may at first appear contrary to logic." You will fall a bit faster and you canopy will fly a bit faster and have less lift on you flare.
  3. I'd like to see that get through airport security. Looks like something you would see strapped to a suicide bomber.
  4. Here is a great thread. "Stupid things I have done" Thread;post=1130378;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25; Also go read the Incidents forum and learn what NOT to do on a skydive and learn the different ways people injury and kill themselves.;
  5. What I found after a long 8+ year layoff was that freefall skills came back very quickly but canopy skills will take quite a bit of time and jumps to build back up your timing and judgment.
  6. Nope has not gained any ground because the same shit keeps happening and has for the last 10 years. I think a WL BSR is much more needed than the wingsuit and camera BSR. Education is fine but you can not really teach someone on the ground how to fly a canopy, it takes experience which comes with jumps. I would much rather be landing in a crowded landing area with someone with 1000 jumps on the same canopy than the know it all yahoo with couple hundred jumps that has downsized to canopy he can barley control.
  7.;post=3610363;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25; Here is a one on a guy with 167 Jumps that almost paralyzed him self on Sabre 2 170 loaded at 1.32. He was playing around doing mini swoops on a hot humid summer day and learned a lesson about density altitude (hot humid days) the hard way. Its shit like this you want to learn on a BIG slow canopy. At 30 jumps and less than a year in the sport I don't quite think you realize the shit you can get yourself into on a 1.4 load main and reserve. You have the rest of you life to down size and jump smaller canopies. Be smart get a 1 to 1 loaded main/reserve and learn to fly the shit out of it for a couple of hundred jumps, while you are still learning how to skydive.
  8. You are a poster boy for Wingloading BSR.
  9. Big difference here is that FS is a group activity and piloting a canopy is a pretty much solo activity.
  10. I can not think of a scarier malfunction of throwing out a uncock PC, besides maybe a horse shoe. By checking and doing it multiple times I am insuring that I will not forget it. Same can be said about checking your cypres and reserve pin before every jump.
  11. I cock mine 3 times. After I lay it out to pack it, after flaking and folding (before I S fold it), and then after its in the bag
  12. This is the problem with the sport these days. Everyone is in a big hurry to jump smaller and faster canopies, which results in sky full of people flying by the seat of their pants. 1) Obviously he did not have enough control of his canopy to avoid the object. Thank god he did not take someone out with him and that it was an object not someone standing there or another canopy landing. 2) A more conservative wing would have given him more reaction time to avoid the object. 3) A more conservative wing would have lessened his speed and impact into the object. So I can see how this persons canopy choice contributed to him flying into the obstacle.
  13. Safer from the jump to your opening. 15 to 20 years ago canopy collisions and canopy related deaths where a rare occurrence, now they are the number one killer in the sport. Back then everyone was pretty much flying slow canopies that flew at close to the same speed. So a congested landing area did not pose much of a risk, today it’s a cluster fsck of slow, medium and fast canopies that poses a high risk.
  14. It would be more interesting if he would be pro packing a new Sabre2 260 over that tiny little 135.
  16. Another correction - Better performance that comes with additional risk. Please do elaborate. How does letting your wing flatten out due to riser ends being spread more increase the risk ?;search_string=A%20rigger%20examiner%20hypothesizes;#467069 "Here is what may have happened. With the slider fully open but down past the connector links, it would probably would have stopped at the area of the steering line guide ring. Just above this guide ring is a stiff section of riser where part of the toggle stowing system is attached. Conceivably, when the jumper pulled the steering line down in a turn to a point where the finger trap was below the guide ring, slider grommet pressure against the line and guide ring could have created an “S” in the line. The line could slide through until the joint at the finger trap reached the S turn at the guide ring. At that point the ring’s pressure against the joint in the line could effectively lock the line in place, leaving the canopy set in a turn. "
  17. Jumps: 86 Main: Pilot 150 ft² (1.47 lbs/ft²) Awfully high wing loading for 86 jumps that is not current or jumping regularly. You are setting your self up to get hurt.
  18. I'm a rigger, and I personally hated my pilot. I simply did not like how it landed. I did not like how it landed either, its has plenty of flare but it is all in the last 1/4 of the toggle stroke, very deep ass backwards flaring to the canopy.
  19. Which is what I meant to say. So lets say you are jumping in 30mph winds and your canopy has a 20mph forward airspeed. What happens when when you complete your turn downwind? Will your canopy still have 20mph airspeed or will it now have 30mph airspeed? What affect will the 10mph airspeed difference between the tail wind airspeed and your canopies airspeed have? You will still have a 20mph airspeed after turning downwind, because the canopy is still moving at 20mph through the air. Notice the sound of the wind doesn't change just because you chagre direction? You will, however, now have a 50mph ground speed becuase you are traveling 20mph through and in the same direction as a mass of air moving at 30mph. What I and others are trying to get across is that there is indeed an affect on your positioning relative to the grond in winds, but your flight relative to the mass of air remains constant in all directions so long as the speed and direction of the air mass doesn't change. Understand now. I was thinking more of the initial turn downwind at a low alt having an affect of pushing on the back of the canopy diving it forward momentarily. But thinking about more it would not have that much more of an affect then a normal turn.
  20. Which is what I meant to say. So lets say you are jumping in 30mph winds and your canopy has a 20mph forward airspeed. What happens when when you complete your turn downwind? Will your canopy still have 20mph airspeed or will it now have 30mph airspeed? What affect will the 10mph airspeed difference between the tail wind airspeed and your canopies airspeed have?
  21. I have not seen this myth repeated in a while and thought perhaps it had been dispelled. The airspeed of your canopy does not change, no matter what the ground winds are doing. The wind doesn't "hit the top of your canopy" because your canopy is not attached to the ground. It's attached to you, and the whole system (you + canopy) are moving with the air, relative to the ground. Imagine a normal, no wind day, and you are coming it to land. At 500 ft the ground turns into a massive conveyor belt moving at 20mph. Everybody standing on the ground is now moving in the direction of the conveyor belt and feeling 20mph wind in their face. None of that will have any effect on how fast your canopy flies, but it will affect how fast you have to run when you land. Same with high (steady) winds. The ground and air can be moving relative to each other at any speed possible... but your canopy still moves through the air exactly the same. So why does your ground speed increase when you turn downwind? Could it be that the canopy is being pushed from the behind from a faster flowing air flow then your normal canopy airspeed? Could this not possibly push the azz end of your canopy putting it more in of a downward angle? You are making it sound like high winds have no affect what so ever on your canopy.
  22. You talking about GlidePath Firelite now FlightConcepts Firelite? I have one terminal reverse ride under one that almost knocked me out and left bruises. Remember GlidePath touting it as being the fastest opening reserves.
  23. Do the math! Standard Tri 190 = 420 cui ZPX claiming 15 to 20 % smaller pack volume So 420 minus 17% = 348 cui
  24. Source? "probably"