FlyinRyan86

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    129
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    135
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Duanesburg Skydiving and Jumptown
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    37577
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    450
  • Years in Sport
    2
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    50

Ratings and Rigging

  • IAD
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  1. FlyinRyan86

    The Pit Special

    With about 80 jumps I decided to purchase a Tonysuits Pit Special. I received it exactly when they said I should. It flies like a dream. With this suit I can fly consistently and control my fall rate. I can make smooth turns, or snappy ones with the powerful booties and slick surface. I caused a small hole in the front of the suit (purely my fault), and when i stopped in at Tonysuits while jumping at Zhills, they fixed it for free, no questions asked! I've made hundreds of jumps with my Pit Special, and I am very happy. It fits nicely, stands up to rough landings and hard tugs while in tubes, shredders, etc. I am very happy to have chosen it! I asked them to rebuild the booties after slightly off measurements, and they had them rebuilt from the knees down, brand new and in the mail in literally THREE DAYS! EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE, rugged workmanship and Tony himself is more than happy to help!!!
  2. FlyinRyan86

    Sabre

    I have 150+ openings on my Sabre 150 at a 1.25 W/L. It always provides a consistent opening, reliable flight and gentle landing. I have even had to dig myself out of low flares and fast approaches, and I can always count on it. Many people talk of Sabre's "hard openings," but I've never had one that hurt, just a couple quicker than normal. If you pack and deploy consistently and stable, then it will open nicely. I've jumped it with a camera and had no problems. It's great in turbulence. The toggle and riser pressure and response is nice, and I am enjoying every flight on it! Not a single complaint here. And hey, I got a sweet deal on it!
  3. FlyinRyan86

    Jumptown

    I began Skydiving at a Cessna DZ in NY before I switched to Jumptown to finish my student jumps. I now call Jumptown my home DZ. They have the friendliest, most helpful, experienced staff around! There is always someone willing to jump with me, even though I am new to the sport. I learn a lot on EVERY skydive with these people, whether it's tips on making the point, or exactly what happens when you're late on exit! When the weather isn't jumpable, stick around and listen to stories, work on that rating you have been meaning to, watch Skydiving videos on the big screen or grab a beer and hang out at the fire (of course only when the plane's tied down)! FOR FIRST TIMERS: they have very experienced tandem masters, camera people and the pilot is great! JUMPTOWN, couldn't say a bad thing about it!
  4. FlyinRyan86

    PD 9-cell

    I jumped a PD 9 cell on my fourth jump (and again after). This was my first stand-up landing. It was very easy to control and fly. As others have said, the forward speed is weak. I literally hung in the air for at least a minute or two longer than with other canopies of equal size (due to WL). But for beginners, this canopy couldn't be better! Of course the WL could be increased for improved control, flare and speed--this would make for an even sweeter ride. Thanks PD