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Everything posted by VectorBoy

  1. Yuri Stop being ridiculous just go buy a squirrel, seriously! You will have it in your hands in a shorter time frame than you will be able to over explain how to build one to a rigger/ suit maker. You will be much happier. Now if you want a first generation Vampire 2 of medium size in brand new condition I will sell you one I have. Cheap! I also have a good condition X-2, worn but good condition. But just stop being silly, get the squirrel and focus your time and energy into your instrument.
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    Earplugs and CRW?

    My team uses a snowboarder style helmet with muffs that can accept speakers inside. They don't use speakers but say that the muffs cut out directional wind noise and help with hearing voice commands. Specifically the receptor bug helmet made by POC available from antigravity BASE.
  3. What is the short zipper close to your handle mod for?
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    Wingsuit Proficiency Card

    Oooh I want one!
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    A New Beginning

    Very nice. You've joined the dark side.
  6. Articulated harness is not a issue. Cut in laterals will not work on some models of wingsuits. Some of the zip in suits work fine with cut in laterals.
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    Flock Lodi

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    Flight Concepts Express 175 manual

    Redline from Lodi used the Express for a while. Sorry I don't have contact info.
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    Re: [VectorBoy] Tandem Flybys:

    Horseshit Glenn. I've seen you "train" someone who did not meet the recommendations, and it turned out poorly. Further conversation on this subject from you only serves to make you look less credible. If you are refering to the young man who is now paralyzed from a canopy injury I can honestly say I did not train him. He borrowed a suit from someone in the ghetto, not one of mine. I never knew him until I met him in the loading area. Initially he didn't want to fly with me because he claimed he was just barely learning. On the ride to altitude when I asked him his pattern plan and I told him I would go the opposite way he changed his mind and asked if I could follow him. I am however guilty of not reporting him to the S&TA that was siting right next to him on the ride to altitude once he told me how many jumps he actually had, barely over 100 and how many WS flights he had 0 . Not that I would report someone, even today, for not following the recommendations. The recommendations are not a joke to me I followed them but I don't enforce them to other people. Despite bad judgement he displayed he performed excellently on his first flight, I have video, and the following flights that day. You were not on the DZ that day so there is no way you could possibly know this. If you are referring to another actual student of mine that didn't meet the requirements I'd really like a name and how in your opinion exactly it turned out poorly. You can blurt it out here or send me a PM if you want to protect the name of the innocent because the whole jump is probably on video. But without any data its all hearsay. But I'll make you a deal with a name I'll post the corresponding first flight video if it is truely bad I'll forever shut up on this subject, that is in the other WSI instructor thread, this is the flyby thread. Hopefully you won't accuse "seeing" me perform flybys. You decide: help me help you shut me up, name the name.
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    USPA Recomendation for Jump numbers

    I transitioned over from being an atmonaught. How is the suit holding up?
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    USPA Instituting WSI regulations

    It doesn't matter what I want.... it will never happen. Everbody who sez its coming is just breathing hard. Lets see it was coming in 03, 04, 05 then it went away then in 0....
  12. That is like asking which is the best swoop canopy: for distance, for accuracy, for speed? You can look at the best sequential and rotations teams and their choice in a canopy is a small fraction of the equation that makes these teams special. Lots and lots of practice & experience might be a bigger contributor to them being best. I know thats not what you want to hear so here comes some hints. The best rotations team at a world level were on triathalon 99s, I believe, and rumor has it that they are on storm 107s now. The best competitive sequential teams ( smaller canopys) have used lightings, triathalons, expresses, storms recently a canopy based on a highly customized icarus FX. Demonstration teams who dabble in a a little free fall RW and canopy displays ( larger canopys) for large crowds use larger F-111 lightnings, as in the leap frogs, and larger Triathalons as in the British and Canadian display teams.
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    New Video On The Wingsuit Channel

    Nice one Jade!
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    Marine Corps Officer

    Don't they all when the sargent major comes near?
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    Just a Wee Bit 'o Pony luv~

    Actually no they don't. Next thing Purple Mike will have his own Forum filled with pictures and yuri will own the math physics forum. Try a thread with titties!
  16. Nice job I like it Scott.
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    Oxygen usage with camera helmets

    Maybe a customized skysystems type helmet. With either a simple aluminum universal plate or some elaborate composite top platform. I wouldn't rely on triggering stills with an O2 flow back pressure switch, maybe a remote finger switch instead. I have concerns of this style of helmet rotating forward and off on deployment if the fit isn't perfect. But I'm pretty sure you have thought of all of this already Bill and you are looking for some other angle.
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    New Video - Adrenaline Geeks

    Can't wait for the whole vid.
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    Monowing or Tri wing

    Some of todays designs blurr the difference with semi inflated legs and torso.
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    ripstop + E thread = what size needle?

    I play around with a home machine and E thread every once in a while and I found out its not just the size of needle but the type of opening in it. Of course balancing the needle to bobbin tension is a challenge and it needs to be way higher than the machine is rated for.
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    Lodi - Jan 17-18

    That is not optimal jump weather time up there but you never know you may get lucky. On another note: you must be out of the cast and ready to hit the dz hard to recover from lack of.
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    Lightning trim

    There are different trims and there are different line lengths.... Then to make things even more complicated some teams did some custom tweaking here and there to their lines, although probably not at the 160 size. Things have been pretty much standardized with the newer canopys by PD to two or maybe three variables per size. Rusty is a good source of info but you need to measure those lines against the PD line specs. Also the world record web site has info on line length
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    Raptors have cut-a-ways?
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    Mirage legstrap friction adapters

    I thought the mirage fix was to get the hardware from jump shack.