uberchris

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  1. "FUCK him"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gravity brings me down.........
  2. not sure, but well see. mines a 150 as well loaded at 1.46................. i am just gonna talk to my rigger about the pocket slider, how could it really hurt..........? gravity brings me down.........
  3. shit, my bad on the search function.......... ill have my rigger install a pocket on my slider =) gravity brings me down.........
  4. one question - do you teach your students to not only bend their knees, but to touch and hold their ankles together as well during deployment??? gravity brings me down.........
  5. why is it that sabre1's have been known to crack the shit out of you? what are the specific characteristics of this canopy that can cause painful, if not injurous openings? ive got one now that i bought for wingsuiting. now besides the ovbious, flaking and folding properly, and making SURE that the slider is quartered and all the way at the top of the lines and packed deep inside the packjob, do you recommend rolling the nose? and if you do roll the nose in what manner? (outer 4 cells on each side of the center cell, then bury the center cell)>>>?? gravity brings me down.........
  6. +1000 =) gravity brings me down.........
  7. u ever tried heroin...............? gravity brings me down.........
  8. im sorry i cant quite see the mudflaps, would you mind removing that black bar please??!! the mudflaps are really a make or break deal on my possible infinity purchase, so its necessary! =) gravity brings me down.........
  9. thanks again this helped alot bs gravity brings me down.........
  10. thank you guys, thats what i thought...... ill order a d-bag and PC from RI............ do they have different sized d-bags for different sized canopies, or do the stock d-bags fit a pretty decent range of sizes of canopy? gravity brings me down.........
  11. disclaimer: yes, of course i will clear everything with my rigger before jumping any new gear or configuration......... just curious how this works though lets say you buy a used canopy that comes with only the canopy and links....... assuming that you purchase the correct size pilot chute and d-bag for the size of canopy that you bought, will any generic collapsible pilot chute and d-bag combo work, or do you need to order one specifically from the makers of your container? im getting a used sabre1 as my wingsuit canopy, and it only comes with risers and links....... thank you chris gravity brings me down.........
  12. preach on, brutha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gravity brings me down.........
  13. i dont know man, i have jumped regularly at 4 dropzones now, and particulary one of them was quite hard to break into as it was in the middle of the pacific ocean and you really had to earn peoples trust. i have never had anyone come running at me with open arms, i had to hang around, talk to people even when it seemed i was annoying them, invite myself to after parties at the dropzone (armed with plenty of beer), and to be honest i have had a fuckin BLAST skydiving everywhere i have. some people are a little weird, but most skydivers are some of the coolest people ive ever met. try jumping at another dropzone, and if maybe you feel like some people are being rude or leaving you out, go out of your way to try to break in with them. its all about attitude and perception. good luck man gravity brings me down.........
  14. im inexperienced myself but that was the biggest thing i saw. she was flying her damned reserve in almost deep brakes and sinking in. luckily i have jumped ravens more than a few times, so i have felt the difference between a decent main and a sluggish, slow-flaring 7 cell................ the poor thing pounded in when she let up on brakes and had ZILCH for flare left........ heal well gravity brings me down.........
  15. how much are jump tickets at byron? gravity brings me down.........
  16. funny, if im not mistaken it was that same attitude back in the 80's that played a part in getting BASE jumping in NPS on the permanently banned list........... i dont know why people can be such disrespectful pricks gravity brings me down.........
  17. not that im a sky or freefly god by any means, but i learned to sitfly before i ever learned to backfly. i learned how to backfly proficiently through sitflying, because you end up rolling all over the place. luckily, i have never corked to my belly on any single occasion. i went out on a few attempted sitfly jumps with a buddy who steered clear of me until i finally was able to sit, and it just got better from there. not to stray off topic, but i got proficient at sitflying without sliding around very quickly, but HD? thats fucking some difficult stuff right there. gravity brings me down.........
  18. im pretty sure i bought this canopy but since the ad is gone im unsure. i bought a 170 stilletto...... i have about 110 jumps on a spectre 150 loaded at 1,4, and i know a spectre isnt fully elliptical but i enjoyed the shit out of it. at my weight im gonna be loading the stilletto at 1.3 but i think im gonna be fine.............i have 170 skydives and 60 BASE jumps as well as 6 months worth of speedflights ........ i hope i didnt make a bad purchase but i consistently stood up my spectre when i was jumping in hawaii and was getting pretty spot on with landing close to where i wanted....... honest thoughts? gravity brings me down.........
  19. so on the subject, the riggers that are participating in this discussion......... how do you guys feel about inexperienced skydivers asking you a bunch of gear questions and being asked to watch you hook up slinks, and probing you with questions about gear setup........?? are you generally happy to help explain stuff to people? after this whole discussion i am definitely gonna take all the components to a rigger here, (i just pieced together a rig with all seperate components) and have him work the magic, but i would like to learn to hook up slinks and i have quite a few questions about how my reserve is packed! i just dont want to be annoying....... gravity brings me down.........
  20. my nephew is turning 15 on april 1st, and though ive mentioned it he has always been scared of the idea until recently. he actually wants to jump now, so when he turns 16 im gonna take him and his mom for their first tandem jumps.......cant wait. have fun man enjoy it gravity brings me down.........
  21. how much does it normally cost (ballpark average) to get a canopy relined? say a stilletto 170 for example......................... gravity brings me down.........
  22. i did about 120 jumps at pacific skydiving and i would NEVER get that close to those trees, especially when doing any type of maneuvering (brake turns, etc)......... this isnt the first time theres been a canopy collapse/accident that close to the treeline i dont know what happened exactly besides speculation, but it was clear that the right front portion of the canopy collapsed first. scary shit gravity brings me down.........
  23. thanks, will do! gravity brings me down.........
  24. are completely impossible to find. i need a pair, NOT with the D-ring but with the actual O-ring to avoid a mini ring snag on a cutaway system for my speedwing............ does anyone have any clue where one might find a pair of RW6's, even if it is through military means? or does anyone happen to have an old pair somewhere? i need the RW6's with removable bar cheers gravity brings me down.........
  25. thanks for the input everyone. ill be calling rigging innovations after the holidays to see exactly what i need to purchase as far as different reserves =) gravity brings me down.........