uberchris

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  1. yes! this above!!! if were going to sit around and bash things, lets travel to alaska and bash seal cubs, not each other! actually fuck it, lets just all go jump gravity brings me down.........
  2. i lived in PDX for 3 years, and i absolutely love it, wish i could move back, which i could, but Seattle has more to offer me in terms of everything. i am separating from the military in less than a month and im seattle bound from now on to pursue school and of course, get my adrenaline on. im surprised noone has mentioned chelan. there is a new kid on the block, i think they only have one smaller plane, but they throw kickass boogies and events constantly. helo jumps, otters, etc. this october 3-6 is chelan skyfest, and its going to fucking rock. i know the owners and they are solid people. if you are into speedflying, snowboarding, BASE, and a plethora of other things besides skydiving, seattle is the absolute shiznit. cant wait to become a transplant!!!!! gravity brings me down.........
  3. just for reference, i have a vc1 with a pdr 126 in the reserve tray. the vc1 is built for a 120 main. i currently have a pilot 132, non-zpx, with hma 700 lineset in my VC1. it BARELY fit in, and i actually slightly lengthened the closing loop. its now to the point where it fits in nice and relaxed, yet snug, but thats if i pack extremely tediously. gravity brings me down.........
  4. heres a great question!!! what is bigmike77's post # to skydive # ratio!!!! looks like WAAAAAY more carpel tunnel than freefall time!!!! gravity brings me down.........
  5. go for it. dont worry about age, dont worry about specific numbers. if i can get through the AFF program and stay in the sport for 300 jumps, ANYONE can. and i was making 9 bucks an hour when i started skydiving. if its right for you, youll know it. if not, it will work itself out and youll move on with your life. dont focus on the small stuff in life, cause its all small stuff. chase your dreams, you will find ways to make them happen if you want them bad enough. and for the love of god, become competent and talk to alot of experienced people when you start considering BASE. i had my mentor take me under his wing when i had less than 100 skydives, and the training he put me through was unmatchable. this generally doesnt happen anymore, so be careful out there. baby steps. good luck gravity brings me down.........
  6. they also make great handbags, stashbags, tablecovers, tapestries, and togas. if you are really nifty with your seamstress skills, you might be able to sew up a flashy wedding dress as well! and for our muslim friends out there, you could piece together a beautiful turban - one that says "im down to party, but i have my faith" gravity brings me down.........
  7. awesome. ill look into it. i wonder if any of these cameras will ever integrate an IR lens and capabilities, but i dont know shit about cameras so im not sure if it would be that easy. gravity brings me down.........
  8. my pilot opens buttery yet quickly. so far its my favorite of the 3 different canopies ive used when wingsuiting. i like how it doesnt snivel for so long that it starts searching for a heading. gravity brings me down.........
  9. so hows the low light video on the AS100? i did read your informative article spot, but im curious how the AS100 compares? obviously not in pitch black settings, but just after dawn is mainly when i have missed out on some of the most significant and beautiful base jumps because i own a hero1.......video is always pitch black gravity brings me down.........
  10. so cool bro! rock on! gravity brings me down.........
  11. how long you gonna be in europe brah? im currently planning on flying to europe as soon as i seperate from the military in october........ might as well do it before i blow all my savings on bullshit gravity brings me down.........
  12. for what its worth, i spent 700 on a pilot 132 which was in excellent shape for how many jumps it had on it, but the lines were completely fucked and out of trim. i had gone from a safire2 which had EXCELLENT flare power and flight characteristics, and the first bunch of jumps on the pilot with that lineset, all i thought was that i just fucking wasted my money, no matter how i tried i couldnt 2 stage flare it, it was mush, and it kept pounding in like an elevator. reline with hma, and its an entirely new canopy, which flares and flies excellent. im really glad i bought it, but it was just so out of trim that it sucked at first. gravity brings me down.........
  13. jarno- not sure whats up, but looking on the PF website today i noticed that the venom (didnt say anything about the V power), has the "3-wing release system"......the 3-stage release similar to the escape sleeve i think..... whats up with this? is this going to be something available on all the suits? i was under the impression that PF wasnt going to utilize any type of escape sleeve??? http://www.phoenix-fly.com/products/wingsuits/venom_wingsuit___phoenix_fly gravity brings me down.........
  14. "steer whores", for those into cosmic beastiality gravity brings me down.........
  15. what chyu sellin? sabre1? gravity brings me down.........
  16. this looks like my experience with squirrell without the suit being the wrong size. to the tee. they've stolen my business from PF from now on. gravity brings me down.........
  17. well to piggyback on what you just said, ill explain myself, even though i dont have to. ask anyone that knows me and jumps with me, and theyll say im fine where im at. im 35, i dont think that puts me in the young men category. the reason i am flying a pilot 132 at my wingloading (besides buying a container first and then a canopy) is that i am now at the perfect performance level where i can continue risers turns with all hip input for a few revolutions, i am coming in on no wind days where its nice and fast but not so much that im scared and out of control. the pilot is awesome for wingsuiting, its been nothing but buttery openings on heading. and also, this is exactly where im gonna be at for the next many years to come. i have no reason to downsize again, and i can milk the SHIT out of this canopy for hundreds of jumps, and have enough performance to start to do more than 90's/double front approaches, if i so choose. i like coming in fast, i speedfly the equivalent of a fully elliptical 120, so EVERYTIME i come in on my speedwing i am swooping, and coming in FAST, alot faster than my pilot. not to mention i am quite comfortable with braked approaches, flat turns, etc from BASE jumping into nasty shit. i have practiced maneuvers under my sky canopy for when the day comes that i have to avoid someone or something, without cranking a toggle and pounding in to the ground. anyways thats my story , everyone is different. i realize the risks involved and i accept them in my risk vs reward model. cheers and be safe everyone gravity brings me down.........
  18. pilot 132. im going to be selling my pilot and getting a sabre1 135. its not a huge step up but at least its a rectangle and its a bit bigger. its the absolute biggest i can fit in my container. i was one of the foolish ones who bought a container FIRST thinking about way ahead in the game to which donwsized canopy would fit nice in it, instead of picking a main and getting a container built around that. yes im an idiot. but this post wasnt intended to flame decisions. gravity brings me down.........
  19. weird bro, unless i was flying my tube3 super steep and super fast, i was fucking ALL over the place, mostly spinning uncontrollably on the yaw axis. theres no way in hell i could fly that thing in a box position or id be everywhere. my sumo, now thats a horse of a different color, and quite a vibrant one at that. gravity brings me down.........
  20. student canopies until about jump 30. 30-60 sabre2 190 60-200 spectre 150/sabre1 150 200-290 safire2 129/pilot 132 @ 1.65 way too aggressively gravity brings me down.........
  21. i suppose so that i can learn to fly the FUCK out of my P3 in my sleep in the skydive environment before i then upsize slightly to something a tad bigger and with punch out sleeves to start getting ready for the mountains??? yup. that is my reason! gravity brings me down.........
  22. is my tracksuit considered training wheels? i can move like a beast in my sumo, but im a good tracker without the suit as well. its all about finding a semi-steep angle and de-arching slightly. keep on keepin on gravity brings me down.........
  23. at the end of the day, youre an amateur tracker and horrible wingsuit pilot at BEST, so i say give up. go outtrack via ferratta, then ill give you respect..... oh wait....... =) gravity brings me down.........
  24. i personally cant bring myself to do business with phoenix fly any longer. they make excellent products, and i do understand how many orders they are getting and that they are completely overwhelmed, but my P3 came without snap buttons, and several of my friends have had issues with wrong sizing on their suits, off colors, and missing components. its not a huge deal, but when im spending over a thousand dollars on a product i expect it to be proper. it just seems to be a pattern. im not bashing on phoenix fly, just stating mine and my friends experiences have been negative. ill fly either tony suits or squirells when i am ready to upsize gravity brings me down.........
  25. damn dude the last time i saw so much biting and yelping back and forth was in michael vic's backyard!!!! chris - its the stupid ass internet. you know what you did on exit, learn from it, move on, and fly the FUCK out of that aura gravity brings me down.........