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  1. Martini

    Something to watch on sunday hungover

    One of the best and most beautiful wingsuit vids I've seen in years. And a Birdman video, who'da thunk.
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    flyby canopies ettiquette

    What's really fun is to buzz a canopy from behind and drag a foot on the topskin as you go by. Another fun one is to fly up behind the canopy pilot and flare the wingsuit just in time to grab the lines and stand on his shoulders. There are lots of variations, be creative.
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    Triathlon Hybrid, OK for Wing Suit Flying?

    Yes. At least no less safe than any other canopy.
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    Hey you...

    Bah humbug. My suit's better than your suit. Happy fucking Christmas my ass.
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    Can I fly a wingsuit again?

    You're asking people who have no idea of who you are or how you fly? Ask instructors at your DZ to evaluate you not strangers.
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    Talon Squeaking Noise

    Both of my Infinities had that problem, a few drops from a can of rig oil took care of things.
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    USPA fear?

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    Cocky/arrogant skydivers.

    You asked, the guy said no. He's not obligated to cater to your desires. Sounds like you're the arrogant one. You've got a lot to learn about skydiving and people pal. If you stay in the sport awhile you'll find yourself giving the same answer as the "cocky asshole" did, then maybe you'll understand what's up. You have a hundred jumps, chill out.
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    Tonysuit Wingsuit mod for the Eagle.

    Anyway can anyone tell me what Tony does to the wing if you send it in and get it mod for $150.00? Yes, Tony can.
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    downsize too much?? diminishing returns

    What a fascinating concept, really can you imagine that there could be such a thing as overloading a wing? How's the bowling league going for ya pal?
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    Whats a fair price?

    A fair price is whatever someone is willing to pay. I own several, average I have paid is around $300-$400. Low jump #s and good lines make it worth more, patches devalue it. Look at the classifieds, ignore ads asking $1000 for an old Sabre.
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    Falcon & Sabre Glide Ratios

    Wow, that's weird, I just posted a response but it disappeared..... Anyhow, there isn't any good data or consensus on the glide of the Sabre. In theory wingloading within reasonable limits shouldn't affect glide, only speed. If you do some testing I'd like to see the results, I have several Sabres but haven't had the time to measure glide. I doubt that it is identical for my 107, 120 and 150 but it should be similar. I have a groundlaunch that could be doable at 2.5 but I'm guessing that we're talking more like 2.0 for the Sabre.
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    4 way exit from 182

    3-ways are easy, 2 on step 1 in the door. 4-ways similar but as I recall the last guy dives out with the 3rd exiting from a crouch. Mock it up, it's messy but possible. Even with a small step you can get 2 people outside. Haven't done 3-4 ways from the 182 for a few years but they're actually pretty fun. I've done solos exiting on my back while standing on the step with my back to the strut, I wonder if it's possible/safe to get a wingsuit in the crotch position?
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    Unisex skydiving

    I'm intolerant of intolerance myself.
  15. What an excellent post Sam, the responses should be fascinating.
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    Jumpsuit or rig?

    Which one do you need to have to skydive? (hint: it's not the jumpsuit)
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    GL at US ski resorts

    I got tossed et Baker, the patrol was actually pretty cool after they were done wih their cop routine. The thing that struck me as funny was that they weren't worried about my hitting a skier, they were concerned that I could damage the chairlift. I've heard about a few guys getting the OK at a Washington area but I don't have details and won't give names. It might be worth exploring if you have connections in the Seattle area.
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    Eye candy

    Truly beautiful. Thanks!
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    Stuntman wants to land a wingsuit...?

    I'll pay for the jump ticket. Somebody has to step up to the plate here if Airbus won't. What kind of flowers does he like?
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    182 flipped over at skydive las vegas

    Musta bean one badass dusdevl done dat!
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    California Central Valley

  22. Duct tape stitched around the edges should fix it fine.
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    selling on classifieds

    I kinda appreciate those ads, they tell me in ten-foot-high letters to avoid doing business with them.
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    Well Ryan, if you aren't a troll, nobody on this forum is likely to advise you on swoop technique with only 127 jumps. Read the various threads on swooping here for lots of free advice. Work on other skills first. Ask instructors at your DZ for advice not people who haven't seen you land. Also post a picture of a pro cobalt 150 since it must be the only one in captivity. BTW you can learn a lot about swooping on a Sabre.
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    My review is about Parachute Systems, formerly Chute Shop. Same owners, different name. I owned a Chute Shop ZP-135. It flew badly. My initial contact with Mari at Chute shop went well but they then refused to respond to repeated emails. This went on for months. I was unable to get line specs, a lineset, a reline or any information. I no longer have the canopy. A friend who has an identical canopy told me that a couple of years ago it took four months to get a lineset from Chute Shop. I have done business with PD, Precision Aerodynamics and Aerodyne. They all have first rate products, rapid response times and great service. From Parachute Systems you can expect NO service after your purchase. If you check around you'll find the same complaint all over about Chute Shop. It's hard to even find a dealer for their products, why do you suppose that is? Save your gear money for a manufacturer who cares about more than the initial sale, there are plenty of others who have better products and great service too.