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  1. 4 hours ago, SkyDekker said:

    Stories coming out now how Acting Defence Secretary did not allow Virginia National Guards to be deployed as requested by congressional leaders and Virginia Governor.

    Capitol under siege, coordinated and urged by the president with federal entities refusing backup.

    Do you have a source for that story?

  2. 3 hours ago, sfzombie13 said:

    so, does this count as using the military in a coup?  i would think that if the secretary of defense was involved in preventing the use of troops to secure the building, it would count, but am not a lawyer, thank the gods.

    A much smarter, and more knowledgeable person than me (nerdgirl for those who remember her from here) posted on FB that, according to what she could find in the US code, there is no definition of what a coup is. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Deimian said:

    You said that your curv is the most comfortable rig you've ever had. I never contradicted that statement. I am not sure what your point is. If you think my reasoning is wrong, and have the time, please correct it.

    You obviously spent a lot of time looking at the designs. All I am saying is what my personal experience has been with wearing multiple brands rigs. We can talk about ring placement, geometry and such for days, what matters is actual comfort IMO.

  4. I jump a Curv now, I have owned and jumped most other brands in the many years I've been around. I've always paid for my gear: never been sponsored. Vector, Jav, Wings, Mirage, even Reflex and others... 

    The Curv is, by far, the most comfortable rig I've put on. By far. From new, to well used several years old now. Every other owner I know says the same thing. 

    I'm 6'2 by the way, so I'm not sure I'd say Curvs arent good for taller folks.


  5. 23 hours ago, Phillbo said:

    We get dust devils in Arizona on calm days as well. They are caused by the hot air rising. 

    Correct. Eloy, Perris, Snore.. All the "desert" dz's have plenty of dust devils, typically from April to September.  And most often when it's dry and not as windy.

    And if you've only seen 1 canopy collapse, you need to get out more. They happen.

    The video looks more like a gust or general turbulence... Tho who know.. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, wolfriverjoe said:

    Here is what I've heard is one of the more accurate summaries of cases:


    If someone has a better one, or good info that this is not accurate, I welcome correction.

    I've been using John Hopkins (which I trust and does not have the political muzzel the CDC has) for continuous updates. Also Worldmeters, though the data may be less accurate, but has been close to JHU so close enough for me.

  7. If you are on a moving group (angle or tracking) then absolutely, no tracking up or down flightline for the main part of the jump.

    If you do a solo or 2way, again, absolutely, do not track away along the flightline.

    Any bigger than that, your priority is to turn 180 from the center of the formation, and track away. Not going up and down flightline becomes almost impossible as 1 person will essentially be along the flightline.  This is why having enough separation between groups is critical.

  8. 9 minutes ago, timski said:

    yeah, FF. So just turn blindly huh? I'll just keep flying solo wingsuit, where I feel somewhat safer. ;) 

    You will not find a decent FS coach that will say to look where you are turning. Always look back to the center for as long as possible.  As late a head switch as possible, and then only to look back at the center.  If what you are doing is a center turn, you are not going anywhere, you are turning in place. And looking out early (or at all) will make you drift away.

  9. On 1/25/2020 at 3:11 PM, timski said:

    On a side note, the other day I over heard a student tell the instructor that she didn't think it was good to look first in the direction BEFORE starting the flat turn

    Are you talking freefall, or canopy?

    Because in freefall (and that's what we've been talking about), you definitely do not want to look where you're going when turning.  

  10. Skydive Arizona, and Axis Flight school in particular, teach disabled people all the time. From slight issues, to people with complete leg or arm amputations. Call them and explain your situation and see what they say.