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  1. Does the $150 boogie fee include your side trip and the dinners in the restaurants? Remster
  2. Wow... Sad to see one of the old guard go... BSBD.... Remster
  3. IMO, that's your market, right there (ans not so large ones once you get some traction with the big ones.). Good luck!
  4. Unfortunately it cannot be paid after a cut-away. If someone lets their subscription lapse, we disable the device's SIM card with our carrier. This is so we don't have to continue paying our carrier for a device that our customer isn't paying for. If someone has a cut-away with our device and their subscription isn't current, the cellular network will block the device from connecting or communicating. Once someone does renew their subscription we can re-activate the SIM card in our systems right away, but it takes 24-48 hours for our carrier to get it registered through their network again. It sounds to me like you're saying it actually can be paid after a cutaway, but it would be 1 or 2 days until it would be activated. So, a canopy would be out in the elements for that long. If you assume 10 min of exposure to the sun on a normal jump, it really isn't that many equivalent jumps worth of exposure (100 to 200 or so at the most). Is there something else that prevents a person from being willing to wait for the activation to occur before being able to track down the canopy? I would venture to say that the battery would be dead by then. Remster
  5. Exactly-if you read the OP's description of the jump, he was unstable, froze and did not deploy his parachute. That's not something you can sugar coat in a debrief. He's lucky to be alive and it sounds to me like these 2 instructors did everything to help this guy in the air AND on the ground afterwards. Now he's online complaining that they weren't nice or understanding enough. No one is doing him any favors by agreeing with him there. Yep. This aint bowling. Remster
  6. Unless you are putting significant force directly into your risers by pulling/pushing them, and therefore changing where your weight is being carried by them, how you sit on your harness will not change how your wing will fly (aerodynamics aside, but you guys aren't talking about laying completely horizontal). Your CG will always be right under your 3ring attachment point line. New age touchy-feely nonsense does not trump physics. Remster
  7. If you're not this guy's instructor, please, STFU, listen more and ask questions. Remster
  8. Are you sure that those are not the tuck-tab pockets? If so, that is very normal and nothing to be concerned about. Jerry Baumchen Agreed. Also, I believe new Curvs and Curv 2s now come with mag riser covers (I think....). Remster
  9. I think their suits are not as well "fine tuned" as the more historically RW orientated companies. I know a few teams who had to spend quite a bit of time relearning to fly together after getting their LS suits. That being said, they are very well built. I personally stick with Tony's. Remster
  10. Are they as comfy as they look? Short answer: yes. Long answer: yes. (Had mine for 18 months now, not sponsored) Remster
  11. Thats a good start but there's a more recent one out there. Remster
  12. The closest to published data points you will find are the yearly (ish) reports Bryan Burke puts out from Eloy. Unlike USPA or CSPA which relies on self reporting, Bryan (and the other STAs) will hunt you down after a cutaway to get the details. Xbraced canopies (and aggressive elipticals) are majorly over-represented in the cutaway numbers. Surprise huh? Can someone who bookmarks everything post a link to Burke's reports? Remster
  13. One 1 rig, you can do 20's and 40's (so 2 jumps with a 20 when you land in between; and the next jump after that is a 40, followed by another 20 and 40); You can debrief the 1st one, repeat, and then prep the next with time) Remster
  14. We started doing back-to-backs, triples and quads this year on the 1st go in the AM to escape the heat, and It's much easier on the body. I know that's dependent on lift capacity and having 2 rigs tho. It's always a case of balancing priorities, BUT, if you're focus is training and getting better, focus on that: get packers, and do pairs of back-to-backs if you have 2 rigs, or 20's and 40s. But, back to food and drink... Drink water between jumps; take a small bottle in the plane too if needed. Electrolites are a good supplement if you're going hard at it in heat. Right now, they're a lot of buzz in cycling around Skratch Labs having some awesome product. I'm still a cheapass, and use powdered gatorade even on my hammer fest rides in AZ: I want that dammed sugar when I use 5000 Cals But if you need all day to do your jump, eat real food too. My go to when training is PB&J sandwiches on 12 grain bread. They have a decent enough mix of fat, carbs, and protein. Remster
  15. Fuck that. Keep fighting and pull handles/cables/pins/bridles/fabric till impact. Remster
  16. What Andrea said, also for Eloy. We're a local team, and we scheduled a trip to the tunnel at Raeford in august in lieu of jumping :-D . I'd stay away from CA, AZ, Fl and TX as destination places in Jul-Aug. Lost Prairie is a great boogie. Probably one of the last true boogies. If you can make that happen, you'd have a blast. Remster
  17. Thanks Vince! Hows things out East? Remster
  18. I'm not advocating doing it, but on many planes (Twin Otter for sure) air flow from a cracked open sliding door is INTO the plane, not out. So lets not use that as a reason to keep the door closed. Remster
  19. Do you have a link to that post from IBA? Remster
  20. For reference, SDAZ's rule has been helmets on or secured, seatbelts on, and door closed till 1500' for a couple years now. Remster
  21. 1- POV solos videos are pretty boring (and don't show anything really) 2- Just jump more!
  22. If you listen to the talk John Leblanc gave to the BPA about canopy progression and the two paths, he does imply that the Pilot and Stilettos are very close (he mentions the Pilot in passing, as he mostly focuses on PD's canopy). Don't have the link handy, but I'm sure you know what I mean... Remster
  23. They've been around for a while. Remster