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  1. IMO, that's your market, right there (ans not so large ones once you get some traction with the big ones.). Good luck!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. If you're planning to go even slightly off the main highways, buy some paper maps. Remster
  5. 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
  6. I'm telling you guys... It's 2000 all over again. Remster
  7. If you're not this guy's instructor, please, STFU, listen more and ask questions. Remster
  8. Agree with all that. But again, people were predicting his demise well before the debate, and his numbers just keep climbing. (And the election, at the end of the day, is a popularity contest, not an objective evaluation of fitness or talent.) I can tell you this. As an outside observer (well, from the inside this time lol), it looks an awful lot like 2000. Remster
  9. It's a DRINKING game! You damn stonner coloradians... Remster
  10. I've got one on the hotel balcony, with my short off, at sunset. I'll send it to your email address. Remster
  11. Just spent a week (I know... Way too short) in Satorini and Athens. Rented a scooter on the island... It was a lot of fun! Remster
  12. You need to rework the end if you want to submit that to Penthouse Forum... Remster
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Are they as comfy as they look? Short answer: yes. Long answer: yes. (Had mine for 18 months now, not sponsored) Remster
  16. Thats a good start but there's a more recent one out there. Remster
  17. I know this is over a year later but hey, the thread just got resurrected so... you've got that completely wrong. Stavros the supermarket king is the man who found the money - it's a flashback to the secret the blackmail plot is based on. The preacher isn't real, he's purely a cover identity for Malvo and it shows the reach and power of the organisation he works for. Details, details... ;-) Remster
  18. 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
  19. It's been licensed in the US for several years now. Remster
  20. How many die in vehicles? Is that number acceptable to you? Derek V Just imagine how much worse it would be if there wasn't mandatory testing, insurance, and licencing... Remster
  21. 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