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  1. I had one DOM Feb 2009 I sent in for the update + batteries (since the original vigil 2 says to replace batteries after 10 years and you can no longer source them for field replacement). They updated it to a Quattro, replaced the control unit, and of course the batteries. Charged for the batteries.
  2. It hasn't been stated yet, but you can rent Phoenix Fly suits from http://bonzaiwingsuitrentals.com/
  3. Bench press, overhead press, deadlift, chinups. Maybe squats to train a loaded spine. Find a quality coach, not just some schmoe trainer at the local gym. Barbell Medicine is an excellent place to start. Barbell Logic is also good.
  4. I think it's a typo. It says "student 1.0 = NS" and "intermediate 1.0 = 192"
  5. Hey Jarno, how would you compare the Strix2 to the Rafale?
  6. Thanks. Like I said, I've just never seen or heard of issues except for here. I wonder how much of it is wingsuit choice. I've only got a handful of jumps on suits larger than a V4. That might be where problems start to show up
  7. Interesting opinions on the Storm. Now, I'm only one man, but I've put between 800 and 1,000 jumps on my Storm while wearing a wingsuit. I've had a total of two line twists, both of which were 360. One time I almost had line twists, it started to give me a 180 twist, but it cleared before the opening finished. Other than that, nothing. I do frequently have less than a 90 degree off heading opening, and occasionally it'll open off heading more than that, but 99.8% of the time there are no line twists, and probably 90% of the time they are completely uneventful openings. This is on a Storm 150 loaded at 1.6:1, with 3 different linesets: factory dacron, ThrillInc custom 300lb dacron, and HMA from Simon Wade. Wingsuits have been mostly Phantom 2/3, and Vampire 4, Freak, Magister.
  8. by longer thinner do you mean you just skip folding the pilot chute in half? I would also love your video because I'm having a hard time visualizing it. Brian
  9. This method of packing a pilot chute also helps by significantly reduces the chances of a horseshoe malfunction, reducing your problem to a high pull. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axCeYlY_6io Brian
  10. I use Zig Millenium pens. I think I learned about them from a PD video or something. I used to use super-fine sharpies or staedler pens. Brian
  11. I'm just playing with it for now. Mostly as a learning exercise. Decided to finally mount and use my flysight Brian
  12. How do you guys have flyblind configured? I'm trying to get it to give me verbal distance, tone rate for how close my heading is to the target, and high/low pitches to indicate left or right to get on heading. I can get the first two, but not the third. Brian
  13. A few years ago I demoed na Optimum 160, Nano 160, and Speed2000/190, and all 3 were about 10mph (4.5 m/s) vertical with brakes stowed, and 15 mph (6.7 m/s) in full flight with an exit weight of 210 lb (95 kg). I hope that helps. Brian
  14. I don't think any help with faster opening detection, but maybe STU does. Basically both slow and STU can give false freefall if the plane descends on jump run or otherwise. Normal sometimes doesn't detect freefall on some hop and pops or falsely detects deployment on some wingsuit jumps. Slow may not detect deployment on some high performance hop and pops and may detect freefall on a go-around. Brian
  15. Since you have the ZLX lines, can you post some pictures of them and do you have an opinion on how they're different from vectran or HMA? Unrelated to that, how does the pilot7 fly compared to other popular wingsuit canopies like storms, sabres, and original pilots? Brian