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  1. Bushmasta


    My first container and it is GREAT. Comfort than the infinities, and javelins i've jumped. flaps never come undone, even in free fly. Equal to all the higher ends containers, that you pay for the name and same quality.
  2. my rig is being packed, first rig. never jumped, i do plan on reading the manual, thanks for the replies.
  3. When changing DZ do you have to do anything special to the Cypress? i.e. you jump in FL and go to a DZ in AZ w/ your rig. Or do i just turn it on and jump?
  4. How is this done? And what is it exactly? any tips?
  5. Still new to this, but the article mentioned a flat turn? what is this, I don't recall this in training? How is it performed?
  6. My friend and I both bought Wings containers from Para-Service and love them. Price was a big attraction as well as quality, and for the price of one of the well knowns, I had a new rig just for me. I have the quilted pack and articulated harness, w/ condura BOC. If anything, I might have changed the reserve to a PD, had i the cash. I got the hornet as well and its a blast. Hopefully they will stay low priced and maintain the quality, but I fear as their names grow, the price will too.
  7. "The experienced jumpers had no problem with someone 40 feet off to one side.. the new jumpers would turn away then back to their pattern almost every time." I will admit that is what i would probably do. I am all for safety, but some jumpers at DZ are stand offish to new jumpers. We can't get any better w/out help. Some of the experienced jumpers act as if they been jumping like a pro from the begining. For the sport to grow, I think a more open attitude is needed. I have noticed the big difference between a small DZ vs a large one. At my local DZ b/f it close, experienced jumpers were always willing to jump w/ you and offer constructive criticism. Bascially as long as everyone was safe and landed ok. Bigger ones are sometimes appear to give off the vibe of how dare you show up w/ only a A/B license. I'm still very new, but this has been my experience. I've only jumped two places Yuma and Eloy, though so I may be off. My last time at Eloy was actually very fun and a lot of helpful people. I'm jurious curious about these boogies.
  8. I'm relatively new to the sport. I have a B license w/ 60 jumps. I see boogies advertised in USPA mag, but the small prints reads must have D license on some. Does this mean new jumpers are not welcome? Or they can't jump the different planes i.e. c-130, helicopeters, and hot ballons? Does USPA require that we have additional training to jump these platforms. The boogies sound fun and I would love to attend one, but don't want to be shunned for only showing up w/ a B license and either would my friend, who just got his A license.
  9. Are there any license requirements to jump from the C-130. I only have a B license. I hear some boogies require a C or D to jump from other aircraft other than the norm. Still new to this sport, i've only jumped C-130 military static, and would love a chance to dive one.
  10. jumped them static in the military too, but want a skydive out of one. skydiving out of a UH-60 would be great, any chopper for that matter.
  11. Need locations in the states, a lot replied, but i'm unfamliar w/ the names. I need locations. Russia would be great, but that would have to be in the way future.
  12. Any addtional requirements to jump from a helicopter as far as license? I have a B license and would like to try and jump from a helo someday. any DZs jump helos?
  13. Are there any DZ that have helicopters for jumps? do you need a C or D license? Would love to jump a helicopter someday.
  14. what is IIRC? I just got a used copy of pack like a pro, and i'm going to watch it. The manual does show a pro pack, but a book is nothing like seeing it in person step by step.
  15. I'm still new to the sport w/ 60 jumps and a class B rating. I just got my own container, wings w/ a 230 hornet. All I ever learned was to flat pack. Any ideas on a good instructional to pro pack? My local DZ closed down, so no one to talk to or teach me. I have to make the drive to Eloy now. My old dz was very friendly and helpful w/ packing questions. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Stay safe.
  16. Thanks everyone, I decided for it and when with a Wings, the price and options couldn't be beat. Hopefully, it will be here in about 6-8 weeks.+
  17. why such a long wait on the container.
  18. I'm going to buy one anyway. I'll tell him to try contacting manufacturer. He has been using tab to thicken the tab and tuck it(probably not the best idea, but what do i know i'm new to the sport).
  19. I was about to buy an articulated Wings container b/c of the good reviews on DZ.com and the price had the javelin beat. I have spoke with the guys at my itty bitty dz and they caution against it. one owns a wings and is pleased with it, other than the reserve flap always coming untucked in flight. he said it was a common feature with wings that is to be expected. have you experienced such a problem? is it common? thanks. i'm knew to the sport and this is to be my first container. i only have 36 jumps. thanks for your help. jacques
  20. didn't the raven have a few bad reviews also. I spoke with some of the guys at my itty bitty dz about the Wings. I want to buy a wings container, but they say the reserve flap always comes untucked in free fall, anyone else experience this? is it common. I have only jumped infinities, rental and student gear and the riser tabs always became untucked.
  21. Thanks everyone. I believe i will be going with para-service they have the other places like square1 and para-gear on prices. I don't mind paying for quality but i don't see why i should pay up to 300 differences between dealers. What's the big difference mini rings vs. standard rings? and the riser types? its confusing as to what to get? Help?
  22. Just got my A and will be buying some new gear. I will probably go with a Hornet as my first main. Question is, i only know how to flat pack. What do you recommend? No one at my DZ psycho packs, they say it is a very unpredictable pack job. Everyone flat packs or pro packs. are there any videos about psycho packing? Can i flat pack a Hornet?
  23. I recentely obtained my A license. I only have 36 jumps and looking to purchase gear. I'm 6'1, 220lbs. a couple of questions: 1. Articulated Harness? worth it? needed? 2. Hornet 230 for first main? 3. Tempo Reserve? ( guys at my DZ say that the hornet and tempo are cheap imatations and I should buy the name brand, Sabre 2 vs. Hornet and Raven-m vs. tempo. i will be buying new gear so i'm trying to stay within a budget) 4. Any recommendations for dealer? I know Square1 and Paragear, but maybe someone a little more competitive?