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  1. vincearnone

    Gear Suggestions for Tunnel Flyers

    100% I did, but not just for FF/dynamic, but all the time. I also take it further to say that you should be wearing knee pads when you're skydiving for kneeling in the plane and packing. Personally my g-forms go on when the jumpsuit goes on without exception. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  2. vincearnone

    Gear Suggestions for Tunnel Flyers

    I don't think it makes a difference whether the helmet is plastic or carbon fiber. Carbon fiber does look good... My motorcycle helmet, Schuberth, is one of the best, if not the best, and it is plastic and not carbon fiber. Motorcycle helmets are tested and must pass to be certified. I don't think that any skydiving helmets get tested. I'd have to agree with Danornan here. I have both a carbon G2 and have had many plastic G3's and both worked great with little difference between the two other than the look. Agreed that skydiving and tunnel flying helmets aren't designed or tested for impact. Not that they shouldn't be, but most aren't. I fully realize are a range of options out there as good or better than the G3, and others that are worse. I've updated the article to reflect that. Specifically I added Skyhelmets as an option. I do believe it is a superior product to the G3 when it comes to flying in the tunnel, the issue is that it's not readily available. You have to do some digging to get your hands on one - not ideal for a beginner. With that being said, I believe the G3 is the closest to a universal recommendation. It's a solid helmet with most of the necessary features needed for indoor flying. As a product, it provides good value for your money. The article is aimed at helping everyone, including a complete beginner. The goal was to make a recommendation that has a darn good chance of being a helmet they will like, use, and have for a long time. I think of any option, the G3 fit's that bill the best. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  3. vincearnone

    Gear Suggestions for Tunnel Flyers

    I've taken the time to put together a complete write-up on tunnel gear that I thought the flyers here might find valuable. I've taken my years of experience in the wind as a flyer and coach and distilled it down to product recommendations based on principles that encourage flyers to choose the right gear for the job which will speed a progression and prevent gear issues from creating bad habits. The guide can be found here: https://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/articles/indoor-skydiving-gear-guide/ I hope you all find this valuable and I am happy to respond to questions here or in the comments on the article. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  4. vincearnone

    iFly suing Indoor Skydive Australia Group Limited

    Is 'suing' the correct word to use here? I read this as a public warning, not an announcement of legal action. I've published a more detailed writeup here: http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/news/ifly-isag-breach-contract/ Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  5. vincearnone

    Double tunnel design coming to San Diego

    Announced today: Airborne is open to the public. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  6. vincearnone

    Wind Tunnel Industry Report for 2016

    A full wrap-up and infographic for the vertical wind tunnel industry. 32 public tunnels opened this year! http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/news/the-2016-indoor-skydiving-industry-report/ Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  7. vincearnone

    iFly Boston

    http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/news/ifly-boston-pulls-out-of-framingham-project/ Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  8. vincearnone

    New Tunnels open 2017 in Germany

    Does anyone know about the project FlyHaus that has been announced for some time - but has had very few updates? Its on the list of German tunnels on ISS: http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/tunnels/country/germany/ Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  9. vincearnone

    New iFLY location in Whitby near Toronto

    "More jobs are flying into Whitby. Canada’s third indoor skydiving facility is coming to Whitby. iFLY Whitby is expected to attract 60,000 visitors annually and create 35 jobs in 2017. Construction of the new building begins this summer in the Whitby Entertainment Centrum on Consumers Drive, west of Thickson Road. Mayor Don Mitchell says “iFLY is top notch and will attract people from across the province to Whitby. The location of the new facility is highly visible and will make a major mark in our town.”" Source: http://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/95342 Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  10. vincearnone

    iFly coming to St. Louis, MO

    If the 3 story description is true, this indicates it would be similar to what you see in naperville, rosemont, portland, ashburn etc - not the ground level design of the woodlands. The Aerodium mobile tunnel is a mobile propeller below tunnel - totally different beast than a recirculator. I would never describe it as a 'POS'. Flying in it is just an entirely different experience. I had the chance to fly that tunnel in downtown Chicago before they moved it to St Louis last year and literally had one of, if not my favorite tunnel sessions in it ever. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  11. vincearnone

    iFly Tampa

    Here is a nice construction update from the construction group: http://arcomurraycc.com/ifly-tampa-under-construction/ As for proximity to Top Golf... well if it wasn't for the net I'd be smacking balls off the top of the tunnel in between flights ;) Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  12. vincearnone

    iFly coming to St. Louis, MO

    The Aerodium tunnel was there last season and as far as I know it is not there now. It's a travelling tunnel that is on the road in different locations all the time. I am guessing this will be a 14 footer from the '3 story' description - similar to what was announced in Phoenix. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  13. vincearnone

    iFLY Coming to Scottsdale, AZ

    The De Rito Partners Development group have announced an iFLY location to be constructed at the Pavilions At Talking Stick Shopping Center. More info in the details section: http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/tunnels/ifly-phoenix/ Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  14. To explain, I wrote the article based on the only published material available on the subject (known to me). I work hard to keep ISS unbiased. The industry is obviously split and heated over this subject. True, I could have covered more aspects of the decision, but it would have become an opinion piece - something I don't want on ISS. I actually purposely wrote it as dry as possible. The goal with the website is to promote the sport of bodyflight as a whole, not one perspective. It's a touchy thing to do when you're reporting subjects like this. Clearly there are enough opinions on the subject and plenty of outlets to voice them (the comments section of the article being one). I will continue to report published information from whatever sources have something to say on the subject. The letter has been published so that is what I've covered. Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource
  15. vincearnone

    Inflight Dubai in Orlando?

    Update: This tunnel is set for groundbreaking mid-2016 (soon) and will be open to the public. http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/tunnels/extreme-flight-orlando/ Source for this info is Extreme Flight Indoor Skydiving Source - The Leading Indoor Skydiving Resource