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  1. This is from a 20+way from a skyvan over gothenburg Sweden in the mid 90ies. The footage was then used without proper compensation by german tv channel RTL (they said they would pay but never did).
  2. I had three lines brake in-flight on my Velo 90. It was hma 400 and they had somewhere between 350 and 400 jumps on them. Instant line and underwear replacement.
  3. This notion that you have freedom to choose whatever you like is false. Even in the US there is loads of restrictions on what gear you are allowed to take on a skydive. These restrictions are there to prevent unnecessary loss of lives. Partly because of empathy for those killed but mostly for the self preservation of the sport/organization. In a case like this one the organization considering implementation of a new rule will have to ask itself if this is an effective way of saving lives in comparison to the amount it restricts the sport. to the OP: I would think that, considering the amount of lives lost, it would at least be worth a thorough try and evaluation. But before you do that, take a good look at all the other parachute organizations that have already tried this, and make the best rules yet. I live just slightly south east of you and I would say that our system works quite well and a lot better than no rules at all. With that said, I'm pretty sure there is room for even further improvement. /Martin
  4. By that logic you don't have enough experience to recommend someone to take up bowling instead of skydiving. /Martin
  5. Just to ad some insight. The percentage that would be saved by CPR is highly depending on how fast it is started and how fast defibrilation can be done. Furthermore the cause of pulselessnes is also a major factor. To bad for us, traumatic injury is the one cause with the worst odds. This doesn't mean you shouldn't do anything. I'm just saying that the type of simple CPR that are taught to the general public will do very little help on the DZ except if someone collapses in the hangar. On the other hand. With a little more thorough first aid training, i.e. how to keep an open airway, how to stabilize a pelvis and/or stop a major bleeding. You can make a big difference. One last note, it's not wrong to give chest compressions to someone if you are not sure there is a pulse or not. It is probably even helpfull. A heart with a weak own activity can be helped by supporting compressions. Martin (Trauma trained nurse and med student)
  6. /Martin
  7. Have you tried changing the pitch? If you have hearing issues they are usually focused on certain frequencies. Changing the pitch might focus the sound on a healthier part of your cochlea. /Martin
  8. One word - Cordura. And lots of it. Boogieman and others are making suits almost completely made of cordura. Makes them super powerful with loads of stoping power. /Martin
  9. It ads complexity. More things that can go wrong. Plus there is no "factory" rds for a Crossfire meaning that you are a test pilot for this setup. /Martin
  10. I ask because there is little to nothing to gain on that kind of canopy. On the other hand, there is quite a lot of problems involved in using one. /Martin
  11. Check it out! /Martin
  12. I have no experience what so ever with the gear in question, but from your description of the opening sequence I would guess that packing has very little to do with the slamming. If your canopy is sniveling for a descent amount of time, anything you could improve with a good packjob is probably done. After the snivel i would guess that it's all about gear. Can anyone with knowledge in said gear post your thoughts on slider modifications? Pocket, uppsize, dome? That might do the trick. /Martin
  13. A couple of years ago I was chief instructor at the local dz. One day I grounded a guy for repeatedly doing hazardous things under canopy. A few days later I managed to swoop into and through a fence. For the sake of fairness I grounded myself for as long as I grounded the other guy. I have since never swooped through a fence /Martin