Grumpy

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  • Main Canopy Size
    94
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    113
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    Optimum
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    Cypres

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  • Home DZ
    Picton, NSW
  • License
    E
  • Licensing Organization
    APF
  • Number of Jumps
    3100
  • Tunnel Hours
    1
  • Years in Sport
    17
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography

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  1. Grumpy

    3D printed Camera Mounts?

    I've got one from here. Works great and is snag resistant. http://www.devianprint.com
  2. I've got a 306 with Xaos 21-94. I put an OP113 in because I didn't want a full fitting reserve (don't want that thing hesitating when it's coming out of the container) but it's a small reserve when you're trying to put it down in a tight spot off the DZ. If I was buying again, I'd go 319 for sure. Same thickness as the 306, just a little longer and the 306 sits high on my back already (I'm 5'10" but my torso is quite long)
  3. Grumpy

    COOKIE G3 CHINSTRAP

    On the G3 helmets there's the little orange thing under the lining, left hand side at the bottom to adjust the tension on the chinstrap. It's just a little orange piece of plastic. The draw cord is wrapped around it a few times. If you unwind it a little it should take some of the tension off the chin strap.
  4. Grumpy

    Go Pro Hero

    Go Pro have released a new cheap version of the Hero, just called the Hero (no numbers or colours). http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/cameras/hero/CHDHA-301-master.html It hasn't got all the bells and whistles I'll never use and don't want to pay for. Has anyone jumped one? What's the image quality is like?
  5. Grumpy

    Thank you Douglas!

    Sorry to hear you're leaving. Thank you for investing so much time in sharing so much useful information over the years with the community. Best wishes for the future. Dave
  6. Grumpy

    Replay XD1080 mount?

    DSE, I just picked up a 1080 mini to top mount on a G3. The curved "snap tray" is more curved than the profile of the helmet so there's clear space under the centre of the mount reducing the mating surface area. Turning it 90 degrees allows it to match the profile of the helmet better but then I have to use the taller hemi-lock so the camera can be pointed forward. Would adding a small circle (half inch diameter) of VHB tape so there's a double layer in the middle of the snap tray be a good idea do you think? Can you think of any other way I could improve the interface between the two surfaces? Thanks.
  7. Grumpy

    Downsize From 170 To 150 Advice!!!

    Have you tried the Psycho Pack method? It's good at getting all the air out of a newer ZP canopy and should allow your existing canopy to pack smaller. Google it for instructional videos if there's nobody at your dz who can give you a demo.
  8. Grumpy

    Contour Software

    I went to the Contour site yesterday to download the user guide and the software for configuring the camera. The links seem to be broken now so I dug around and found copies on the interweb. I've put them in my Dropbox in case anyone else needs them. You should be able to access even if you don't have a Dropbox account. Cheers. Dave User guide - Contour Roam 2 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31394473/Contour/Contour_ROAM2%20manual.pdf Storyteller for Mac https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31394473/Contour/Contour-Storyteller-Installer.dmg Storyteller for PC https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31394473/Contour/Contour-Storyteller-Installer.exe
  9. I had my Optima II batteries go flat after a couple of weeks of not being turned off. I emailed L&B about it and they said batteries should last 1-2 years without turning it off. They said my unit must be faulty and replaced it straight away (Thanks L&B) and have only replaced the batteries once since then (3 years ago)
  10. Grumpy

    Helmet fitting question

    My measurement was an L size on the chart but when the Large helmet arrived I realised it was going to be too much of a struggle to get in and out of it every jump and the strap was too tight across my throat. I returned it to Cookie (un-jumped and un-used) and they sent me an XL instead (super quick turn around and they didn't charge me for the postage for the second one - Thanks Cookie). It was absolutely the right decision. When I do up the strap, it clinches the back of the helmet around my head and holds the helmet securely with no discernible movement in free fall. The audibles are barely noticeable. Obviously everyone's head shape is different but I can measure my head again (I forget what it was) if you like. Can you try an XL at the DZ? (make sure you pull out the strap to the right to clinch it)
  11. Is this what you are looking for? http://www.flycookie.com/shop/Accessories/101/index.htm
  12. Freefly - Sonic - Happy Camera - Tony - Happy Suit improvement.... 2 thoughts... 1. After the jump, when it's warm, most jumpers get out of the top half of their suits, tie the sleeves around their waist and spend the rest of their time on the ground hitching the suit back up on their hips as the sleeves knot loosens. Suits could have either a belt (internal or external) OR an over the sholder elastic strap attached to the waist of the suit. 2. boosters need to have an arrangement to allow them to be "stashed". You only need them in the air. Most of the day they're flopping around and tripping you up. Maybe a tuck tab or a a pop fastener on the tab on the toe of the booster ??
  13. Grumpy

    Talon 2

    I jumped one for about a thousand freefly jumps. There were a number of up-dates made to my rig by the manufacturer that are necessary but your rig may already have them done. The main flap teeth were up-graded to beaver teeth (almost an inch wide as far as I remember) from the thin little tabs that were on the original Talon 2. The reserve flap had tuck tabs added to the side of the flap which made it much more secure than when just the bottom of the tab was tucked in. A bridle cover was added to make sure there's no exposed bridle between the BOC pocket and the main flap #3 by giving you something to tuck it under (and therefore out of the wind when you're flying head up) I also had a bungee cord on the leg-straps to stop them sliding down my legs in a sit and I had a low profile reserve handle. With the modifications done (they were all cheap to have done) and the rig well maintained, was secure and problem free.
  14. Grumpy

    UPT spectra ripcord and D-handle

    I had the same problem and emailed UPT. Theyresponded immediately (continuing the awesome customer service I've always received from them), asked me a few questions about my rig and determined that the following fix was appropriate. They mailed me a velcro piece which is sewn inside the resreve handle pocket but it floats at one end so should allow for more flexing of the harness (see attached photo) They warn that the force to remove the handle will increase marginally. I will have the velco fitted at my next re-pack so can't tell you how effective it is yet. This may not be appropriate for your rig and you shoud absolutely contact UPT before making any mods like this to your rig.
  15. Grumpy

    freefly suit

    Gav, When you're starting out, baggy is better. The tighter suits that people wear now are only a benefit when you get more precise in your flying. As you'll be learing head up first, get a baggy top to go with your freefly pants. This will give you more drag on your upper body (make sure it is not so baggy that it can blow up around your handles) making it easier to get head up and work out your flying position. As you get better you won't need the extra bagginess but it accelerates the learning in the early stages.