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  1. Grumpy

    3D printed Camera Mounts?

    I've got one from here. Works great and is snag resistant.
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    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.
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    ive just had a thought

    The Optima is designed to be left on all the time. L&B say there is no need to turn it off (unlike the Pro Track).
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    Barigo altimeter - replacing the lens

    My Barigo was older ('97) but I think it's still the same design. Remove the wrist mount webbing (of course), remove the two tiny screws, hold the alti facing you, with your fingers under the parts that the wrist mount goes through and push the face with your thumbs. The whole unit just pops out the back. (Do this over a table ) That's all I did. I also rotated it 90 degrees when I put it back so the "0" is straight up, not pointing towards 3 o clock.
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    Crossbraced Canopies

    This might help
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    Original Crossfire Line Trim

    Can't help with the line lengths but you should be aware that there are 4 or 5 different versions as the trim was tweaked during the life of the canopy. The last one had short b-lines to flatten the nose and make the canopy more stable in turbulence but it killed the performance of mine so I exchanged it for the previous version. Hope that's of some use.
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    Hookr Head Case

    First the good - When it came time to retire my previous camera helmet, I checked out everything on the market and this design stood out in terms of safety and functionality. The camera box is internally latched and flush with the side of the helmet so the chance of snagging is virtually eliminated. I can review footage,and access firewire and charging sockets on my PC 104 without removing the camera from the helmet and I can easily alter the angle of the camera for freefly, tandems or FS. It has twin internal audible ports which are located over my ear (unlike a lot of other helmets I considered which have them half way up your head) so I can hear both easily. I've done 200 jumps on the helmet and it's extremely comfortable and secure. Finish is tip top and all the fittings are high quality. Style is very personal but for what it's worth I think it's the business. The icing on the cake is that it cost substantially less than any comparable helmets! And the bad news? They may just be too good. They've become very popular at my DZ so when there's a line of identical helmets hanging on the rack and I'm rushing for a load it can be difficult to identify mine from the rest! Highly recommended
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    Sydney Skydiving Centre

    Picton (as it's known) rocks. It's got turbines to 13.5k, $30 jump ticktes(if you buy in 10s), huge landing areas, a canteen, a bar, creeper pad, shaded packing area, free camping and showers and a great bunch of people. The only roblems are the bunkrooms (free) and toilets leave a bit to be desired and the turnaround can get a little slow in the afternoon depending on the number of tandems but it's usually not a problem to get 6 or 7 jumps in a day if you're there from first to last load. For jumpers in the Sydney area, no other DZ come close!