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  1. Edited to delete...I've come to realize these forums are ridiculous. Any time I come on here its always (even though there is sometimes good advice that I have received and accepted) someone looking for a way to bash someone. Trolling the forums looking for the first person they can correct, fix, or otherwise humiliate. It's not worth the other 80% of bullshit you read to get the 20% of good out. I can get that 20% good from the DZ instead. I am a skydiver, I love doing it, I know I am on my way to being a proficient flyer, evidence from those I jump with and the analyzing of my jumps tells me this. Why do I need every skydiver around the world to tell me otherwise? Anyways, I'm deleting my account(if a mod could please do that for me)...see you around DZ's. -Evo Zoo Crew
  2. The GoPro is one major snagpoint, other cameras would perhaps not be as much of a problem. This is of course speculations but nobody can argue that even if they are smaler cameras (GoPro, Contour, Drift etc.) they are (usually) a much bigger snaghazard. Condolences Who are you kidding? Larger cameras(Not in a box and especially with stills) are much larger...making them a much larger snag point. The GP is small, and (usually) just mounted by a piece of 3M tape. If a GP was to get snagged, I'm willing to bet it would get ripped off in most cases (also because I have seen and heard of this happening at least 6 times). I understand that this BASE jump had a snag on a GP, but what position was she in when she pulled? Was the GP screwed to her helmet? Anyways, my point here is this, and I think most old timers can agree, the major hazard with a small format camera is NOT the snag hazard, it's the distraction. I understand this has happened a few times, but compare it with the snags on larger format cameras and the GP's snags pale in comparison. -Evo Zoo Crew
  3. Don't forget you can spot from the ground before the jump too. I just moved to Hawaii and pulled myself off a load for my first jump there because of the low cloud cover. Luckily in hawaii the weather changes fairly quickly. As far as being taught spotting. My instructors were awesome for this..and I also attribute the training I got to the fact that the DZ ran cessnas...which meant we could do more personalized real-time stuff. We used to go up..and my instructor would have the pilot go off heading purposely and have me bring him back. She also taught me how to properly look down...and not out. Being able to spot has saved me from a couple off dz landings already in my small amount of jumps...and it becomes crucial when you visit a new DZ for the first time and are given an aerial photo of a DZ....its nice to be able to see that photo and then recognize things while in the air. -Evo Zoo Crew
  4. I have a J3K container made for a 170 and had a Spectre 170 in it at first. I recently bought a Safire2 149 and am using it in the same container and bag. Fits fine and was checked by a rigger and a few experienced packers all of them saying the fit was good...I don't think you'll have a problem. -Evo Zoo Crew
  5. Skydive Delmarva and Wespoint are both awesome dropzones! Zoo Crew
  6. To the OP, I jump with an Optima 2, and have zero complaints, works like a charm, is fully adjustable and has programable canopy chimes(I use it for a second reference to start my downwind, cross and final). Its like 20$ more than the solo and is worth every extra penny IMHO. To Fendor, Don't turn it off....those audibles automatically go into a sleep mode and turn back on when they sense an altitude change...Ive had mine on for almost a year now...battery is still fully charged. -Evo Zoo Crew
  7. -Green Street Hooligans -V for Vendetta -Lucky Number Slevin -Oceans 11 -Inception -LOTR -Anchorman -Superbad -Evo Zoo Crew
  8. Well I am moving to Hawaii this month Gunna be pretty close, but I still wouldn't use this board lol. Alot of people keep saying sell it for jump money, I plan on doing alot more than jump in Hawaii, to include surfing and scuba diving. I love skydiving, but its not ALL I want to do(but its close) -Evo Zoo Crew
  9. So this Brett guy is fat, dead and didn't sign a lotta stuff? It's not a Babe ball...there isn't the mass interest in surfing that baseball holds. Use the board...ding it up and make a coffee table out of it. Hey, I have a baseball sign by Joe Pepitone I'll trade ya! haha not in any of those respects, but some people do consider Babe the best in baseball, and so is Brett in surfing. Plus, the mass interest in baseball is centrally located in the US...surfing is popular world wide. I already know what I am going to do with it, its going up on the wall in mint condition. I was just very surprised to hear that my friends would ride the thing. They also didn't realize how much abuse a surfboard goes through, I mean to say the preparation (waxing) and actual riding(scratching) is apparent after even the first use. Anyways, this guy is the #1 surfer in the world two years straight, it's def being preserved. Zoo Crew
  10. So I recently won an online competition posted by Hurley. They said send a picture of you and your Hurley gear to win. So I sent in the picture attached to this message(I have a Hurley jumpsuit made by liquidsky) and won. Now the question is, would you use the board, or keep it as memorabilia? I was planning on hanging it on the wall in my room, but some friends seem to think that I should surf with it. What is your opinion? I compare this board in surfing, to owning a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. -Evo Zoo Crew
  11. Not on mine, both pieces are plastic inside and out, The one on the inside is a big button with a slit where you can use a flat head screwdriver to hold or turn in place. The outside looks the lid of a can with the plastic fitted piece that actually holds the spring compressed and the visor on. Once I figured out how the thing worked, getting the second one off was a breeze. All I did was place firm pressure with my palm on the outside piece, while with a screwdriver I turned the inside piece...once the the slot was lined up correctly, the spring decompressed and up popped the joint. Then it was a simple prying game to get all of the components off and the studs out of the helmet. Just to clarify for future questions like this, understanding how the system works will help greatly with taking it apart. So I will explain briefly what how it works. The inside piece is a stud with a specific shape, the outside piece has a hole in it the size of the stud and a section where only the specific shape of the stud will fit. The mechanism works by compressing a spring between the two and once the stud has been inserted in the hole**(haha)and the joint has been twisted to a point that the stud no longer matches up with its hole, the spring applies pressure to keep it in that position therefore keeping the joint from coming apart. So on removal..all you gotta do is spin the stud till it matches up with the shape on the other piece. -Evo Zoo Crew
  12. Yea this is just a plastic button looking thing with a slit in it, no place for any sockets. Thanks for the replies, I am going to try again and I'll post back with my success or failure lol -Evo Zoo Crew
  13. Hey, quick question for the z1 Helmet owners...I am trying to take off the visor..and even when reading the results of searching, am having a really hard time seeing what I am suppose to do. The inside of the connector looks like a giant screw head nad the outside looks like it could be twisted by hand but has a plastic line in the middle of a hole. For the life on me I can't figure this out, and don't want to continue cause I am afraid of breaking the connector. -Evo Zoo Crew
  14. Well Dave ya got me here, that was a really good explanation and I sincerely agree with you. I will try and incorporate looking over my shoulder and tracking , the thing that got me was, 'what would I do if someone was there when I barrel rolled'....well Dave...I guess just go low, which like you said, is not a good alternative. Thanks for the more gracious reply, just was defending what I was taught by someone with more experience than I. . See, even '100 jump wonders' can admit they are wrong haha but seriously, I really do appreciate the more direct r and non condescending notation on that last reply. Blue Skies. -Evo Zoo Crew