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Everything posted by imfromwales

  1. Thanks a lot strife, it seems pretty reasonably priced also. definatley something ill look into. I may or may not be going jumping in the states so possibly wont need worldwide cover, although the insurance group that the APF uses may have an option for worldwide cover... Zlew, I have said two times, I dont own or rent a house, home insurance is out of the question...
  2. Thanks for that, I didn't know they did. Does the USPA also as I am going jumping in the states possibly next year for a few months.
  3. Can anyone suggest any insurers that cover parachutes? I used to have Harrison Beaumont cover, but would like to compare several providers if possible. I dont have any house insurance as im travelling around Australia for the foreseeable future, and I have my parachute with me, so wouldnt be able to use any home insurance companies. I am also a UK citizen so not sure if that would make a difference go companies.
  4. Thanks, it may be due to the rig being in a suitcase when i transport it but im not sure. Cypres got back to me and said they would repair it for free if i send the unit to them and the turn around is 4 weeks :)
  5. Ive just realised the screen on my Cypres 2 is damaged. I have contacted Cypres about this, but have no idea how I've done it. The picture below is with the serial number visible on screen - it shows just how much of the screen is damaged! EDIT - Attached the picture!
  6. Im sat with the manual infront of me, and cant figure out how to power off the Viso 1. Turn VISO OFF Press AND at the same time and hold until the VISO turns OFF. Or, press to enter the Padlock window. Can somebody please advise me how to turn the Viso 1 off please?
  7. I'm also in the same boat so instead of start a new thread I thought I'd just reply. I'm going in November for as long as my money will last and was wondering what the largest and busiest dropzones are in aus? I've been looking at ramblers but from their description on their site, it sounds like they can barley get enough kid week jumpers...
  8. luck. just like a lot of people are born into poverty or war
  9. This may sound a bit of a daft question, but how can i get the serial number of my Solo 1? Ive looked through the (2 page) manual but there doesnt seem to be anything on how to get the serial?
  10. I was wondering if the elastic wrist mount for the viso 2 will hold a viso 1? id presume the viso 1 and 2 are the same measurements but not certain.
  11. Congratulations to everyone that took part!!
  12. What kind of main and reserve were you on? Manta 280 main and not sure on reserve...
  13. I had two out on first jump! rolled onto back and the static line caught reserve pin somehow and got two out. didnt have anywhere enough knowledge to know what to do so i didnt do anything and just tried to land it. hard landing on the runway.
  14. Thanks for the replies, i thought they would have charts, but ill email them
  15. I am looking for the sizing chart for the Wings W11 container. Ive looked all over but cant see official Wings doccumentation on this. All I can find is the following link that says 150-170. I thought containers can usually fit 3 different main sizes and not just 2 like the table suggests?
  16. Thats exactly why i asked here guys, to find out if there were any slider lock designs that i could discuss with my rigger, apart from the ones ive stated. Id rather not get a skytie put on my reserve, just looking into getting locks but on my risers. I would never attempt to modify my rig at all in any way, i know you didnt know that so your responses are expected
  17. I am trying to get some ideas of boogies and events that are on in Florida around March/April time 2013. I know the dates wont be set yet, but does anybody know of events/boogies that went on this year and their dates? Looking on DZs websites, it only shows upcomming events? Ive managed to get the following list so far based on this years events: March Shamrock Showdown, Deland, 16 march -18 march Come on I wana Lei U - Sebastian, 23 march - 25 march April Skydive EXPO - Deland - 03 april - 08 April Flight 1 canopy course - 07 April - 08 April I would be gratefull if you could let me know about the events and boogies ive missed off this small list.
  18. Ive just got back from my first trip to Eloy. Ive been to Perris twice before during Easter 2010 and 2011. I preferred Eloy over Perris. Eloy had between 30-40 lifts midweek and the nightlife was great (we stopped in the bunkhouse and therefore met more people than stopping off the dz). When i went to Perris both times, it was with a group of 100+ people so i cant really comment on what it would be like if the dz was not littered with my group. The feel of Eloy is much better than Perris as its all in a circle, with the swimming pool in the centre of it all. Perris seemed to be built using a ruler as everything is down one long path! Fires are permitted on the DZ at Eloy, there is a firepit between the toilets and the bunkhouse, which is a really cool place to meet people - set up a fire and people going to bed will come and chat to you at the fire :) There are more places to hangout and relax when not jumping at Eloy also as its a larger place. There is a basketball hoop, 2 pool tables and a swimming pool. Perris has a swimming pool and a pool table. Food is cheap-ish at Eloy. Get a hotdog and fries for $2.99 that fills you up during the day. For evening meal I had 7oz steak often for $11 I didnt eat that much on the DZ at Perris as we stopped of the DZ so cant really comment on food there. If i had a choice, I would choose Eloy over perris every time.
  19. Are there any other designs, besides the following two, that can be used to keep a collapased slider at the base of the risers? Chutingstar Brian Germain's Slocks I am thinking about getting something similar done, asI have a Wings container and dont think I can fit a skytie, due to how the reserve flap is?
  20. Thanks for the link but we will probably be staying in a team room or skyrider due to proximity and being able to stagger back!
  21. Are the batteries the same for both Solo and Solo 2 audibles? if not, what batteries does the Solo take, i cant find anywhere!
  22. Thanks a million to everyone who has convinced me i need to get a car, i think we will end up going on a few days road trip to either vegas or mexico.... were leaning towards the skyrider although not sure how much its worth paying the extra money to have a kitchen and the like compared with the bunkhouse/team rooms. Looks like there will be 5, maybe 6 of us now. Since were renting a car, it doesnt matter that the skyrider is a little further away (~350m?!) also!
  23. Me and a few mates (6 in total) are coming to Eloy, Arizona from 27th march 2012 until 17th april 2012, and was looking for a bit of advice. We have booked flights but not sure on where to stop or to rent a car. We know the dz has a bunkhouse and there is also the Sky Rider Inn on the dropzone, but were not sure weather to stay off the dz and just rent a car for the three weeks. What is the Bent Prop like for a drinking session? ive also heard there are no shops/bars within walking distance so if we stop on the dz, then we will most likely be there the entire time. Are there any other bars that anybody can recomend nearby? Basically, im asking if you think we should stop on the dz and have no car, or stop off the dz and get a car. Thanks a million for any advice
  24. Sorry to hijack thread, i was wondering how busy it will be from end of march until mid april. I know there is a boogie for a few days, i mean when the boogie is not on..