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  1. indeed. i feel similarly about state records. what's the point/challenge if the only difference is where you land? Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  2. Oh, absolutely. There was no sarcasm in my praise.. i think it's great...was just confused :) Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  3. Oh cool! a worthy distinction.. congrats!!! (thanks for the info) Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  4. maybe.. all the articles seem to say "biggest ever", though none seem to be claiming "world record".. hmmm Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  5. Wondering if anyone knows about THIS women's record I've seen from a few different news outlets. I'm failing to see how this trumps the 181way women's record from 2009 JFTC... anyone? They keep saying "flower", which would make sense as a record, except it looks really whacker-y to me. Insights? Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  6. that may be true in NYC proper, certainly Manhattan.. but it's certainly enough to build one in, say, Yonkers. YMMV in east NJ, Bronx, BK, etc... Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  7. What a stupid stunt.. i mean.. soft porn... really? I expect hard-core from skydivers... seriously. Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  8. was this back when STL got kicked out of orange county, or something else? Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  9. in some cases that would be true, but in this case: a) freefall express isn't a dz, it's an aircraft company 2) even if you count the Ranch as "the invading DZ" because of its close ties with FFE, the airport is privately owned by a group of ranch hands, never mind it _really_ doesn't have the room for another operation. Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  10. one positive test only proves that it CAN work, it doesn't prove that it WILL work, so his test only shows what was already known, that a backpad mounted cypres can save the day w/o a hangup. One positive test is no cause for celebration. One negative test prices that it does _not_ work every time, and is certainly cause for concern. now, in the case of the russian mirages i heard tell that the rigs were packed with loops so long that it's a wonder they looked airworthy, but that was 3rd party at best. Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  11. most of us have done real-world testing, and many of us, myself included, have data that directly contradicts your assertions. Ron has posted video that debunks your 'myth' claim. I've also posted a bunch of very plausible real-world reasons why instability is quite possible, even probably, and you've conveniently ignored them. Please explain away everything sited above. in the meantime, i call shenanigans on your myth myth Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  12. you're right.. the RSL itself does not actually cause line twists. However, reserve deployment not-quite-immediately following breakaway does. Your assertion re: "And when is the last time you have ever seen someone spin on multiple axis post breakaway? It's a myth. " is flawed on a few levels: your logic makes sense in a vacuum where tangents are nice and clean, but in the real world, you will have very inconvenient relative wind direction and even more inconvenient bosy symmetry the moment you cutaway... that can make someone tumble post cutaway / pre line stretch and cause all sorts of havok your theory is more relevant with a skyhook because of how quickly you reach line stretch, but it's still naive to assert that the spin is the only relevant force variable in a spinning cutaway situation. And all of that is ignoring any residual rotation one's body may still have with respect to the canopy -- if you were still spinning in or out of the twists when cutting away. I'm happy that all of your chops have been picture-perfect examples of highschool physics equations, but a broader look at the variables involved in the situation and the vast anecdotal evidence quickly disprove your assertion that it just doesn't happen. Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  13. if you, best as one can, frame-by-frame through the slow-motion version, you can see that the reserve does indeed delpoy 'normally' until it gets snagged across the horizontal stabilizer. The video isn't good enough to note any actual damage to the fabric or lines, but in the split second that half the canopy is draped over the stabilizer, you can make out the right 2, now semi-inflated, cells flipping through several of the suspension lines. setting itself up to become the ball of shit that it does once free of the aircraft. Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  14. find a CRW camp and go take it... you will learn amazing amounts about controlling your canopy and flying it with precision up in the air. take an accuracy course and you'll learn about flying it with precision close to the ground go do the high hop&pop with someone, and play with a cloud. give it all a try and see what works for you Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time
  15. that is the pot calling the kettle black now isn't it. well, yes and no.. i was being an extreme example to illustrate my point ;) Complex is a relative term. Do i think that their complexity outweighs their usefulness? No. But they are certainly more complex than a rig w/o them. They offer more opportunities for someone to screw something up and that added complexity should be taken into account in the decision making. Landing without injury is not necessarily evidence that you didn't fuck up... it just means you got away with it this time