mchamp

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    Thai Sky Adventures
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    USPA 236011
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    1600
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    Freeflying
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    Swooping

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  1. mchamp

    UPT sizing chart

    First rig setup had a V308 with a OP 143 reserve and Pulse 150 as my initial setup. Barely could even offer $10 to pay a packer to pack my pulse 150 into it..... Not comfortable setup, felt very brick like, and not recommended however it did fit. If you do choose to go for OP 143 in V308, which is tight but doable, do get a 120 sized canopy for better all around comfort and not to mention ease of packing. For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  2. mchamp

    canopy sizing for the new Vector 300?

    Any update/more info on this yet? For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  3. mchamp

    first crossbraced canopy

    If you aren't rushing so much and have the time to wait a few extra months, you may even want to consider Fluidwings half x-braced canopy that they made a video about a few days ago. For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  4. mchamp

    Washing rigs, going price?

    Just had mine done and my local rigger charges $90 USD for wash + another $90 USD for I+R along with additional $9 USD main pack job. For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  5. Should also add in the Helix from Fluid Wings to compare! For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  6. Don't forget that this is Skydive Dubai and they are loaded. They had 2 plane crashes within a 6month period, both otters crashed. They just bought 2 NEW otters AND a sherpa. Not sure when it's coming in, but from what I've heard ''soon''. Hope this helps. For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  7. mchamp

    PD canopy sizes, why nothing smaller?

    Honest question, why doesn't PD make smaller canopies than 71sq ft? I understand their logic about not making "ANY" size made to order, but why nothing smaller than 71? I know plenty of people that would jump smaller canopies than a 71 if PD offered it, but instead have to resort to wearing plenty of lead. Sure the market wouldn't be all that huge, but still a small niche market nonetheless. For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  8. Good DZ's? Empuriabrava cheap? Moorsele belgium.....cheaper if you are a member Done with good advice? Try to do as much cooking as possible as eating out in Europe is quite expensive especially around Norway/Sweden/Denmark. Tunnel advice? Don't do more than 45min of flying a day+majority of coaches don't teach static aka no RW/HU/HD and usually teach you dynamic. Just because your body won't tire from 45min a day of dynamic doesn't mean your brain won't be completely worn. Jumping? Be positive,socialize and have fun! If you move your trip to June/July there are so many boogies happening.... freely playdate boogie in Finland beginning early July Vector Fest in France 1hr north of Lyon mid-July Hellaherb Beromünster boogie in Switzerland right after vectorfest Angle week in Nassinge Sweden same time as the Swiss boogie Flanders boogie end of July tip beginning of Aug For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  9. mchamp

    Indonesia

    Only full time DZ that is open in all of Asia is Thailand and Japan. Thailand has 2 DZ's one just south of BKK international airport (1hr drive) and another DZ 1.5hr drive east of Udon Thani airport Other DZ in Japan is more of a novelty jump location as jump ticket prices are $90 a jump Or if you are really adamant about great jumping then Australia is your best bet then. G'luck For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  10. mchamp

    Malaysia

    No jumping whatsoever in Malaysia. Tunnel sucks and only can sit fly there if you have a very baggy suit, but on the up side is stupid cheap. Great for learning back+slow speed dynamic basics. Buy plane tickets up to Bangkok and hit up the DZ there called thaiskyadventures 1hr drive from the airport open 6 days a week. Old porter, but quick and jump ticket prices are 950baht which is $30 USD a jump. Plane ticket from KUL-BKK is usually around $180-$250 depending on your airlines. Airasia is quite cheap. There are a few jumpers that live in KL and fly up to BKK once a month to jump. Also many jumpers that live in Singapore/Hongkong fly over about once a month to jump. If ya move, maybe will see ya around TSA2 DZ. Cheers For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  11. Either Spain's boogies or Dubai winterfest boogie, provided you have at least 500 jumps minimum. For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  12. mchamp

    Accommodation in Dubai?

    The cheapest somewhat nearby hotel to the palm DZ is the IBIS al barsha hotel (10-15min cab ride to DZ, cabs are relatively cheap) which if I can recall correctly was around $120 USD a night? Then again that was during New Years for their boogie so I'm sure they hiked up the prices all around? If you are comfortable with staying in other people's homes, I'd recommend looking into airbnb where you pay significantly less and you usually end up meeting quite interesting people while staying at their home/room for a reasonable price. G'luck finding something and have plenty of fun! For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  13. mchamp

    VectorFest 2013 France

    Anyone flying into Lyon, France (LYS) airport on July 8th that is headed to the DZ? If so let me know. A friend and I are both headed to the DZ by train from LYS at 11:30am if you'd like to travel with! For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  14. mchamp

    VectorFest 2013 France

    VectorFest 2013 is happening in Chalon Sur Saone France this year. Who's going?!? http://www.vectorfestival.com For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp
  15. mchamp

    400 jumps velo 111

    Damn you! Hate when I can't find video's any longer. But yea, totally pounding in left and right while even sometimes landing right besides dustdevils. It was truly a spectacular show of their commitment that they had in downsizing! They have a demo each year that they do for a holiday called "children's day". Needless to say, a certain branch of the military became essentially grounded from doing those demo's since so many of them have died each year without fault and the survivors continue pounding in right in front of the kids......Its quite the show IMHO I'm off to probably go get shot now......you're welcome for the info! For info regarding lift ticket prices all around the world check out http://www.jumpticketprices.com/dropzones.asp