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  • Main Canopy Size
    120
  • Main Canopy Other
    Samurai 105
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Spectre 135
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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    Dunkeswell
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    11313
  • Licensing Organization
    FAI BPA
  • Number of Jumps
    2800
  • Years in Sport
    20
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1000
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1800
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  1. Interesting, I use a 120 spectre at 1.9 loading and Opt 126 for last 1400 jumps zero issues. All depends on being able to pack, deploy and land safely. Used it on my 35k jump and it was great. Its not all about size.
  2. Soude how good are you at stitching and accurately cutting wing profiles. Good luck and post what you build, would be great to see end product.
  3. Soude you might well design one in CAD but you still have to actually build it your going to test in a wind tunnel. Also wind tunnel testing will not give you all the answers, human body shapes vary and you would also need an understanding of what you want the suit for, all rounder, acro, speed, glide? All have different characteristics, it will be very difficult if you have no skydiving understanding to design a viable suit from scratch, safety is a huge part of the design. Good luck.
  4. Aurora Shots for you. IgnoreO2 bottle pouch on side.
  5. I have used a Spectre 120 for the last 1000 wingsuit jumps loaded at 1.9 2 line twists zero chops, flying Vampire Alpine, Havok Carve, Strix, nice snively on heading openings, so all I would say is body position is 90% 7 cell is the rest. Winsguit market is now big enough for manufacturers to produce wingsuit specific canopies so they have, but there are already some great mains out there that do the job. So if your on a budget there are still good used kit available that's perfectly safe, if you want to buy new great but demo first as these designs are all new and if your going to shell out make sure you love it.
  6. Yes only had it on for project, you would have to be slightly odd to wander around with sleeve on afterwards, unless you were desperate to be asked what it was all the time. Cheers Fraser
  7. Oxygen bottle sleeve with O2, for 35k jump.
  8. Tried that but still way too easy to pull out and catch in aircraft.
  9. I got my rigger to split the BOC into 2 with a simple stitch line and add a bridle cover, I can now select either a top BOC pouch or bottom, as I also was concerned about loos BOC. works nicely now, cost all of $20 and about 30 mins work, images attached, several friends have now made the mod also.
  10. Well it seems to work. However the reason I use a flysight are: Small - sits unobtrusively on back of helmet Charge - single charge lasts all day no problem Automated viewer is very easy to use and already built- plug and play Performance feedback - Realtime in ear comms to either navigate or improve performance or give altitude keys or all three The additional hz data for me is not worth it I can see meter by meter already! I don't need cm by cm
  11. MANY THANKS GUYS, MY GOOGLE POWERS OBVIOUSLY ARE NOT UP TO MUCH TODAY! Dont just talk about it, Do it!
  12. Anyone know where the used CYPRES calculator is an old thread on this has 2 dead links. Thanks Dont just talk about it, Do it!
  13. It appears that the guys winning in this discipline consistently are not down to wearing dorky helmets. Dont just talk about it, Do it!
  14. This subject has been discussed ad nauseam for well over a decade. Sort your body position out. If your getting twists on tiny suits its usually 95% body position unless your highly loading an elipitical, pack like a drunk monkey or have managed to get your line trim way out. Get a decent coach who teaches you to fly properly not suggest toys to fix. Invest money in jumps not new shiney toys. I use a Spectre 120 at 1.8 on an Alpine 2 its about body position not just canopy. Last serious line twists 2002 hercules boogie on a Silhoutte 150. Nothing since on last 2000 wingsuit jumps. Get your flying sorted. If you change canopy 7 cell multiple options as already discussed. Dont just talk about it, Do it!
  15. I am sure its a lovely canopy but have to laugh at all the marketing blurb "best in class opening behaviour " according to what, that rigorous 1000's of jumps with every other canopy in this class! ;) I am sure its a great canopy but so many capable wingsuit canopies out there now. The only concern I have heard is around low bulk materials wearing out pretty damn quick compared to traditional zp materials. Dont just talk about it, Do it!