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  1. Throttlebender

    Voodoo Curv freefly handle

    My curve has the original two Tab handle on it and the pulls were incredibly hard, causing instability, so I sent it back and got the hacky instead. I'm much happier but I'm glad to see they made a design change to the single tab. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Safire2 vs Crossfire2 loaded at 1.4

    I've jumped both for several hundred jumps. Currently on a crossfire. Just never jumped them at an equal loading. Shopping for my wife. She is competent yet "conservative." So, I'm mainly wondering if the flare that I enjoy on the crossfire will translate to her lighter loading or if the Safire will provide a better bottom end since it's in the middle of its loading range. Also seeking opinions on those openings ant a lighter loading. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Safire2 vs Crossfire2 loaded at 1.4

    So it's the minimum recommended loading for the crossfire. The question is, will it perform better or worse than a Safire at the same loading? Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Curv riser covers

    I've put approximately 40 jumps on my new Curv. In the last 10-15 jumps, one or another of the tuck tabs pops open. I only freefly, so it's rather important to me that they remain closed. Has anyone else had this issue? Has there been any rumor or discussion regarding a final design for these? Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Measuring for a longer chest strap

    Am having a new container built and would like a longer chest strap. I'm not planning on doing any laid out superman swoops, but would like to have enough length to allow for full expansion of risers and such. What's a good formula for deciding on strap length? Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Tunnel coach in Orlando ?

    Tom Baker or Chris Dixon for freeflying. They are absolutely great. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    My Struggle & Journey (advice needed)

    "So instead I'll offer these less than logical words of advise~ When you find yourself in a situation that starts to overwhelm you with fear...just 'act' brave, people around you can't tell the difference ~and after a while you can't either! " +100 on that last sentence! That applies to everything. Hell, some mornings I wake up cranky and then just make a decision to be in a good mood. It's my choice right? And it almost always works out that I am in a good mood. We can convince ourselves of damn near anything. Just change your focus to the positive until it sticks. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Helmets

    Less wind noise. Calmer environment. No need for goggles. Jumping in cold weather is FAR more pleasant. Protection against face strikes. New designs have stronger face shields and are easily opened during climb and under canopy to deal with fogging issues. Choose a good one and you won't regret it. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Jumpsuit questions

    One issue to consider is patience. At 215lbs, you're not light, but at 6'7" you should have a LOT of range. It will take time to learn to fly your body. I'm 6'1" and 200lbs and although faster than some, I can fall with a wide range of jumpers because I'm tall and am learning to use that length. Jumpsuits are a valuable tool! However, you may find yourself buying a different one as you gain more body control. Enjoy
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    Camera not working in freefall

    Reviving a very old thread. I have begun to encounter this very issue. Are there any new insights into this problem? Is the switch still the most likely culprit? One of the guys at the dz thought my kit lens might be having an auto focus issue. I'm trying manual focus all day tomorrow to check. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    New VOODOO Curv

    Has anyone actually jumped one of these yet? Opinions? I'm definitely intrigued and it's good looking. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Wings or no wings for heavier videographer

    Yet another piece of sound advice. Thanks. So what are you guys wearing? What maker and size wing? Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Wings or no wings for heavier videographer

    Yeah, I've pretty much decided I need wings. It's not cool factor for me but rather, I want simplicity and don't like feeling confined. I suppose it's just a matter of getting used to wings. Will you bring your jacket next time you come up? Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Wings or no wings for heavier videographer

    I'm 6'1" and fluctuate between 190 and 200lbs. I noticed last season that I could get away with using my double layered freefly suit for about 75% of tandems but for those lighter pairs, I needed a wing jacket. I'd actually really prefer not to wear wings but will if it's the best practice overall. I do like the idea of wings so that I can sitfly with tandems but it's low on my list. Anyway, how many of you are in the same boat and what's your gear of choice? Do you wear bigger suits or suits with fabric that produces more drag? And if you do wear a wing, which type? Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin
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    Cincy Rigger

    I'm in Cincy also and know several. Sending you a PM. Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage. ~Anais Nin