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  1. Pablo.Moreno

    Beginner to Intermediate FF Suits

    What they mean by advance and beginners is taking in count the ability of the flyer. Some suits add the extra drag to compensate for your lack of efficiency when flying, a more advance suit will let you fly rather than suit helping you fly. For my experience and what I have hear from some world class flyers Ouragan is a pretty durable and nice suit on the pricy side. Vertical has a pretty good product as well for the price range. LiquidSKy seems to be for the cooler kids with a lot of cash (the suits seems to be pretty slick as well). Those are the ones I have experience with. If I were you, I would contact a highly reputable coach that can guide you on what you need for your skill level, the the suit they are being sponsor by since they will be able to guide you on what you'll need. I went with Ourogan because I meet with Arizona Arsenal and Sarah Curtis help us choosing the amount of drag and the type of suit we were going to need to fly in the sky and tunnel.
  2. Pablo.Moreno

    swooping, sabre2's and progression

    First, and I know this is always said, take a canopy course there they will teach the why the how and when to do your front risers turns, but with that said I can give a quick answer. Get used to do a 10 second dive, what I did was hold double front for 8 second and on the last 2 I would do my 90, for my wingloading at the time, on a saber 2 170, I burned about 520 ft by the time I started to the time I level off (I know is hard on the saber 2, but at your wingloading is doable as long as you start the turn from full brakes). Do a bunch of drills up high doing this turns that will give you YOUR average altitude lost in the dive. Build the feel for the transition to rears, first know what is the stall point on rears at full on speed (to a 450 up high and then stab the rears and see how long does it take to stall or get close to stall and never forget that feeling) and then do one at low speed full flight and try to stall or get close to on rears. There are times where I might spend 1/4 second on rears and transition to toggles, just because at that time I didn't have enough power to stay on rears, where other times it felt like I was on rears forever (Yes on a saber 2 170). For the wing loading and transition to elliptical, well I would leave that up to someone that can see your landings and how you fly your wing, it is always going to be different from person to person. If you can demo a bunch of canopy and stuff, then you are golden and will be able to pick something you feel really comfortable with, but if you have limited access to different wings or is to expensive to get demos and stuff them you are kind of SOL.
  3. Pablo.Moreno

    Looking for An Image of 270 Turn

    This concept kind of help me to understand what I am looking for when doing rotations. Imaging a barbers pole with a wide top and narrower bottom. now to do a proper 270, what I was doing is add 2 seconds per every 90 I do. For a 450 I would a 10s dive starting with double fronts. so for a 270 I would start with a 4 s double front and 6 s dive. To improve your technique and safety I would recommend you doing a lot of drills up high so you can become effective and consistent with your turn and also knowing you are reaching your max speed for the turn you are making. I am pretty sure this doesn't answer your question, but if nones actually gives you an image ill make one tomorrow.
  4. Pablo.Moreno

    articulated harness for freeflying

    Vodoo Curv, SO far I have Jumped Javelin, wings, Reflex and none of them fit and feel like nothing is behind your back like the Voodoo Curv. On the pricer side?? not really, they just don't build a cheapo rig without options (it is all included). With the Curv you get pretty much all the options that you can get on other rigs plus all the new components of the rig and dynamics of that rig. I can say that the Curv can translate a lot of the freeflying skills you learn in the tunnel to the sky. It doesn't interfere with your body flexibility and the way is build it doesnt interfere as much as other rigs I have tried.
  5. Pablo.Moreno

    Where to start, how to start, and what else?

    Backflying in the air is kind of pointless (big reason in the tunnel is because it is a bail out position and at higher speeds you want to be in control), but if you want to freefly and there isnt any plans on tunnel, I would suggest you do a figure 8 on your back at low speed and once you can do it then make the turn faster and stop. More than once I have seen people learning how freefly get on their backs and they don't know how to stop the turn wasting a lot of time getting back to their bellys and then try to sit again. I wouldn't waste time backflying in the air after you can control the turns. I would also recommend you to be a proficient tracker, once you are a able to freefly with other people you want to be proficient also at clearing you airspace. I know a lot of people that are decent freeflyers but really bad belly flyers, but they don't plan on belly fly any anytime soon so, I personally don't mind as long as they can track for a 4-way or better. Big thing when learning how sit fly on your own, fly facing perpendicular to jump run, so if you are back sliding (which you are probably going to do) or going forward you don't fly to other groups air space. I am pretty sure you can look at a lot of videos from Axis school on learning how to sit fly. The major things that I teach someone who has never sit fly before are: Arms 90 degree of your torso, slightly behind you, hips 90 degree and knees 90 degree. And start from there. My Anglish isn't great, but that's my 2 cents. PS: make sure you talk with the people on your loads on what you are doing so the exit order is not messed up. PS of PS: Make sure what you jump is freefly friendly
  6. Pablo.Moreno

    IAD 5 second delay

    Look up, breath and pull :)
  7. Pablo.Moreno

    Chupacabra RDS

    connect the two disconnect lines at each end connected them to one in the center and then you only need to find the center one to pull both at the same time. i have something similar but other jumper at my dz got his done with the above added and is really nice.
  8. Pablo.Moreno

    Tonfly 619 vs Deepseed Vyper

    Out of my personal experience Me and my team mate have Ourogan sky-tunnel suit and is great. So far 400 jumps 6.5 hrs in the tunnel and the suit besides the butt, no rips or holes just looks a bit worn out (a lot of sliding swoops) looks brand new and in excellent conditions. It is a bit pricy but you get your moneys worth.