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  1. Do the same thing, explain why we stay on the upwind, show them how fast you go with the wind and how slow we fly into the wind. Also, it helps for energy saving having them do all the canopy flying if you are doing a lot of tandems.
  2. There is a few things here that would turn on the creepy feeling. First I am 6.2 and weight about 215lbs. They don't sit on my lap the whole ride up, just the last 1000ft for about 10 seconds to tighen up the laterals and then they are back to the floor. The reason I sit them on my lap is to reduce the amount of work put into tightening laterals. It is so much easier to tighten the laterals when they are on "on my legs" (rather than lap) and after the are tight they are back to the floor. Normally if I didn't sit them on my legs my shoulders would be kind of sore at the end of day after 5-6 tandems, and since I started to make them sit on my legs I can do 10 tandem+ in a day with out any problems.
  3. Keeping in mind that density altitude at 8k will impact your altitude loss and speed. I was pretty happy with this turn, not perfect by any stretch. At sea level into a ~10mph wind. ** n.b. includes free fall That's the beauty of doing things up high. Even thou you will have your lowest point of initiation, you still will have a small margin of error at that point anyways, which is always good to have.
  4. The other way I found to be able to get rid of that platou is to keep adding rotation after you do your first 90. On the 270, I tend to let go of the front as I am adding the snap on the last 90 and that space in between the second 90 and last snappy 90 the canopy try to recover for small amount of time and the downside to is that is you lose power on your last 90 where you could be on a steeper dive. Remember anytime you are trying to change your rotation check your altitude lost up high so you dont put yourself in the corner. The nice thing with Flysight is you can try many turns up high and analyzed the data out of one jump with many turns. For example, when learning to do a 450, I went and did a HnP from 8 grand and did the fastest 450 I could ever do, the slowest I could do and a regular. I already had my altitude lost on a regular 450 but now If I am early or late I know what type of a turn I need to make to be able to still score, and I know when I would have to change the turn because I am to low.
  5. At our DZ we I do it multiple times after hooking up, First do a full gear check with touching handles shoulders hooks and waist hooks. Then I tell my passanger that we are hooked and at this point i generate some tension in them so the student can fell from where we are attached Lastly (C 206/182) I let the other instructors know I am ready and do another check on me and a visual on them.
  6. Well, for the few of you that might care.. It was the slider, I got lucky on the first few openings, but I got TST RDS Slider and the openings were awful. Email them and try to pack how they recommend with their slider and beside taking longer to pack it didn't do anything. I switched back to its original slider and it the openings were as awesome as any other day, just like always did (replaced to begin with because the rings were getting worn out by the lines). Personally I wouldn't recommend the TST RDS on the JVX. I have also pack the JVX, Velocity, Tandems, Saber 2s, Stilehtos, etc all the same way and I have never had any type of issue.
  7. Handcam I shoot at 720 30fps, render for a 720 30fps and this would be a 7 mins long video with a 45 sec intro, With Swoopware Tandem Vids and the render time is about 10 mins to set everything up with the tranference of files to the usb port plus the 1 minute . If I would be doing outside video I would shoot at 1080 60p and I still haven't done any this year so I will letyou know once I do, but the 720 wide angle for Hand cam makes the video look really nice
  8. If I see anyone doing an S- turn anywhere in their pattern, I am landing out and staying the [email protected]#$ck away from that person and also giving them shit after we all land nice an safe. The beauty of the pattern is that it is predictable and easy to follow and fly with one canopy, two or 23 at the same time. As as Student if they overshoot, there is not a BIG deal. They can walk back and maybe for next jump they will set up more efficiently taking into consideration the wind conditions. That will help them way more in the long run rather than trying to adjust fixating on landing in the target every single time even though it would come to the risk for them and everyone flying with them.
  9. In all honesty , my openings are pretty good (on a normal day) depends mostly on the body position, I have had about 300 jumps now on the JVX and my friend about 3000+ and the openings are as good as it gets with any other canopy, mostly are on heading and pretty soft with crappy opening here and there, but nothing out of this world, as long as you spread your legs and use the front a rear riser at the same time to adjust if there are any turns. This Sunday thou was steadily bad and it really didn't matter much what we tried.
  10. Hey guys last Sunday may 24th was kind of interesting. Did a couple of tandems no issues with the opening. Now myself and another jumper, both flying a JVX, me at 2.489 and him 2.531 (just check it that day) and we both had terrible openings all day long, we havent done anything different. He does jump a stowless D-bag while I jump the standard Curve D-bag. For me the openings were all like slammers did a few FF jumps and few FS jumps and it didn't matter. it was on the Sunday. Anyone experiencing any type of crappy opening on a specific type of weather?? Didn't hear of anyone else having issues with openings. (well one guy on a pilot 150 had a back cracker opening as well)
  11. You see, It's very hard to please everyone, and you seem to be the kind of person that is not able to put them self into someone else s shoes. Which is okay, but don't go into classifying other people as assholes or nice from your own personal point of view I coach people that want to learn to freefly, mostly free and paying my own slot, but if I give them pointers and that they have to do a few solos to improve their skill and the go and do some "fun" jumps and then go back to get some coaching from me without even doing what I told them to do for free, then guess what I wont be jumping with you. If I see someone trying to learn a freefly skill and doing a bunch of solo jumps, hell I will offer my help to improve their skills (for free), specially if they show dedication into learning something I am able to teach. If I have a plan with my team mates and a dive plan, and you ask me to jump with you I will denied and explain we are training (training and improving myself is fun, a lot of fun) seeing other people improve and get better is fun a lot of fun. Seeing an "asshole" trying to get into dives because they don't want to jump alone because for them that is not fun, even thou they know they cant perform and start compromising the safety of everyone else, not fun at all, be that freeflying belly flying or wingsuiting.
  12. Not a full explanation on the whole thing, just my experience, also my English sucks. When I am at the right altitude and can do my 10 second dive for a 270, I accelerate enough to make my audible believe I am back into freefall. Now, when I am a bit lower and do a quick snappy 270, guess what, I don't build enough speed for my audible to go off. This means that hitting terminal speed depends solely on how long you dive your canopy with the right diving technique, and the minimum time/rotation to hit terminal in a crossbraced canopy loaded 2.2 ish and up would be a 10 sec for a 450, ( According to few canopy courses) Now writting about I am thinking maybe because on the slow 270 I am losing more altitude where on the snappy 270 I am losing less altitude and that's why my audible goes off... Either way, I think if you are able to change the rotation of your turn with out slowing your terminal speed, you would be able to build the same amount of power on the recovery arch. I fly a JVX 94 loaded at 2.5-1 I never looked at my speed, but when I was doing drills when got this canopy, I remember being able to change the rotation while on a step dive with out getting the feeling of slowing down. Damn you internet... Now I have to try it and check it out.
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  14. The difference I found on opening between the Velo 111 2.0 is searchy, wants to go somewhere NOW but it doesn't know where. With the JVX 94 2.5 has a more stable opening (less twitchy) but when it surge you better be ready to go with it or is going to win. With that said I have over 300 jumps on crossbraced and only one reserve ride, which I cause (WAY to much rear riser input)
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