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Everything posted by Pablo.Moreno

  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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  16. DO you know if the lighting is also improved by this?? or that has to be with the type of hardware the camera has
  17. Yesterday had three student in a row ( two Chinese and one Ukrainian) bringing their arms out and crouch on exit. I always practice the exit in the plane, and I make them do the gesture and then I do it on ride up "make sure to have head back and arms crossed until I tap", but that's the fun with doing tandems you never know what to expect from the students.
  18. TBH that doesn't seem all that extreme to me. If he just downsized one size and was competent at 180 or larger turns before then I don't see much of an issue purely based on the info you gave. That doesnt seem to extreme to me either. Not like being on a sub 100 canopy at a 2.6 w/l and trying to learn 180's on it with only 500 jumps(if your profile is correct). Also you state you have 200 jumps on it. So youve been jumping a sub100 crossedbraced @2.6 w/l since 300 jumps and you're worried about someone else? Ha, id be more worried about you than the other guy. I should update my profile I have 1300 jumps with the last 200 on the JVX, taken two canopy courses and get coached on almost every jump (video on almost all my jumps). Also, been doing canopy piloting since jump 193 (took first canopy course). If I was coaching someone on doing 180 with only three jumps on that canopy and 850 jumps, I would consider that being pretty reckless when you don't even have your average or have a consistency on your turns for that canopy, I don't think even the most experience pilots would say after three jumps they have a canopy dialed in.
  19. Someone blew my mind last weekend... 850 jumps doing his thirth jump on a velo 89, he jumps about 10 to 15 jumps a month ...if. Doing 180 on landings already.... I downsized pretty fast, but i kept it pretty conservative with my learning curve, and I think there might lie the key to avoid the intentional turns that end up in accidents. After reading for over 5-6 years a lot of the accidents are by people in between the 40-120 jumps on a new wing doing 180s or more. Where I started to feel comfortable with my canopy (JVX 94 WL at 2.6) landing it even at a 19 mph downwind at about 100 jumps with a 90, but somehow still doing drill for 180 up high and getting ready to use them for actual landings (200+ on the wing now).
  20. Last month did a 395 ft swoop by doing a slow 90 harness, while other jumper did a 450 ft with a 450 front riser. Technically we both did 345 and 400 since we were level off 50 feet before making the gates. Both have same wing loading with me flying a JVX 94 and him flying a JVX 74.
  21. Or I just don't update my profile every week Flying a JVX with only 535 jumps and only doing 90s. Lol, troll, surely...
  22. Don't use what I say as a truth since I am not a manufacture, and since is only based on my own observations, so I am probably missing something I agree that's the reason why we collapse our slider, I was trying to make a point that makes sense only in my head I guess and it came out confusing, but when we don't collapse our slider, the pocket of air created in the slider tend to form an upward angle, what keeps the slider down is the spread of the lines, is more or less what I was trying to say.
  23. Doesn't the force generated by the canopy inflating cause the slider to go down? Technically the slider always has a tendency to go up, since we are always descending (why we collapse it so is not wobbling behind our heads), but once the force of the canopy inflating is greater than the force generated by the wind against the slider the slider comes down. Now the lines friction definitely has some role on how fast the slider comes down (have seen slider hang up on a saber 170 with Dacron lines on every other jump), but if that was the major reason for hard/soft openings, then all canopys with HMA would open pretty quick.
  24. What I have done on every pack job (not a reserve obviously ) Including Tandems, student, my JVX and when I was jumping a velocity...(So far, only one reserve ride on my JVX because I over compensate on rears on opening) was: Hold the nose with the right hand Then as I am applying pressure downwards ( I have the lines on my left hand) I center (hide the nose) In the middle of the pack job (Tightly and with no much extra movement so I don't fk up the pack job itself). Then finish quartering the slider. This seems to help the slider to do its job properly as the canopy stream for air (with out inflating) until is slow enough for the slider to come down and then parachute open nice and soft as it inflates It works awesome, again for tandems and JVX
  25. For what I can deduced, I think the slider was in the right position, but the end cells where exposed letting the canopy get air in, before the slider coming down making the inflation of the canopy a lot more abrupt since it is half way inflated already, instead of the progressive inflation while the slider is coming down on a normal opening. Next time tell the packer to center and pull the nose down. Sometimes with students, until they have become a little more experience we let them get "quick"(Mantas packed for HnP) openings, so they don't panic during opening and start taking action when is not needed, once they have a few skydives and start going to terminal we teach to roll the nose and shit to slow down the openings.