CliffDavis

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    260
  • Main Canopy Other
    Security Crossbow
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    218
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    28 foot 7 TU
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    skydive Spaceland
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    1594
  • Licensing Organization
    PCA Life mem #377
  • Number of Jumps
    1200
  • Years in Sport
    50
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1000

Ratings and Rigging

  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Chest
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Seat
    Master Rigger
  1. Was it a blue and gold Crossbow? I think serial # was 417 or something like that? I sold it on ebay about 8 years ago for $150. I had kept it since 1965 and got tired of moving it. I put 100 jumps on it and then went to a PC. Wouldn't jump it now. D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  2. CliffDavis

    Infinity

    I have some complaints about my new Infinity but it is not with the fit of the harness. I had an older Northern Lite that I had the harness redone by Velocity and really liked the fit. When I got ready to upgrade containers I made my decision based on the harness fit. Little did I know that was a great decision. The double wide leg straps makes the leg feel good but the feel of the whole harness is SO much better than my former harness. On my third jump on the harness I was under canopy and took a moment to really feel the harness and it felt like an easy chair. Also no complaints on the quality of construction which is great. Especially no complaints on the customer service. When I had my old harness Tony took care of me. When I was trying to figure what size container I needed, they put up with my numerous questions. And finally when they forgot to put my B-12 snaps on my harness, they again took care of me. Tony had me return the rig when I wasn't using it, did the turn around in a few days and paid the freight both ways. One of the reasons I am concerned about harness fit and B12 snaps is that I am old. I have jumped many brands of harnesses from old military surplus on up starting in 1964 and I want something comfortable. My complaint is the time it takes to get your rig after you order it. I am like a kid in that respect. I ordered my rig in May and didn't get it until Sept., 17 weeks. It was shipped exactly on the day they told me it would be finished, but that didn't make waiting any easier. Would I order another, you bet, but with the same wait I will still whine.
  3. I sold a 1965 Crossbow on eBay a couple of years ago for $150. D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  4. I was going to get a Solo II but hearing good things about the pro track. However it fits on the outside of the helmet. How can you hear it? D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  5. John, I would rather have a metal breakaway handle when I am pulling it. I would rather have a Pud handle all the rest of the time so I have stayed with a Pud handle recently. I have several Pud handle cutaways and have never had a problem using them, but thinking about a peel rather than pull, I would rather pull. That probably really helps, NOT. D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  6. I sold a bunch of C-9 canopies on ebay a couple of years ago for about $35 each average. Your canopies would not be much different. The harness is virtually worthless. The only real use for the canopies is car cover or a nostalgia jump (of which I want no part). D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  7. I had heard that L& B had good service. Thanks D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  8. Smitty was living in Kansas in 1966 and I was with the Jester Skydivers out of Bartlesville OK and we did a demo jump at an airshow in Coffeville, Kansas with the Air force Thunderbirds in June of 1966. Smitty came up to us after we jumped and started telling us he used to be a barstorming parachute jumper. He said he hadn't even been around jumping since the 30s. We weren't sure about him and took him with a grain of salt. He went home I think and got his old parachute that he used to jump in the 20s and 30s. It had the suspension lines tied to an old Ford steering wheel with a leather harness that he had made. We then treated him like a hero that he was. He later became very involved with the jumping community and became famous again and wrote a book. I like to think we brought him out of obscurity. D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger
  9. I need an audible altimeter with no other capabilities. It seems Solo II and NEOXS are what's available. What are the pros and cons of each? D-1594- USPA Instructor Examiner-PCA LIFE MEMBER #377-National Judge -Gold wings# 1223- Okla Pope #5-Master Rigger