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  1. craigbey

    Transition from double fronts to 90s

    1. Logout. 2. Contact a qualified canopy coach.
  2. craigbey

    Naming your canopy

    It's red, fun to fly, can go very fast, and at my age might best be described as ... "Midlife Crisis"
  3. craigbey

    The Dead Skydivers Wisdom Collective Speaks!

    My sister passed away in 2015 after a nearly 40 year battle with an eating disorder, the effects of which finally caused her physical death. It was not until a few years before her death that she finally started addressing some of the psychiatric problems that accompanied the anorexia. Unfortunately, over the years she sought out other remedies that were merely distractions from getting real help. I would not be surprised if somewhere along her journey she tried something like this. There are people out there with real psychiatric problems that require real medical help. This flake that Brian interviewed may only be a disservice to skydiving, but she is a potential threat to people who require real medical attention. My first post was a not-so-subtle attempt at humor, but this is a very serious issue for some.
  4. craigbey

    The Dead Skydivers Wisdom Collective Speaks! Wonder if she can hear MY soul song? It is gently singing ... "Go back to the 60's you fucking hippie...".
  5. craigbey

    I really cant pack parachute

    There's no crying in skydiving.
  6. With a properly sized slider -- channel or removable -- the VC opens very nicely.
  7. craigbey

    I really cant pack parachute

    Reverse S-Fold...
  9. craigbey

    RIP Bill Paxton

    This is the product of a wonderfully twisted form of genius...
  10. Yeah, cause an unintentional water landing is probably going to be in a heated pool.
  11. craigbey

    26 jumps and about to jump a 1.2 wl fully elliptical!

    That's part of the problem. You should have felt a difference, even if it was very small. Recognizing such performance differences may help you understand some of the dangers associated with higher performance canopies.
  12. Sammy! Congrats on the new DZ. Very cool. Have a safe and prosperous New Year!
  13. Good point about the OP's location and ordering the Lookma-RDS. Although the Fluid Wings RDS attachment mechanism is a bit 'fiddly' (as aptly described by another poster here), it's still a good system. It just takes some practice. I removed / re-attached that thing 4-5 times at home before jumping it.
  14. Although you said that you're not looking for an RDS, a custom sized removable slider may be your best option.
  15. craigbey

    Life experiences are what then IS