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    wingsuit lining

    As others said, that's normal, just the parapack coating peeling off. When your suit gets really stinky, hand wash it carefully with woolite (it will peel even more), let it dry well and apply a few coats of scotchgard. You may apply one coat inside too. Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Aura X Apache/ X glide performance

    Has anyone been able to compare the glide between Tony's big suits (Apache, X2, X3,) and the SS Aura? Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Kill line length

    If you have the original line and it is not made of spectra (microline) you can simply make another one with the same length. If you need to start from scratch, I’d recommend using HMA. Some kill lines are made of Vectran but this requires Kevlar reinforcement (honestly I don’t remember if the Vector bridle has it). I make my kill lines with HMA and lock the fingertrap with Jump Shack’s method. You can figure out the length by testing. The kill line must stop collapsing the PC when the handle (apex) reaches the bridle. In other words it must not force the PC inside the bridle. When the PC is cocked, the handle (apex) must be slightly below the PC skirt (never above). Check this by hanging the PC by the bridle. Obviously, the correct recommendation is forget everything above and contact your rigger. Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    A packers tip question

    Wanna give a good extra tip? - set your brakes; - uncollapse your slider and PC - check line continuity They'll appreciate it as much as money. Also, take the canopy home unpacked and practice until you get good at it Have fun! Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Cookie G3 Cutaway System

    Just wondering...why bother making a red pillow if you won’t be able to see it anyway? Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
  6. I haven't been jumping for a long time and have given up countless skydiving weekends simply because I have no other jumper to fly with. I simply could not find the motivation to wake up in the morning and drive 2h to jump solo I was very close to quitting skydiving due to this but fortunately a friend just bought a P3 and I will finally have someone to flock with!
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    Wingsuit training (Florida)

    Hi folks, I’ll have to take 10 days off in December (unplanned) and would like to take the opportunity to do some training. I’m considering Florida since it is cheaper and closer to Brazil. Does anyone have a wingsuit coach/ DZ to recommend? I have around 100 wingsuit jumps and currently fly an S-bird. My focus will be on developing flocking skills. Feel free to PM in case you don’t want to post names in a public forum Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
  8. Do you have stainless steel hardware? They tend to be more slippery. What is the fabric type of your jump? I had a similar issue (not too intense) on my first Wings when I started doing RW with a suit that was made of very slippery nylon. In any case, contact the rig manufacturer and ask for help Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
  9. IMHO there are many other modern canopies which will perform much better and are less demanding. Check out the Sabre2, Crossfire 2 if you can The Stiletto is an old design (some people will crucify me) and not very suited to modern piloting techniques (I'm assuming you intend to swoop) Try to contact a good canopy piloting coach and explain what you're looking for, he should be able to help Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Packing for shorter snivel/faster opening?

    Get a same size slider or have a rigger to make one. Cut a small hole in the middle and make a few jumps to test it. Increase the size until you get the opening speed you want Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Infinity floating laterals for wingsuiting

    I’m considering an Infinity rig and would like to try the floating laterals option. How bad would it be for the wingsuit? My current Wings has cut-in laterals and besides a little distortion I don’t think it is a big deal for the suit. OTOH I’m afraid the floating laterals could cause extra tension since there are 2 straps spread in an angle. Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Wings W10 & an Optimum Reserve ?

    I had a W10 with a PDR143 so I guess you can put an Optimum 160 on it Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Bridel Extension

    Be careful with the extension length, especially if you let hired packers pack your rig sometimes. A packer once let the extension wrap a small piece of canopy fabric while putting it into the bag which cost me a few nice patches on the trailing edge. An extension is not really needed, just pull the bridle attachment out after you’ve rolled the canopy. I pack using a slight variation of the Wolmari method (with reverse S-folds) which I think is much better Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Open corners on G4

    Never tried but it shouldn't be easy as the material is usually very thick (2 layers of cordura+parapack+trim tape) Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Open corners on G4

    You may have to ask a rigger to add a few zigzag stitches at the end to avoid unstitching. If you open an already finished seam in the middle it will start to loosen up. Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Wingsuits Banned at DZs

    +1 I would change the name of the list to Banned (by us) DZs. Places I would not go even for hop'n pops or freeflying. Thank God we still don't have this in Brazil and the discipline is growing Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Cheap netbook for paying gopro videos.

    Can anyone recommend a small and cheap ($3-400) netbook/ Tablet which is able to run gopro HD videos? I just need something to watch the videos during trips and empty the SD cards (store on the computer). I have an older netbook but it simply freezes with HD videos. At least one USB/ SD slot is a must Thanks! Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    leg strap bungee + wing suit

    There is another thread about this with some good ideas http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2750316#2750316 Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Wingsuit with leg strap bungee

    I've been using this with success for a while http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4023084#4023084 Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Empuriabrava 1st week of April

    Hi folks, I have an opportunity to spend the first week of April at Empuriabrava. How does the DZ run during week days at this time? I will probably do some wingsuit coaching if available but would love to find some fun jumpers for very small flocks (3-way maximum). Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Cookie's customer service

    Last week I received the second visor (the first one they sent for replacement had the same issue). Jeremy told me Cookie has switched suppliers now so the issue should be finally solved. Again, I had the same great customer service as the first time. I only sent Jeremy an e-mail with a picture of the defect and another visor was shipped on the next day. I doubt Brazil is a significant market for Cookie (or any other skydive gear manufacturer) but service was impeccable Hopefully I'll be able to test it this weekend Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    Triathlon for wingsuit yes or not !???

    Absolutely YES! Soft, on head openings and stable on twists + you can find a used one really cheap! Only downside (as any 7 cell) is the poor glide so plan your flight and navigation well Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
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    talon 2 question

    Cool, get an Optimum 193. I doubt you’ll regret being under a larger, more docile reserve when you are low looking for an alternative landing area after your first cutaway. Since you already load a 249 at 0,84 you’ll load the 193 at 1.1 which is still nice. Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
  24. There is a new beginner suit from TS which seems to address the issue without using the scape sleeve (by reducing the sweep back angle of the arms) http://www.tonywingsuits.com/ibird.html Actually, arm angle looks pretty much the same and it looks like the suit has some spandex at the forearm which may give the flexibility. The guys from TS would be able to give much more valuable info Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted
  25. You think you have a problem? Wait until you start BASE jumping Engineering Law #5: The most vital dimension on any plan drawing stands the most chance of being omitted