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Everything posted by Badabing

  1. Inface and outface carving in head down and head up are actually the same as tracking only that you are turning while tracking. If you can carve at any speed and in all orientations you will able to fly your slot in any track o angle dive.
  2. I looking for a new camera- I'd like to shoot stills and also video. I'd really like to hear your opinion on what would be a suitable choice. Is there any obvious difference other than the full frame and the price? What advantage does shooting with a full frame camera offer? Thanks for your feedback! Mike
  3. Will this camera be good for skydiving video and photo? I remember that the Nex 3n was usable but the Nex 5n was not- for some reason that I can't remember.. Thanks for your input :) Mike
  4. Is anyone using the Gopro to film a freefly or freestyle comp? Haven't seen anyone yet.... wonder why. Anyone know why everyone seems to be using SonyCX's? Thanks for you input!
  5. Hi. will be in Miami for Xmas... Looking for a DZ nearby with some freeflying going on... Any Suggestions? Thanks!
  6. Part 2: They are trying to show that it might take 7 seconds at terminal velocity for the adhesive part of the gopro mount to give way when the only pull force is a standard size skydiving PC.- I f you cant manage to clear the snag yourself. Part 1: I guess its a dramatisation. They shot some footage of how a cypress works for TV and used a Tandem cypress to shoot the footage. I guess they are showing a possible scenario for a reserve bridle- gopro snag after cypres activation. In that case 7 seconds would probably not be enough.. Hope I got it right..
  7. Looking for a skydiving friendly remote switch for the 5D MK3.. Anyone know a manufacturer?
  8. Badabing

    Empuria brava

    Maybe they'll put a whirpool on top like in Prague :))
  9. Okay, just a quick update: I had a Crossfire 129 with 450 jumps on it. Just got my brand new JFX 104 and would say it packs only slightly smaller than the 129. Considering the new material I would say it packs like a 119 Crossfire 2.
  10. The sizing chart that UPT has doesn't always include all possible combinations. At least in my experience. So I think it's a good question. Piis- do you think it packs like a 129 crossfire or a size in between a 119 or a 129? I've been jumping 1 size to big with a crossfire (119 was standard fitting- I jumped a 129 which wasnt on the chart) and a vector for 400 jumps with one reserve ride. The rig didnt't feel as soft and comfy anymore, but it's doable. Plus I asked UPT and they had no concerns and said to give it a go.. :) Grüße an den kleinen ;)
  11. Hi! I will be in Montreal for a day on Sunday 8 July and was wondering if anyone wants to fly in the morning or early afternoon. HU/ HD / Carving /Simple routines
  12. Do some AFFI Tunnel training and you won't have to worry about the flying...
  13. my rumor is the same one.. + there is video out there. Don't ask!
  14. Badabing

    Tonfly vs Sonic

    with 55 kgs you wanna go for a fast (tight) suit for sure. Both companies are good!
  15. Hi I'd like to get a JFX. I've heard very conflicting reports concerning it's packing volume. According to a friend and the nzaerosports packing volume table it packs about 1 size SMALLER than a Crossfire 2 of the same size. I.e. packing Volume of JFX 109 = P.V. of a Crossfire 99. Others say that can't be because of the crossbraces etc. The UPT Sizing chart says the opposite and does not include all JFX sizes. I'm interested in a 104 and have a Vector V319. Does anyone know if that will work out? Or can anyone give feedback on similarities in packing volume of non crossbraced canopies? Thanks
  16. Hi, I'll be in the SF Area from the 28th till 2nd of January. Will anything be going on at Lodi, the Tunnel or at other DZs nearby? Thank you, Mike
  17. I've jumped the stiletto and did not really like the openings a lot. otherwise it was okay.. I would recommend either an Icarus crossfire (good from 1,4 WL) or maybe the Saffire 170 considering your Wingloading. The openings are really nice, and the flare is nice too. If you're a PD guy the stiletto would probably be okay but there are comparable canopies with better openings plus the design is previous generation. Never jumped the Sabre. The Katana is nice but is trimmed very steep so its hard to get back from a long spot. Also the Aerodyne Pilot has nice openings (not as nice as Saffire though) and is a very nice and zippy all round canopy. Good luck! P.s. My Progression: PD 230, 210 (AFF) Silhouette 190 till 70 Pilot 170 till 250 Stiletto 150 till 350 Crossfire 149 till 600 Crossfire 129 till 1000+
  18. I don't really know but I would guess that that design has a positive effect on the opening characteristics including heading performance which would be important for wingsuit pilots.. but thats just a guess...
  19. From what I gather the JVX is a 27 cell and the JFX is a 21 cell so more like a crossbraced 7 cell canopy..