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  1. If your friend had to pull the reserve manually then the RSL shackle was disconnected, assuming no rigging errors were made. Either way, this has nothing to do with a skyhook. Personally I have had a cutaway where my skyhook became disconnected though (see attached pictures). Spinning main canopy and 'normal' RSL deployment resulted in a twisted reserve. But the twists were easy to get out and I'd still take a twisted reserve over no reserve any day :). "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  2. If I get it right, you were in the exact direction you were expecting to be after the planned 450 but a little higher because you did a 270 the other way instead. How was your intended landing direction not a good direction to abort? And how does adding a full 360 (leaving you in the same direction) make things any better? [inline Thatsnothowthisworks.jpg] "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  3. https://www.dz-manager.com Skydive Teuge in Holland (two Supervans, 40.000+ jumps a year) has been using DZ Manager for 4 years now I think. It has a lot of the fancy features you mentioned, although we're only slowly implementing them one by one. As a manifester I can recommend this software, although I must say I am biased. I started working here right when we started using DZ Manager (we used JumpRun before) and so I've never actually worked with anything else. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  4. After getting reprimanded by an instructor for knowingly going straight through his harddeck with a nonfunctional canopy two jumps before... "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  5. Have you tried pumping the brakes (twice) to get the slider down like you were taught during AFF? Your story makes it sound as if you passively waited till you were at 2000ft. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  6. You're right, in head-up it gets pretty shaky. I'm quite sure this has to do with my helmet, as it is a tiny bit too big on my head and the video is super solid in any non-head-up orientation. I have asked several experienced freeflyers/video guys though and they've all told me the same thing: if you want steady freefly video, go headdown because head-up will always be more shaky. I haven't done any video on 720 so can't comment on that. By the way, I use the exit equipment switch, and have used the ultimate blowswitch before. I like the exit equipment one more, although I use it as bite and not as tongue switch (as intended). I've only used it for a few jumps though so I can't comment on durability. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  7. I dont really need a ringsight as long as I use the lens at 16mm, or at least I haven't needed it so far. A bit of practice has thought me how to aim my head depending on the orientation I fly in and so far it's working out fine. My boyfriend uses a similar setup though and he has just bought a ringsight as he doesn't want to be thinking 'head down a bit in trace, up a bit in head-up or videoing tandem, up a lot in hu trace, and normal in head-down or when videoing fs' as I do. For tandems I use the gopro for video and the sony for photo's. For fs teams I ended up doing the same as they thought the sony video was too narrow on exit, but that could just be my way of filming the exit, I'm a total noob when it comes to fs video (or fs in general, really). "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  8. I use a zkulls hero overkill mount on a tonfly 3x. When I use the sony for video I don't bring my (or actually borrowed, not mine) gopro anymore on most jumps though. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  9. I switched from a Nikon d3100 to a Sony A5100 end of last year. The reasons I went for an a5100 instead of the a5000 are the high-bitrate 60p full hd video option and the super fast autofocus the a5100 offers. I initially bought it for stills but love the video it takes so much that that's what I use it for mostly now, full hd frame-grabs are fine for facebook use and such anyway. I use the standard kitlens and it works great, haven't felt the need to buy a 16mm prime as of yet. An example of some video I took with it: https://vimeo.com/115850497 No fancy editing, simply slowed the footage down to 50% (30p instead of the original 60) and added some music. ETA: Vimeo only plays 720 as I'd need to pay to upload the 1080 version, so I've added some un-edited framegrabs. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  10. Vectran lines won't get out of trim before they get worn, and lines that do shrink easily might get out of trim faster because of any extra friction a semi stowless bag causes (which was kinda the whole point of this discussion). And yes of course I will be replacing my 'fucking lines' when they get worn but I'd rather that be at 500-600 jumps after reline than 300-400. That said I haven't found much support for the theory of stowless bags causing extra wear so I'll probably go for a semi stowless on my new rig. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  11. ... yeh way off topic i just started this because someone who doesnt know shit from clay... blah blah Yes I get it skez, you have the biggest penis knowledge, good to know. I know there are bags without any rubber bands and I don't like them, if you want to know why you can send me a pm or start a new thread. Back on topic. Has anyone else got anything to say on the damage/wear a semi (or fully, whatever) stowless bag could or could not do to lines? I can imagine lines sliding past themselves and the fabric of the bag at a decent speed does cause quite some friction. Whereas with a normal bag only short bights of lines 'slide' past the rubber bands, and I think it's more the rubber band rolling off anyway. So far I only found this one thread from 2011 where a guy complains about the wear a semi stowless has on his (vectran) lines: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4090664 "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  12. So one rigger tells me that I shouldn't get a semi stowless bag because it will wear out my lines faster, but another rigger tells me it won't cause any (extra) wear. I get how it's not ideal to have the lines rubbing past each other every opening but will this friction wear out my (vectran) lines significantly faster? "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  13. Thanks everyone for the advice, history lessons and childish remarks :D. I might borrow a pull-out rig to try it anyway, but for now my mind is set on throw-out. This is mostly because hard(er) pulls are apparently still pretty common with pull-out and even though I won't wingsuit with it I will be jumping camera wings sometimes. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  14. Skydive Teuge in the Netherlands just announced that jumpprices will go down to 20 euros per 2015. It used to be 25 for members and 26 for visitors so that's a very pleasant change. "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump
  15. I bought a sony a5100 mostly for stills but will also be using it for video sometimes. Now I was wondering if there is any way to buy/build an indicator that can show me if it's recording. Maybe something like a hypeye mini with an adapter cable would work? hypeye mini: http://www.gethypoxic.com/browse/hypoxic-stuff.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=18&category_id=6 adapter cable: http://www.exitequipment.com/switches_xq025.html "So I jump out, look up, and think 'Oh SHIT!... It's PINK!!!'" - army guy after his first staticline jump