texascrw

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    Skydive Dallas/Caddo Mills
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    18006
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  • Number of Jumps
    1100
  • Years in Sport
    20
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    Freefall Photography
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    CReW
  1. texascrw

    PS Vortex delivery time?

    Ordered a Volt earlier this year and it came in earlier than promised. Flies a lot like the Sabre 2 in my other rig, except a little more responsive. The quality is as good as the Sabre 2, and considering the price difference between it and a Sabre 2, would buy another Volt before a Sabre 2.
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    Sabre 2 150

    From what I have read, the Volt and Sabre 2 have very similar flight characteristics. So I am wondering why you are wanting to go to the Sabre 2 in the same size. Is there something about the Volt you don't like, or something you think the Sabre 2 will do better? I jump a Sabre 2, but have been looking at the Volt for my second rig. I haven't had a chance to demo one yet, but based on what I have heard, wasn't expecting to see much difference between the two. Would be interested in hearing why you want to change.
  3. texascrw

    Riser Inserts Price

    I bought two sets each from Rigging Innovations and Parachute Labs and neither came with inserts.
  4. texascrw

    Single or Double Stow the Locking Stows?

    Sabre 2 with Dacron lines. Use a UPT semi-stowless bag, so only have the two locking stows. Use large rubber bands and double wrap. No problems since I started using the UPT bags @4 years ago.
  5. texascrw

    Riser Inserts Price

    Not all new risers automatically come with hard inserts. I have ordered 3 or 4 sets in the last two years that didn't have them. And these were from rig manufacturers, not aftermarket.
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    Semi-Stowless Bags? Mirage?

    Hi Bill, I use your original semi-stowless bags with the four tuck tabs and love them. I was looking at your latest version, with the sides sewn shut and think the original version is easier and faster. Were the changes merely a cost cutting measure? Saving material and time to make? Thanks, Fred
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    Slider Bumpers/Link Covers (Silicon tube size?)

    I use No.5 links on all of my canopies and use the silicon bumpers from APEX Base. They are just the right size for a No.5 link and while not difficult to pull up if needed, I have never had to tack them down. While most people probably should tack them down, as Terry suggested, I make a point of checking each one when setting my brakes and have never had one move up or down. And that is on my rig for video and my CRW canopies. You might see if APEX will sell you a length of the tubing, since I would imagine they buy it by the roll, or maybe give you the supplier. If nothing else, you can order a few and measure them. You would probably have a better idea of what to order from the links that Terry gave you, if you liked the silicon ones from APEX. Best of luck finding what you need.
  8. texascrw

    Hi from Texas

    Christmas day is the only day that Dallas Spaceland is closed.
  9. texascrw

    Simple crw with sabre 2

    Do yourself a favor and look around for an old Triathlon with ragged out lines. They can be had for just a few hundred dollars, which is a whole lot cheaper than the ER bill when your arm or leg gets sliced to the bone in a wrap with microline. Aerodyne will either reline it with a Hybrid Dacron line set or sell you the line set for your rigger to do it. If it is a standard Triathlon, and not a Hybrid, you can get a 5 foot bridle, put a number 8 grommet in your d-bag to act as a kill cone for your pilot chute and you are good to go for doing casual type CRW. However, unless the people you are jumping with also have Dacron lines, you are still chancing it. After all, it will probably be their lines that are wrapped around you, not yours. Hopefully you have one person in the group that knows what they are doing, but I'm guessing not, or they would have told you the same thing about using microlined canopies for CRW. Get some appropriate canopies and have fun. CRW is great! Also look at attending one of the Raw Dogs CRW camps.
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    Cutaway - Vortex 2 with Springo 160

    Order a set of snap toggle risers from Parachute Labs(the people that make the Racer H/C) Other than my CRW canopies with velcro toggles, they are all I will use. I have never had a problem with them, premature brake release or anything else. They will make them any length, color, type 17 or 8, mini or large rings, ss or cadium hardware, dive loops, or rsl ring if wanted. Each set is custom made, so you can have them just about anyway you want them. I am not affiliated with Parachute Labs and don't even own a Racer, just like their snap toggle risers. Best of luck, Fred
  11. texascrw

    Meat bombing

    Buy a Bev camera suit with large wings that are sewn all the way down. No hole to throw your pilot chute through.
  12. I think Para Gear still makes and sells split sliders. The last one I bought a couple of years ago was $105. At the time you had a choice of colors, any size you wanted, and either F111 or ZP, but I think they only used brass grommets. You might check with them and see what the current deal is.
  13. texascrw

    Container for Lightning 160

    I jump a 193 Lightning in a Dolphin D5, and although I haven't tried it, it would probably fit a D4. It fits fine whether using a bag or the tail pocket. A 176 should easily fit a D4 and probably even a D3. Second hand Dolphins are usually cheap and very good rigs. I think there are several for sale in the classifieds.
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    Vector semi stowless in a G4 M1

    Call UPT at 386-736-7589 and talk to Mike Maguire. He will fix you up with the right size bag.
  15. Just got a hit from this guy for a canopy I have for sale. Told him to send me a cashiers check. I can always frame it and put it on the wall. He won't be getting a canopy.