texascrw

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

    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.
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    Riser Inserts Price

    I bought two sets each from Rigging Innovations and Parachute Labs and neither came with inserts.
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    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.
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    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.
  7. 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.
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    Fast diamond with Pursuit 215- 230

    I wondered where all of the old Pursuits went. Maybe Wendy(faulknerwn), topdocker or skyjumpenfool can help you. I know skyjumpenfool still does crw with F111 canopies, probably some Pursuits included, so he may be your best bet. Sorry I am not there to drag out my old Pursuit 230 to join in. Best of luck with the project.
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    Bruce Cunningham

    Sorry to hear about Bruce. I met him in the early eighties at an accuracy meet in Seagoville. Jumped with him again later at Gainesville. He always kept things interesting. BSBD
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    ZP or Hybrid canopy

    That is not the reason for the price difference in a Pilot and a Solo. Because Solo's are no longer hybrid canopies. They are made of all ZP or ZPX. The lower price difference for the Solo is probably to make the Solo more competitve for the student market. I just bought a new Pilot and Solo this year. The only choices were all ZP or all ZPX. According to Rob Fischer at Aerodyne, the only real difference between a Pilot and a Solo is the line trim. Sporty for the Pilot, more docile for the Solo.