wasatchrider

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  • Main Canopy Size
    135
  • Main Canopy Other
    Sabre
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    150

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    skydive utah
  • Number of Jumps
    11
  • Years in Sport
    5
  • First Choice Discipline
    BASE Jumping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1069
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    500
  1. wasatchrider

    Rafale vs. Freak2 ?

    There hasn't been any "interesting developments" in wingsuits in about a decade. In about 15 years, L/D increased only by 20% (from 2.5 of V-4 back in 2004 to 3.0 of mattresses; and it's been stuck at 3.0 flat for years now). The prevailing planform is pretty much the same T-design of about 10 years ago. L/D improved mostly due to trivially increased surface area. Dramatic improvement in flare is mostly an automatic consequence of this modest improvement in L/D (flare - effective conversion of kinetic energy into potential energy - is very sensitive to L/D increase). Increased internal pressure is nice for ease of flying, but has virtually no effect on aerodynamics, as long as it's enough to shape the wing (and it was enough 15 years ago in "soft" suits). The multi-million $$$ wingsuit industry is as stagnant as some swamp in Florida. The only thing that is skyrocketing is the marketing. Any new minuscule iteration is presented as a revolutionary breakthrough. "Buy buy buy... we want your $$$... $2K at a time." maybe true as far a glide but speed is getting faster and flare comes from energy build up. I loved my Aura 1, my freak 2 even more fun with its range and flare and now I have a C3 and for base jumps I can come out of the same line with way more speed range and flare it has made jumping for me safer. Every buy they have said to make for me was worth it.
  2. wasatchrider

    Rafale vs. Freak2 ?

    How is it better for safety if these smaller suits have harder pulls than "bigger" due to higher internal pressure? haven't flown current pf suits so I don't know how much pressure they have but I have a freak 2 and a calugo 3 and don't have a problem with the pull on either suit or any issue for that matter pull seems super easy
  3. wasatchrider

    got my WS1 this weekend

    I would bet getting the best glide does not mean how long you stay in the air
  4. wasatchrider

    Storm Vs Epicene

    yep I don't have a 7 cell, open corners or semi stowless and don't have any problems
  5. wasatchrider

    Squirrel AURA

    thanks I have a freak 3 and a c3 so Im good on suits at the moment have fun with the medium big suits for now... well I take that back the NPS has my freak at the moment so I ordered a c3 and hopefully getting my freak back someday but money is tied with the ticket and new suit.
  6. wasatchrider

    Squirrel AURA

    I sold my aura 1 six months ago for $300
  7. wasatchrider

    Have you ever had an arm trapped?

    yes but only base jumping when im where big puffy jackets but only after the first half I make the forearm portion as tight as I can so I can at least get half zipped to get to the toggles.
  8. wasatchrider

    Pilot7 canopy

    how does an all zp 135 pack as small as a 120?
  9. wasatchrider

    Wingsuits are for people that dont know how to fly

    I can fly with a tandem with my wing suit but not belly flying
  10. wasatchrider

    Intrudair Piranha 3

    I have a piranha 1 and works just as good as a p3 so I assume they made the new suits even better
  11. wasatchrider

    How not to train

    you spelled decompression wrong
  12. wasatchrider

    Re-currency

    Cool story
  13. wasatchrider

    spiral down

    or pitch your wing suit down steep and in a turn spiral down just like burying a toggle like other dude said.
  14. wasatchrider

    became camera jumper

    correct me if im wrong but I think you have to have 500 jumps to fly with a tandem
  15. wasatchrider

    Should I downsize?

    why not try a 210 or hell try a 190 and see how it goes