Rover

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    Freefall Photography
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  1. Not really into numbers but have done more than 7000 jumps out of a 172. What are numbers and aircraft type?
  2. Rover

    Sigma/Icarus/A2 mains

    It's been a while but my opinion is Hop plus turbulence equals death. 6ooo jumps on Icarus and they are bullet proof - bullet proof. Can't comment on the others cause I haven't jumped them.
  3. Rover

    tandem instructor course

    My personal opinion is that 500 jumps is not enough for gaining a tandem rating. I'm not sure what the rules are where you but I would suggest that you look at outside camera as a way of building jumps and observing the sort of shit the TIs sometimes have to deal with. I got my rating around 1400 jumps and have 6000 plus tandems currently. Cheers.
  4. https://miragesys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Skyvan-2-833x1024.jpg 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  5. Rover

    Looking to buy my first rig

    I have a Handbury container with single risers and a 26 lopo. Belly band. Main canopy is a Unit (love that name) going cheap. Let me know if you are interested.
  6. Rover

    Why do Tandems have 9-Cell reserves?

    Can you point to any issues with Tandem reserve reliability? Can you show any incidents where a tandem reserve didn't open properly (when the TI executed EPs correctly)? Here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg5EoCDwhnk . The recent tandem fatality in Queenstown New Zealand where the passenger drowned in a lake involved a malfunctioning reserve. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  7. Rover

    Reserve pack intervals

    I would be surprised if the interval between a tandem rig and a sports rig would be different in any country. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNbml1Dl-v0&t=2s 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  9. Rover

    Stuffing into centre cells... wtf?

    If you listen the packer states quite clearly 7 sec into the video that the canopy is a Safire 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  10. And why would you disconnect the RSL? Goes against any training I've ever had. If you are a TI I suggest you review your EPs. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  11. Rover

    Bail out from the TBM Avenger over Arizona

    https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ww2-airplane-crash-chicago-man-jumps-out-482419101.html 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  12. That TI should not be doing tandems for a very long time - preferably never. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  13. Rover

    1000th Jump videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZJkOyjx3Ak 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  14. Rover

    Cilliers Trial UK.

    But we want to watch! top Agreed - the most entertaining thread in a ling time. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  15. Rover

    Cilliers Trial UK.

    Military intelligence - yeah nah. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.