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Everything posted by woppyvac

  1. I think the concept is sound... but do you need both or will the RSL version work for both? seems to me it could... If you use them it'd be appreciated if you'd give comment to their craftsmanship and practicality. TY http://www.paragear.com/products/10000169/S7935/ http://www.paragear.com/products/10000169/S7938/ Woot Woot!
  2. People purchase for different reasons... Safety, Comfort, Price, Style, Options, Popularity, etc. Before committing so much money read, reread, then review it a few more times before going forward. Those rigs are similar. But of your choices, I prefer the Javelin because of it's reserve packing/semi exposed pilot. Good Luck! (If you are so inclined to have the reserve opened with a main release system but want to save $ you could go with a Wings and get the Boost system. Personally, I'm a Racer fan) Woot Woot!
  3. End this thread here. This cat is wrong on almost all counts. Let him keep barking about rules and regulations set up to protect him from himself and limit him from being a safety hazard to others. These rules also are proving to have another valuable role: they aid in eliminating folks like him from continuing in the sport... thank the gods. I hope he doesn't become a stat that will negatively affect the sports image. Me Woot Woot!
  4. Hope Vigil starts allowing this on their system. What about the Mars AAD? Woot Woot!
  5. Personal Opinion. Good move by board. If this will aid in increasing AAD manufacturer's activation altitudes - then good. 750 feet is a small window. I've always enjoyed informing folks just how small that window and how a .5 or 1 second delay makes it even smaller. Their reactions range from mind blown to disbelief. More air, more time, more chance. It'd be interesting to see what would happen if folks had the option to voluntarily select their activation altitude... 750-1250ft. Woot Woot!
  6. I use motorcycle goggles for my open face camera helmet. Super comfortable and affordable. Dunno about a light/cheap motorcycle helmet though... Woot Woot!
  7. TIGHT is def not ideal... gl. Woot Woot!
  8. How quickly we digress.. Cool to see that there are that many registered skydivers! Woot Woot!
  9. Yes, semi stowless bags get to line stretch faster which starts your canopy inflation quicker. I have one and I prefer this bc it feels smoother and consistently produces more on heading openings. Woot Woot!
  10. you can always have the material pull tested. Woot Woot!
  11. "Mom & Dad... I'm gotten married to a traveling circus clown, detained in Texas for assaulting a herd of cows with a stolen Ford Bronco, have converted to Buddhism, was photographed holding a picket sign stating China Makes The Best Baby Toys, was thrown out of a plane and survived, have decided to invest in a strip club, got a tattoo of my favorite NASCAR driver's face on my back, and might have dropped $3k in one night on drinks for someone I didn't know birthday party.... RELAX! I'm only going to make one of these a life long commitment. Which would you prefer?" That.... outa do it. Woot Woot!
  12. It has been many years ago, but IIRC, there was a female jumper in Italy who had her chest strap torn out on opening shock. She then fell out of the harness. I would find it very unusual that a chest strap could be torn out of a harness, even an old ratty one, at only 15 lbs of loading. As of now, I do not think that anyone has any numbers as to what loads are put onto a chest strap during opening shock. ***I can't recall where I once heard that figure from... Skydiving, as with many activities, is rampant with rumors. IMO take what 'you hear' with a large grain of salt. JerryBaumchen I actually think that figure (15lbs of preassure) came outa researching the benefits/losses of smaller chest straps vs. the larger straps when ordering my last container. I opted for larger webbing vs the smaller option. Wonder if the manufacturer would have a answer. Ty guys. Woot Woot!
  13. Under normal operation doesn't the chest strap only have to withstand about 15lbs of pressure? I can't recall where I once heard that figure from... but if that is the case then most folks in this videos scenario would be fine with locking their arms after deployment. Anyone out there that can provide an accurate figure on the pressure the chest strap receives? Woot Woot!
  14. asphaultpussy!? I think I know what your handle is intended to mean.... but sadly -- I'm now suffering from cold sweat flashbacks. HA! Woot Woot!
  15. That stuff just felt bulletproof. Even after 1,000 jumps. Woot Woot!
  16. Didn't even know about Skylark unit this post... lol Pilot is a good canopy. Woot Woot!
  17. Hahah just a side note. You wouldn't believe the people who buy cars in the way you just described. Trust me, its an easy 50/50 mix between those who do and don't research what you mentioned. Sadly.... you are correct. Woot Woot!
  18. In what scenario does someone spend 'thousands of dollars' and not do the necessary research to ensure they aren't screwing themselves/getting screwed by someone else? That'd be like buying a used car without reading a review on the vehicle, getting the carfax, and having a mechanic inspect it first. I'm curious to read the AD and then get the info on what model rig, canopy, reserve, etc. BC with that 9 times out of 10 you'll ensure getting something that works for you... sheesh I have people email me ads to review for them because they understand that being new to the industry makes them vulnerable and also naive. always always consult a rigger. Woot Woot!
  19. 1st rigs... should be big, bulky, safe, and often times ugly creatures. As you progress and become a better skydiver both in free fall and more importantly under canopy should you look into fancy smancy gear. You'll have also gained a fair level of opinions on different gear, set ups, etc. which will make your selection process more refined. Woot Woot!
  20. are there instructions available for this? Woot Woot!
  21. Now this is something I'll have to investigate.... Woot Woot!
  22. Going thru a dealer like Chuting Star is advised. Your measurements and questions all could be answered with just a simple phone call to them. You are at a DZ where Javelins are prevalent.... which means your rigger is most likely more knowledgeable about that particular manufacture than the others on the market... In your instance you may be better served sticking with the crowd because of that reason alone. Food for thought. Woot Woot!