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Everything posted by woppyvac

  1. Okay - Finally got to put the stealth box to work this weekend... it is worth it's weight in gold! TY Woot Woot!
  2. Rigger & a Wings owner. It's a great container. Woot Woot!
  3. ^^^^ what does that mean? lol can someone do a breakdown for this noob? Woot Woot!
  4. Thanks Terry! I have the set up pretty much ready to roll. I pretty sure that a foam insert under the camera will further cement the entire setup into place. It's a great lil design. Kudos. Woot Woot!
  5. Just got one in the mail for a CX110. I see how it's designed to be set up but have a question regarding how snug everything needs to be. The Filter Bushing rests in the circular cut out of the box pretty well but it still has a little (very little) movement.. is it supposed to be a Tight fit with zero movement? Just seems that lil bit could cause vibration while shooting. Same deal with the Filter Bushing and the Step Ring.. Supposed to be a tight fit or is it okay to have that minimal wiggle? Woot Woot!
  6. Doesn't the G3 tighten with a draw sting in the back? If so... a cutaway system isn't really possible. just mount the camera with a nylon screw that will snap off should a snag with a line or riser occur. Woot Woot!
  7. 200 jumps would be something to be recommended as well b4 doing camera jumps... the cutaway systems work on latched/strapped closing helmets. I believe the G3 doesn't have one. Woot Woot!
  8. I have a hard time seeing any benefit from the pin and cutter being in contact with one another. I imagine a scenario where I have a main mal with a skyhook and wonder how the routing would be hindered because it would add additional packing mishaps with routing of the RSL/Skyhook Lanyard. I imagine a scenario where I have no RSL/Skyhook and the pull force need to slid the pin over the cutter and out of the loop would be increased or halted because of friction etc. Simply put you'd be adding more potential mishap opportunities with the manual/rsl/skyhook pin extraction process. Just my observations - it you can design something beyond my vision that'd appease those worries than rock n' roll! Woot Woot!
  9. ^^^^ Exactly my plan. More altitude, more time, hope to never have to every use the darn thing. Woot Woot!
  10. B. Good choice on wings. Love mine. Woot Woot!
  11. Balls. I've been thinking of semi-retiring my Pilot and getting a Spectre (although larger than a 150) because my spine is roughly as old as you are. I'm reading this thread with considerable interest. If you want soft openings... get a firebolt. softest openings I've ever experienced - and one of the main reasons I purchased it. Woot Woot!
  12. Have you taken a canopy course? Do you know what the sweet spot is/can you constantly find it? Have you Demo'd one yet at that size. If the answer is Yes to those questions... and you prefer the downsized ride & LANDING then the decision should be clear. :D Woot Woot!
  13. 365? thats tandemesque... did u have a typo? Woot Woot!
  14. Call Rick and ask them directly. They don't have size charts posted. skydivewings.com has the contact info.... Woot Woot!
  15. snivel is a good thing... soft openings are a great thing... your back a precious thing... stay with that soft smooth opening. maybe pull a little hight till your comfortable with its opening characteristics. Woot Woot!
  16. Mirage makes 2 types of dbags i thought. one with a solid seam where the locking bands connect and another with a split seam that requires the middle locking band to go thru two grommets to close the opening making a larger opening to stuff the chute into... Woot Woot!
  17. Low profile is what I bought. easy to get your thumbs thru but not as large of a snag point. pillows and gloves in the winter - not ideal IMO.. amongst other reasons too. Woot Woot!
  18. I've got just over 20 jumps on a 146 Firebolt. Wing loaded at 1.55. I highly recommend folks to demo this canopy! Openings: This is the biggest selling point. SOFT. It's just amazing how wonderfully this canopy opens and is the reason I had to have one. You've gotta experience one to understand it. Packing: It's F111 bottomskin and ribs make packing the Firebolt easy to control. I found it easier to pack than the Sabre 2 150 I had before ordering the Firebolt and the Sabre had 200 jumps on it. Additionally, I had a jumper with less than a hundred jumps pack it for me in between loads today and he had no problem getting it in the bag. There are two brake lines. Only the out board lines get stowed and the excess inboard lines get pulled back toward the canopy meaning you aren't spending time stowing excess line - thats a plus onto itself by saving time. Flight: It does exactly as advertised. At 1.55 wing loading it's a spirited wing and wants to get back to the ground quick. Long spots may be the only semi con I could think of... Flare: Good and strong. I like to pick up speed for my landings and it's sweet spot is easy to find and creates great glide across the ground. Price: All the above and it beats out the competitors on price. Demo: Do It. Edited 9.23.2013 ---- update. I've put over 150 jumps on my Firebolt. The craftsmanship of this canopy is excellent - minimal wear. It's still opens amazingly (i've yet to have a hard opening). Flare is still strong. It's the only canopy I'll buy from now on.
  19. Bev Suits. And never look back. Woot Woot!
  20. Well he got me rereview my cypress manual again. :P Woot Woot!
  21. always flake. better on equipment, better for openings, etc. having not been taught that as a student is a shame. :/ Woot Woot!
  22. Well, that sums up pretty well why I'm not familiar with it... TY Woot Woot!
  23. Haven't run into any of these AAD's... how long has it been around? good reputation? comparable price to a Vigil or Cypress? The reviews on DZ.com look alright but there are only 7. Woot Woot!
  24. small claims court Woot Woot!