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Everything posted by GobbleGobble

  1. Agree. Pulling at full flight in a larger suit with a lightly loaded, docile, 7 cell is a different animal than what most folks skydive with.
  2. Huge burble?? For new folks, flying small suits having them collapse at first makes some sense. I think moving on to full flight deployments as part of the progression also makes a lot of sense. Canopy selection is also important.
  3. If you don't have kids, and you keep your guns squirreled a way in your house. I don't see why I should be held criminally liable because some asshole broke into my house and stole them (along with other belongings). Bring kids, and roommates into the equation and that becomes a different conversation I think. Don't get me wrong safes are a great idea. However most of the ones folks have don't take a lot of work to get into.
  4. Sounds about right. Psst. Did you hear that Swooper71 gave a goat herpes!! He caught it from his buddy's sheep one pen over! SCANDAL
  5. I really like the use of a burner account posting this shit. Skydiving is like being back in high school. Pathetic.
  6. 50$ for a monkey fist? Sheesh. Its like the 30 or 40$ upcharge I got hit with when I ordered a semi stowless bag from them. I was told it was because they had to make one for my Jav. I got a standard one stamped v319 iirc.
  7. There were a lot of posts after release saying I want one for skydiving. Be interested to see how many of these they get out there.
  8. That was the subject a particularly weird thread. Comments were made that Swift might be a bit much for most FFCs. There was much arguing and then eventually the Hatch came out. I bought a P3 as my first wingsuit and still love flying it over 100 jumps later. I doubt I'll ever sell it. I'm looking at either a Havok Carve or Funk as an upsize. Talk with who you are doing your FFC with.
  9. Will this come with age, and height restrictions for rodeos?
  10. Love my Revolve. Thinking of upgrading to the new one.
  11. In that case a whole bunch of CRW competitors at nationals have defective canopy skills. Well, maybe beeing able to cough up the entry fee to compete isnt such a good indicator of canopy skills then. A lot of the Lightnings we use are old and ragged out as hell. At lower WL it's not that big a deal. On my 126 with three links in the rears, loaded at 1.8 it's a bit more of a challenge. 1.4 and below with a stock trim isn't that difficult to land. CRW disciplines keep getting threatened with our events being taken out of Nationals so we bring a lot of newbies (or try to).
  12. Will it work? Sure. I'd recommend not using the retractible bridle system though. It adds another failure mode. Generally speaking I don't really see the point. Doing CRW is hard on gear. Definitely recommend the test jumps. I'd certainly recommend that shorter delays be taken at first, say 5 seconds. Then start taking longer ones. The bag will slow things down, and so will the slider. However it's still going to be a pretty snappy opening. That nose is wide open.
  13. They've never slammed me. I've a decent # of jumps on 150, 135, and 120. Certainly opens faster than Pilot, or Saffire 2, at least in my experience. I prefer a quicker opening so I don't really do much to slow it down.
  14. The Northeast Birdschool (MA), Scotty Burns (FL), Darren Burke (CA), would all get you going quite well. Good fliers AND can teach. I'm sure there are others, and no order intended in the above.
  15. No worries. And glad my comment had the intended effect :)
  16. Potato, potato. Micro Ravens are perfectly suitably reserves. We're just gonna have to agree to disagree. If I follow your logic I would NEVER pack a reserve 126 or smaller. No matter who made it. What knucklehead in their right mind jumps a reserve at a 1.5+ WL? Can't nanny state everyone. People need to get back in the mindset that this shit is dangerous. Learn to fly a canopy.
  17. I promise you are hilariously over thinking things.
  18. PDRs don't fly or flare brilliantly either. Most folks don't have much if any time on a 7 cell. Combine that with being amped up after a cut away and I think you already set the stage for a lot of injuries. I have three rides on a Micro Raven. I certainly like the PDR in my other rig, but it's not a Swift by any means...
  19. Have any kicking around the shop? Wouldn't mind swinging by some time to take a look. In the market to replace my Revolve.
  20. yea, why get the original when you can buy the copy - plus, you get to support the vietnamese people, namely the 10 to 12yrs old childworkers the company employs.. They are able to keep the thread tension more consistent using their teeth. *ducks
  21. Anyone have experience with that setup? Simon, would love to hear if you have any success installing a tailpocket. Yes. You still pack the canopy like a free pack. Only after rolling you stuff it in the dbag and stow the lines in the elastics. The #8 grommet on the dbag will slide down over the PC on deployment and act like a kill cone. You'll also need a properly sized length of Dacron to use as a bridle. You can bar tack in a nub to catch a curved pin. Another option is mounting a straight pin on a second, shorter length of Dacron so that you pull the pin when you deploy the pilot chute.
  22. Keep an eye on Tsunami's Facebook page. Rich tried to get one going earlier, and had intentions to do so again.
  23. Are you getting the latest version? Flap cut with laser? If so you'll be fine. I waited 3 weeks to be safe, I also wear a full face. No issues other than dryness. Don't rub your eyes!
  24. I have a UPT semi stowless bag in my Jav. I was asked to send them the dimensions of the stock d-bag.
  25. I'm unsure how to feel about him staying on/stepping down. I will say that I find it hilarious that people on one hand demand more regulation from the USPA. Then in the same breath scream that the sport is self policing and effective at doing so. Normiss, this isn't directed at you.