philly51

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Cross Keys, UPC
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    25269
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3015
  • Years in Sport
    17
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    2900

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  1. Skydivecrosskeys has a germain speaking instructor Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  2. Came here in 2000 and have never left.
  3. I switched to a semi stowless bag (Wings) with a sabre 2 and I did notice a slight lessening of the off heading openings. Soft openings and no line twists became the norm though, Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  4. Been through Philly, Lax and Phoenix many times with no hassle. I wear it to the search and place it in its own tray. Only had to open it once to show the lead shot. After inspection, I put it in my carry on. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  5. Can't make it to his ash dive but I will always remember the good times I shared with Bill. Semper Fi Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  6. I would clean the inside of the visor then dab a small amount of shaving cream and polish it in with a SOFT cloth. Also try to tighten the helmet so as to place your mouth as close to the vent as possible and exhale through your mouth. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  7. I've been trying to contact Skysystems regarding a reline for the past week by e mails and phone calls to no avail. Does anyone have any actual news as to WTF is going on?? Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  8. Try Sky's the Limit Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  9. I agree with your reply to the original post, BUT not with your statement that with a malfunction at 3500', "that there is plenty of time". There isn't. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  10. Why don't you try a ProTec helmet. Reasonably priced and great protection. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  11. The elastic cord stows that came with my bag were a bitch to use. After the first attempt, changed them out to large rubber bands. I have over 150 jumps on mine and I will not be using a regular D bag again. Quick, soft openings and I have yet to experience a line twist. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  12. After my canopy collision, I went to the hospital and the other guy went home. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  13. 49 Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  14. 4 screws and 2 steel bars L3-L5 (L4 fractured). Received medical clearance 4 months later (after vigorous PT). I stopped on my way home from the doctor and did a low pass 4500" with a non terminal opening. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
  15. You have a way to go until you're ready to be concerned about gear. Concentrate on getting started first and then start saving for gear. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, Shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"