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  1. Welcome to DZ.com's Wing Suit Flying Forum. So how long you been on the internet? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  2. I have seen several suits with this problem including mine. It's not really a problem with the suit but rather how the suit and your harness (specifically the laterals) fit on your body. The easy fix is to tie the zippers "the other way." In other words...if you are currently tying the bungie so that it is between your body and the harness, stop doing that, and instead tie the bungie so it is between your harness and your suit. (On the opposite side of the harness.) I hope that is descriptive enough. Since it depends on fit there doesn't seem to be one way that works well for everyone but switching it from one way to the other when there is a problem seems to work. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  3. +1 When I was in Switzerland we were reviewing some video in the Horner. Dan Vicary happened to see and commented that my tail wing of my Colugo could be pressurizing faster. He modified it for me a couple hours later and now it pressurizes ridiculously fast. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  4. Do you blame the plane and its pilot? Lets blame the moon because it was in a wrong phase. Nope. No where above did i even hint at placing blame. Actually maybe i did in a vague facetious way, but rather the WS pilot not the plane pilot. No one made him exit. All i was saying is it wasn't great conditions for a WS exit in the first place. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  5. Giant suit + really fast plane + no flaps + weird sideways huck = spinny spinny? Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  6. Where did you take your FJC? Because in ours...and every other FJC I have ever witnessed gear identification and inspection is one of the first things you are taught. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  7. 3 on Prodigy 1 8ish on GTI 75 or so skydives on Phantom 2 18 BASE jumps on Phantom 2 Currently Skydiving and BASE Jumping a Colugo Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  8. It's called target demographics. The advertisement called for a specific type of actor they felt would be most impactful to reach a particular target demographic. There isn't anything racist about it. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  9. Nice work. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  10. Detrimental. Nothing about being a good tracker is detrimental to anything in skydiving or BASE jumping. It is one of the single most important skills someone can have no matter what discipline they choose to follow. I understand your point...vaguely, but saying it's detrimental is highly inaccurate. In addition to being incredibly important i dont see how learning to fly your body can hurt with wingsuiting. Is it a different skill set that is performed differently? Sure. However it is no different than showing a student how to relax and/or dearch for WS or FF instruction. This falls on the coach regardless of discipline. Inexperienced skydivers are very impressionable. There are already far too many skydivers out there who "didnt want to waste time on their belly because they dont want to pick up bad habits for freeflying." Let's not also send the message that inexperienced jumpers shouldn't constantly work on their track just because they want to WS. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  11. Sometimes we'll get students in that have been practicing tracking for WS that have the idea that maximum flight is what they want to achieve on their first few jumps. Part of a good coach's job is to catch it before the first flight occurs. If it's not caught, frequently the FFC will generate instability through a rigid, and usually improper body position. An FFC should be focused on exit, navigation, deployment, and nothing more. Body position, maximum flight, etc all come later in the process. "You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means" Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  12. Mine lags at freefly speeds. If you're tracking on your belly long enough before pull time it has a chance to catch back up. There have been a couple times where we pushed for that last dock resulting in a shorter breakoff/track and the alti didnt match the mental picture. (Didnt have time to catch up.) Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  13. Any concern with the magnets latching onto railings of BASE exits or doors/tailgates during cramped sky exits? Would suck to start your flight with a blown booty. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  14. You arent missing anything but a lot of butthurt. It was a 6.5 minute video for a 30 second jump that included: -mostly Facebook screen grabs of posts and PMs -Ava Maria playing in the background -a tiny little bit (30 sec of 6.5 min) of good flying -more FB screen shots of skydivers calling each other douchebags -more Ava Maria -evidence the editor doesnt know skydiving gear very well Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.
  15. I had a layover in China on my way to Malaysia and I DID have to go through security in China. I was carrying two BASE rigs in a single roll-aboard and they didnt have a problem with that. They did however have a problem with all the travel size bottles of booze i had in my backpack. Fiend I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes.