Quagmirian

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Quagmirian last won the day on October 16 2019

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  1. A nice selection of half-arsed pulls there. I see a lot of people who need to work on their EPs. Funny how they can actually do it when they try. smh. As for the pin issue he makes a good point but I don't think it's as big a deal as he's making out.
  2. There's a guy in Newcastle but I can't remember his name. Someone on Facebook might be able to help you.
  3. I've spoken to all the chief instructors of the DZs that I frequent, and at this point, with my rigger rating and years of experience I actually have a pretty good image in the sport. However, a lot of the CIs are still in the mindset of "I'd rather you did that somewhere else", or "ooh, I'd like to get someone else to sign you off to do that". Shoutout to Rich at Langar for just being really chill and mellow and letting me get on with things. I think the real problem is that there has never really been a BPA system in place for odd cases like me, and I thought becoming a rigger would fix it. As for the sport, I was never that interested in it that much. I think my mistake was to fall in love with the idea of jumping rather than jumping itself. I think I've seen and done enough to get a fair view of it. Never say never though, I can always come back. I haven't even sold my rig yet. However, I have to realistic about the number of jumps I can do and the level of skill I can ever attain on my budget. I promised myself I wouldn't bitch about skydiving here. I don't work at the moment. I was looking at getting into rigging full time but who knows now. Maybe a sailmaker or a kayaking/paragliding instructor.
  4. Sorry for the lack of updates in the last year everyone. I finally got my rigger rating in December and made another ZP canopy. Here's the video from earlier this year. https://youtu.be/fpTBNnXoY9U It actually flies alright. Unfortunately, despite spending several years and really big chunks of my own money getting my rating, I've still found it difficult jumping homemades at a few dropzones. That, a long with a few other factors, means I'll probably be winding up my jumping for now. It's been an amazing journey, and I've met some great people ( a lot of them are in this thread). I've made some great experiences and I'm happy to be moving on in a relatively positive way.
  5. Double stowing a big rubber band is inherently superior to single stowing a small rubber band. The entire line group is supported as it is lifted off the bag, as opposed to a single wrap, where there is a gap that allows the stow to slip off at an inopportune time.
  6. Fuck this forum and its beginner bashing. Fuck the oldiewonks and their egos. I can't wait to see an improvement in packing.
  7. Not quite sure what you mean by that. 0.067? 15:1? 1:1.15? 1.15?
  8. No there isn't. This is a bullshit myth and I wish it would go away. It's true that certain canopies pack bigger or smaller and can sometimes go in a container that usually fits something else. But you need to check first.
  9. The other issue is the RSL release not being accessible when you want it (water landings etc).
  10. It's a number, good for most people, and it shuts people up.
  11. It's still not a good idea to colour in your canopy. Just watch a packing video instead.
  12. Buying a container and then finding canopies to fit it is a bit like buying a house and then finding a family to put in it. Wrong order, no matter how good the deal is.
  13. Nice. Will all old content still be accessible?
  14. Whoops. Optimum is built better. Better material choices and construction techniques. Nicer quality too.