Avikus

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  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    210
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    Tempo
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    Skydive Gananoque
  • License
    C
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    450
  • Years in Sport
    4
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  1. Hi beautiful people! I just broke the curve mount of my Drift HD Ghost (I know, old ass camera, but it still works great) and was wondering if any of you might have an extra I could buy from you? The Drift website only sells 5 at a time and with shipping it's way to expensive for what it's worth. So if any of you has extra, I'd be happy to buy it from you! Thanks, -A
  2. Good day everyone! Para Montreal's event, Drop Out 2016 is a week away and since I decided to skip Summerfest this year () I've decided to make it up for it to go to the Canadian equivalent. As my first (don't you f*cking dare!!!!) experience with this boogie, I wanna go all in with a bang. I'm planning on bringing my sketchy tube (with old and frail) but would love to be able to get more tube into the jump and get amazing jumps out of it. Can anyone here going bring their tube ? Also, what should I know about this event (even during the Canadian HD Record, best of luck to you all!) that would make the experience more enjoyable? Cheers, ~A Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  3. Always take mine off... well mr 80 some jump wonder should be told this. Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  4. Good day! So last weekend, I got informed that a lovely 80 jumps wonder came to a fellow packer, that just borrowed my tool, that no one uses the Power Tool for packing normal rig, it is only used for tandems. So, I'm a packer myself for many years, use the power tool since day 1. Seen a lot of DZ with a lot of packers using them. But I couldn't justify answering to Mr Know-it-all because I don't really have facts about this subject (I won't reply to something I don't have all the fact) but just opinion and what I saw right. So I came here to ask you, are the Power Tool not getting used as much as I thought? Am I doing it wrong? And what about you, are you for or against using them? Thanks, Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  5. Hey guys, So I got ask to present a subject at safety day this weekend and I got "In Plane/Exit Security". I would need to talk about multiple aspect of that phase of a skydive so here what I got so far: - Proper Seating Arrangement (in general) - Gear Protection - Gear Check - Things to do in plane (mental rehearsal and such) - Exit Order - Exit separation - Exit preparation - Lights meaning - Spot Check (not in detail, just to do it and not be afraid to call a bad spot). What else would you guys talk about? Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  6. This. Changing the wingloading on an already pretty sporty canopy size (a 150 is a 150, even at 0.9) that someone already has very few jumps on is worth being cautious about. They're still figuring out how to land anything, let alone something that changes behaviour. You guys clearly miss my point. Common when you read a conversation and miss the tone of voice. For the point you are saying, yes, you are right. But it does not goes against where I was going with this. And these change I wanted to offer her are not something to do on the very next jump, we talking long terme. Everything to help her live the sport to the maximum. I doubt I'll be jumping with her anytime soon but it's a conversation she keeps having with me or other people and I just wanted something concrete to tell her so that she could move on and go toward that goal. And I got what I needed already. Thanks guys. Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  7. The problem is not between her and I, I'm mostly septic about her ability to do big ways with other people that weight heavier than her. Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  8. We're all on the track of thoughts. Sadly she keeps freaking out because it will mean she has a more aggressive landing (on a 150!!!) Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  9. Ah! Well she has about 25 jumps, time for her to learn to HD. Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  10. Greetings! So a friend of mine started jumping last season. One evening, I went to her DZ and jumped with her. Now there if a huge weight difference. I'm 210lbs as she's 100lbs if not less (without gear). I knew that it would be close to impossible for me to slow down my fall rate compare to her, but she wanted to. Now I told her that she needed to get some weight, vest or belt. But she doesn't want to hear it saying "it hurts too much". What would you guys suggest I do? I want her to experience what this sport is all about but if she keeps to her 100lbs she'll always have problem jumping with other and not enjoy what this sport can show you. In other words, have any counter points that would convince her to wear a weight aid? Cheers, Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  11. We have Tim Hortons for that :P Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  12. Come see us! You're problem will now be "everyone wants to sleep with me!" :P Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  13. You guys are funny! Glad that I'm not the crazy one here! First round on me! ;) Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  14. That's the problem, is by the time I invite her to the DZ to explore the social aspect of it all, where we all know great people hang around the DZs of this world, she was fed up with everything skydiving related. She hates the sport because of ripped us appart. such is life! Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!
  15. I was at first ... until I realize what you've just said! Cheers guys! ;) Avikus - Packer and Jumper - Hate landing with the plane!