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  1. Yup, they are pretty neck and neck. So go with the cheaper one. The next step is going to be the more important decision though. Depending on which crossbraced canopy you want to end up on, you'll need to put more thought into the katana vs crossfire. The katana is more similar to a velo and thus will set you up for a better transition to a velo. Same goes for crossfire/JVX.
  2. Canopy is my favorite part of skydiving! CRW is damn fun! Nothing like seeing canopies on all four sides of you connected together. Even a small 4-diamond is super rewarding. My most memorable CRW jump is building a 4 stack and having the guy on top pass beers all the way down to the bottom Swooping is another cup of tea in itself. Diving at the ground going really fast is a hell of a rush. There's some cool videos out there on CRW and swooping. I saw a video of a guy swooping through a hotel pool and landing on a beach that was insane, but also a little stupid. And another crazy video mix of swoops, crew (at low altitudes on HP canopies ), and XRW. Check out youtube, lots of good stuff on there. People are doing crazy things with parachutes these days.
  3. If you're getting a tattoo of a swooper on yourself, that must mean that you've dedicated a good portion of your life to swooping. So why don't you just get someone to get a shot of you swooping and use that? Unless you're not a good swooper and just getting a tattoo of one because you think it's cool...
  4. So what you're saying is that Mr. Chris Schindler has a list of safety information?
  5. HAHAHAHAHA! What a sad, lonely, and angry cunt. I wonder if while she's lying on her death bed, reflecting back on a lifetime of failed self-righteous crusades, she'll realize that no victories come when motivated by anger and spite. Life is wasted when spent dwelling on the things you cannot change.
  6. I think you're a little misinformed. The folks who started Icarus Spain also helped develop the original Icarus project 20 years ago. They split off a few years ago due to differences. Both companies' owners have been there from the start.
  7. Absolutely. A business owner of any kind has the final say about what is and what is not permitted at his business. But to make a USPA rule that doesn't even give a DZ the choice is not right. I view DZs in the same manner as states. If a US state wants to legalize suicide, good for them. If suicide bothers you, then move to another state that better suits your interests.
  8. I think you must have skipped over my post before the one you quoted where I state that HP landing areas should be sectioned off. Also, I fully agree that a person doesn't have the right to do something that may endanger you. However, if that person is engaging in an activity that does not jeopardize your well being, they have the right to do as they wish imo.
  9. Kidding me, right? Take my GF for example. I don't want her to skydive because I don't want to see her get hurt, but if she desired to, then I would not say anything because she's an adult capable of making her own decisions. I don't want to see anyone get hurt. But it's not my right to police what grown, mentally capable adults want to do. It's not your right either.
  10. Wow, talk about irony. You don't like the way you feel after seeing an ambulance ride, so you want to take someone else's right away to protect your own feelings. That's selfish... There are things that many of us don't like, but we can't just get rid of them because of the way a small group feels. We either need to learn to tolerate the things we don't like or simply remove our self from said thing. Don't like cigarettes? Don't smoke them. Yes, I agree that swooping can be dangerous. However, we can set rules in place to separate swoop areas from regular landing areas to help ensure safety. And if a swooper hurts himself, then it's on him. That's the beauty of freedoms. Now, if you want to talk about selfish, take a look at this video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201059735712428 I'm a swooper, so shit like this makes me very upset. People like you see jackasses like this and then start a campaign to shut things down.
  11. He was sponsored by Icarus Spain, not NZ Aerosports. So the 'Fuck Yeah!' is irrelevant to this.
  12. Crossfires are a hell of a lot more eliptical than saffires, and thusly way more fun to fly in the sky. Openings (including heading) are great as long as you don't 'over think' the packjob. However, given the highly-eliptical shape of a Xfire, when they start to mal, goddamn do they start to mal... A lot of folks suggest 100 jumps per .1 WL. ie 100 jumps 1.1, 200 jumps 1.2, 300 jumps 1.3, etc. And at 400 jumps, you seem to fit the model. Yes, the xfire is more performance. But it lacks the stupid long recovery arc that is associated with most Xbraced canopies and the Katana. I would compare it more to a Samurai or Stiletto. I don't know your specific canopy flight abilities, but I would say that a pilot around your jump numbers who is heads up and on top of his game would have no issue with that canopy.
  13. Maybe that's his working canopy and he doesn't want to sacrifice openings by going smaller. There's a huge difference in openings from mid 80's to sub 75's :/
  14. Unless you can chew your beer, it's not a food. And if you can chew your beer, well... that's some beer that I don't want any part of.
  15. So far, every food that someone has listed sounds good with bacon. Except beer. But that isn't a food.