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Offline jimo

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« on: October 31, 2005, 09:10:22 pm »
What gear issues should I consider prior to freeflying? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 12:23:14 pm »
make sure you dont get any gay colors
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2005, 01:31:26 pm »
Quote from: "PRE7117"
make sure you dont get any gay colors


But if you do, get blue and yellow so you can join team gay goatboy  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2005, 05:55:18 pm »
Quote from: "Chrissy"
Quote from: "PRE7117"
make sure you dont get any gay colors


But if you do, get blue and yellow so you can join team gay goatboy  :lol:


It is the best team there is.  8)

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 09:59:06 am »
It is always best to ask your instructors about issues regarding gear as they know your abilities.  Most of the student rental gear I jumped was just fine for learning skydiving but would have not been appropriate for learning even the basics of freeflying.  As that is one of my summer goals as well, I bought my own gear.  

Infinity -- Great flap closures with no velcro (all newer rigs are well designed it would seem)

Spectre 230 loaded a bit aggressively for my low jump numbers (I am 6'3" and 245 out the door) but my instructors said from what I showed that as long as I stayed within my skill level I would be fine. I have had no issues and have not missed a stand-up yet.  The krptonite could still show up though :?

As my goal is to continue learning new and more challanging things, I back up my altitude awareness with multiple audible altimeters. (Pro-track and Pro-Dytter)

I would not presume to give advice to you other than talk face-to-face with instructors you trust on issues regarding gear, skill assessment, safety awareness, EPs.....you know....generally anything that has to do with keeping you and those you jump with as safe as possible.  

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