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Old 02-09-2009, 02:39 PM
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On the Oz report there is a discussion about Dr Jack or XC Skies. I'm on a 30 day free trial on www.xcskies.com. Are there members here that have been using this service?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:57 PM
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I started using it last summer. I think John D and Eric have been in on it also.

Most of the time you can get a pretty good idea of the day. It is a forecast, so its not always right.
I only used Dr. Jacks free information so I can't really compare the two.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:41 PM
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On the Oz report there is a discussion about Dr Jack or XC Skies. I'm on a 30 day free trial on www.xcskies.com. Are there members here that have been using this service?
I've been using both for almost 2 yrs. and if I had to pick one I'd go with XC skies for the simple fact you get more stuff on one site. It has skew-t charts, forcasts the wind at multiple altitudes and has a way cool 3 day outlook chart. However dr jack was spot on last summer for cumulous development, gives a 3 hr. RUC update for the day and gives a very informative lift strength to wind shear ratio.
As far as on being more accurate than the other, it's about 50/50.
Of course all of this is academic. You won't know how good it's going to be untill your in the air, but if both dr jack and XC skies say it's going to be better at one site than the others you can bet I'm going to go to the better forcast.
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