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davelepka  (D 21448)

Aug 9, 2012, 11:17 PM

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Re: [Lindenwood] "Oh, I'll never downsize beyond xxx sqft."

I feel I have begun to appreciate the great breadth of a canopy's performance envelop, that few ever master or even explore.

You're kidding, right? You have 11 jumps total, let's just be realistic, how many of those are on a canopy at 1 to 1? I know you didn't start with 1 to 1, so whatever it is, it's less than 11.

Just to 'keep it real', you have less jumps than busy jumpers make in a day. My personal best is 14 in a day, and I once managed about 85 jumps in a 10 day run during boogie season.

Focus on my advice, where I suggested that you're way to early in the process to be making any sort of long-term plans or desicions about much of anything, because truth be told, you have no idea how to make those decisions.

I'm not being mean, just telling it like it is. You're going to learn more in the next 50 to 100 jumps than you're ever going to learn in this sport. You started off knowing zero, and by 100 jumps you're going to know more than most of the world will ever even consider is possible in skydiving. Slow your roll a little, and just be in this moment a little more than pontifcating about what's to come.

Quick example about your scenario - don't fly towards a hanger, and you'll never have a problem with hitting a hanger. You don't need to fear that possibility, and decide with 11 jumps that 1 to 1 is enough for you, you simply need to take 5 or 10 jumps, learn to flat turn and then plan ahead and don't park yourself in a corner where you have no options. I'm not suggesting that you have to downsize, or that you'll even want to downsize, just that you might be making a mistake to rule out anything at this stage of the game.

(This post was edited by davelepka on Aug 9, 2012, 11:17 PM)

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