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chipm50  (B 29692)

Feb 20, 2007, 3:31 PM
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Whenever y'all get a place and time to do a one-eyed big way, let me know!


Casch

Mar 12, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Are there any one-eyed jumpers here in Oregon? I've been out of the sky since the summer of '04, and lost my right eye in '05. Lately I've been really craving the sport and I think I'm going to try to get back into it this summer after I shed some pounds (currently 280 or so). I sadly don't know anyone in the sport anymore


pirana  (D 30661)

Jul 12, 2007, 11:38 AM
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No big deal. I am for all practical purposes blind in one eye. (Can't eve read the big E on the top of the chart). I have a natural compensation in that I typically hold my head at a slight angle most of the time. Nobody notices, and it keeps my good eye nearly centered.

The only problem I have is depth perception of unfamiliar objects. (Because one-eyed folks use size of object to perceive distance, strange objects pose a problem).


Myrka  (Student)

Aug 12, 2007, 8:51 PM
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Wow:
Im so glad I found this thread. Im blind in my left eye At 11 jumps my landings are terrible (LOL, I call them PL-Whack). My instructors have given me many pointers, and I think combined with some that I found here and a bit of practice Ill be ok. By the very least, I feel inspired! Yay!

When I get better and more experienced, I would love to meet some of you for the formation!! It is truly my dream. Theres nothing like touching another person when youre up there in the sky, but right now I cant help but to feel that in some ways I may compromise the safety because i lack the peripheral vision on my left.


Odin  (A 10613)

Dec 6, 2007, 3:49 PM
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we need the big landing zone for the 60-80 jumpers I'd like to get togetherWink


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