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pinkskyvan  (D 24744)

Jan 12, 2006, 4:07 AM
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I am trying to find out who is the Tandem instructor who has made the most tandem jumps in one day.
I know of a couple of guys in Europe who on a regular basis do up to 16 tandems in one day!


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Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jan 12, 2006, 5:18 AM
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Bill Booth did 50.


daniel_owen_uk  (Student)

Jan 12, 2006, 5:21 AM
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http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=1747978;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread


meatbomb  (D 100967)

Jan 12, 2006, 6:17 AM
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Clickyfied :)


billbooth  (D 3546)

Jan 12, 2006, 1:46 PM
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Bill Booth did 50.
But I cheated. No drogue...same experienced passenger...3,000 exit...no packing.


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Jan 12, 2006, 8:26 PM
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At our dz we do about 750 to 850 feet of walking per jump. To the aircraft and from the LZ. (I carried a portable GPS and measured it!) I've been begging for a pickup to no avail. Frown

I did 11 like that one time and was pooped. Pirate


Skypilot  (F 538)

Jan 13, 2006, 9:03 PM
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15 personally but know of a 17 and believe the boys at Taupo in new zealand didnt think too much of 20plus


skydiver30960  (D License)

Jan 15, 2006, 8:01 PM
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I know it isn't me: my record is 12, did it twice. The first time, it kicked my ass. The second time, I had a blast and felt so good on the sunset load that I felt like I could've done 12 more. Too bad, ran out of daylight and students.

While the logbook and checkbook entries from those days were both awesome, I find that being on that many tandems in one day really limits how much time I have with my students between jumps. Since I refuse to shortchange myself on training my students, I end up having to rush the post-jump stuff. While I don't need to reminesce about every moment of the day with them, I do try to spend a little time with them after the jump... dumping them off at the counter with their certificate and goodies and running for the next student always feels like sneaking out of a woman's bed after a one-nighter, you know? That moment means so much to them, it sucks to make them realize that they're still riding the high and you've already "moved on"...

Even tandem students deserve a little "cuddle time", right? Tongue

Elvisio "especially the cute chickies with big... eyes, yeah that's it, big eyes" Rodriguez


Luza  (D 62001)

Jan 26, 2006, 12:55 PM
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I know it isn't me: my record is 12, did it twice. The first time, it kicked my ass. The second time, I had a blast and felt so good on the sunset load that I felt like I could've done 12 more. Too bad, ran out of daylight and students.

While the logbook and checkbook entries from those days were both awesome, I find that being on that many tandems in one day really limits how much time I have with my students between jumps. Since I refuse to shortchange myself on training my students, I end up having to rush the post-jump stuff. While I don't need to reminesce about every moment of the day with them, I do try to spend a little time with them after the jump... dumping them off at the counter with their certificate and goodies and running for the next student always feels like sneaking out of a woman's bed after a one-nighter, you know? That moment means so much to them, it sucks to make them realize that they're still riding the high and you've already "moved on"...

Even tandem students deserve a little "cuddle time", right? Tongue

Elvisio "especially the cute chickies with big... eyes, yeah that's it, big eyes" Rodriguez

If they have big eyes or big hands....I always think it's nice to do what u said. I'm pretty sure a Tandem is a lot more than the freefall and canopyride....the little experience on the ground is important to....and I guess it generates some more passengers.
But, I can understand you're getting bored answering the same q 10 times each day...I'm only i a total of 50 tandems, so talking with passengers that think I'm the most crazy person in the world is still fun;)

....hmm....50...from 3000 feet....damnShocked
Well, it's good to know the gear works in conditions I hopefully never need to try it.....


dumeirelles  (F License)

Jan 30, 2006, 7:22 PM
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I dit 15 in one day and 35 in 3 folwing days


karlm

Jan 31, 2006, 10:55 PM
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Egon Sussman did 32 at a Cessna DZ in Cape Town South Africa in one day ...

(think that figure is right)

RIP

Blue Skies Forever Choms


dqpacker  (D 32043)

Feb 2, 2006, 11:26 AM
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A TI at our DZ Did 18 and packed 16 or 17 of them.
Carl's the man. The otter helps with that.


dropoutdave  (C 105964)

Feb 20, 2006, 1:06 PM
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Egon Sussman did 32 at a Cessna DZ in Cape Town South Africa in one day ...

Yeah that would have been when the Semester at Sea ship comes into town. Busy weekend for the TI's!


kruse  (D 11173)

Feb 28, 2006, 6:40 AM
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Bill Booth did 50.
But I cheated. No drogue...same experienced passenger...3,000 exit...no packing.

According to Frank Aranus of Fla.,"Anyone who does more than 10 tandems in one day is dangrous, reckless,and motivated by greed". And any defense of doing so is "Macho Rhetoric".

He wants opinions from other TIs.

See last 3 issues of Skydiving Magazine,letters(Dec.,Jan.,and Feb).


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Feb 28, 2006, 11:00 AM
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Bill Booth did 50.
But I cheated. No drogue...same experienced passenger...3,000 exit...no packing.

According to Frank Aranus of Fla.,"Anyone who does more than 10 tandems in one day is dangerous, reckless,and motivated by greed". And any defense of doing so is "Macho Rhetoric".

He wants opinions from other TIs.

See last 3 issues of Skydiving Magazine,letters(Dec.,Jan.,and Feb).

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I tend to agree with Frank.

... but until DZOs start paying TIs what they are worth, TIs will still have to work ourselves to the point of exhaustion to make a living.

A few years back, I did a casual exit poll of tandem students, and most of them believed that TIs were worth double the going pay.

The only way that I am able to earn a reasonable wage is to wear a Handy-Mount ($30 vs. $70). I will admit that Handy-Mount is a distraction and it does increase my workload during the jump. Handy-Mount really only pays if I can fob off the dubbing on some other staff member. That whole staying late to dub videos is exhausting ... time that would be better spent eating a decent supper and going to bed early.


agent_lead  (D 29342)

Oct 22, 2011, 2:48 PM
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18 in a day...50 in 4 days


lekstrom10k  (D 3001)

Oct 22, 2011, 7:38 PM
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 My best was 16 at Tecumseh then we ran out of students before sundown. I am proud as I did it at 66


vanair  (D 8360)

Oct 23, 2011, 6:43 PM
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Most in one day, 13, Packed 11 of them.
Most in one day, my packs, 12.


divingos  (D 15378)

Oct 24, 2011, 1:03 PM
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16 out of a 182


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Oct 25, 2011, 4:41 AM
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Is this only with paying customers or with first time students? If not, then I believe the current record is 103 tandems in 24 hrs by Chip Bowlin.


crazydiver  (D 28022)

Oct 25, 2011, 8:18 PM
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My record is 19.


stevebabin  (D 17200)

Oct 25, 2011, 9:35 PM
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Twice I did 15 in a day out of a 182. One day I was beat, and one day it felt like I could have done 15 more.


BobMoore  (D 13136)

Oct 25, 2011, 10:19 PM
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Twice I did 15 in a day out of a 182. One day I was beat, and one day it felt like I could have done 15 more.

Those amphetamines were pretty good, weren't they?


stevebabin  (D 17200)

Oct 25, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Twice I did 15 in a day out of a 182. One day I was beat, and one day it felt like I could have done 15 more.

Those amphetamines were pretty good, weren't they?
Tongue

I actually think the easier day was easier because it was later in the season. The hard day was early in the season and I wasn't in as good physical condition after the off-season.


TriGirl  (B License)

Oct 27, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Is this only with paying customers or with first time students? If not, then I believe the current record is 103 tandems in 24 hrs by Chip Bowlin.

Actually, that record was broken (reported in Parachutist), but not by very much. Would have to check the world record web site to verify the current credit.


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Oct 28, 2011, 9:32 AM
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I have done 17 in a day out of a Cessna. The trick is not to stop during the back half. I find if I get a break after 8 or 9 the adrenaline wears off and I notice how tired I am actually getting. A good breakfast and a slow steady supply of slow uptake carbs helps as well.


hairymango

Oct 28, 2011, 8:43 PM
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22 in a day, plus a fun jump on sunset load. That same day another guy at the dz did 25.


shawnstarr  (D 28167)

Oct 30, 2011, 11:34 PM
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I did 29 out of 182's. 22 of them were with hand-cam. Very nice paycheck that day!


baronn  (D 22387)

Oct 31, 2011, 5:37 PM
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18 where I packed, waivered, geared and jumped. 26 just jumping. Was sore after that. Pretty consistently do 15-20 a day. I find it easier the more I do. I actually have gotten re-invigorated after dealing with a very restrictive situation. Fun, fun, fun!


ianflips

Nov 29, 2011, 9:56 PM
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i did 18 in one day, 75 in 5 days with great packers and got the land and leave the rig.


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skydiveoc  (D 12721)

Dec 8, 2011, 2:54 AM
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I did 29 out of 182's. 22 of them were with hand-cam. Very nice paycheck that day!

Hey...Arent you the guy with the shoulder pain!


MandarinMike1  (D 29690)

Dec 20, 2011, 6:06 PM
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I got 92 in 5 consecutive days. 116 in 8 days.


tristansdad  (C 39285)

Jan 5, 2012, 6:52 AM
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Art Shaffer in Palatka did around 40 trying to get to 50 for his birthday. But that was with experienced jumpers.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jan 5, 2012, 7:34 PM
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I supported an effort in Z-hills a few years ago where one of my USSOCOM buddies did over 100 in 24 hours with the same passenger. It was hard-core. Me? 14 in a day with me packing. It wore me out.

Chuck


lekstrom10k  (D 3001)

Jan 9, 2012, 2:14 AM
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 I did 16 in one day when I was 66. We ran out of students not day light


gravitysurfer  (D 16281)

Jan 9, 2012, 6:00 AM
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Is this only with paying customers or with first time students? If not, then I believe the current record is 103 tandems in 24 hrs by Chip Bowlin.

Actually, that record was broken (reported in Parachutist), but not by very much. Would have to check the world record web site to verify the current credit.

Correct. 105 jumps in 24 hours. T/M was Luther Kurtz. Experienced pax was Angela.

http://www.skydiveharborsprings.com/...record-tandem-jumps/

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...ividual-in-24-hours/


shawnstarr  (D 28167)

Jan 17, 2012, 8:09 PM
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Yeah my shoulder was bugging me. Better now.....now my knee is starting to bother me.Frown This job can be hard on the body. 4500 tandems 4400 of them were stand up landings. now my knee is paying for that. I'm only 28.Mad


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jan 22, 2012, 8:31 AM
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Is this only with paying customers or with first time students? If not, then I believe the current record is 103 tandems in 24 hrs by Chip Bowlin.

I supported Chip's 24-hour record in Z-Hills. It was hardcore. He had the same passenger and she was bruised black and blue at the end of it.

Chuck


aarco  (D 20876)

Feb 16, 2012, 1:46 PM
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I did 35 working jumps on the North shore


douwanto  (D 23851)

Feb 22, 2012, 6:04 PM
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The Record set in 2010 by Luther Kurtz with his sister Angela as passenger In Harbor Springs MI. 105 in 22.5 hours Plus another after with media for an unofficial total of 106 in 24 hours.

No big support crew no b12 hooks and 2 182's and a 206

Angela was sick for most of the night but would not give up. Strong is not a strong enough word for her effort. Both went for dinner with fanily and friends afterwards and looked fresh and springy.


Edited to correct year.


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tkhayes  (D 18764)

Mar 1, 2012, 12:08 AM
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I did 14 at the 1994 Freefall Convention in one day. The difference was I packed every one myself...


buckwheatzulu  (D 472)

Apr 3, 2012, 8:45 AM
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I did 14 at the 1994 Freefall Convention in one day. The difference was I packed every one myself...

....but that was when you had to work for a living, and not so fat.........


tqsmile  (D 855)

May 1, 2012, 8:32 AM
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17


TriGirl  (B License)

May 2, 2012, 5:05 AM
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The Record set in 2010 by Luther Kurtz with his sister Angela as passenger In Harbor Springs MI. 105 in 22.5 hours Plus another after with media for an unofficial total of 106 in 24 hours.

Edited to correct year.

I was wondering whether that record attempt was going to stick, since according to the Parachutist article, Angela had only an A license (therefore, not USPA-legal to jump at night). Then again, when Chip & Kristine established the first record, Guinness only designated it a record for the TI, not for the team. Or did the article list Angela's license incorrectly?


516-Skydive

May 13, 2014, 1:47 PM
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Luther Kurtz did 105 tandems......he is the record holder in Guinness :-)


DougH  (D License)

May 13, 2014, 1:52 PM
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That is a shit load of 182 jumps, even with a cooperative experienced teammate. Lots of respect from me!

I feel pretty beat up after getting 16+ first time jumpers out of the 182!


Newman2278  (D 31260)

May 13, 2014, 5:33 PM
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I did 17 in one day, came back the next day and did 16 more. All out of a Cessna. Did a total of 92 in that 7 day period. All Cessna jumps


irishrigger  (D 297)

May 14, 2014, 8:35 AM
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the most i did in a day was 24(+2AFF). and i was absolutley shattered after it, came back the next day and quit after 20. that was out of a caravan.
i did 16 out of a C185 in a day,and 14 out of a C182.

no wonder i feel so fecking old these daysCrazyCrazyTongue



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