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ladyskydiver

Nov 6, 2002, 8:26 AM
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Morning, all! My name is Cora, and I jump at Sky Knights in East Troy, Wisconsin. I have 45 jumps so far and am looking forward to many more years in the sport with tons of jumps.


annaandbob  (D 7769)

Nov 6, 2002, 9:17 AM
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Hi Cora, welcome.............


Lolie  (C License)

Nov 6, 2002, 9:25 AM
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Hi! I go to school in Madison, but I jump at Skydive Chicago.

Welcome to the forums!


ladyskydiver

Nov 6, 2002, 9:27 AM
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Hi, Lolie!

Come jump at Sky Knights one day. We'd love to have you.


Pablito  (D 24827)

Nov 6, 2002, 12:19 PM
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Bienvenida Cora
I'm Pablo from Argentina, I jump in Skydive Aggieland.

Cielos Azules
Pablito


dropdeded  (A License)

Nov 6, 2002, 2:55 PM
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Welcome Cora,theres some good people here.


dropdeded
PCSS#26


ladyskydiver

Nov 6, 2002, 3:26 PM
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Thank you, all! I look forward to getting to know you and learning from you all. Smile


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 3:33 AM
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Hi. Don't be surprised if you find that most people here fall under one of two categories.
Animal Lovers (the good way) Smile
Animal Lovers (the bad way) Crazy
Have fun, and welcome to the new world. Cool


ladyskydiver

Nov 7, 2002, 5:29 AM
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Morning, Gerb!

Thank you. And which category would you fall under? Wink


(This post was edited by ladyskydiver on Nov 7, 2002, 5:30 AM)


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Nov 7, 2002, 5:31 AM
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Bile is actually a Gerbil, who types by jumping from key to key, honest ta god, I swear its the truth...Wink


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 6:10 AM
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LOL. This is true Wink

Bear in mind though, FireCat, that if you see a line of gibberish in the middle of a sentence like he oho dajh ohfdoahd ff then I did a bad jump from one key to the next and had to do a PLF.Tongue


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ladyskydiver

Nov 7, 2002, 6:15 AM
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It's nice to see that you have perfected your PLF. LOL


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Nov 7, 2002, 6:22 AM
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"gibberish in the middle of a sentence like he oho dajh ohfdoahd ff "

Are you sure your not Scottish Bile? Wink cos that makes perfect sense to me..Wink..and thank you, I'll have a pint.Cool


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 6:45 AM
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I've had a lot of practice.Smile 4 jumps and I have yet to stay on my feet. Crazy

As soon as I touched down on my last jump, the guy on the one-way radio was going, "Stay on your feet, Stay with it, Stay with..........oh, unlucky." Laugh
Can't wait to hear your experiences.


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 6:47 AM
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LOL. Shows my Scottish needs some practice. I was trying to say, 'What happened to Poser 3.0' Wink


(This post was edited by TheBile on Nov 7, 2002, 6:48 AM)


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Nov 7, 2002, 6:52 AM
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I hear ya, mutter, mutter, been busy post whoring, mutter, mutter....CrazyAngelic


ladyskydiver

Nov 7, 2002, 7:11 AM
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Don't feel bad. I'm pretty good at PLF'ing as well. Out of my 45 jumps, I've stayed on my feet 4 times. LOL Still working on being able to tell when to flare. Smile


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 7:59 AM
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Thanks. I've kinda adopted the saying that any landing you can walk away from is a good one (no matter how bad it looks on camera Wink).


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Nov 7, 2002, 8:02 AM
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Thanks. I've kinda adopted the saying that any landing you can walk away from is a good one (no matter how bad it looks on camera Wink).

Any landing where you don't get hurt is a good one and any landing that you stand up is a great one. Unimpressed


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 8:13 AM
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Quote:
Any landing where you don't get hurt is a good one and any landing that you stand up is a great one.

Yeah, that too. Cool


ladyskydiver

Nov 7, 2002, 8:14 AM
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LOL You can't do much worse than my Warp 1 - and it's on video. (Where I dive, the wrap series helps you transition from student gear to sport gear.) It wasn't the landing that ended up being the bad part of the dive, it was deployment time.

I waved off, reached for my BOC, and ended up on my back as I forgot to put my left hand on the top of my head. Laugh Here I was falling towards 3,000 ft thinking "This is sooo not good." And even though I was on my back, I still deployed my canopy instead of flipping myself over and getting stable again. My poor jumpmaster - Tom B. - thought I was a goner and didn't know what to do. When I got to the ground (and PLF'd), he came over, gave me a hug, and then yelled at me (very politely) not to scare him to death again. The good news - I haven't done that since.

I've done other stupid things like misrouted a chest strap and found out in freefall (again...thank God for my jumpmaster - Raven). And, I've had a malfunction that I ended up cutting away and doing a reserve ride (wonderful instructors - Kermit, Rave, et. al. that helped me know what to do should things like this happen) with a PLF landing - nerves were too shot to try and stand it up. LOL

Just remember to keep your wits about you, check your gear, make sure everything's routed correctly, ask for a gear check, and relax....have fun. You'll learn to stand up your landings just like I will in time. The best sky divers didn't learn it all in one jump, and I have to remember just like all new jumpers, it takes time, practice, and determination to do good in the sport. And...the best thing about taking up this sport...is the wonderful people that have more experience than me that are willing to teach me how to get better.

**Sorry for the long post** Blush


TheBile

Nov 7, 2002, 8:56 AM
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No need to apologise for a 'long' post that makes good reading on these forums.

I can't imagine forgetting to bring the arm over when I reach to pull because it was one of the first manouveurs I was taught. For me it would be like going to the toilet and forgeting to drop my pants. Wink I'm sure I'll do something similarly dumb in the jumps to come though, and when I do I'll post it on these forums to allow you to take the preverbial out of me.Smile


ladyskydiver

Nov 7, 2002, 9:03 AM
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LOL I never thought I'd forget it either. I had even practiced in on the ground. Oh, well...I lived to tell about it and learned from the experience.

And...I'll look forward to seeing and hearing about the "dumb" things. Wink


Pablito  (D 24827)

Nov 7, 2002, 9:15 AM
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The truth that I found we are only alowed to make one mistake if we make the same mistake twice then there is a problem.
Just my 2 cents
Cielos Azules
Pablito


ladyskydiver

Nov 7, 2002, 9:17 AM
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Agreed.


jumperconway  (D 24335)

Nov 13, 2002, 11:42 AM
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I've done other stupid things like misrouted a chest strap and found out in freefall (again...thank God for my jumpmaster - Raven).

Sorry for the spankin, but the jumpmaster should have been shot for letting you on the plane with the bad rout!



Just remember to keep your wits about you, check your gear, make sure everything's routed correctly, ask for a gear check, and relax....have fun. You'll learn to stand up your landings just like I will in time. The best sky divers didn't learn it all in one jump, and I have to remember just like all new jumpers, it takes time, practice, and determination to do good in the sport. And...the best thing about taking up this sport...is the wonderful people that have more experience than me that are willing to teach me how to get better.

Keep looking way in front of you instead of down and you will have a lot better idea of when to flare! Welcome to the fray!
Bluz,
C 1035 Cool


ladyskydiver

Nov 13, 2002, 12:03 PM
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Thank you.

I do have a tendency to look down instead of in front of me. That is one thing that I keep having to reminding myself - to look ahead of me.


Casch

Nov 13, 2002, 12:08 PM
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I would look ahead of me, the only thing is that the wind direction usually forces me to land in a direction where the ground in front of me is higher than the ground below me.


jumperconway  (D 24335)

Nov 13, 2002, 12:13 PM
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Then flare when you would impact the high ground ahead!Crazy
C 1035Cool


jumperconway  (D 24335)

Nov 13, 2002, 12:32 PM
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In reply to:
Thank you.

I do have a tendency to look down instead of in front of me. That is one thing that I keep having to reminding myself - to look ahead of me.

It takes time to trust everything that you are told to trust,like your instincts. Trust that looking way ahead ISthe correct procedure and it will become second nature to you, trust me. Beautiful pic. by the way!
C 1035


ladyskydiver

Nov 13, 2002, 12:43 PM
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Will do. I hope it becomes second nature soon. I really liked the stand up landings that I've done. It felt like I accomplished something.

Thank you! I had fun getting that picture taken.



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