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RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 14, 2012, 11:16 AM
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well I have to work tomorrow and the tunnel informed me they are still going to be down till around the 20th. Havent heard anything from the dz but I will probably go Monday and see if I am ready to do the jump or not. I'm sick of being grounded lol. Hope the weather holds so I can get back up in the sky


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 16, 2012, 9:38 AM
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Tunnel is still down! Oils be jumping tomorrow if the weather holds out.


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 17, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Jumped today. Aff3 ...check! Still recommended tunnel time but was cleared to move on to one instructor from here on out. My stability is the only issue at this point so once that tunnel opens, I'm there!


lookoutbelow  (A 63826)

Sep 17, 2012, 5:58 PM
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Good work!


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 20, 2012, 8:52 AM
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Good work!

thanks, felt good to "get back on the horse"


rehmwa  (D 12816)

Sep 20, 2012, 11:22 AM
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thanks, felt good to "get back on the horse"

well, there's your problem.....


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 23, 2012, 4:32 PM
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Now the tunnel is saying the 27th!!! Grrrrr


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Sep 23, 2012, 5:48 PM
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dude, just fukkin jump...if you have to do it again, so what? It'll probably take me 15 jumps to make it thru level 7. BlushBlush Other than being broke all the time, it ain't that big a deal.


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 23, 2012, 7:43 PM
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Thats the point. I am trying to get funds together but level 3 is an expensive jump to have to do over and over again.


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Sep 23, 2012, 8:27 PM
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true, true...money always intrudes. I need a rich uncle that I don't know about, to die and leave me a big pile of cash..."Dear old Uncle Whatsisname...what a great guy!"


blue skies, dude. persevere!


Mr_Polite  (D 420)

Sep 23, 2012, 8:37 PM
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You need to just relax, go to the DZ, pay for a jump and spend a little extra time on the ground going over the jump. Level 3 is not something that is so difficult you HAVE to go to the tunnel first before you can pass it! Lots of students never use the tunnel. If you relax and really go over the dive I bet you will do fine. Have some faith in yourself and have fun Wink


excaza  (C License)

Sep 23, 2012, 8:45 PM
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Thats the point. I am trying to get funds together but level 3 is an expensive jump to have to do over and over again.
Huh?
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Jumped today. Aff3 ...check!


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 24, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for all the positive feedback! Trevor called me today and let me know that I can get in the tunnel Friday! After talking with all my instructors, we've decided that I don't need to redo 3 and am cleared for one instructor, but the tunnel will allow me to do 4 with much more confidence. I'm super pumped!


lookoutbelow  (A 63826)

Sep 26, 2012, 7:06 AM
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but the tunnel will allow me to do 4 with much more confidence.

I did tunnel between 3 and 4 for that reason, and because the tunnel is a lot closer than the DZ. I didn't really need to, but liked the idea and figured it would make 4 that much less stressful.


climber71

Sep 26, 2012, 6:18 PM
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Was that Orlando Ifly. Had to reschedule my time on the 22nd of September because of maintenance.


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Sep 30, 2012, 7:18 AM
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Yeah it was at ifly. Worth every penny. Got my shit figured out in 1:30 and was having a blast the rest of the time. Then Saturday I jumped and they combined 4 & 5 into one jump and I nailed it!!!

I had sooo much more fun this time and I feel really good about moving forward. The tunnel really worked for me!!!


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Oct 5, 2012, 9:29 AM
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Was that Orlando Ifly. Had to reschedule my time on the 22nd of September because of maintenance.

I'm going back to the tunnel Wednesday for more training. I love it!


ChaoP  (A 65048)

Oct 5, 2012, 8:06 PM
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Nice. that wind tunnel can really help if you're having issues. Hurry up and get that A, I need to find more people to jump with


lookoutbelow  (A 63826)

Oct 6, 2012, 8:13 AM
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I need to find more people to jump with

When do you usually jump?


ChaoP  (A 65048)

Oct 6, 2012, 4:09 PM
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It's random depending on my work schedule. I work weekends and nights, so I never get out there on weekends. I usually make it out during the week sometime, generally Thursdays, I might try to get out Monday or Tuesday this week. If I can't make it out then I'll probably be there Thursday


lookoutbelow  (A 63826)

Oct 6, 2012, 6:13 PM
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Sounds unlikely we'll run into each other anytime soon then. Usually the only weekday I can swing is Wednesday. And even that isn't very often.


climber71

Oct 8, 2012, 3:17 AM
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Have the same issue with my legs, not there and too stiff. Took a couple weeks, off, was going then was told the maintenance took longer. Rescheduled, just came back, learned some things, got some corrections. Being away but still practicing helps one to relax. Funny thing got more of a workout in the tunnel, really felt tired afterwards.


climber71

Oct 8, 2012, 3:39 AM
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Note, When Orlando IFly was under maintenance called the outdoor tunnel in Deland, the owner took me he closed up shop, and asked what website I found him on. Told him, he said already informed the company to remove the link. Got to Orlando a a week later.


RickieD  (Student)

Oct 8, 2012, 4:33 AM
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I am a newby skydiver so am learning much from these threads. I failed my AFF3 last weekend, as my position - proven on the video - was horrible. We spent five minutes redoing some exercises on the ground and my instructor showed me one trick which just clicked in my head. We went right back up and I did it perfectly. Sometimes you just need it explained a little differently. My instructor had me lay flat on the ground, push up with my arms and he said - feel that tightness in your back? Get the same feeling when you jump and you will have the position. I did it, I was relaxed and I was on to the next level. Couldn't believe how easy it felt.


rehmwa  (D 12816)

Oct 9, 2012, 7:11 AM
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Sometimes you just need it explained a little differently.

a good instructor will try different methods until he finds the one the student understands

a great instructor has all the methods in his bag and has an instinct on which ones he should teach first and usually gets it right in very few attempts

I both cases, it requires enough experience to be able to choose from many different ways of teaching the same thing (rather than just their one personal experience/anecdote. i.e., as an instructor, what worked for me - way back then - may not work for everybody. I need to have other examples and be open to what other instructors do also. And to be observant of the student to see how they learn best - to apply that to the rest of the training.)


a bad instructor just teaches the same thing the same way over and over again and then bitches about 'stupid students that just don't get it'


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