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DallasR

Jul 2, 2013, 11:12 PM
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Hey all! My name is Dallas and as of today I finished my AFF at The Parachute Center and did my first solo jump, it was absolutely amazing! I will be back down this weekend and many more to come as I'm trying to watch, listen, do, and learn as much as possible while working towards my A license. Right now I'm just stoked to try and jump as much as I possibly can and move forward toward my A license! I would love to hear any tricks, tips, or advice from all you much more experienced jumpers on the stuff I should be focusing on and practicing in free fall and under canopy that is considered essential to me progressing! Thanks so much in advance for any help that's given!


joelgibson  (A 70628)

Jul 2, 2013, 11:14 PM
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gratz!


GooniesKid

Jul 3, 2013, 12:23 AM
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Wow...

So where's our beer?


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jul 3, 2013, 4:49 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Getting through training is quite an accomplishment, you should feel proud. Good luck on getting your A license. If anyone does a canopy course out there, I highly recommend taking one.


DallasR

Jul 3, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for the encouragement! I will definitely ask around and see if anyone does a canopy course at The Parachute Center. Any tips on stuff I should work on during free fall or is the A license card a pretty good thing to go off of as far as what to learn?


DallasR

Jul 3, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Unfortunately I'm underage and can't buy beer, you have my sincerest apologies!


GooniesKid

Jul 3, 2013, 10:56 AM
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DallasR wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement! I will definitely ask around and see if anyone does a canopy course at The Parachute Center. Any tips on stuff I should work on during free fall or is the A license card a pretty good thing to go off of as far as what to learn?
Well that A license will be your gateway for continual learning. .it never stops.


GooniesKid

Jul 3, 2013, 10:58 AM
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DallasR wrote:
Unfortunately I'm underage and can't buy beer, you have my sincerest apologies!
So you're underaged? What, mommy and daddy paying for your expensive hobby now?Shocked


BigMikeH77  (B 39490)

Jul 3, 2013, 11:09 AM
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So you're underaged? What, mommy and daddy paying for your expensive hobby now?Shocked

Jerk.Unimpressed


GooniesKid

Jul 3, 2013, 11:42 AM
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BigMikeH77 wrote:
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So you're underaged? What, mommy and daddy paying for your expensive hobby now?Shocked

Jerk.Unimpressed

I"m just kidding...or am i? Laugh


DallasR

Jul 3, 2013, 2:47 PM
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Haha it's all good no my mommy and daddy are not paying for my expensive hobby now, I actually didn't even tell them I was doing it they don't really understand paying so much to jump out of a perfectly good airplane just for the fun of it haha. I actually worked for 3 years and saved up until I could afford to do it and didn't have something else I needed to pay for. Tongue


NorrinRadd  (Student)

Jul 5, 2013, 7:05 AM
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DallasR wrote:
Haha it's all good no my mommy and daddy are not paying for my expensive hobby now, I actually didn't even tell them I was doing it they don't really understand paying so much to jump out of a perfectly good airplane just for the fun of it haha. I actually worked for 3 years and saved up until I could afford to do it and didn't have something else I needed to pay for. Tongue
Noice!


Karen89

Jul 5, 2013, 6:19 PM
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My daddy paid for my 2nd tandem. It was my 23rd birthday present! Best birthday present ever!

I've paid for the rest of the jumps. Though...my birthday is in August and I'm hinting for a helmet....hmmmm...


gregpso  (Student)

Jul 6, 2013, 1:33 AM
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well done A thing of beauty. post vids


DallasR

Jul 10, 2013, 12:12 PM
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As requested I've tried posting video about 5 times and it hasn't worked any of the times Frown I'll keep working on it though so you can all enjoy my floundering attempts to skydive hahaTongue


ReluctantStool  (A 65507)

Jul 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
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Just create a youtube account. Congratulations on passing AFF. I can tell you this.....That damn Cat D was a bitch for me. Damn potato chipping and shit!!!! Blue Skies bro....


GooniesKid

Jul 10, 2013, 4:18 PM
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DallasR wrote:
Haha it's all good no my mommy and daddy are not paying for my expensive hobby now, I actually didn't even tell them I was doing it they don't really understand paying so much to jump out of a perfectly good airplane just for the fun of it haha. I actually worked for 3 years and saved up until I could afford to do it and didn't have something else I needed to pay for. Tongue

That sir, i can respect. props to you for paying your way. It builds character.

So now let's talk about that beer!Cool


C.Stanley  (Student)

Jul 10, 2013, 4:20 PM
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Awesome, congrats


DallasR

Jul 16, 2013, 3:42 AM
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Alright so here's a link to the video from my last 4 jumps! I've also uploaded the video to the video section for those of you who prefer that method of viewing As you can tell I had some trouble with my turns but jumps 6 and 7 were absolutely amazing thanks to my awesome instructor! Any who enjoy and constructive criticism is always welcome, just don't be to harsh I'm just a beginner! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkVq0G0cdfk


NorrinRadd  (Student)

Jul 16, 2013, 6:35 AM
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I am in no position to offer criticism or advice. All I can say is that was awesome and I am really looking forward to finishing my own! Well done, sir! I would say I am a little jealous, but I am not really... should be finished mine in a couple months, if all goes to plan.
Congratulations!


Toddnkaya1

Jul 16, 2013, 6:56 PM
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Great video!!Smile
I'd say you look real relaxed in the air, and your way ready.
I have yet to to do my tandem , so take it for what it is. I have watched a ton of AFF on YouTube though. How about doing a few coached jumps? Good luck, and thanks for the kick ass vid!



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