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fasted3  (D 30104)

Apr 24, 2013, 12:11 PM

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I've posted before to promote large landing indicators at DZ's. My position was based on a marked improvement after my DZ installed a large arrow to indicate landing direction. It moved with the wind, and on days with a nice steady wind was the go to authority on which direction to land. Low wind, and squirrely wind days, not so much, but it seemed most jumpers followed the arrow, and chaos was small.

I moved near Spaceland, which has a tetrahedron, and found good landing conditions there. Most jumpers follow it, even on low wind days. It is there, saying 'land in this direction,' and people do.

So I go back to my old home DZ and find the arrow gone. Somebody hit it.

Landing chaos. This is unacceptable.

S&TA tries, states landing direction on the way up. Wind changes, I land downwind. No complaint.
I then witness this conversation:
Jumper: I'm landing into the wind.
S&TA; No, you need to land the same direction as everybody else.
Jumper: Fuck you, I'll land like I want.

And he did.

IMO, the arrow was a good thing. I know it's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.

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