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K-Rock  (Student)

Feb 28, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Smile Hey everybody, names Karl. I have set a goal for myself this year, i hate my job and my current situation and there are two things I have always wanted, and I plan on accomplishing them. One, I want to become a certified skydiver, I've done 2 tandoms and F'n loved it. I'm a speed nut, I just love the extreme. The second is Helicopter flying lessons. If anyone has any suggestions on where the best place to go to in the New York area for diving, please share, or if there is someone who wants to take me under their wing that would be sweet too. It's time for me to liven things up for myself.


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Feb 28, 2007, 1:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile I think a lot of the people in your area go to The Ranch. Check the dropzone listings at the top of the page for the location. Good luck on reaching your dreams!


diablopilot  (D License)

Mar 1, 2007, 9:00 AM
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Looking foward to seeing ya up at The Ranch!


roxi  (B License)

Mar 1, 2007, 10:28 AM
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When you say new york area, do you mean NYC? Met some folks from The Ranch little upstate from NYC and also Long Island as well. I'm originally from NY, its a pretty long state.


K-Rock  (Student)

Mar 2, 2007, 9:43 AM
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I am in Westchester, but we have houses up in Greene County and Sullivan County, so the Ranch is probably where I'll head. I'm really amped for it, 2007 is going to be my year.


roxi  (B License)

Mar 3, 2007, 11:11 AM
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I'm from westchester too. When I go home to visit prob stop at the ranch. Maybe some of my friends up there could get to do a tandemAngelic Know prob one for sure.


K-Rock  (Student)

Mar 4, 2007, 8:15 PM
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When does the season kick off, I'd like to get started asap. Plus my lady wants to do a tandem as well.


mikempb  (D License)

Mar 5, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Hey Karl, Im up at thr Ranch too, Last week in march is safty day thats prob. a good day to meet people and check out the DZ Cool


K-Rock  (Student)

Mar 5, 2007, 2:06 PM
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That sounds like a plan... I'd love to check it out. Like I said, I want to get into it asap. I'm not putting it off anymore.


aheavenlytiger  (C License)

Mar 6, 2007, 8:28 PM
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Welcome!! Lookin' forward to seeing you up at The Ranch. Spring is coming!!!!!Tongue


Hayfield  (C 36234)

Mar 6, 2007, 9:05 PM
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Ah yes, another future ranch hand! Welcome. The Ranch absolutely rocks. Camp on the dz, bring beer, you'll meet good people. If you really can't wait, you can call manifest and try to get your first jump course and maybe a packing lesson in before the weather turns nice. Hope to see you at the ranch this season!
Blue ones...


K-Rock  (Student)

Mar 8, 2007, 6:47 PM
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Beer, camping... it keeps getting better and better, is there anything i can do to prepare before I start jumping? How often can I jump, once a day? I have so many questions but I don't want to sound repetitive.


mikempb  (D License)

Mar 9, 2007, 11:22 AM
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In reply to:
Beer, camping... it keeps getting better and better, is there anything i can do to prepare before I start jumping? How often can I jump, once a day? I have so many questions but I don't want to sound repetitive.
Nothing to prepare just make sure you have some cash saved up so you can go right through the student training.. Momentum and currency are your best friends. The only thing limiting you from how many jumps you can make in 1 day is you. The longer you jump the more endurance you will have ,hey if I dont make at least 10 in a day Im just slightly dissapointedCool
mike


K-Rock  (Student)

Mar 9, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Excellent, I've got some change saved up in my piggy bank. I'm definitely planning on coming through on the 31st...


Hayfield  (C 36234)

Mar 12, 2007, 2:46 PM
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Like he said: money and your endurance limit number of jumps in a day, but your body and brain determine endurance. I found that 3 AFF jumps in a day was more than enough for me and I'd usually have to stop and have lunch and some gatorade to check the adrenal shakes. Do what you and your instructor (most likely Crusty Old Pete) feel comfortable with and have fun. If you really wanna be heads up, download the SIM from the USPA website and start reading the BSRs and first jump course materials-it will probably help you be less overloaded with info during the 1st jump course (FJC). Hope to see you at the Ranch on the 31st!
Blue (and preferably warm) ones,
Tony


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diablopilot  (D License)

Mar 12, 2007, 3:25 PM
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In reply to:
Beer, camping... it keeps getting better and better, is there anything i can do to prepare before I start jumping? How often can I jump, once a day? I have so many questions but I don't want to sound repetitive.

As an AFF instructor I don't advise more than 3 AFF levels in one day. I think jumper retention goes down and fatigue is too high. Many AFF students say they feel fine, but I suspect they are not objectively viewing their performance, or listening to their body.Wink

Have fun, see ya soon.Smile


K-Rock  (Student)

Mar 28, 2007, 2:46 PM
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I'm still interested in coming by the ranch this saturday... what time of day would be best, who should i see or speak to?? i don't mean to be a pain in the ass with all these questions.


diablopilot  (D License)

Mar 28, 2007, 2:49 PM
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http://www.theblueskyranch.com

Sorry to disapoint, I'm back in Cali.Tongue


mikempb  (D License)

Mar 28, 2007, 6:44 PM
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I'll most likely be there on Sat too. Just get there anytime in the morning. I get up there early because I hate traffic Smile This year they have a whole new set up so everyone up there will be poking around at the new hanger. I believe the school is in there also so look for the big brown hanger and walk in thats what Im doing


K-Rock  (Student)

Apr 1, 2007, 5:42 AM
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I swung by the ranch yesterday, set up my first jump for next saturday, i wish I had set it up for earlier. I can't explain how amped I am.


mikempb  (D License)

Apr 1, 2007, 9:51 AM
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Good! I was up there most of the day, made a few jumps too. I was the guy in the white jumpsuit with the hood on because I was sooo coldSmile


K-Rock  (Student)

Apr 7, 2007, 4:15 PM
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Both of my jumps that were scheduled, yesterday and today, both postponed. This weather sucks. Snow showers yesterday and today... it is April, correct? Fingers crossed for Tuesday.


K-Rock  (Student)

Apr 10, 2007, 5:12 PM
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Jump one is in the bag, jumps 2 and 3 hopefully next tuesday.


mikempb  (D License)

Apr 10, 2007, 7:17 PM
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Congrats!!!! and a case of beer Sly


mikempb  (D License)

Apr 10, 2007, 7:18 PM
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Ummm... on 2nd thought with inflation what it is today better make it 2!!!LaughTongue



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