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2ndgensteinke  (F License)

Jul 5, 2007, 10:30 PM
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Does anyone here ever freefly in shorts and a T shirt?? or maybe pants and t shirt?? I would expect to get spanked on deployment but i was just seein if any one does it or has done it,,


bofh  (D 13995)

Jul 5, 2007, 11:42 PM
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Yes, and nude a few times.


Bill_K  (D 30260)

Jul 6, 2007, 6:29 AM
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Does anyone here ever freefly in shorts and a T shirt?? or maybe pants and t shirt?? I would expect to get spanked on deployment but i was just seein if any one does it or has done it,,

Yes.

Why would you get spanked on deployment?


dharma1976  (D 28634)

Jul 6, 2007, 9:02 AM
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Re: [2ndgensteinke] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

I do it all the time

I prefer to have everything neat and tucked away but every once and a while you will see me kick on some man-pris and a long sleeve...

just make sure the shirt is tucked away so it doesnt cover your handles

Dave


UPS  (B 5624)

Jul 6, 2007, 10:58 AM
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just make sure the shirt is tucked away so it doesnt cover your handles

My FF coach gave me a good trick for that, first you need shorts/pants that can have a belt. Take 2 parachute packing elastics, tie one elastic to one left side belt pass, the other to some right side belt pass. And then put your rig on and stuff your t-shirt in the elastics with two three turn and your safe to jump!


Kynan1  (A 50652)

Jul 9, 2007, 11:03 PM
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Re: [UPS] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

Very simply, yank part of the shirt through your leg straps, works fine.


UPS  (B 5624)

Jul 10, 2007, 1:29 PM
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Very simply, yank part of the shirt through your leg straps, works fine.

gotta have some 50cent knee reaching gangsta style t-shirt then Wink


dharma1976  (D 28634)

Jul 12, 2007, 10:49 AM
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well then call me fiddy

D


Zenister  (A 42)

Jul 13, 2007, 2:18 PM
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Re: [2ndgensteinke] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

really common in summer actually..

tuck your shirt, tie it to your belt loops even so it wont cover your handles (never fun) and be aware you will be falling a good bit faster than with a jump suit and generally have less control than you are used to.

also be very aware of the additional hazzards when landing off and extra scrapes if/when you have to PLF.


Ozzie  (A License)

Jul 19, 2007, 10:37 AM
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Re: [2ndgensteinke] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

 
T-shirt and Shorts was my default mode at Skyfest in swampy hot Houston TX this year. It really helped with the heat. I was able to jump with others in freefly suits and match fall rates pretty well. I think my tunnel time helped me much with that.

Oz


nikejumper  (B 31202)

Jul 19, 2007, 11:09 AM
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the only problem I have is that my t shirt slaps me on my lower back in a sit... I can take it for the most part but I'm more then happy to start my track and pull.

I love the feeling jumping in shorts and a tshirt


stayhigh  (F 111)

Jul 19, 2007, 2:48 PM
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Re: [2ndgensteinke] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

your flying ability becomes sucky...
and it feels more like falling vs flying.
so on hot days if i wanna jump seriously i wear the full suit,, semi seirious jumps i go with freefly pants and shirts... and one of the zoo dives which i don't really give a crap i wear t-shirt and shorts....


(This post was edited by stayhigh on Jul 19, 2007, 2:50 PM)


PicnicBill  (B License)

Jul 20, 2007, 1:43 PM
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Yep - everytime I freefly - shorts and a long sleeved t-shirt. Sit flyer!!!!


baseknut  (D 29908)

Jul 20, 2007, 3:47 PM
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In reply to:
Does anyone here ever freefly in shorts and a T shirt?? or maybe pants and t shirt?? I would expect to get spanked on deployment but i was just seein if any one does it or has done it,,

thats what i usually wear. i deffinately tuck in my laces and shirt.Sly


rave4funn  (B 30154)

Jul 24, 2007, 9:25 PM
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Re: [2ndgensteinke] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

In my vast freefly experience (15ff jumps) I always jump in shorts and a long sleeve t-shirt. I am thinking of picking up a freefly suit to maybe slow me down a little bit. Apparently, I fall like a comet in a sit.


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Jul 25, 2007, 5:50 PM
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In reply to:
Does anyone here ever freefly in shorts and a T shirt?? or maybe pants and t shirt?? I would expect to get spanked on deployment but i was just seein if any one does it or has done it,,

That would make it hard to stay relative to other people who bought suits for a neutral fall rate. While arguably better than nothing, playing with yourself just isn't as interesting as being with other people.


Kiki32  (B License)

Aug 6, 2007, 4:29 PM
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Yesterday I jumped in cargo pants and a spandex long sleeved shirt. While in sit, the pants flew up to the knees and started flapping but it was no big deal and didnt affect my jump. What did was the excess legstrap that came unstowed and smacked my lower back. Crazy


kamalasound  (D License)

Aug 7, 2007, 1:52 AM
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Just check the pictures of the world record and you'll see Jeffro in Cargo pants and short sleeves smiling and gripping it. It's not the suit that makes the freeflyer!!


hparrish  (D 25090)

Aug 7, 2007, 10:08 PM
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Re: [2ndgensteinke] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

Absolutely...Great on those really hot days.

I don't see a problem with it. The advice about tucking in your shirt and protecting handles is good advice.


Jazzthieve

Aug 8, 2007, 1:09 PM
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Yep - everytime I freefly - shorts and a long sleeved t-shirt. Sit flyer!!!!

So you're freeflying after only 60 jumps??


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Aug 8, 2007, 1:20 PM
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So you're freeflying after only 60 jumps??

That's not unusual these days.


freeflyimpaired  (D 26548)

Aug 8, 2007, 3:17 PM
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Re: [Jazzthieve] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I wouldn't recommend it as the fastest way to progress in the sport, I was freeflying before I had 20 jumps. Never looked back.


UPS  (B 5624)

Aug 9, 2007, 7:11 AM
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Yeah, I could hold a stable sitfly on my 30th jump.


Kiki32  (B License)

Aug 9, 2007, 1:32 PM
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I have 19 jumps and Ive got a halfway decent sit. *shrug*


Stumpy  (C 104288)

Aug 9, 2007, 4:13 PM
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Re: [Kiki32] free flying in shorts and t shirt?? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just curious:
1. You got some modern safe gear to do that with?
2. How do you know its halfway decent - are you freeflying with a coach?
3. Can you dock safely on someone/ people on your belly?
4. How is your track?

Not flaming just curious.


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