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easyglider  (Student)

Nov 18, 2002, 1:26 PM
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Hi, DZ.commers, I've been lurking for ages cos I only get a few minutes computer access twice a day at work. I didn't think it'd be right to post when I couldn't reply soon enough, but this forum gives me the opprtunity without wasting your valuable "work" time.

I've 17 jumps, mal-ed the last one (no arch, clipped the canopy as it opened, landed safely under reserve). Hope to start jumping again early next year.

That's all I've time to type now (suck, doesn't it). Check you again tomorrow guys and gals.

Speir gorm


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 18, 2002, 3:17 PM
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Glad you finally decided to write, Mark. Why is your nickname Dizzy?


Hallur  (D 35)

Nov 18, 2002, 4:30 PM
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 Hi Mark, hope you get to jump soon, blue skies....HallurSmile


flailchick  (D 9626)

Nov 18, 2002, 4:37 PM
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Hello and Welcome.
It must be tough to be a student jumper in Ireland this time of year.... or any kind of jumper in Ireland this time of year! I'm refering to the weather, of course. You're welcome to come visit Sunny Arizona!
Smile


easyglider  (Student)

Nov 19, 2002, 1:25 PM
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Glad you finally decided to write, Mark. Why is your nickname Dizzy?

It's Dizzy cos I'm forgetful about most things names, faces, etc. except i can usually retain detailed information about any hobbies i've done or puzzles/riddles i've been given in the past.

Also it's more friendly than Bimbo lr Himbo Blush

Speir Gorm mo chairdi


Scrumpot  (D License)

Nov 22, 2002, 2:27 PM
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Just love how we can have "lurked" on here for quite some time, maybe even have a decent jump experience level too, and still be called a "NEWBIE". Then some "kid" who may have been only on here for a few weeks (with simply an astronomical "post-to-jump" ratio) is called an "OLD HAND"! ...Just seems a little "wierd" looking at sometimes. --Not "complaining" (before someone jumps on my case - I DO know how these boards "work"), in fact sometimes I just get quite a little chuckle out of it is all, when I look at some of the "stuff" (for lack of better word) dispensed by one of the "ENTHUSIASTS" or "OLD HANDS" (etc.), only to click on his/her profile to see they have maybe 23 jumps. Just plain "interesting" is all. Smile

Welcome easyglider!


Jessica  (B 25202)

Nov 22, 2002, 2:57 PM
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Just plain "interesting" is all.

Are you a friend of rgoper's? Smile


flailchick  (D 9626)

Nov 22, 2002, 7:17 PM
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Grant - I find myself smiling at the same concept that you have just written about...
It's funny being a newbie!
Right on!


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Nov 23, 2002, 4:00 AM
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Welcome! I wish for you action packed minutes of computer access for you each day, here on dropzone.com, of course!!Wink


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Nov 23, 2002, 11:15 AM
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Just love how we can have "lurked" on here for quite some time, maybe even have a decent jump experience level too, and still be called a "NEWBIE". Then some "kid" who may have been only on here for a few weeks (with simply an astronomical "post-to-jump" ratio) is called an "OLD HAND"!
Hell, I laugh at my own title every day! Tongue

This is a good point and also something everyone new to these boards should take into account. In general, check any advice you receive on Internet message boards or anywhere else with your instructors and people who know and understand your skydiving skill levels before you try to apply it.

And like Grant pointed out, remember that some of the Pooh-Bahs on this board will be more Pooh than Bah when it comes to skydiving advice! Wink

Welcome to Dropzone.com Mark.


Kris  (D 26033)

Nov 23, 2002, 9:35 PM
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Don't worry Scrumpot, we don't discriminate. Bill Booth is still stuck at Enthusiast status.Cool

Kris


flyangel2

Nov 25, 2002, 11:56 AM
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In reply to:
It's funny being a newbie! reply]

It's taking me some time to figure it out too. Don't you think, in a way it's better to be the new kid newbie) on the block? This way nobody will take us serious Wink


flailchick  (D 9626)

Nov 26, 2002, 7:22 PM
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Totally agree with you, Mary. I'm reading all of these expert posts, kinda shy and in the background, ya know...
I'd much rather be a "Newbie" than not be here at all!
Cool


ifallout  (D 27068)

Nov 26, 2002, 10:05 PM
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good to have you with us

have fun


easyglider  (Student)

Nov 27, 2002, 11:27 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Is this thread to old to ask if anyone's from Ireland or jumping at the IPC?

Speir gorm mo chairde


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Nov 28, 2002, 5:22 AM
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No, the thread isn't too old to ask, but I'm not sure enough people will see it to answer your question. It might be worth a shot to go to the dropzone.com skydiver database, and do a search in there.


Muenkel  (Student)

Dec 2, 2002, 2:36 PM
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And like Grant pointed out, remember that some of the Pooh-Bahs on this board will be more Pooh than Bah when it comes to skydiving advice!

I am definitely more Pooh than Bah at the present time. But I certainly don't dispense skydiving advice. I think HH makes a very good point though. However, I wouldn't want to discourage interested folks from participating in these forums. I have learned a lot from here both mechanically and psychologically. All this is going to help me when I pursue aff. There are a lot of really cool people who visit here regularly. Some have many jumps and some are in the curiousity stage. Ask questions, read threads, learn and have some laughs. Don't be afraid to make some friends, even if they have many more jumps than you. These people can be a great resource for you when you pursue the most exciting thing in your life.

Welcome Mark.


(This post was edited by Muenkel on Dec 2, 2002, 2:37 PM)


jessd  (Student)

Dec 2, 2002, 3:12 PM
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Hi,
I've lurking around too for some time. I've only done 2 tandem jumps - saving up to do the AFF in the spring. My Dad and I did our first tandems on the same day this August - I knew right away that this was something I had to do again. I can't wait to start the classes.Wink


QuickDraw  (C License)

Dec 2, 2002, 3:26 PM
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Hi Jess welcome aboard and have fun. Smile


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Dec 2, 2002, 5:46 PM
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Hi.



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