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Static Line Round Chute Jumping W/AKA

 


poocheod

Jul 26, 2008, 7:14 AM
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All,

I have just recently graduated from the Navy's Static Line parachute school. I am recently (two years) an Above the Left Knee amputee from Iraq. I am posting this so that if there are other disabled jumpers, military or civilian that want any advice or have any questions I'd be more than happy to share my experiences, please be patient as I am still in the Navy active duty and may take some time before responding to any posts.

Happy Jumping


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 26, 2008, 8:45 PM
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You'll probably hear from Gawain, who is a military amputee skydiver. Welcome to the sport! Smile


Gawain  (D 29213)

Jul 27, 2008, 8:29 AM
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All,

I have just recently graduated from the Navy's Static Line parachute school. I am recently (two years) an Above the Left Knee amputee from Iraq. I am posting this so that if there are other disabled jumpers, military or civilian that want any advice or have any questions I'd be more than happy to share my experiences, please be patient as I am still in the Navy active duty and may take some time before responding to any posts.

Happy Jumping

Ahhh Pooch! Five jumps and now you're an expert eh? TongueLaughLaughLaugh Just joking dude.

I was wondering how that went out there in California. Which knee did you use during the training? ESK? or Mercury?

Gang, Pooch is the real deal: A Navy diver, EOD, still diving, now jumping, and still active duty as well. Super heavy duty sh*t that makes my life look posh.


poocheod

Jul 30, 2008, 3:29 PM
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LOL,

No, no, not an expert but I did learn a few things, like landing on my prosthetic side is better than landing on my sound side, can you believe that? I used an ESK with the Weight-Lock feature turned to nil and a VSP foot w/ a double-socket that absorbed most of the impact on PLF.

Looking to add more jumps both Static and Free, now that I have done the static I will be hunting for the free fall school, if I don't get it while in the Navy I will pick it up on the outside.

Cheers all!

Pooch


gimpboogie

Aug 9, 2008, 7:25 AM
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welcome and my salute your way certainfly for the accomplishment of the static line and for the general attitude you hold high.

Thanks for coming by, and sharing with us your time and experience.

Having some learning to do myself here in the paralyzed skydivers division (we're few in numbers but holding our own here), I welcome any comments.

Taking your thoughts on landing to heart, started to think about it and realized that I also tend to favour one side. I have a better landing when I set down on my weaker side... the one which I notice is more bruised after a week of jumping, but my stronger side is always ready for more, and never injured or sore.
don't know if there is any relation there.



welcome and stay strong,
-minna



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