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skydog  (D 567)

Dec 11, 2008, 12:11 AM
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Why would you let yourself be used as a target?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWHXU-7Hn1I

Can anyone justify this???


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Dec 11, 2008, 7:01 AM
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89 jump experience + tandem=scary.
This one (same guy) is worse, IMO. He knows it too; the normal speed shows him slamming the tandem, the slo-mo repeat edited it out.


jerry81

Dec 11, 2008, 8:11 AM
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A tandem makes a nice base. It falls at a pretty constant speed and can hardly move around at all, giving the newbie a good idea of his own movements across the sky. A bit like the tunnel, only instead of bouncing off the walls, you can bump off the central reference point (or grab and hang on to it if you want to give the passenger an extra experience to remember).

Now all sarcasm aside, as a TI I also can't see why it would be a good idea to be chased repeatedly by someone who obviously can't fly his body well enough. I don't need to worry about another person in freefall and they have plenty of other ways to improve their skills.


skydog  (D 567)

Dec 11, 2008, 8:25 AM
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As an aside, it also makes for a poor video, for the paying customer. The TI spends most of the time looking for the jumper and pays scant attention to his priority, the customer..............or is that just me???


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Dec 11, 2008, 2:36 PM
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Why would you let yourself be used as a target?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWHXU-7Hn1I

Can anyone justify this???

The guys youtube profile shows he's from Great Britain. Go figure.

Maybe that's the guy they call "spotted dick".Sly


VideoFly  (D 25621)

Dec 11, 2008, 3:46 PM
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A camera on one hand and a guy who can't fly well on the other and probably a first-time student strapped below. What can possibly go wrong?

I'm glad I'm not his student! The TI needs to think more about his responsibility.


Adriandavies  (C 102332)

Dec 11, 2008, 3:58 PM
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Why would you let yourself be used as a target?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWHXU-7Hn1I

Can anyone justify this???

The guys youtube profile shows he's from Great Britain. Go figure.

Maybe that's the guy they call "spotted dick".Sly

No helmets though so definitely not filmed in the UK.


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Dec 11, 2008, 4:30 PM
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Why would you let yourself be used as a target?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWHXU-7Hn1I

Can anyone justify this???

The guys youtube profile shows he's from Great Britain. Go figure.

Maybe that's the guy they call "spotted dick".Sly

No helmets though so definitely not filmed in the UK.

I assume the helmet thing you refer to is a regulation there, but if so I doubt the guy cares. After all, he's takin' shots from a guy with 80 jumps,
Crazy


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Dec 12, 2008, 8:55 AM
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Its filmed at Skydive Sydney.


Waldschrat

Dec 12, 2008, 9:31 AM
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Frown

shit all vids removed...


skydog  (D 567)

Dec 12, 2008, 12:16 PM
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shit all vids removed...

Obviously someone doesn't think this is a good idea.........hopefully the DZO!!!


hookitt  (D License)

Dec 12, 2008, 12:39 PM
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shit all vids removed...

Obviously someone doesn't think this is a good idea.........hopefully the DZO!!!


Be realistic. Good Idea or not, he probably doesn't feel like being slammed on the internet.


bdazel  (D License)

Dec 16, 2008, 7:18 PM
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Why would you let yourself be used as a target?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWHXU-7Hn1I

Can anyone justify this???

The guys youtube profile shows he's from Great Britain. Go figure.

Maybe that's the guy they call "spotted dick".Sly


Sangi, is that you?


JohnDeere  (D License)

Dec 16, 2008, 7:19 PM
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Why would you let yourself be used as a target?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWHXU-7Hn1I

Can anyone justify this???

The guys youtube profile shows he's from Great Britain. Go figure.

Maybe that's the guy they call "spotted dick".Sly


Sangi, is that you?



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normiss  (D 28356)

Dec 17, 2008, 8:00 PM
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