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Why I hate Skydive Elsinore

 


rivetgeek

Jul 8, 2009, 3:17 AM
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I got there at exactly 11am for my very first tandem jump on July 4th. The staff was totally efficient and helpful and they even had the audacity to SMILE at me!!!

The briefing was thorough yet concise, as was the fitting for the harness and "helmet"*.

The TI I jumped with was knowledgeable and answered all my questions both on the ground and in the air.

We had a textbook jump and even got to play in some thermals under canopy.

After the jump I was made to feel at home and invited to come back to jump or even just party at one of their many events.

So as you can see, Skydive Elsinore has absolutely ruined my life. I can't work, or eat, or sleep, without thinking about my next jump there and frankly my accountant is having a stroke regarding the outlay for my upcoming AFF courses. I will be consulting my attorney to see if there is some sort of legal remedy for this egregious treatment.

If anyone from Skydive Elsinore reads this, I hope you realize you have turned a mild mannered hacker into a freak that jumps out of perfectly good aircraft. I hope you feel suitably ashamed.

Hi, I'm Rivetgeek....and Im a jump-a-holic.




* Ok seriously now, whats with the leather head condom helmets? Is there ANY reason for those being pink other than to make students look ridiculous?


(This post was edited by rivetgeek on Jul 8, 2009, 3:19 AM)


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jul 8, 2009, 3:53 AM
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Damn them to hell!!
I think you may have a lawsuit on your hands there!!

Efficeincy should not be tolerated in no way shape or form..They ruined your life man!!

And to smile the whole time they were being so damn good...the nerve of those people!!

Well,welcome!
Keep coming back,it works if you work it, so work it, you're worth it.


BrySmile


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jul 8, 2009, 4:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile So sorry you've had that experience, I hope it happens again and again!

As for the pink helmets, maybe they do that so people won't steal them or maybe they just got a good deal on them.


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jul 8, 2009, 4:41 AM
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Such a good greenie!!Smile

Bry

Sorry I'm on a posting roll...Yeeee Haawww


IMALSUTIGERFAN  (Student)

Jul 8, 2009, 4:47 AM
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Darn them people....welcome to the madness


Gawain  (D 29213)

Jul 8, 2009, 5:52 AM
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Oh man...the Elsinore folks are my peeps...I was all ready to go to action....LaughLaughLaugh

As for the soft frap hats, it's really more for the TI than for the student, a soft helmet feels better against the face than does a hard head in the event of a head snapping back for some reason and getting the TI in the face... Wink

Elsinore rocks, get on back there and get your license and get to jumping! You'll have a second home.Smile


skybill  (D 6009)

Jul 8, 2009, 7:39 AM
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Hi geek,
"Pink!!" did you say "Pink?!!" Yup, they got pink probably because the mfgr couldn't sell them and SDE got a "Good Deal!!" You should complain to "SAPPS!" Skydivers Against Pink And Purple Shit!!!!


Rstanley0312  (D 31900)

Jul 8, 2009, 8:23 AM
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In reply to:
Hi geek,
"Pink!!" did you say "Pink?!!" Yup, they got pink probably because the mfgr couldn't sell them and SDE got a "Good Deal!!" You should complain to "SAPPS!" Skydivers Against Pink And Purple Shit!!!!


Whoa..... easy there.... purple is awesome! Wink


rivetgeek

Jul 8, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Thanks all. THe padded condom hat makes a little more sense now.

The girlfriend and I are going to be taking our first AFF jump August 8th!


skybill  (D 6009)

Jul 8, 2009, 7:44 PM
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Hi RS,
The whole trip with SAPPS is a funny from a few years ago when flouresent pink, green and other colors were the rage!! Some of the old fart DZ types that liked the bland bounce and blend tans, browns and black got a bit torqued!! Oh well, .. One thing for sure, the "Hi-Viz" colors on rigs, chutes and suits are good for "Collision Avoidance AT 120 mph!!!!" My next suit that I'm working on is Purple, Gold and Green, Mardi Gras colors!!


Stuntbabex  (B 31228)

Jul 9, 2009, 12:44 AM
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You know us Elsinore peeps. Out to ruin the world one helpless soul at a time.Angelic


(This post was edited by Stuntbabex on Jul 9, 2009, 12:44 AM)


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jul 9, 2009, 4:15 AM
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In reply to:
I think you may have a lawsuit on your hands there!!

<perk>


guppie01  (D License)

Jul 9, 2009, 2:58 PM
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Damn those Elsinore peeps.... sucked in another junky! Sly

Welcome, and yes, Elsinore ROCKS!!!

g


LisaH

Jul 9, 2009, 3:07 PM
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Welcome to Elsinore. It's a tough job, but somebody has to suck you in. WinkSmile

Looking forward to meeting you. Will you be there this weekend? I'll be the girl running around with the hotwings and bottles of water.

Have fun and good luck with your AFF! Smile


surfbum5412  (A 49444)

Jul 9, 2009, 3:29 PM
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In reply to:
After the jump I was made to feel at home and invited to come back to jump or even just party at one of their many events.

That's weird, I didn't know people still skydived at Elsinore. I thought they just had weekly theme parties where they dressed up as STD's and spread the love. Haha.


rivetgeek

Jul 9, 2009, 5:14 PM
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Hey Lisa,

We will be coming out August 8th with a big ole group of tandems jumpers and a few FJC'ers


LisaH

Jul 9, 2009, 6:23 PM
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In reply to:
Hey Lisa,

We will be coming out August 8th with a big ole group of tandems jumpers and a few FJC'ers

See you then! Smile


ladydyver  (D 30784)

Jul 9, 2009, 10:21 PM
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That is the reason that I go back there at least twice a year --- I know, such shameful behavior - LaughLaughLaughLaugh


Bolas  (D License)

Jul 9, 2009, 11:00 PM
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I had a similar issue there before Labor Day weekend last year...

I didn't have my logbook so was gonna stay on the ground but noooo... they had to call a DZ back east and confirm I'd jumped recently so was forced to rent gear and make a few skydives with a hottie.

I think the staff was all smiling and nice too. Bastards... Tongue


Shark  (D 24499)

Jul 10, 2009, 12:55 AM
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Yeah, I hear ya! Elsinore blows! At least after 2pm in the summer.

You may even get lucky to have the Shark teach your FJC 8 August. CoolSly


VanillaSkyGirl

Jul 10, 2009, 11:10 AM
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Oh yeah, you got to jump with an Elsinore hottie? Also, how dare the staff smile at you and make you feel warm & fuzzy!


Matitemel

Jul 15, 2009, 7:34 PM
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Oh it's horrible !! :) :) :) You should sue them!! Laugh


Migs  (D 31835)

Jul 20, 2009, 4:40 AM
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Welcome to the madness!!!


kpipes22  (Student)

Jul 26, 2009, 6:23 PM
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Shocked like others, when I first saw the "post title" I was shocked, and drawn immediately to defend the fabulous folks at Lake Elsinore. Then I had a great laugh. Very intertaining Post. Well done.



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