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agentsmith413  (B 36115)

Jul 11, 2010, 7:35 PM
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is it just me or does this skydiver not have any goggles on?

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

edited to remove the "student" assumption


(This post was edited by agentsmith413 on Jul 11, 2010, 8:14 PM)


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Jul 11, 2010, 7:51 PM
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In reply to:
is it just me or does this student not have any goggles on?

Look closely, the camera guy in the plane is not wearing any goggles either?? Cool video though!


amstalder  (B License)

Jul 11, 2010, 7:51 PM
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Thats not a student....

Edit to suggest searching "Mr. Bill"


(This post was edited by amstalder on Jul 11, 2010, 7:54 PM)


porpoishead  (B 30018)

Jul 11, 2010, 7:56 PM
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what makes you say this is a student??? do you know these people?? or their experience??

I didnt see that listed in the video


theonlyski  (D License)

Jul 11, 2010, 7:59 PM
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In reply to:
is it just me or does this student not have any goggles on?

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

Just cause hes wearin a pro-tec, doesnt mean hes a student.


Jbag  (D License)

Jul 11, 2010, 8:04 PM
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looks like he figured he was gonna open high so he didnt think he would "need" goggles


agentsmith413  (B 36115)

Jul 11, 2010, 8:12 PM
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ok ok people i jumped to conclusions about him being a student... throw me a freaking boneTongue


JohnDeere  (D License)

Jul 11, 2010, 8:19 PM
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I know everybody says SL makes better canopy pilots , but doing a Mr. Bill with students so the instructor can explain it is going a little to far........UnimpressedSlySly


porpoishead  (B 30018)

Jul 11, 2010, 8:33 PM
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no doubt dude, thats some funny shit... i was gonna say the same thing.. hanging a mr bill off of a student to teach canopy control thats extremeLaugh

sucks how bad that went..could of been worse though. I about died laughing when the dude just finaly layed down and grabbed his ankleLaugh


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Jul 11, 2010, 8:50 PM
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Actually, I was thinkingů What a nice guy for not just using his hook knife on your lines. Instead, he thoughtfully just untangled it from his ankle. Cool


porpoishead  (B 30018)

Jul 11, 2010, 9:51 PM
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I thought that was very nice of him too... or he didnt have a hook knife...

you know that shit had to hurt like crazy under a spinning malfunction hanging from your ankle on some suspension line...dude was like he was delirious once he landedPirateLaugh


piisfish

Jul 11, 2010, 11:35 PM
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In reply to:
Just cause hes wearin a pro-tec (and has a ripcord deployment), doesnt mean hes a student.
was it JohnRich ? Tongue


theonlyski  (D License)

Jul 11, 2010, 11:40 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Just cause hes wearin a pro-tec (and has a ripcord deployment), doesnt mean hes a student.
was it JohnRich ? Tongue

What do you mean ripcord?


base283  (D 15343)

Jul 12, 2010, 1:06 AM
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Re: [agentsmith413] skydiver jumping with no goggles? wtf? [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
is it just me or does this skydiver not have any goggles on?

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

edited to remove the "student" assumption

Is that not unlike discussing the color of the Titanic as it was sinking? What relevance do goggles or lack of them have in the video? I miss your point.
Take care,
space


piisfish

Jul 12, 2010, 2:16 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
Just cause hes wearin a pro-tec (and has a ripcord deployment), doesnt mean hes a student.
was it JohnRich ? Tongue

What do you mean ripcord?
spring loaded pilot chute Unimpressed


agentsmith413  (B 36115)

Jul 12, 2010, 2:55 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
is it just me or does this skydiver not have any goggles on?

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

edited to remove the "student" assumption

Is that not unlike discussing the color of the Titanic as it was sinking? What relevance do goggles or lack of them have in the video? I miss your point.
Take care,
space

Eh just thought it was strange really... Guess as a student myself i've just always worn goggles no matter what. Guess i have a lot to learn haha


AggieDave  (D License)

Jul 12, 2010, 6:01 AM
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Eh, I've done the no-goggles/glasses thing, its ok. Would rather wear my gear now days.

Here's a pic from 8-ish years ago with just that.
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BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jul 12, 2010, 6:14 AM
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Yup, got many a dive without goggles. Till, I had to get friggin contacts. Frown


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Jul 12, 2010, 6:42 AM
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In reply to:
is it just me or does this skydiver not have any goggles on?

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

edited to remove the "student" assumption

Big Art Ingrao never wore googles, or shoes for that matter.


dgskydive  (C 25738)

Jul 12, 2010, 6:56 AM
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Re: [agentsmith413] skydiver jumping with no goggles? wtf? [In reply to] Can't Post

Local jumper out at Perris, Mike Muscat never wears goggles. He just doesnt need them he says.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 12, 2010, 8:25 AM
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Local jumper out at Perris, Mike Muscat never wears goggles. He just doesnt need them he says.

Yeah but he's an old salty crwdog. That and his eyebrows block the wind from his eyes. Laugh


NickDG  (D 8904)

Jul 12, 2010, 9:29 AM
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Frank Mott never wore them either. He told me his eyes would quickly water up and the fluid acted like lenses that took away the urge to squint. I tried it a few times but never got used to it.

NickD Smile


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Jul 12, 2010, 9:49 AM
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Re: [agentsmith413] skydiver jumping with no goggles? wtf? [In reply to] Can't Post

Not a big deal. For hop and pops with a slow canopy you definitely don't need them (other than for bug protection.)


Psychonaut  (C License)

Jul 12, 2010, 10:59 AM
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On a helicopter jump the other day I had mine around my neck the entire time, realized it after I had landed. Didn't notice it at all during the short freefall nor canopy..


pinkfairy  (C 85665)

Jul 12, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Re: [agentsmith413] skydiver jumping with no goggles? wtf? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think that the Mr. Bill in the video went rather well: he got the canopy off his foot and everything.

I know people who have done them, and the description I get is usually "scary!". The internet is full of videos of them going wrong, and this forum is full of horror stories about them. They can go wrong in so many ways.

Probably a good idea to avoid them if you'd rather not have line burns around your feet, bones broken or equipment ruined.


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