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loch1957

Sep 25, 2011, 4:14 PM
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Well I finally did it, Saturday in Lexington. OK I am officially over my fear of plunging to earth, well maybe not quite yet. Everything went well except that terribly ugly landing. Didnt flare soon enough but that wont happen again I hope. So heres the video, giggle all you want, It was a blast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5lObDTZDl8


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TSISK  (B 36373)

Sep 25, 2011, 4:56 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5lObDTZDl8

OuchPirate


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bclark  (D 22626)

Sep 25, 2011, 5:42 PM
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Congratulations on your first jump! They will get better from here.

On a side note: I know it is hot in Texas this time of year, but a jump suit will help protect you from some of those rough landings. Kinda surprised they didn't provide you with one...


loch1957

Sep 25, 2011, 6:05 PM
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Well it was offered. As bad as it looks it was really a mild fall. I did however learn a very good lesson, never depend on a radio to tell you to flare. I couldn't hear it but she did say flare, Bad thing is I knew I should flare but was thinking She will tell me,,,,,,,,and she was trying. But it was a great time, and its not my last jump, but hopefully its last mistake of that kind.

On side note, the people Garry, James Cindy and videographer (cant remember his name) were great. Took their time answered questions and all in all were very professional. Thanks to them all.


oldwomanc6

Sep 25, 2011, 6:09 PM
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In reply to:
Congratulations on your first jump! They will get better from here.

On a side note: I know it is hot in Texas this time of year, but a jump suit will help protect you from some of those rough landings. Kinda surprised they didn't provide you with one...

Yep! That was my first thought too, when I saw the video. I, too, was S/L trained, so I know that the jumpsuit isn't necessary for a successful exit, but the added protection for landings....

loch1957: Congratulations! Welcome! You now belong to a group that 99% of the population wishes they belong to. Cool


bclark  (D 22626)

Sep 25, 2011, 6:34 PM
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Well that's good that it was offered. You're probably gonna have a few landings like that getting started. A jumpsuit can save you some really nasty cuts, scrapes, and abrasions. Just a suggestion!

Again, Congrats! Have fun and be safe.


virgin-burner

Sep 25, 2011, 6:48 PM
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loving the soundtrack!

LaughLaughLaugh

other than that, OUCH!!!

maybe you should really get one of 'em jumpsuits when they're offered already.. Smile

as for the landing(s).. well, we've all probably been there; it gets better! Wink

WELCOME!


loch1957

Sep 25, 2011, 7:28 PM
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I'll be wearing a jump suit next time if i have go buy my own. I think I would rather be hot standing around.


virgin-burner

Sep 25, 2011, 7:45 PM
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some long jeans and a sweatshirt would probably already do the trick.. if there's nothing else available..

i even wear gloves all during my jumping, maybe not allowed for students, but still, something to consider.. Smile


yoink

Sep 25, 2011, 9:42 PM
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Welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! Cool


for other SL instructors - that's the first time I've ever seen outside video done on a SL. It didn't look to me like it was much more useful than the instructor wearing a camera helmet, and seems to add potential complications to the jump.


I know from going through it that a video debrief is a really valuable tool for a SL student - any thoughts on the best way to video them?


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mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Sep 26, 2011, 5:51 AM
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Congrats! Smile

Man I'm glad they had a cargo door on my first jump plane. Guess you'll be practicing your flare some for your 2nd jump. Stick with it - landings, as I'm sure you've seen while you were out at the DZ, aren't noramlly like that. Tongue


loch1957

Sep 26, 2011, 6:23 AM
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Yea the 17 year old girls landing was perfect, landed standing up, just floated down as gentle as a leaf, made me feel like a goof.


obelixtim  (D 84)

Sep 26, 2011, 6:35 AM
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If you really aren't sure, land on half brakes. You'll prolly fall over, but you should land OK. Never rely on a radio for anything.

You should plan your jump assuming you don't have one, and thats how you should have been trained.

A working radio should be regarded as a bonus, not as an essential.....


loch1957

Sep 27, 2011, 7:19 AM
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I never realized there was such a separation between ppl that try extreme stuff and the ones that wont try. I have learned my lesson about telling friends or family about my jump, unless they show an interest. . I'v gotten every response from "your stupid" , "grow up and act your age", Was even told "you deserved to get your knees scuffed up". Well for the record I'm not going to grow up!!!!!!


virgin-burner

Sep 27, 2011, 7:35 AM
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good on ye' mate, dont let others influence you negatively because THEY dont have the cojones; and will NEVER know what they're missing out on!

Smile


motomike  (D License)

Sep 27, 2011, 7:50 AM
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Congrats on your first jump!!!!! Watching my girl go through the same.... she did the opposite this weekend and landed straight on her ass... She is still sore.

Dont listen to the other people, they just dont get it and never will

Blues


loch1957

Sep 27, 2011, 1:04 PM
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DAMMIT that was fun !!!!!!!!!! uhm ok I'll drop it now, I guess I'm not the first noob that was hooked, Thanks for the support and criticisms, it takes both to keep this safe and fun.


CazmoDee  (A 51915)

Sep 28, 2011, 7:11 AM
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I don't believe anyone has mentioned it here yet, but if you would have had a total on your main, that T-shirt may have blown up and covered your handles. I think you would be much better served wearing a proper jump suit for safety if nothing else.
On a lighter note, I didn't jump until my 40th birthday. Never let them bring in the age thing. Just jump, jump, jump!!! Good on ya!


FL_new_jumper  (Student)

Sep 28, 2011, 8:21 AM
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I'm with Cazmo... first jump was after I was 45..

BTW - "THIS" really hurt! (check the photo)

Still loving it though! Have fun!
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JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Sep 28, 2011, 8:42 AM
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In reply to:
II have learned my lesson about telling friends or family about my jump, unless they show an interest. . I'v gotten every response from "your stupid" , "grow up and act your age",
Isn't that funny? Yes, you're exactly right. Most of them think it's cool but they'll never admit it. Cool

If you stick with it you'll make a whole bunch of new friends, so no worries.Cool

Being a big guy, landings are going to be a little tougher for you than others, but you'll certainly get better if you listen to your instructors. Also, you're correct in saying the radio isn't perfect. Review with your instructors on "no radio" canopy control and talk to them about flaring on your own. Good luck.


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popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 31, 2012, 4:01 AM
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In reply to:
I never realized there was such a separation between ppl that try extreme stuff and the ones that wont try. I have learned my lesson about telling friends or family about my jump, unless they show an interest. . I'v gotten every response from "your stupid" , "grow up and act your age", Was even told "you deserved to get your knees scuffed up". Well for the record I'm not going to grow up!!!!!!

Good stuff on your jump!
I can relate to the effort it took to stand up after landing.
LaughLaugh

Act your age?
"Ha! I AM acting my age...old enough to know what I what I want out of life and smart enough to go get it!"
Score one for the old farts!
Smile


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 31, 2012, 4:02 AM
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In reply to:
I don't believe anyone has mentioned it here yet, but if you would have had a total malfunction requiring EPs of some sort on your main, that T-shirt may have blown up and covered your handles. I think you would be much better served wearing a proper jump suit for safety if nothing else.

FIFY but you beat me to it. Safety is what's it's about.
Good stuff, Caz.


(This post was edited by popsjumper on Jan 31, 2012, 4:06 AM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 31, 2012, 9:46 AM
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I missed this 1st time around...Cool jump!

I'd never seen video on a static-liner like that before, interesting and a very different perspective.


loch1957

Jan 31, 2012, 6:12 PM
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The jump was a birthday gift from my sister, the video was her only request. She didn't think i would do it. It took a lot to stand up, but them I'm some what stubborn.



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