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My AFF - A journal / intro

 


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jun 21, 2012, 2:32 AM
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Howdy Dropzone.com made my first jump(Lvl 1 AFF) at Perris on 6/19, feeling very LOW at this moment, life on the ground just doesn't cut it anymore.

So I am introducing myself and want to give a BIG shoutout to VegasJoe for being patient with my ADD self and being an awesome instructor.

http://www.youtube.com/...er_detailpage#t=292s Please show me no mercy, I want to be humiliated into jumping better. Always worked when Dad was trying to teach me something =).


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Jun 21, 2012, 4:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Congrats on making your first jump. I hope you get to finish your training soon!


grasshoppergirl  (A 255824)

Jun 21, 2012, 6:50 AM
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Howdy Dropzone.com made my first jump(Lvl 1 AFF) at Perris on 6/19, feeling very LOW at this moment, life on the ground just doesn't cut it anymore.
... want to give a BIG shoutout to VegasJoe for being patient with my ADD self and being an awesome instructor.

http://www.youtube.com/...er_detailpage#t=292s Please show me no mercy, I want to be humiliated into jumping better. Always worked when Dad was trying to teach me something =).

Heh, The bold part (my emphasis) made me laugh. Speaking as a fellow ADD/overthinker, I can relate! Congrats on your successful CAT A!


hub1100  (C 41319)

Jun 21, 2012, 6:08 PM
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Hey Monko,

Welcome to the legal adrenaline filled life of skydiving !!

I, to, have ADD and want you to know; just pay attention to the instructors and IF you drift off, are distracted, ASK them to repeat what they said. My ADD is extreme when I am told to read something. When I'm shown, anything, I can lock it in. (thus) know your weakness and you will find skills to work with it, like I have.

Know that skydiving is a skill and your learning will never end. -anyone else, AMEN to that?-
So relax, listen, and enjoy the lessons. Next time you hear DOOR know that the instructors will not push you past your learned skills. Be prepared to repeat some jumps, its common.

Finally, and again, welcome to the friendliest community of adventurers; skydivers.

hubs


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jun 21, 2012, 8:07 PM
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I don't want to infringe on the good name of people who truly have ADD I just use that as an excuse for being too excited and thinking I would nail it first try.

I have been humbled.


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jun 27, 2012, 4:36 PM
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LvL 2 - Passed with flying colors.

*posts ads on craigslist to scrounge money for lvl 3 ASAP*


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 8, 2012, 5:49 PM
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10 minutes in the tunnel with an instructor and level 3 today.

saga continues


hub1100  (C 41319)

Jul 8, 2012, 6:36 PM
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Congrats on your continued advancements !!


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 9, 2012, 10:01 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tVgYnjumMY

Video

WeeeeeeeeeeShocked


Chewy123  (A License)

Jul 10, 2012, 9:11 AM
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Hey- from watching the vids of your jumps it looks like your doing a great job at AFF. You look alot better than I did. What was that last one? 4?


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 10, 2012, 5:13 PM
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That was the video from my level 3, it just wouldn't let me edit my post to include it.

The coached tunnel time REALLY helped. Plus if I fail a level they will let me repeat 1 jump for free as a part of the tunnel coaching.

Now I have to fight the urge to fail on purpose... stupid gimmicky promotions giving me moral quandaries!!


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jul 11, 2012, 8:41 AM
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In reply to:
Howdy Dropzone.com made my first jump(Lvl 1 AFF) at Perris on 6/19, feeling very LOW at this moment, life on the ground just doesn't cut it anymore.

So I am introducing myself and want to give a BIG shoutout to VegasJoe for being patient with my ADD self and being an awesome instructor.

http://www.youtube.com/...er_detailpage#t=292s Please show me no mercy, I want to be humiliated into jumping better. Always worked when Dad was trying to teach me something =).

You did a better job than I did on my level one. Nice work.

p.s. Around 5:15 I saw the March runway and thought, for a second, "Gosh, they're way far away from the DZ." D'oh!Crazy


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 11, 2012, 5:10 PM
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You did a better job than I did on my level one. Nice work.

p.s. Around 5:15 I saw the March runway and thought, for a second, "Gosh, they're way far away from the DZ." D'oh!Crazy

I was first out the door, so yea I was above the 215 when I deployed. Im planning of doing level 4 on Friday hopefully this monsoon business doesn't ruin my plans!


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 16, 2012, 12:24 AM
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Level 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsZ2kam3Kc

Level 5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcejGQvLrtY
Cool


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 23, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Level 6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVAIGQwdk9g

Level 7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsM2g_vn67c

Met a bunch of cool folks! Hot Daze at Perris.


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 29, 2012, 9:12 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTToVDGqCtM Level 8

AFF Graduation WOOT!

Did solos for jumps 9, 10, 11, and started my log book!!


Monko760  (B 38424)

Jul 29, 2012, 8:32 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgDiMC26ff4 - All levels edited together with better tunes!


Monko760  (B 38424)

Sep 17, 2012, 9:59 AM
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Finished my A on Saturday, got a picture with Jeb, and had a fucking blast at the 'Get Lied" party!! https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/...505_2017182691_o.jpg


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