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onearmed-bandit  (C 7027)

Jan 8, 2013, 7:22 PM
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so anyway ive tried everyone here in australia just got off the phone to the guys in western australia n they said no they wont do it n cant b done ,is there anyone here on this site that can help? ive booked in to the singapore windtunnel this mnth to do 8 dives ive msged computer doc askin if their drop zone could accomodate just havent heard bk yet......


Akokisa

Jan 8, 2013, 7:32 PM
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WHAT won't they do?


onearmed-bandit  (C 7027)

Jan 8, 2013, 10:18 PM
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they say that i need 2 arms to control the canopy properly n that its impossible n i should stick with tandems,i pointed to computer docs youtube link n they said well he was skydiving before the accident n that its unsafe,so im off to singapore this mnth to do some dives i'll post the vids up here wen im bk


DanG  (D 22351)

Jan 9, 2013, 5:54 AM
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I understand you are an above the elbow. Do you use a prosthetic at all? It would certainly help. I think it is possible you to to learn to skydive, but it will be harder than for most people. Starting with wind tunnel work and tandems is definitely a good idea. It might even be a good idea to go out to your local DZ and do a tandem if you haven't yet. Getting to know the people there will make it easier for them to be open to possibilities, and harder for them to dismis you out of hand (no pun intended).

I became a right arm BE amputee in 2005 and went on to make about 500 jumps before I quit. My situation was quite different because I had about 1400 jumps when I lost my arm. I always used a prosthetic, and still have my elbow, so it was easier still.


onearmed-bandit  (C 7027)

Jan 9, 2013, 6:43 AM
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im off to NZ next week to do a skydive 3rd tandem so far n yeh i'll show em the dvd wen im bk from singapore,y did you quit if i may ask?


DanG  (D 22351)

Jan 9, 2013, 8:38 AM
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I quit just because I was done with it. Being one-armed had nothing to do with it. Wanted to do other stuff.

Do you ever use a prosthetic?


onearmed-bandit  (C 7027)

Jan 9, 2013, 9:02 AM
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no dont have it anymore it was pretty useless it just provided a bit of comfort in public n to ride my motorcycle but found it restricting when riding my motorcycle so yeh done away with it....


wmw999  (D 6296)

Jan 9, 2013, 9:29 AM
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MX757 is a one-armed jumper, above-elbow, who started jumping after losing his arm, I believe. He doesn't jump much any more, but he still logs in sometimes. You might want to email or PM him.

Wendy P.


onearmed-bandit  (C 7027)

Jan 9, 2013, 10:13 AM
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oh sweet as thanx heaps wendy Smile


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jan 9, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Re: [wmw999] aff [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
MX757 is a one-armed jumper, above-elbow, who started jumping after losing his arm, I believe. He doesn't jump much any more, but he still logs in sometimes. You might want to email or PM him.

Wendy P.

Actually, he's a below the elbow amputee. Still has the elbow and a bit of the forearm. Shredded his arm in a motorcyle accident before he started jumping. Riding motorcycles is dangerous, yo! Wink


wmw999  (D 6296)

Jan 9, 2013, 11:04 AM
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OK, I thought I remembered him saying he was above. At least I got the "before jumping" part right...

Wendy P.


mx757  (C License)

Jan 13, 2013, 5:21 AM
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yep, you got that right Wendy...
I sold my Racer SOS rig to Tommy computerdoc on here. he is jumping it one arm.

after 29 years I'm taking a break from the sport. flying my Cessna more now...



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