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KGSlam  (A License)

Aug 6, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Hey all,

I'm a newly licensed skydiver and am getting moved to Germany this November for 3 years with my job. Anyone with experience jumping there have any tips? Any major differences from the US besides the price hike? I currently jump at fly free skydiving near St Louis, a 182 drop zone, but have jumped at midsize drop zones as well.

Also I'd been planning on holding off getting gear until I downsize, anybody have any advice for that aspect of Europe? Is it harder to find rigs ect.? Thanks!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Aug 6, 2013, 4:18 PM
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Gear, in Europe, is generally more expensive. Also, there isn't as much used gear going around it seems, so it may be harder to find.

Some countries (France for example) have a mandatory wing load limit for the first few 100 jumps. Not sure about Germany, but I'd check that before getting a rig.

There's some awesome DZ's out there, either sea-side, or in the mountains, so enjoy!


thomasismyname  (Student)

Aug 7, 2013, 6:00 AM
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I have only jumped in Italy, and i love it. I haven't jumped in Germany, but i too will be moving there in October. I have been to Germany several times and it's a beautiful place. I can't wait to jump there.


IJskonijn  (A License)

Aug 7, 2013, 6:17 AM
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Remster wrote:
Gear, in Europe, is generally more expensive. Also, there isn't as much used gear going around it seems, so it may be harder to find.

I didn't have much problems finding second-hand gear at a very reasonable price here, so I don't think it's generally harder. Just know where to look.

The Netherlands also has a mandatory maximum wingload, which is actually quite a hefty table (e.g. only at 1000+ jumps, with 100+ last 12 months, are you allowed to jump whatever you want, at whatever wingload you want)


KGSlam  (A License)

Aug 12, 2013, 7:27 PM
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Thanks all! Appreciate the tips.


verdi

Aug 20, 2013, 6:41 AM
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where in germany do you work?


HighJB  (C License)

Aug 28, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Remster wrote:
Some countries (France for example) have a mandatory wing load limit for the first few 100 jumps.
In fact there is a wing load chart for the first 600 jumps here.



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