Sep 30, 2003, 1:53 PM
Post #1 of 21
Obsessive about 4-way?
The creeper thread has me thinking I should get either counselling or a medal - probably counselling.
What little tools and tidbits have you developed for your teams? I'd like to know.
Here's us: Homemade creepers Laminated 4-way and 8-way dive pool playing cards for practice A spreadsheet to track which randoms and blocks we've practiced, launched. And how many times. Sortable by AAA, AA, etc. amongst many things A spreadsheet to create a dive draw (since deleted because mr. Wagner just does much better programming and offers it on Omniskore.com) A speadsheet to automatically score and handicap our regional league results through a season (this was a big deal since the modified Shugar handicap is a pain to calculate by hand) My IC modified the Print Pool (omniskore.com) pictures to mirror those points to match our continuity plan. He also attempted to color code the people to match our plan but the software only works black and white for some reason. Little guys to move around for dive engineering We copied the GK dive plan videotape (big help on launches and positioning) I made a booklet with all the Jack articles I could find T-shirts and team logos for the last 2 years, stickers, etc. But we haven't tried to sell any yet. 2 of our campers are laid out to be super friendly to team debrief and video dubbing.
I think that's it and I also think each of these has helped in various ways to either the league or the team. Especially the 4way cards and the creepers.
What else has helped your teams?
(This post was edited by rehmwa on Sep 30, 2003, 1:54 PM)
My 4-Way Team (Matrix FS) broke up last February, but I'm still an "addicted" to everything involving 4-Way FS!!!
Looking at the things your team developed, my team had as well most of them.
Initially, I used too the laminated 4-way dive pool playing pieces (in 4 different colors) for engineering practice.
Most of the things are still available an the Web, as I created a team's page at my web site, with a lot of links for dive pools, continuity plan, team's pics while performing, formation skydiving articles, etc..
I used to carry the 499 booklet around so it could look at it during traffic jams and long stop lights. Afew times i would get honked at for sitting at a green light. The Back ground on my computer is currently 8-way randoms a-g. ps are you going to eloy for Xmas? i just got my tickets last night.
Oct 1, 2003, 1:13 PM
Post #11 of 21
Re: [harryskydives] Obsessive about 4-way?
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ps are you going to eloy for Xmas? i just got my tickets last night.
Wouldn't that be cool? Probably not. We are saving for 2 tunnel camp trips instead (Nov and April). However, I'm looking to our locals at the end of the October month to see who wants to go. I can hope.
Actually, the Baldwin DZ is starting to have a ton of regulars (including newbies) going to the tunnel this winter. I'm hoping for a huge upsurge in 4-way competitors and an increase in the general skill levels. This might pay off better than a vacation in the long run.
-Moved to California (SoCal) from New York. -Will not spend $2 on the brand name jelly for my PB&J's, but will spend $2000 on a weekend at the tunnel without blinking an eye. -Had my boss sign a contract stating that I will be granted the week of US Nationals off as vacation time every year. -GLADLY sold my soul to Skydive Elsinore. (Like I wouldn't be there every weekend anyway.)
I'm not obsessive about 4way. However, my boss is obsessive about our job, to point where he expects something he calls "working" to sometimes take precedence over my team. I suspect he is in cahoots with my landlord, who thinks I should "pay rent" with money that could be going to training jumps. Come to think of it, my parents and sister are a bit obsessive as well, wanting to "spend time together" on perfectly good training weekends. Thank God my SO doesn't cotton to any of that nonsense. Mitch
I made a trip to Memphis last weekend. Can,t remember the last time i was on an airplane without a rig, either on me or in the overhead bin. Visited my parents and Elvis. I still have my house but I am looking for a roommate that pays in blue tickets or money that will be converted into jump tickets.