ryoder

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  1. And I assume that your previous comments about washing the wingsuit before sending it in for service, also apply to the pantz? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  2. Last Sunday, the winds were about 6m/h on the ground, but upon opening I found myself backing up in 30 m/h wind on a canopy with 1.1:1 WL. The moment my feet touched the ground, I was yanked sideways and dragged about ten feet before I got the canopy collapsed. My red/white/blue GTI had grass and dirt ground into the left side, and the white wing had major grass stains. I dropped it into the washing machine with a half cup of Tide on a warm/cold setting, and it came out looking like new, w/o a trace of evidence left. Even the white wing is spotless! "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  3. This little video should answer your question: http://www.skyrush.com/skydive/german_nude_jump.mpg "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  4. The only difference I know is that newer ones have a "slow" mode which which correctly records wingsuit jumps, instead of interpreting them as deployments. I have been told that if you contact L&B they will take your old one and send you a new one with the newer s/w. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  5. Is that Brush? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  6. When I ordered my current rig, (Vector 3 M), the RWS had no problem sizing it for a 218 reserve with a 170 main. (I'm 220 out the door, jumping at 5050MSL). If a container builder told me I needed to downsize my reserve from what is safe, in order to accomodate my main, I would take my business elsewhere. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  7. I fully agree; Also just looking at incidents at my own DZ over the last several years, you also need to ask: - How well can you fly your reserve with a dislocated shoulder? - How would you like to land your reserve in half brakes, downwind, and unconscious? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  8. The Expert Cypres won't fire below 130 feet. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  9. You guys wear clothes? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  10. Cast and crew here: http://us.imdb.com/Credits?0109676 "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  11. (Now bear in mind that I jump at a field elevation of 5050 feet MSL, and have an exit weight of 230). I have a Triathlon and a Diablo. In 200 jumps the Diablo has always sniveled for 700-1100 feet, (except for two back-to-back slammers). The Triathlon started out slamming me about 1/10 jumps, finally getting up to 5/10. It got to the point it was either fix the damn thing or quit jumping it, because my neck just couldn't take any more. I tried talking to Aerodyne, (who had been VERY helpful on another issue), but they kept wanting to talk about my packing, and I kept explaining to them that since the SAME person was packing both of their canopies EXACTLY per their packing video, and one was sniveling while the other was slamming, we could rule out the packing. Noticing that the Diablo 190 slider was the same size as the Triathlon 210 slider, I checked with Aerodyne and they assured me the sizes were what they intended. 210/190 = ~10%. I added 12% to the front front-to-back dimensions of the Triathlons slider to increase the area by 12%, and gave the new dimensions to Brian Germain to build a custom slider. It hasn't slammed me since. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  12. September issue, page 110. Almost two pages of photo; About a third of a page of text. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  13. http://www.uspa.org/publications/manuals.htm Skydiver's Information Manual Section 5-3 Part F Also, go to: http://www.relativeworkshop.com/ Click on "Products", then "SkyHook RSL", for info on a newer design. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  14. http://www.uspa.org/publications/manuals.htm Skydivers Information Manual Section 5-1 Part E, 3 (a) "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  15. I LOVED the BBC reporter's comparison to Buzz Lightyear! ROTFLMAO!!! "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  16. http://www.island.net/~dcdreams/k2article2.html "The climbers were now within the "Death Zone", the elevation above 7,500metres where the human body is no longer able to adapt to the conditions and a person begins to die from oxygen deprivation. " We aren't talking about a brief exposure. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  17. Is this a technical term?? Yes, it is a mountain-climbing term. Any time you are above 20,000 feet w/o a pressure suit, you have a limited amount of time until you die, even if you are breathing oxygen. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  18. BIg Air just revamped their web site, and it now includes preliminary info on the Shogun and the Sensei. Check out the color selection on the Sensei. http://www.bigairsportz.com/sensei.php "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  19. No self confidence??? Looks like you had enough to accumulate 500 jumps, a D license, and jump a 135. I'm at MHS every Sat & Sun, and usually start the day with a wingsuit dive, so I'll keep a lookout for a white cat with different-colored eyes. Most of the other jumpers here are tiger-striped strays with bloodshot eyes from partying the night before. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  20. You want to talk about different? Try this woman's perspective: Kim Emmons started jumping in 1959. In 1962 she was on the 1962 US Parachute Team. [url]http://www.makeithappen.com/wis/bios/emmonsk.html She quit jumping in 1966. At that time, parachutes were all round, and the only competitive events were Style & Accuracy. Two weeks ago she started jumping again, and has since accumulated over 20 jumps. http://www.pia.com/lownumbers/images/Kim%20Emmons%20Knor.jpg She was at Mile Hi in CO this weekend, polishing her RW skills. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  21. What were the results of this incident? Do you have some more info or a link maybe? Thanx. Blue Skies, I know of a King Air that has seen: 1. Jumper exited in nice poised arch with arms high, leaving two small dents in the horizontal stab with his wrists. No medical attention required. 2. Jumper exited leaving large dent in horizontal stab with the back of his hard helmet. Jump went as planned, but after he landed, he had a bad headache an no memory of making the jump. Went to hospital and was diagnosed with concussion. 3. Lightweight girl hopped up on a poised exit, missing the horizontal stab by about three inches. I witnessed this. In the first two incidents, it was widely agreed that the pilot did not put the a/c in the proper attitude prior to turning on the green light. A King Air needs to have flaps down on jump run, which enables the pilot to pitch the nose down, (and the tail up), while still maintaining altitude. The third incident was a low-time jumper who made a mistake but was lucky. Bear in mind that even though you are traveling the same speed as the a/c, the moment you let go of it, your drag starts decelerating you, and this puts you closer to the tail. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  22. The only purpose of the cutaway handle is so you don't deploy your reserve into dragging garbage. If nothing is dragging, there is nothing to cutaway. As for the reserve risers, how do you think an AAD could work if a cutaway was needed? When doing terminal at 750 feet, there isn't time for your Cypres to tap you on the shoulder and request that you cutaway first. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  23. Yeah, birds are fairly cool, but I've never met one that could sitfly worth a damn. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  24. A container decision that includes neither Vector nor Mirage??? You must be kidding... "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  25. The BaseHoundSam technique: 1. Pull right knee up toward left shoulder; Reach down with right hand and grab zipper at right ankle; Pull zipper up while straightening leg downward. 2. Reach down with left hand and grab suit at right knee, pulling suit to the left, popping right knee out. 3. Point right knee to the right while bending knee, bringing right heel toward crotch. Grab right shin with right hand. Grab right booty with left hand, and pull it off of foot. Now repeat steps 1-3 with right/left switched. On my first dive, I burned up 2000 feet fighting to get the tail off, finally pulling the cutaway. Then BHS showed me his method, now it takes me a few seconds. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.