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  1. to be fair, i am quite sure most whuffos do not understand the dangers involved. but yes, 18 is a good age.
  2. First chinese wingsuiter, actually flew with Gerardo Flores...
  3. i find it hard to believe that someone without a pulse thats not breathing for 16 hours comes back to life...
  4. Thanks ass. The amount of time it took you to do that it you could of provided some actual help. I'm aware of google and how to use. Well I'm sure they all do their jobs well. I personally liked chuttingstar and rock-sky market; but those are the only two I ever bought anything from... I see a lot of people buying stuff from square 1 and para-service too. I'm pretty sure most stores do their jobs well. What makes me decide to buy at one place or the other has more to do with which store happens to have the item I need in stock. Oh and if I can dodge the sales tax by buying out of state... You're welcome, ass.
  6. so now for the next 4 years i need to make sure my cypres is functioning properly. i still check it before every jump but come on, really? i paid the extra bucks for this unit because they claim to be extremely reliable... they should fix this issue on their own dime.
  7. Well how about the DZ takes a small hit on gear rental/gas and pays the instructors more. Proper instruction really matters in this sport; and paying instructors more, whether we like it or not, will make them instruct better. It's hard enough for most whuffo's to make a skydive due to the fear factor, add the cost of AFF & careless instructors and it makes it easy for a lot of prospective jumpers to get turned off by the sport. If you pay the instructors more, not only will the students get more attention and a better education (i.e. create a safer skydiving environment), but it will also add more fun jumpers to the sport. If I was a DZO I would consider every AFF student an investment. Considering that an AFF student can turn into a jumper who will put hundreds if not thousands of jumps into the DZ, rent gear, bring his whuffo friends... It wasn't too long ago I was taking my AFF courses, and while I did have some awesome instructors, I also had a few who did the bare minimum. It just kinda sucks, when you drive out a couple of hours, drop a couple of bills, get 15 minutes of instruction, jump out of a plane only to get a 1 minute debrief on your jump before the instructor is off running to a tandem.
  8. if you look around the classifieds long enough you will eventually find a very good deal. i got a very nice altimaster alti 2 for 40 bucks.
  9. I used to have a fear of heights, and it always bothered me. My first job out of college as an civil engineer was an inspection/construction management job. One summer day, me and a bunch of co-workers had to climb up an 8 foot ladder... Everyone climbed up casually except me, instead, I pretended I got a call on my cell phone and hung out on the bottom. I wasn't very happy about that, so that night I stayed in the office late, and when everyone left the site I stared at that fucking ladder, it took me a while, but once I finally got myself to climb it... I became extremely proud of my "minor" accomplishment, and immediately became obsessed with beating that fear again. It was a bit of a magical feeling because it was the first time I was proud of myself for something that I could not "brag" about (who brags about climbing an 8 foot ladder), it was a personal accomplishment. This wasn't a grade I received in a class, a college degree, or some girl saying yes to a date; this accomplishment was purely, 100% my own. It was also the kinda thing nobody would give a shit about except me; and it felt good. So I went from climbing the 8 foot ladder, to climbing the bigger ladder, to just casually climbing ladders all over the construction site... I then started staring down the edge of roofs, went on a ferris wheel... eventually I thought. Fuck it, I'm going to go big, time to do the one thing I told myself I would never do. First jump, staring down at the clouds. I was instantly hooked the second I hopped off the airplane.
  10. it might help if you tell us what days you are going to be there!
  11. I saw this in another forum and it got me curious. I suppose this is mainly a question for riggers: If you were to jump under the rain and the top of your container got damp, would that warrant a reserve repack? Have you ever had an experience unpacking a soaked/damaged reserve due to water exposure?
  12. thanks guys ill try these out! oh and i live in socal so i can jump year round... i just had a reserve pack done 3 weeks ago.
  13. I did some research, there are plenty of threads on how to give your rig a bath but my question is a little more specific. how do i clean dirt marks off my rig? i dont want to soak the whole thing, i would just clean it a bit... im still a noob and my landings aren't all that perfect yet it seems like there is dirt stuck inside the cordura fabric. i used a damp cloth, it cleaned it but not all the way. any suggestions?