Merkur

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  1. This thread has been quiet for some time now. Anyone able to update the list, especially in regards to sequential stuff; freely and wing suit?
  2. blue skies Tom - you will be remembered by many! There will be a memorial jump on April 21st. Here is the link to the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/531397167231658/ vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  3. (updated for German FSN) As I am pretty sure that some of the below are outdated, feel free to contribute/update! DEFINITIONS: FS-Formation Skydiving (RW) (N-National Record/+80% Residents) FSW-Womens Formation Skydiving FSM-Mens Formation Skydiving VR-Vertical Formation Record FSWR-Formation Skydiving World Record FSS-Sequential Formation Record VRWR-Vertical Formation World Record VRW-Women's Vertical Record COUNTRIES: Australia FSN-112; FSW-47; VR-17; VRW-6 Austria FS-24; FSW-12; Belgium FS-126; FSW-16; Brazil FSN-82 Canada FSN-59; FSW-33 Czechoslovakia FS-??? Denmark FS-55 Finland FS-58 France FSW-100 Germany FSN-214; FSW-61 ...Baden-Wurtemburg FS-47 ...Bavaria FS-50 ...Rheinland Pfalz FS-29 ...Saarland FS-40 Ireland FSN-51; FSNW-13 Israel FS-?? Italy VR-16 Mexico FSN-31 Netherlands FS-72; FSW-25 New Zealand FS-?? Norway FSN-108 Poland FS-103 Puerto Rico (US) FS-?? Peru FSN-26 Russia FSN-165 Slovakia FS-215 Spain VR-28 Sweden FSN-107 Switzerland FS-84 Thailand FSWR-400 (2/08/06) United Kingdom FSN-100; FSW-60 United States FS-300; FSW-181; VRWR-107; FSS-139 Venuezula FSN-32; FS-80 Thailand Largest Mass Jump-960 (2/11/06) US STATES: Alabama FS-40 Alaska FS-25; FSW-17 Arizona FS-300 California FSW-181; VRWR-53; FSM-123 Colorado Connecticut FS-41; FSW-16 Florida FS-201; FSS-139 Georgia FS-64 Hawaii Idaho FS-34 Iowa FS-60 Illinois WVWR-18; FS-259; VRWR-107; FSS-108 Indiana Kansas FS-9 Kentucky Louisiana Maine Massachusetts FS-81 Michigan FS-50 Minnesota Mississippi FS-61 Missouri FS-25 Montana Nevada FS-38 New Jersey New York North Carolina North Dakota FS-16 Ohio FS-?? Oklahoma FS-100 Oregon VR-9; Pennsylvania South Carolina FS-200; FSW-19 Tennessee Texas FS-150; VR-16; FSW-38; FSWS-38 Utah Virginia FS-100 Washington FSW-25 Wisconsin blue skies, M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  4. From the DZs you mentioned, I only know Skydive San Marcos. Not being able to comment on the others, this is a dropzone which I happily would suggest to anyone who wants to start jumping. Generally - drive to all of them, talk to the People - especially the instructors - and make up your mind also based on the Impression they leave on you. enjoy the ride! M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  5. Yes, that's the one. M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  6. Walter died on Saturday, February 17, during a BASE jump from the Sas Prodoi mountain in Italy. While BASE related, I'm posting this here as well as he was an avid wingsuit jumper as well. BSBD, M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  7. Things The Quattro Does That The ProTrack 2 Does Too: The PorTrack 2 does now have 4 highspeed warnings In regards to the JumpTrack SW - It is discontinued by L&B. The now refer to using Paralog.
  8. About 30+ (8countries) in 13 years, most of them in Germany and the US. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  9. I'm thankful to have known you and you will be dearly missed. We can only envy the place where you're now, as it will be a better place from now on. RIP Peanut. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  10. The Memorial Website is still there: http://www.crwdiva.org/taz-memorial/ vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  11. I try to describe the Setup as I am lacking a photo right now: Starting from the photo mjosparky posted, imagine that you run the canula from under the chin along one of your arms under the jumpsuit. You cut them about 1-2 cm (about 1 Inch) after they "emerged" at your wrist. This end will be connected to the tubes that are hanging from the aircrafts Oxygen System. To connect, you can use a bungee wher you stick the ends of both tubes in. When it is time to exit, you disconnet and either stuff the extra Inch back in the jumpsuit or let it "hang out". It doesn't really create a snagpoint. Personnally, I try to leave it connected as long as possible. Depending on the length of the hose that stays in the aircraft, I even leave it connected when on a floater Position. On Exit it just disconnects itself. (and Yes, that could be irritating other Jumpers, so tell them about your plan). I hope this made is clearer. If not send me a PM and I try to look up a photo of the Setup. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  12. RIP! vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  13. RIP Ed. I am happy to have jumped with you!!! Blue skies forever, Markus vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  14. Still wondering - who are the other 37? vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  15. Who's coming? vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  16. Who's joining? vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  17. Update: I can offer a ride to the DZ on the 28th and one from the DZ to O'Hare on the 9th. M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  18. Hi there, anybody happen to go there in the above time frame? I'm looking for a potential car-share and/or cabin share (if they are still available). PM me if you're interested. blue ones, M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  19. I disagree on this one, if it's meant in a way that you are "evaluated" based on your performance during the first jump on a record-event. IMO this will lead to more people signing up, who think they can do it and after jump 1 you have to "axe" up to 20% of the jumpers. So for events aiming for records, I think some kind of evaluation of the currency of your flying skills should be done prior to the start. Does this need to be a camp? - not necessarily, it can be - as you said - whatever the organizer thinks is appropriate. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  20. Did update on Poland: vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  21. Hi! I do not work for them and I even don't live in the U.S. However, when I am in TX, SSM is one of the three DZs (beside Spaceland + Skydive Houston) that I try to visit on my trip. From my point of view, I can highly recommend SSM. It is a big and professional run DZ with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with this kind of operation. Disadvantages: Big = busy, meaning that you might have some longer waiting between jumps and then suddenly it's the mentioned 20min call Having a lot of Tandems sometimes leads to a reduced number of fun jumpers, so that "the vibe" might be less than on a small country-club-like DZ (however, I would name the vibe at SSM great) Advantages: Having a business model of giving one-time jumpers the thrill of their life is highly dependent on your safety record as bad news about incidents immediately will have an impact on the number of your customers. So they have to be (and from my own experience they are) very safety conscious. Being no club, upgrades in the facilities don't depend on "a working weekend" of the club members. SSM has upgraded their fleet and facilities in the last year and they are great. Personally, I would do my AFF there, if I live in the area. As a suggestion - go there and hang out with them on a weekend. If you like what you see, sign up. Also you might search the forums, as I am pretty sure that you will find several discussions about pros and cons concerning big vs small dropzones. Finally-wherever you choose to make your AFF, once you have your A-license, start visiting other DZ from time to time as this is fun and educating. Blue ones, M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  22. Blue skies, Ron! Thanks for the jumps. M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  23. I jump a Paratec RAGE, 107 sqft/WL 1.9 on all of my jumps (solo - 400way). Why - because I trust it/it opens on heading independant from the packer/I am comfortabe flying it with the risers immediately upon opening. And I am comfortable landing it also downwind/in unknown territory after a bad spot (like a rice paddy in Thailand in the middle of nowhere). Just think of the worst scenario you can imagine - the canopy you want to have in this situation is the right selection (also can apply to non-bigway jumps) M. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  24. Will be there!! vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!
  25. Same here. vSCR No.94 Don't dream your life - live your dream!