FastRodriguez

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  • Main Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    175
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

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  • License
    Student
  • License Number
    45912
  • Licensing Organization
    SNA/FAI
  • Years in Sport
    99
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  1. Hi! Which dropzone is this? Im a spanish Skydiver living in Munich and im always looking for a smaller dropzone to play at. Nuggets and the rest are tooo tandem oriented :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  2. Thank you for your answers. I did ask the rigger, and he wasnt very interested in giving me an explanation. He just said, cut here and is all good. There is also the language barrier, Im spanish, in germany at the moment, the rigger doesnt speak english or spanish, and my german is a bit limited. In any case, I did as the rigger told me, cut the excess with a pair of scissors and it looks nice now. I thought Id double check with you guys Thanks again! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  3. Morning guys! I have a question :) Yesterday, I landed and while I was setting my brakes I realized that in the left steering line, a piece of line was protruding out from the center of the line towards the surface, sort of like a steering line herniation :D (I hope you guys understand what I mean, english is not my first language and this technical stuff confuses me a little) I showed a rigger who was there ( not my usual guy as Im jumping outside of my home country atm) and he just said to pull the excess, cut it, and push the edge back into the main line. Almost like if the line was made out of a core line and some sort of casing, leaving, in escence the casing only. My question is, is this safe? Should I get a rigger to change the line? If so, should I ground the rig until Is changed, or can I do the 12 jumps I already booked before I go home? Thanks! Maybe I should mention that the canopy is a brand new pilot with less than 30 jumps on it. "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  4. http://www.skylark.ua/en/bags/ I use that one. Carries my Icon 5, helmet, camara gear, tablet, two freefly suits and a few bits and pieces. Costs about 50 bucks depending on the rate the day you order and its pretty well built :) G "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  5. Bro! Did you just fart? "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  6. Nothing to be worried about :) Just keep using saline spray and blowing your nose during your skydiving days. If the pain is bad try some pain killers. Id go with ibuprofen, as its good for pain and inflammation. As for the valsava... Try this instead if you need it :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenzel_maneuver Good luck!!! Edit to add: The ears comment goes for the Valsava manouver, not by ur sinuses. Dont panic! :D "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  7. The eustachian tubes connects the nasopharinx with the middle ear. The valsava manuever (Which can damage your middle ear) should not be used lightly. The sinuses are connected to the nose via small ostia. These small openings can get inflamed upon contact with cold air preventing pressure equalization. Im guessing that is his problem, it is also known as barosinusitis or aerosinusitis. To all of the rest of skydivers. STOP USING AND RECOMENDING VALSAVA! It is actually quite possible to damage your middle ear with it. Chew gum, yawn (learn the proper technique, once mastered the pressure equalization achieved by yawning is better than any other techniques) Best regards and take care of your ears. Once they are gone, they ARE gone, and being deaf is NOT fun! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  8. Glad to help :) Been a while since my ENT rotations but I think a good old nasal douche may help. No harm in trying :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  9. Do you have a history of sinusitis? Allergies? Any ear pain? Sounds to me as if the small ostia connecting your frontal sinuses to your nose gets inflamed as a response to the cold air on altitude and so the difference in air pressure is giving you pain. You could try with nasal irrigation and saline nasal spray. Good luck :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  10. The Spaniards had a history of using crossbows to inflict genocide on conquered civilians. Glad to see they're hanging onto their past. Imagine if German dads kept collections of Zyklon B in their closets. Things that make you go hmmm. The things i learn in dz :D "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  11. Spain Marocco France Italy Switzerland Germany Slovakia Slovenia Hungary Poland Ukraine Czech Republic Netherlands Belgium USA Canada Mexico England Scotland Ireland (Both) Portugal Austria Edit to add Austria :D "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  12. They call me birdshit... Took a nap at the wrong spot. Woke up covered in pigeon crap. Shit DOES happen :( "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
  13. Hiya! So Im moving to Munich in the next few weeks and Im looking for a DZ to carry on skydiving. As long as they skydive all year round, they have a turboprop and people are cool I am happy :) Any recommendations? Thanks! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"