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    A dream come true...

    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"
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    Should I change my steering line?

    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"
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    Should I change my steering line?

    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"
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    Gear bag

    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"
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    What do you say to someone before a jump?

    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"
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    Funny Skydiving Nicknames

    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"
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    Skydiving in Munich

    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"
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    Skydiving in Munich

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    New action cam model from Sony , AS100V

    Didnt you get the Live remote view? I bought it when it came out and works like a charm! I love it! I also picked up some extra batteries. http://www.amazon.co.uk/CyberShot-DSC-HX50V-DSC-HX300-DSC-RX100-DSC-RX100MII/dp/B00FFZUI7U This guys work like a charm and costed me 8 euros :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    New action cam model from Sony , AS100V

    Hey! Thanks for the advice, but dont you get a chunk of your helmet in the pic/video? Thanks! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    New action cam model from Sony , AS100V

    Thanks for the replies. I did jump the side plate. But to be honest, I have read so many threads about snag hazards that it makes me feel a bit paranoid and so im not "confortable" jumping it. The sticky mount has a bigger chance of being "torn" I guess if something should happen. I will get a fuel or something similar with a cutaway soon but for now, for my peace of mind I feel a little better with the sticky mount. Also, when I jumped the AS30V side mounted you could see my helmet on the side of the video and pics (see pic). Thanks! P.S. If you know of a side mount other than the cookie Sleeve id love to hear about it though, thanks! :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    New action cam model from Sony , AS100V

    Does anyone have an idea on how to mount this camera on a G3? I had the As30V with the cookie sleeve but sold it today and I never really felt "confortable" with the side mount anyway. I was thinking about mounting it on top but the Sony sticky tape doesnt "feel" as strong as the go pro sticky mount. Thanks! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    Camcorder with superb image stabilization

    I log in almost every day twice to see if you have posted your review / comparison. Cant wait man!
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    Does this price seem right to you?

    Cool!! The Jojowings is made in the Czech Republic AFAIK. It´s listed in Basik.fr, for example, at around 1400 Eur + shipping. I´ll see what can be done. Need to get this guy ready for the helicopter jumps coming up soon :) Thanks! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    Does this price seem right to you?

    Hy guys! Im trying to help my friend finding a rig. It is kinda hard since he is not the tallest guy in the world (168 cm/ 5.5) nor the heaviest (68Kg/150 Lbs). Main should be 150-170 range We found this: Vector Micron V 308 11/2004 = cca 500 jump PD 143 R 05/2006 = 0 jumps Sonic 150 04/2012 = 60 jumps Vigil II. 03/2012 The dude is asking for 3800 Eur /5200 Usd which I believe its kinda expensive. The kit is on pretty good condition ( The guy chose the container in white so its kinda dirty but I guess it can be cleaned) Do you guys think that price is fair and if not, what price do you think that kit is worth? Thanks! PS. We are in Europe, if someone is selling something along those lines Id love to hear about it :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    Lasik or PRK?

    Are looking to correct myopia or hypermetropia? Is there any astigmatism?. Why do you want to do surgery? It really doesnt matter though. I would advice you to suck it up and deal with glasses or contact lenses. Complications are a lot more frequent than your Ophtalmologist will tell you, and once your eye is messed up, little can be done to fix it. I did my opht. rotation with a very nice lady who wore glasses. When we discussed the surgical procedures she said she would never do it herself or allow anyone she cared about to have eye surgery done. She could have it done free anytime she wanted to and she decided not to do it. "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    All around suit?

    Sounds like a Plan. Whare I am most people love TONFLY suits. They are amazing, but they are a little pricey. I ordered one now that I know FF is my favorite discipline. I would suggest taking a look at the skylark suits. They are made in Ukrania. They are very reasonably priced (100-200 for a custom made suit) and they have some FF suits with low profile grips. I had one ( still do) and are very wel build and offer great bang for your buck :) "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    Is 20+ years too old for a reserve parachute?

    I see from your profile you have 9 jumps (as of this writing). Do you have more knowledge about skydiving, or parachutes, or the skydiving industry, than the average novice with 9 jumps? For fuck sake dude. The guy is just giving a pretty innocent opinion. Enough with the "skygod" attitude. I dont care if you have a gazillion jumps and gigantic ball sack. Chill dude. It's not an innocent opinion, it's an uninformed one, with little published experience to back it up. When I'm left in that position I open my ears and shut my mouth. How is it not an innocent opinion? He is not telling anyone to do anything stupid. He is saying he wouldnt buy gear older than he is. You dont need to have a million jumps to prefer new gear over older one, or to form an opinion. Some people may have not as many jumps as you guys do but, hey, we can read & learn. "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    Is 20+ years too old for a reserve parachute?

    I see from your profile you have 9 jumps (as of this writing). Do you have more knowledge about skydiving, or parachutes, or the skydiving industry, than the average novice with 9 jumps? For fuck sake dude. The guy is just giving a pretty innocent opinion. Enough with the "skygod" attitude. I dont care if you have a gazillion jumps and gigantic ball sack. Chill dude. "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"
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    New Sony - HDR AS30V

    Oh! I forgot! By lcd you mean the actual watch - controller -viewfinder thingy or the handycam-transforming attachment? I have been looking for the Watch thingy for a while like crazy but Its not out ( At least in Europe) till december the 6th :( Im actually looking forward to it and to DSE making a review / comparison epic video. Been following that guy since I found his 2011 PIA interviews in youtube when I was doing my research for which container to buy. Man is a legenD! "I don´t stop when I am tired. I stop when I am done"