Mr_Polite

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    96
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    99

Jump Profile

  • License
    D
  • License Number
    420
  • Number of Jumps
    1900
  • Years in Sport
    9
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1500
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400

Ratings and Rigging

  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  1. Yes he responsible 100% for himself. Whether he had the camera or not this would have been the same incident. He may have had the camera "hidden" in his glove but I do not believe that nobody at the dz saw this. He was clearly showing it to an instructor or coach on some of his other jumps on Youtube. Honestly though we are all adults and because jumping a camera isn't an actual rule there is nothing anyone can really say. Sure if you're the DZO or S&TA you can ban it from YOUR dz but if another doesn't care then that's their business.
  2. No probably not but that still doesn't change the fact that he is allowed to jump a camera at 30 jumps. There is no "regulation" in place, just a recommendation. And really the camera had nothing to do with this incident, it just let us see what actually happened. If he wasn't wearing it all we would be doing is speculating, atleast we get to see what happened.
  3. What does that have to do with anything?
  4. There is no actual rule only a recommendation but a DZ can enforce the recommendation if they choose. Some do some dont. People are going to do what they want. I'm worried about the jackass jumping a canopy way beyond his ability than I am about someone with a camera.
  5. When did the Postal Service start doing skydiving recommendations?
  6. +1 I wouldn't give money to anyone if they didn't try covering their own ass.
  7. Just ask Siri or go here http://answers.yahoo.com/
  8. Mr_Polite

    Meat and 2 veg.

    A Mr Bill with a naked women (or man if you're into that). This way after you finish you can just drop her 1000's of feet, way better than kicking a women out of your bed :)
  9. Really? Yes it's been self regulated but it doesn't really work all that well at a lot of dz's.
  10. Well if that's the case that is pretty shitty. Another reason to own and maintain your own gear.
  11. Probably happened after he hit the dirt. Sometime between cutting the rig off of him and inspection.
  12. After reading that report it is quite possible that he will try to sue and claim that the worn out gear was the cause. Although anyone with his "training" and "years" in the sport should have known how to inspect the gear Unfortuntely this is a very sue happy country and people get away with ridiculous lawsuits all the time.
  13. he's looking for attention, who is going to sue? Himself for being a dumb ass?
  14. Mr_Polite

    New rig / downsizing question

    Quick answer is you're not ready and doing 20 jumps a year you probably should stay at 1 to 1 forever. Do a search, this has been discussed to death (literally) a 1000 times.