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  1. Fuck me, $100 per hour tipping Yep usually I will break an hour into 2 days. Makes a pretty big commitment for the coach and usually has them at the tunnel most of the day. So I believe $100 per hour of flight time is worth it!!! Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  2. Good rule of thumb I use is $100/hr of flight time can be more at times! Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  3. Posting for a friend. We watched the main land in a neighbors front yard. A tandem master seen a tan or gold mini van stop. The home owner said a women got out of the van and picked up the main stating she worked at CSC and that was the last any one has seen. Please view the details posted here: Mikey is full time video staff at CSC and this is his main source of income. Not to mention he is getting married next week so any help to recover it would be amazing. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  4. cderham

    Stupid question.

    You are looking at approx $15/minute coached. +/- $1 depending on who you get to coach you. You could also call and ask to buy time at Boogie rates. $780/hr I believe. Also plan on tipping your coach. I usually tip them $100/hr of time this is because they devote so much time to you and I typically spread 1 hour out over 3 days. As far as coaches everyone in there are great. I have flown or jumped with Zach, Kiwi, Josh, Jordan, Ryan, Billy, DV, Mike, Nathan, and Jared. I dont think there is anyway you can go wrong with any of them. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  5. Here are a couple from a few weeks ago.. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  6. Nope no problem packing at all. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  7. It is full but I wouldn't say rock hard Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  8. Usually I have YouTube or ebay distractions but do get the occasional google search distraction as well. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  9. I didn't know L&B was selling audible altimeters as reserves. OOPS! thats what I get for posting first thing in the morning before I finished my morning Go Fast Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  10. My wife has a Pulse 170 and an Optimum 160 in a Micron 310. That combination might be something to look into. The Optimum reserve flies one size larger and depending on your exit weight might be perfect for you. I would suggest demoing one from PD. A friend who had a reserve ride last year on a Optimum 126 and is 250 w/o gear was able to pop the reserve up at the end and stop it with no run out. Made me switch mine over to Optimum's As far as options go.... LOAD IT UP!!!!! This rig will last you a very long time and might as well have it all! Articulated harness, deluxe back pad, PADDED LATERALS ARE AMAZING!, custom embroidery.... just make her sexy!!! Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  11. at $3.5 million US.. I don't see it happening anytime soon. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  12. I have the Ogio 9900, I fit my freefly suit, camera suit, swoop shorts, 2 pair of shoes and 2 UPT Mocron rigs, oh yea my SIMS, IRM, log book.......... The thing is HUGE!!! I do keep my video equipment and helmets in different bags tho. More control over them getting damaged or banged around. I just ordered my wife this for her Gear bag, should fit her rig (micron), 2 jumpsuits and her shoes. using a helpmet bag with a clip for her g3. Might look at the 26" I was going to go with the 26" for her but she is looking to minimize her travel size to the dz. My Ogio bag is indestructible!!!! Only Gear bag I will ever need! Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  13. Just to chime in... I received my A license in 12 days in Texas back in 1998. AFF and multiple jumps a day. I came home to a home dropzone with more ability and understanding then many 50-75 jump static line taught skydivers. I am a fan of AFF in a week programs and wind tunnel incorporated training. I believe the learning curve is accelerated and the "eyes open" aspect of the safety side of things is more explored. when a student can make multiple jumps in a day or weekend there progression in the sport is usually smother. There nerves are less of an influence in there skydive. Don't get me wrong they are still nervous but their less of a factor... Just my $0.02 Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
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  15. I know the 110 and 150 has better low light capability. My sunset load video always looks grainy with my cx100. make me want to switch. Only issue i have is that the card slot on the 110 and 150 is in the bottom and not easily accessible with my configuration. I believe the 210 has the undesirable image stabilization system. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  16. When my Canon XS error-ed out last year I looked into them. Only draw back I seen was that the card slot is located underneath with the battery not on the side. Not practical for quick turn tandem videos. I went with the T3i Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  17. A couple of my good friends from Skydive Chicago left SDC to go run Skydive South Padre full time! Yes pretty much a tandem factory but very very very experienced staff. Hope this helps. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  18. How about adding: Had your instructor tell you "We need to work on that some more cause that looks retarded!" Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  19. stayhigh: I had my velo 111 relined last winter with Comp line trim from PD. It required a full inspection for approval i believe. I also have two friends who have had there velos relined with comp line set from PD. Not sure why they told you no other then your wifes canopy is not a candidate. I have also been involved in a discussion on here that the line trim measurements for both comp velo and velo are the same if you look at the line trim chart. To the original poster: I would call PD and talk to them. They are going to give you the straight talk and have more accurate information then most replies you are going to get here. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  20. Only issue I seen with it is that the card slot was moved to the battery door on the underside of the camera. Locate you an old XS or step up to the T3i. I purchased the T3i when my XS died right before Couch Freaks. Glad I did the photos are amazing. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  21. Hey Ryan, I live in Peoria, IL there are a few jumpers from down your way. One I know of is actually a professor at WIU. Larry Andrews. I use to jump in Macomb years ago at Smith Airfield on the south east side of town. At the time we had a few experienced skydivers from the area. Not sure where they all went to tho after the dz closed up. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  22. Have a friend healing from about the same thing on his velo. He ended up in a dive when the whole RH side of his canopy colapsed / dishragged. Very lucky to be alive!! There might be something about a velo that is more acceptable to wake turbulance..... I am not putting them down I love my 2 Velo 111s cant think of jumping anything else. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  23. When I had my reline done I requested Comp line trim with 500 HMA. I had vectran on it previously. I just know there is a big difference in the way both of my canopies fly now as to last year before the new line set. One major thing I notice is that I can stay on the rears longer on the newly lined canopy. On the old canopy I feel the rears go "mushy" alot earlier. Could also be they changed line trims for the 111 since my manufacture date as well. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  24. Unless they changed velo line trims. there is a huge difference in line sets I believe. I had one of my Velo 111s relined this past winter and went with a 500 HMA line set. Manufacture of both of my canopies was 2006. I notice a big difference in rear riser power, front riser pressure as well as openings seem a bit quicker. Only reason I can tell is I switch back and forth between rigs while working. I would talk with PD and ask if they changed over to a new line set on the velo when they released the comp velo. I could be wrong and I usally am. I just know my original velo line set is longer and requires one more full stow in my bag then my relined. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!
  25. Call sherry and remind her again. When I did that a few years ago I had it on my step in 3 days. 7 years later the suit is still going strong. Julio - way to man up - you guys look like you do great work. Totally agree! Give Sherry a call she is an awesome person and does care! I waited a bit for my new suit too but totally worth every minute of wait. I know things have changed a little bit at her shop too. Give her a call and I bet she will make it toally right. Not dissing on Liquid Sky suits at all. I love them and think they are a killer design. And yes a buisness is a buisness but sometimes things change and growing pains insue. Hope it all works out. And my Firefly 2 piece camera/freefly suit now has about 1200 jumps on it with all the seams holding together. Had to have Sherry patch a knee for me due to way to many down winders. Chris It's Jimmy Time!!