TheBile

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  1. The next big thing will be someone posting the same question in multiple forums. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  2. One thing that's always confused me with this relaxing thing is if your forcing your muscles to maintain an arch, how can you relax those same muscles for stability ? Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  3. Suggestions Only. Cutaway= Bye-Bye Reserve= Hellooo ------- Cutaway = Yank me Reserve = Yank me 2 ------ Cutaway = Screwed ? Reserve = Unscrewed ! ------ Cutaway : Leave Gun Reserve : Take Cannolies ----- Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  4. It goes so far back I can just remember seeing images of it on TV and getting the sense that I had to try it when I got older. With the ignorance of a whuffo I had thoughts of it being tranquil and peaceful, like a leaf floating on the air. I didn't even think of comparing it in someway to sticking your head out of the window of a train travelling at 100mph. That image of serenity of course was shattered when I first left that Cessna 206. It was like I had entered a battlefield. Haven't got over it since. Ahhhh, the ignorance of whuffo-youth. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  5. The one thing that would have benefitted me more than anything else for the initial AFF jumps was flexibility. Sure strength and stamina are important too, but for me, it was that flexibility that I needed more than anything. I'm working regularly to extend and stretch all the areas associated with holding a good arch. I was stiff as a board when I tried Level 3 for the first time. A skysurfer could have used me beneath his feet. I'm hoping these stretches will work to give me the confidence to eventually push through to level 8. Good luck with your AFF. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  6. Good idea. It does have a more friendly, sociable ring to it which is what this thread is all about. Here in the UK, 'bonfire' is associated with fireworks (Nov 5th), which in this group should be more closely associated with the Speaker's Corner forum. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  7. Noobs.........sounds like boobs. Seriously though, I think your right. Maybe the skydiving info that Sangiro has planned would be some indication as to the newbieness of newbies. Whether or not he will put Jump numbers or date signed up to DZ.COM I don't know, but an indication for trolls might be good. I don't know if there are any plans to delete such trolls from the user list. Those that put up a profile, post a few times, get bored and leave. I've read the rules and feedback but haven't found any indication of this yet. Only time will tell. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  8. Top job by HH and his greenies. You've taken the main comments from the DZCommers on board and put the best of them into effect. I hope we all have the respect to take the time to read the new rules and abide by them. I'm so moved I may even click on the PayPal link and send you a gratuity. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  9. The first DZ I ever went to was a small one, I arrived first thing in the morning, second only to the DZO. The first thing he said to me was "Don't park on the grass mate, just park off to the side of the road there." That's an original greeting. After that the only people I talked to for the whole weekend was the two JM's for my AFF and a fellow student. This was before I discovered DZ.COM and I figured that the sport was one where Cliques and exclusive groups were the norm. Out of all the other weekends I spent there, only one other person took the time to introduce themselves to me. I'm not an outgoing kind of person so wasn't able to take it upon myself to break into the obvious groups that had been formed long before my arrival. The Second DZ I went to was arguably one of the largest in the country. Initially no-one was there to greet me or show me around, but I managed to find my own way to the lounge and saw what seemed to be a family there, sitting nervously and quietly. I said hi and asked them what they were there for. The guy said he brought his son and daughter there to do a Tandem and were waiting for the first load of the day. We got to chatting for a bit about skydiving and other bits, and then he asked if I was an instructor there. I thought that was really funny not having passed AFF student status yet. Anyway, the point is that sitting there, chatting to those people seemed to relax them until the Tandem Masters came in to brief the newbies. Having someone to start a genuine conversation with me at a new DZ, rather than getting a passing "Looking forward to your first jump?" question, walking off not waiting for a response of more than one word is all I would ask. The third DZ I went to, forget about it. After introducing myself and why I was there, I sat outside in the packing area for just over 2 hours before somebody said a word to me. Talk about making someone feel like they didn't belong there. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  10. I agree with removing the ranks. Maybe it would be better to have jump numbers up there, or something to show equivalent experience instead. It would definately be more useful when reading advice on the skydiving related forums. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  11. You have one Cardiffifian here too. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  12. Hi there Ariana. Hope to see your chat in Talk Back.
  13. And a very big 'Howdy' right back atcha from South Wales. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  14. Anyone called Lucy is OK in my book. It's my favourite girls name so automatically earns my admiration. Welcome to the Forums. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !
  15. Glad you've got the bug. No need to share, we have it already. Gerb I stir feelings in others they themselves don't understand. KA'CHOW !