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  1. Thanks!! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  2. my dz isn't super busy...but i might try and find a way to do that next time i jump. There are some other DZs the same distance (just the other direction) that are busier...maybe ask them as well on one of my days off? I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  3. Yep, between the labels and written out version of what I was looking for-totally helped-especially the 'rib' comment... I got to the point where it was contained in the tail (sloppily, lol) and started to fold and get it into bag then it started to fill with air again and man o man is it slippery!!! HA! It doesn't help that i've got the biggest canopy for that bag/container as well, so its snug. Gettin just super hard on myself and want to get it right on the 2nd try...LOL! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  4. Find the stabilzer to start. It's the 'side' of the canopy, and there's usually some sort of label over there with the name of the canopy. If you're holding the canopy correctly to flake the cells, the stabilizer should be laying against your legs. So if you know you're starting at the 'beginning', you can follow the top edge of the canopy (which is now facing down because you have the canopy over your shoulder) and just follow that seam along until you get to the other stabilizer. Remember that a cell has two 'sections', and that you want to count the 'middle' section of the cell. So start at the stabilzer, with that being the outside of cell #1 and follow the leading edge until you come to a seam. The first seam you come to will be the center rib of cell #1, so count it. Now keep going, and the next seam you come to will be the wall between cell #1 and #2, and you don't count that. Keep going to the next seam, which will be the center rib of cell #2, so count that. Keep going, and you'll end up with 7. It does. Talk to your rigger (or any rigger) and they can provide you with a 'safe' marker to label the attachment points. Those are the little white square tabs that the lines actually attach to at the canopy, and they are just big enough for a mark. Again, it can be done, just ask a qualifed professional for help to make sure you don't harm the canopy or mis-label the lines (how confusing would that be?). Thanks, it helped! Still trying to find a way to mark the lines-at least during the learning I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  5. Yep, im totally aware there are videos, but honestly im struggling counting the cells. {embarassed} Mine is a 7 cell (yes I can count to 7, lol), but sometimes I get to 7, some i dont. Is there a trick? Look for ____, or some stitching or something? Also, when I rotate the whole mess o' stuff 90 degrees to start flaking, some of the videos reference the lines. If I stop and think it through, I can get through it, but then I lose track of where I was...does it help to label them or something? Dont care how corny it is...just trying to really get this nailed down and practice practice before my next jumps! I'm sure the packers would appreciate it too..that new thing is SLICK! haha Thanks in advance... I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  6. thanks, that helped! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  7. Hey all, I did a search and couldn't find exactly what i was looking for, so i thought i'd start a new thread. Slowly starting to acquire gear, looking at jumpsuits at the moment and where i'm struggling is in an attempt to save cash I am looking on eBay. However some of their measurements dont seem to mesh with their listed height/weight, i realize we're all built different but holy moly... Can someone steer me in a good direction? TShirt size help at all? lol Also, for jumpsuits, do they measure waist around your belly button or around your hips? Thanks everyone! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  8. Will do! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  9. Heck yea, thats where I jump it up there! Be there jumpin next Friday! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  10. I do it weekly-even when i'm not jumping that week. If im jumping...its on like donkey kong! But thanks for the tips, seems like some people forget that over time...(that was NOT meant to offend, just an observation-for the record) I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  11. I live in Vegas...which DZ? (more for curiosity sake) And i'm going to agree that its a scam...ive done a tandem at 1 DZ, AFF at another and had friends do tandems at the remaining 2 or 3 left...none said insurance. Was it the DZ? Insurance for the actual skydive? I've heard of TRAVEL insurance-meaning for the flight.... I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  12. Thank you! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  13. Thanks to all...honestly wouldn't have thought of some hangar time-great thought! Much appreciated! I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  14. Thanks to those who responded to any topics, or to some of you who PMd me tips but also words of encouragement...i passed AFF yesterday! wootwoot! Now onto the A, that being said...any tips for that? lol I do thank you all for the feedback and help along the way! -corrie I bust mine so I can kick yours.
  15. +1 lol! I bust mine so I can kick yours.