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  1. SecondRound

    Finally a tunnel in MN. Now for the bad news

    Minneapolis MN (actually Minnetonka is getting an iFly tunnel. At the moment its just a massive hole in the ground with an iFly sign on the construction fence. My question is whether or not it will be good for practice or not. The info I have seen is that it will be a 12 ft tunnel. My prior experience has been in 14 ft tunnels and Paraclete. I do FS and this size does not look big enough for 4 way. Anyone with experience to share?
  2. SecondRound

    Finally a tunnel in MN. Now for the bad news

    Minneapolis MN (actually Minnetonka is getting an iFly tunnel. At the moment its just a massive hole in the ground with an iFly sign on the construction fence. My question is whether or not it will be good for practice or not. The info I have seen is that it will be a 12 ft tunnel. My prior experience has been in 14 ft tunnels and Paraclete. I do FS and this size does not look big enough for 4 way. Anyone with experience to share?
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    Coached Time vs Normal Time

    With the high cost/value of tunnel time I have found that the getting the best coaching possible only makes sense. I have found that the right coach enhances learning immensely while mediocre coaching can cause frustration.
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    iFLY Oceanside

    I have flown in seven different tunnels so far and this newest tunnel shows how design and execution have evolved. But the tunnel alone does not guarantee a great experience. Fortunately the staff matches the tunnel in being excellent. I found a friendly front desk and received excellent coaching. Can’t offer any suggestions for improvements.
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    Tony suit or Bev

    I went with Bev because I have a local dealer who could get the measurements right. The people I know with Tony Suits seem to like them. The biggest key is being honest about your needs and dimensions and letting the professionals dress you for success.
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    The Other Certification Every Skydiver Needs: A WFR Card

    I have used my EMT training at least once a season. I was an EMT before I started jumping. Having the knowledge to stabilize an injury and when to call an ambulance can do a lot to improve an outcome.
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    Jumping at a New DZ: Your Battle Plan

    Fairly new at the sport and had the chance to travel. What you have said is true and valuable. After a few forays to new places the BS detector gets tuned and you learn who to trust for a real no-shitter info dump.
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    First time practicing in wind tunnel, need advice!

    The cost per minute in a tunnel is so high that having a coach pays off in my opinion. My 5 hours of tunnel are about evenly divided between coached and non-coached and in retrospect I doubt if I will ever go without a coach again. As a beginner, it is good to have a coach to catch and correct mistakes before they become bad habits. I only have 5 hours and this is only my experience and opinion, enjoy your tunnel time.
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    Skydive Perris

    Found the DZ to be too busy to have much of a personality. They have a lot of aircraft and great facilities, but there is not much sense of welcome and the staff sometimes comes off like the Skygods of earlier times. It is probably a great place if you are a student or the member of a high profile team. Not so great if you are a fun jumper looking to make a few jumps. I will probably not return since there are other choices, but I would not hesitate to participate in an organized camp or activity.
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    Skydive Perris

    Came to the DZ to jump, but that did not work and I ended up at the tunnel. Every member of the staff made me feel welcome. I was able to schedule a coached session which turned out to exceeded my expectations in every way. My coach did a great job of gauging my skill level then proceeded to coach me to definite progress using great technique and a lot of positive reinforcement. I had a great time and will be back.
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    Majik Style Competition Suit

    This was my first made to measure suit. I have three other suits that I refer to as my Goldilocks suit - too short, too long, too tight. Got measured by my local dealer got got a perfect fit. The suit arrived promptly and after trying it out in the tunnel, I can't wait to try it out in the sky. The Majik style booties give a noticeable amount of power and control. Just a great FS suit overall.
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    Show Me The Money

    It is not enough to build a great Web Site, that sight needs to be refreshed and maintained on a regular basis. I am amazes at how DZs go years without updating content and don't even keep their events listings current.
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    Skydive DeLand

    Deland does not seem to get a lot of love in the skydiving community. My experience was one of a place where I could improve my knowledge and skills by training with top notch professionals as well as met some of the people responsible for making the gear I depend on. Even with less than ideal weather-3 0f 6 days were jumpable, I found the trip to be a fantastic learning opportunity and I am already developing an agenda for my next trip. Thanks DeLand, Flight-1, and Skydive U.
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    Hi to everyone.......new to forum.

    According to my logbook I was cleared for free fall 11/18/1977,my next jump was a tandem 04/26/2013.