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Everything posted by hypoxic_fool

  1. My first canopy was a 1991 sabre 170 that I got for a six pack of beer. Im now flying a 99 sabre 150. I love my sabre, once you tame the openings.
  2. Badass man, please keep it up. Btw that deployment seemed close lol.
  3. Also, it may be cool to see some freeflyers carving around a freefly tube with a seemingly non existent pilot. Just and idea
  4. As a longtime skateboarder I always have and still do enjoy watching videos of the pros tear it up. As a newer skydiver, nothing has changed. Im interested in getting into freefall photography and video editing in the future. Skate videos and skydive edits are very similar in my mind as far as the editing tequniques and the feelings I get from both. One of my favorite skateboarding videos was and still is "yeah right" which was actualy directed by spike jones. Theres a pretty cool segment in which they use skateboards thqt have been painted green, then edited them out using greenscreen method, making them appear to be gliding above the ground. I just thought it might be a cool idea to see a video involving swoopers with green canopy/lines and edit out the canopies using this method. Here is a link to the "yeah right" segment I was referring to Invisible Boards - Girl Yeah Right: http://youtu.be/dM1BapTFnXM Reply and let me know how dumb of an idea it is please and thank you.
  5. This truly is inspiring. My mother was injured in a bicycling accident in 2011 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She was In tirr in Houston with gabby Giffords and I did see her there a few times, always smiling. My mother had lost partial use of her left extremities and has developed attention deficit as well as minor seizures. She made a tandem jump on July 4th for my wedding along with my father and some friends. Even cooler is she jumped with Donnie from skydive spaceland who is also a tbi survivor. Recovering from a tbi is not an easy task and depending on the severity it may mean finding a NEW normal. Hats off to Gabby for fighting so hard and never giving up.
  6. I wouldn't assume that the few there are "random people" but I could be dead wrong. Cool flying and swooping I hope to get into some hang gliding and paragliding in the future.
  7. Actually yes that is what I was referring to. Don't know why I thought different.
  8. I thought I posted the link lol http://m.youtube.com/user/Thegibolin
  9. Also check out this guy's YouTube chanel. Step by step instructions, kinda.
  10. could you just not record the jump unless they request it? or do you record every single jump for some other reason?
  11. lame of your buddy in my opinion. they did that to a friend of mine for his 500th i beleive. it was all smiles on the ground after that. as long as everyone else is aware and the exit order is adjusted accordingly, i dont see the big deal. it is funny to me if done in a safe manner. if he was unstable or upside down or something that might be a different story, but what do i know im just some noob.
  12. just looking for some input from anyone who owns or has used this chinstrap on the cookie m1 freefly helmet. looks like a fairly cheap modification for flying with small format cameras. you hear and read alot of people preaching about having a cutaway system on your helmet if your flying camera, even small format, but honestly the only people iv seen who do are camera flyers with professional setups. although iv never seen a video of a skydiver getting his cam caught up in his lines, i have seen similar instances where a jumpers shoelace got caught on his buddies gopro. id like to be somewhat prepared as i will soon be jumping with a go pro in not too long. http://www.chutingstar.com/skydive/cookie-cutaway-chinstrap
  13. i have a brand new pdr 160 that haven't had the chance to fly yet. when i do, it will be loaded at about 1.19 to 1. do reserves this size stall as easy as a heavier loaded reserve? and please elaborate on the different technique of flaring. thanks for the tips btw these are things i haven't considered.
  14. buy a neptune 3, works great for me. works as a watch, tells temperature and date, records all jump info such as speed at specific altitudes and deployment, delay, exit altitude, customizable canopy or free fall alarms.
  15. ill do my best to avoid that manouever on my sabre 170..
  16. just an update, got my pocket slider set up and did two jumps. both were 800, to 900 ft openings and were a night and day difference from before. i cant wait to do more jumps, unfortunately i didnt have the time this weekend.
  17. thanks, hoping it will be done tomorrow so i can test it out :)
  18. ...and seat belts off, helmets secured before the door opens. Yeah, right...how many of you insist that the door is open on take-off in the summer? any load iv ever been on, the door stays closed and your helmet/seatbelt stays on until 1000 feet. if you choose to remove your helmet after said altitude, it must be secured to your chest strap. or at least that's the protocol that i have always followed. in any case, im never looking for a hand to slap, if it comes my way and im available, i slap it. but im usually splitting my attention between the light, and the dropzone, once turningQuote on jumprun that is. and of course after all my gear checks have been done redundantly.
  19. I'm totally on the side of keep cameras off people until they're ready, conservative downsizing progression, and safety in general. But this thread struck me as getting a little ridiculous. If someone puts their hand out and you're busy checking your gear, don't slap it. But it's insane to think that someone would not be able to check their own gear for 10 minutes or however long it takes you to get to altitude because they were too distracted thinking about how they were going to slap hands with someone. Let's try to keep the censure where it truly belongs--on things that are legitimately unsafe--so that we don't all become the boy who cried "dangerous!". i have ti agree. rather than spending the 10 minutes it takes to get to altitude staring out the window or off into oblivion, take care of the obvious. make sure your harness is full fascened, turn your pilot chute all the way in, put on your helmet/goggles, have your pin checked before the door opens, check the spot. nothing wrong with a quick high five in my book after all that is taken care of, its just a "hey have a nice jump" sort of thing.
  20. i meant to say, trying to STARE at the wing, not start!
  21. all i can say is, exit in a relaxed but confident arch position, into the relative wind. remember that the relative wind, while flying in the plane and upon exit, is coming from the front of the plane. think of stepping out facing the front, in an arched position while trying to start at the wing of the plane until you are over the hill. i had the same problem during my aff, i though belly flopping out was the way to go, but this only causes you to flop around without control until you are at terminal.
  22. oh and i forgot, im also going to get in relined asap, as the canopy itself is in great flying condition.
  23. well after much consideration im going to have my rigger build a pocket on my existing slider. iv heard good things and its seems like the easiest fix. if this doesn't quite do the trick, i will think about changing my packing technique. i also want to say how appreciative i am of all the answers and advice i received on one of my first few posts, especially on a matter that has been previously discussed in these forums. i will update and let you guys know if this works for me, thanks guys!
  24. i have a sabre 1. i never watch my openings in fear of snapping my neck..
  25. If your lines are out of trim, the new slider is a maybe/maybe not solution, and possibly a maybe-not-for-long solution. Consider buying another canopy. The slider will run you upwards of $100, and a new line set installed will run you into the $300/$350 range depending on which way you go. You'll be into it for more than it's worth, and out of pocket upwards of $400. Sell it off cheap, like $200 or $300. Disclose that it does sometimes open hard like a Sabre does, and if someone needs a dirt cheap canopy, they can buy it and you're 'clean' as you told them the whole story. Maybe a rigger will grab it as a wingsuit or backup canopy, and they do the all the work to it for no cost. Take that, and the money you would have spent to 'fix' it and buy something newer that doesn't have a reputation as a slammer. well, the plan was to jump it until im ready to downsize to a 150 then buy a new or slightly used sabre 2 150. i got the canopy for a case of dos equis.. and cannot justify selling it for any cash. id like to reline it when its completely nesscesary, then sell it for less than it cost to reline it once im done with it. i cannot currently justify asking any money for it and that would put me back at square one. i just find it hard to beleive that this canopies openings cannot be tamed. there has got to be a way, or so i hope.