NorrinRadd

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    Skydive Burnaby
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  1. I used to perform horse stunts every day in a show. One of them was to jump off the horse while it was charging at a full canter. If you know what you are doing, it is reasonably safe. But it still scared the crap out of me each time. And each time I would psych myself up by singing a bad ass tune to myself to make me feel a little tougher. It helped a lot. My song was War Pigs. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  2. I guess I'd just be curious and ask. But aside from that, I am glad you got out safe and sound, and that you are jumping safely! Nice work
  3. According to their FAQ section: So I guess I was not too far off! Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  4. I suppose so! I just skipped to the experienced section Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  5. According to their website, they require you to have an A at Eloy. All the same, you could send them an email explaining your situation. Eloy is the Big Place in the skydiving world, from what I am told. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  6. I am faced with the same issue myself. I will get solo certified at my DZ, but I wont have enough time or money to finish the 15 more jumps I need for my A. Don't know how it works in the US, but in Canada, once you become solo certified, you pay your first dues and become a member of the CSPA (the Canuck version of the USPA), which grants you the ability to jump solo anywhere in Canada. Of course, there is also currency... most DZs will require you to have a certain level of currency or they may ask you to take a refresher course of some kind. And some DZ's require folks who are not their students to have an A. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  7. Noice Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  8. I have nothing to contribute on assessing this video and the work of those within, aside from saying it all looks decent to me. And to say I like your helmet pattern. That is all. Carry on. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  9. How was the hunt for your main? Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  10. I can't say for sure... but each time I have gone so far, part of the trip for me is knowing I can face my anxiety and win. Makes me feel pretty good. But I do feel some anxiety on the way up for sure. When I am at the door, I tell myself to relax, and go over what I exactly I am about to do... ready, set, arch, relax, look at the plane... going over the procedure helps settle my anxiety. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  11. So far, for the most part, I have found it to be a great source of conversation. Most people ask me questions about it, want to know more. Some people simply shake their heads and say that it is not for them. When I get a really negative reaction, it just gives me the opportunity to refine my group of friends. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  12. and you have been sucessful in your efforts to be #1 in the "lets be a dick and post negatively for no reason" awards (aka LBADAPN Awards). Your mumma must be proud
  13. I am booked for my next step in two weeks.. looking at the forecast it says 40% POP sunny with cloudy breaks I really really hope I do not have to delay it yet again.... it has taken me all summer just to get to my third jump! Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  14. I would conclude from these posts that it is fairly unanimous that people feel the rules are in place for good reason. Just stating the obvious... best I can manage before I finish my morning coffee. Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?
  15. My friends tell me they actually saw him smile once! Why drive myself crazy trying to be normal, when I am already at crazy?