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Everything posted by jeremyneas

  1. YUP, to expand, remember, new ideas and inventions are not found in the box, they are found on the very edge. People that push it day to day keep the technological, economic, social, cultural, political, competitive, and legal enviroments moving forward all the time!!
  2. Theres some subliminal message there huh? Gotta hate those restraints you lacked in the rec.skydiving days.
  3. DJ 19, John Robinson, Planet Love Like all those Tokyo cats
  4. Epicurus was reborn in Florida...RUNNNNNNNNNNNNN Oh i crack myself up
  5. I didn't realize they stopped...oh thank gawd, I no longer have to live up to the Master title...I can go back to funneling and corking. What a stress reliever
  6. Nikon is always bashed for adding weights to thier body to make them feel more rugged to field photographers...want that on your head? Canon is nice and lightweight, and is catored by the bite switch manufacturers. First Still Camera??? The last thing you wanna do is buy a $2000 camera and jam it on your head (i.e. digital canons). Imagine climbing out and playing smack down with your new camera and the door frame. When your flying a new piece of equipment, buy cheap, so if you do bump and grind it, it's no big whoop. For a first camera, I'd suggest the "Rebel Ti", Runs about three bills locally at a retail outlet and is lightweight and easy to use. The auto focus motor can keep up with most lenses, and if you put it into the tail your not going to be crying all the way to the bank.
  7. It is absolutely ok to drink beer at 0700, especially if your in the Air Force. I worked grave shift for 2.5 years at Charleston and we hit the local bar every morning at 0800. The advantage is, you can drive drunk at noon and noone suspects!!! (they just assume your juggleing the cel phone and burger king) Working tonite? I may do a couple drive bys? Jeremy Will reclaim the world for pitys sake!!!
  8. Opp, shit, read your post wrong, thought you were talking about the Macro setting on your 105. (its icon is even a flower!) Yes, Skyfly is right, a lens with macro capability is just that, more adaptive to that feature, don't even worry about it.
  9. Closeups...ya don't need it for skydiving, unless someone puts a nice flower in the jump plane and you want a great shot of it. edit: just to be clear...really really close close ups. not for interviewing or anything...literally, if you were shooting a flower within inches
  10. I've had both, I like the Pocket PC better, or applications screen size. Palm is cool cause you can sync it to your Yahoo account...VERY convenient if you break it on the road and need your schedule ASAP! You can do that with Pocket PC and Hotmail, but they make you pay like $10 a month. I have a Palm now becuase my Pocket PC (ipac) shut down a couple times running simple programs and froze. Oh and the pocket pc tends to turn on by itself alot, the palm is pretty solid, wish i could get the best of both worlds. Palm can do everything the pocket pc does, but the applications cost you more. Pocket PC comes with MP3 player built in, word, excel, voice recoreder, that cool sign on screen with a rundown of your day. You can get all these on the Palm, but you'll pay for each upgrade. The MP3 player is $100 alone!!! Ipaq comes with a more portable charger, Palm comes with the cradle. I hope this sketchy crazy, non-structured post helps!!!
  11. Why is it, that even though swooping is progressing, I'm not seeing more and more beyond the 360 speed generating techniques? For instance, a nice 720 front riser...or 1,080's...or 1,440's...? Have we achieved maximum speed with a 360? I'm not paying enough attention, they are doing it? The skill level isn't there to match the judgement of such a high setup? Adjusting your front riser pressure from hard to soft and hard again is too difficult (strengthwise) to adjust your angle of entry from such an approach? Makes ya too dizzy? I'm just curious.
  12. Dear Grant, I treat my body like garbage, how ever will I get back on the VX. I'm feeling feklempt. Jeremy Ruled the world, got bored, gave it to Spizzzarko
  13. Do you see it...there it is...tears...streaming tears. (There are no nose hairs in those tweesers I'm holding...swearrrrrrrrr)
  14. 2 more jumps and you have to take that A licence test...better start hittin that SIM. (although that section you don't have to study...yet) If I told you I would only be hurting you in the long dat SIM.
  15. Yes, you must call ahead. Next time I'm at the DZ I'll get you the digits! I'm not sure which base around here does it (maybe none with the altitude). I did mine at Shaw AFB in SC. 9 minutes at 28,000' with no mask (they told me to put it back on, i know i could have gone longer), leads me to 2 possible conclusions. 1) I'm a skydiver and used to breathing in low O2 areas or morelikely... 2) Not much upstairs needin operational O2...
  16. Awwwww, you poor babies!!! Really, I think I'm gonna cry. Poor poor little (and big) skydivers, feelin all blue all over. Sickening really, you'd think SKYDIVERS would have thicker skin. Probably too much esctasy and ground time. Time for a group hug?
  17. Yes, i believe that someone with 131 jumps will listen to a 75 jump person over a 7500 jump person, assuming thier IQ leaves something to be desired. But for me, I'll take the 7500 jumps and 20 years experience, you go and have fun.
  18. Wrong...dead wrong. Until you change that attitude, you need not apply for any instructor ratings.
  19. Well, thats your opinion, when i see your oversize, i'll make the determination to pull my student off your load in place of a safer load. I'll make it for the safety of me and the student. If i think the plane or pilot isn't ready to drop the current load safely, i'll change it, or i'll bump (i'm past that quarky stage of gogogogogo screw safety). Oh, and thanks for the sweaty heads up, I wouldn't want my rig absorbing any of that. Be pissed all you want, it isn't my problem. I know enough to keep you from being my problem at any DZ.
  20. Rico, please also note the experience level of the posters. The lower jumpers all agree to pat you on the back, yell, "do it", "go for it", "your the best", and do their best to totally disreguard safety. The more experienced skydivers have seen more, and understand the real skydiving world, so you'll get the more real answers. There are those of us that understand CG (center of gravity) on planes, and have been in stalled and spinning aircraft, understand the more complex nature of skydives with overweight passengers, and in general, just have more experience...period. So, just make a note, when someone with 50 jumps is giving you advice on skydiving, it may seem like a lot of experience, to you, but the fact is, they barely know enough to keep themselves alive.
  21. Skydance Skydiving in Davis California does high altitude (30,000) skydives twice a year. Cost may seem a little high but they provide all the training and equipment you need. Your local Air Force Base can help with chamber rides, so you can identify your hyposia symptoms, and can evaluate your high altitude attitudes in a controled enviroment.
  22. Oh and 320 lbs on a man vs a woman is impossible to compare. I've taken a 240 lb guy on a tandem before, not a problem...but once I took a 170 lb woman and almost puked. Me not her. When she sat on my lap to tighten the lower laterals she just oozed between my legs, I almost puked all over the plane in discust. Oh look, I just make a comparison.
  23. Rico, here's a great case-in-point. Just a couple of words sends the whiners on a crazy and nutzy godlike speal. Imagine what anything physical could cause. Gawd I wish I had the time in my day to pick apart every little word in every sentence, but I got a life to live and a load to catch...
  24. "Help him jump"??? No, sorry, help yourself. Here's the deal, and you'll only get the cold hard honest truth here my friend. There are some people that are not cut out to play professional football, based on size and such. You don't see a person 4'10'' weighing in at 90 lbs making the cut. It just doesn't happen. At 320 lbs, I would get pissy if you were sitting in the back of the plane with a full load in the dead of summer. Just wouldn't happen. I'd be placing you over the wings every time. And then people would be bitching at me becuase they would be forced to sit on the bench, and rubbin up on you. 320 lbs in a 110 degree plane is NOT FUN, and probably doesn't smell good. Simple (yet complicated) answer, drop the weight. You obviously have the right attitude, but you need to trim down. If your serious about skydiving, then get serious and start playing the Atkins game. This will be good all around. At 320 flying with friends is going to be such a major pain in the ass. Trying to form up in the door will make those still in the plane sweat bullets. I'm getting scared thinking about it. You wanna know how to make this happen, just think of that skinny guy that wants to play some serious football. Sitting around doesn't help, he's gotta hit the gym and practice practice practice. YOU need to slim down. Hard?...YUP Worthit?...most people here would say yes.