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  1. gb1

    I have always required a main PC handle that I can hit with the palm of my hand and find it if needed. That is rigid tubing or hackey, but not a lump of soft foam! I noticed on both types of firm handles especially on the hackey, a lot of flopping around and pilot chute creeping out in flicks. Sitting in airplane also walks it out. I mounted a dot fastener or snap in the correct position to peel it open during pull. Problem gone. I chuckle when I see the line up walking to load with half of them with dangling handles. They have had no "reported" problems yet. Remember, "It doesn't take much to work and it doesn't take much to not work"


    WOW 15 year old thread resurection :D

    I now use a freefly friendly monkeyfist throw-out. It has a tuck tab sewn to it, so the handle sits very snuggly in place and yet I still have a very positive grip on lit at deployment time.
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  2. Lawndarter

    I've got a trip to California planned for February 10-15, staying at Elsinore for Flight-101 and 102, and whatever other jumping I can do. I was there in December and the weather was lacklustre to say the least, so I'm interested in a backup plan.

    So I'm looking for contacts for good coaches in the tube - I know there's Perris, iFly San Diego, don't know what else in the area.

    I'm a pretty new skydiver so I'm interested in improving my RW belly flying, and figuring out when I'll be good to start learning a bit of freeflying. Any recommendations?

    Perris and Ontario are closer than SD, at your level ANY of the tunnel coaches would be fine for your belly work. give a call and ask. If you chose Perris you can try and organise some tunnel sky coaching
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  3. RockSkyGirl

    The earlier part of February has typically been dry. Last year even the last weekend in Feb was dry (but it rained the whole weekend the two years before that). In general February is a very jumpable month. The spring winds don't usually start kicking in until March, sometime around Safety Day. So it's a very good time to come here! There are belly and freefly load organizers every day, and there is usually some kind of special event around Valentines. Last year there was a mini-bigway (belly) skills camp over Valentines weekend, and an MFS Money Meet the weekend after that.


    come and say hi to the purple freefly suit wearer :P:P

    Edit: the one that's NOT Chazi :D:D
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  4. TRJdeaton15

    UPT Vector camp is going at Skydive Elsinore. F4L is coaching there.


    Along with Ryan Risberg doing static VFS.
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  5. Chiemel

    We have about the same travel schedule! If you want to meet up, or need a ride, let me know!

    I'll be landing this friday the 16th around noon at LAX, driving to Elsinore to sleep in the bunkhouse.
    Travel through on monday for a day in Vegas, go on to the grand canyon.

    Aiming to be at Eloy around the 23rd.

    Invitation is open to anyone!

    I'm landing in LAX on the 23rd and Driving to Eloy if anyone wants to ride with.
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  6. Lawndarter

    Over Christmas leave I'm heading to California and Arizona. I'm doing Flight-101 and 102 at Elsinore on the 17th/18th, and the 18,000' jump at Monterey Bay, that's planned so far. I'm wondering what else I should see/do. I'm booked to stay at the bunkhouse at Elsinore and I'm trying to avoid renting a car, so thought a post on here might help me meet some new folks along the way. And maybe hitch some rides, or something.

    I'm a pretty new skydiver, A-licensed, and looking for opportunities to get better, hence the Flight-1 courses. Any suggestions people might have for places to check out (Perris I'm sure, I'm told getting from Elsinore to Perris shouldn't be too hard.)

    I know Eloy has a boogie between Christmas and New Year, though by the time I'm in Arizona, I'll have my lovely, generally tolerant whuffo wife with me, and we're staying with my parents, so taking off on her is not likely to happen. It might have to wait for another time!


    LOL Im doing the reverse, Eloy boogie then over to SoCal there's a few DZs not far from Snore. (which is my 2nd home) Perris is 30mins away, and Oceanside is coastal and south, Skydive San Diego is further south again. at your level all places would have something fun for you to do B|
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  7. wan2doit

    ***I've got a mega groove right the way down the front of my G3 visor when I took a dive a bit too low and faceplanted the net... thank goodness for G3.. and elbow/knee pads :S



    What kind of knee and elbow pads worked well for you. I'm in the market for them due to beginning to learn flips etc.

    G-FORM
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  8. michelribeiro

    Hello brow,
    I understand, but I am needing know about name of license.
    In Brazil is CBPQ, in USA is USPA.
    I need to know the name of the licenses of other countries, its shape well.
    The example, my license in Brazil is CBPQ 75.999



    Australia APF, Licence A B C D E F, each with a personal number. this does not include instructor, coach or display ratings.
    Instructors have another level Instructor A (IA) B C & D Instructor Examiner.
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  9. HapHazard

    ******So, if he wasn't wearing a parachute, how come he was doing practice pulls on the way down? How do we know he didn't have a base rig underneath that floppy shirt... Oh,, and won't the FAA yanks the pilot's license for letting someone exit his plane without a dual parachute rig?



    You are awfully quick to questions the man’s integrity. Once again no facts.

    You didn't answer the questions...

    Here's an answer, the guy has a gazillion tandem jumps and he did a tandem handle check like he does on every jump;)
    You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky)
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  10. JohnMitchell

    As an air traffic controller, I was required to retire at age 56. Airline pilots used to be age 60. The snafu with their retirement funds made the FAA bump that up to age 65. Here I am, 58 years old, still going strong (I feel) but I know some day I'll have to quit doing tandems. Does anyone have any opinions on what age should be the cutoff for being a TM?


    IMHO it should be based on mental acuity and physical fitness to do the work not age.
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  11. Kalrigan

    Vertical is my favorite. Vlady has a really really high quality product. I own the Raptor and it's the greatest piece of clothing I have ever worn.



    Same here Raptor for 3 years and looks like new 600 jumps on it and a bunch of tunnel
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  12. dpreguy

    Is there a source for the old movie "The Skydivers" WITHOUT THE WISECRACKING JERKS making stupid comments?

    Black and white movie uh...60's or so

    Mystery Science 2000 B|B|B|
    You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky)
    My Life ROCKS!
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  13. Swanee

    I have used www.sportrx.com successfully

    Like Swanee says SprtRx are very good.
    As to Goggles or wrap glasses that will entirely depend on the strength of your script.
    Mine is 2 steps down from a dog and white cane, so getting wrap specs is VERY difficult.
    Goggles are easier but far less versatile.
    You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky)
    My Life ROCKS!
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  14. chemist

    ***Excuse me, lol all you want but the tunnel is not free fall. In the sky you don't have the man behind the curtain controlling fan speed.



    every time you are not on the net you are in free fall by the laws of physics

    You need to learn physics :S


    Gravity is pulling you to earth in freefall.
    The way your body acts is different in the tunnel.
    You are using your body to try and stay off of the net in a tunnel. Basically holding yourself "up" of the net.
    You use your body differently in the sky, because you are not trying to hold yourself up.
    You use the air resistance in a similar way to change direction and relative speeds.
    But they are different, and don't directly and automatically transfer from one to the other.
    You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky)
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  15. wmw999



    Not a classic, but it was way better than Cutaway (which had a better audience response on RottenTomatoes).

    Wendy P.



    BLASPHEME:o:o:o:o

    Cutaway is the best Movie EVER MADE >:(>:(>:( EVER
    You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky)
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  16. mjosparky

    I'am back! ;)

    Michel

    where ya been, and why is this in general, are you back jumping??
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  17. sralston

    I am going to Anaheim in June. I am an older skydiver and have 170+ jumps. Any help would be great. Thanks


    the answer is YES go to Elsinore and Perris.
    they are 30min apart;):)
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  18. Quagmirian

    From the 7th for 4 weeks. Will you be there?

    haha I fly out on the 8th, so liekly not :) Probably be in LA for the last 2 days:)
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  19. Quagmirian

    I thought my collapsible slider looked a bit silly on its own, so I made a canopy to go on it. I've ground launched it and it flies a lot like a Sabre.





    I now have a nice range of canopies to try out. I'll be going to Lake Elsinore again in April if anybody wants a go on one.


    When in April?
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