Squeak

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  1. This is what keeps me on mine. As a working AFF instructor, I get my share of long spots. I don't need a weird opening, ground loving crossed brace to complicate my job. Same here, I have no intention of getting anything else any time soon. 1.5WL on my 135 Stiletto is plenty of fun for me You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  2. There is a plastic film covering the front of the lens peel it off. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  3. 10 year old Stiletto with an original 1300ish jumps on it. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  4. Skydive Arizona is your best bet for weather. But where is your rig being made? Going to the shop where your rig was made is always fun. Florida mainly Deland has a bunch of shops within walking distance. Yup Eloy is where I'd go. GOOD predictable weather, tunnel on site, world class coaching and jumping, Organisers every day. Florida is to unpredictable with clouds. Perris or Elsinore in Cali are also decent opitons. My list would be Eloy Elsinore Perris, Deland/ Sebastian ZHilld Florida. In that order. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  5. "Get it Back" You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  6. anyone playing with it yet? https://www.tomtom.com/en_au/action-camera/action-camera/index.html You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  7. Is it a hard anodising? You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  8. Chazi is the most awesomest skychica i know You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  9. OK. I try to learn something from every single thread. Let's say you are in this guys situation. What do you do next? Looks like he was tried to swoop between the trees on an OUT landing.. DONT, unless you know the area REALLY well You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  10. there's not, but there isa qyite a bit to be made in Commercial Tandem Parachitung. The guys who bought this, are not dumbies they own quite a lot of Tandem operations here in OZ (and my sport DZ) and recently listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  11. Will it work, YES However we stopped using motorcycle helmets a LONG time ago. That might be your answer right there. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  12. Forcite ALPINE,, has anyone tested it in freefall. the abuse is a lot different You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  13. it was posted in a different thread but deserves its own. Beautifully written by Kate. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  14. FUNKS You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  15. once you think you have flown your current wing to is FULL capacity and mastered ALL of the life saving skills listed., throw on a weight vest/belt and UP the wingloading for 100 jumps if you can still do all the things that you need to know to save yourself in a pressure situation, then THINK about downsizing. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  16. Now here is the real question, what are we doing as a community to mitigate the potential consequences of those with high number of hours in the tunnel and a low experience in skydiving from making the mistakes outlined by the OP? Are we mentoring them from the beginning of AFF/STP? Is someone at the DZ with both a lot of tunnel and skydiving experience stepping up to be a mentor? The reality is that as iFly and soon the European tunnel market continues to expand, this will continue to present itself as a problem unless we are proactive. Here's my take on it as witnesses by ME here in OZ and a few places that I've traveled. Most of the freefly community is pretty tight with each other and willing to share there experience and knowledge around. Those that I know of whohave limited time in the sport but a good amount of tunnel are generally flying with a higher level of freefliers. and are pseudo (informally) mentored by them. I PERSONALLY have not seen instances where young guns are running around trying to overstep their knowledge and ability, outside of actually flying your body. Granted that my experience may be somewhat bias, as I tend to visit training camps more than i do boogies. So when I'm at a camp there is usually world elite fliers there imparting skills and knowledge, so you would need to have you head up your arse to start second guessing the likes of Mikey Capenter or Kristian Moxness or Matt Hill.. OR Amy and Domi for that matter You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  17. it will change daily depending on barometric pressure, turn the rough side until it's on Zero... But to it at your DZ, then ask your instructors to explain how your gear works before they let you enter an operational jump plane. If you've already done your 1st jump course, repeat it 'cause you seem to have missed some very basic information. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  18. but it has paid better returns financially than any of my jumps You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  19. 1700+ bought and paid for,,, I'm not adding that up, no way...also I travel a bit too, so factoring in that and it's a not so small fortune You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  20. MOST OF THE TIME nothing really happens. But when shit does happen it get exciting very quickly. You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  21. You need to get better at or on better belly jumps then. I tend to go FUCK YEAH after ANY good jump.
  22. You lucky lucky bastard You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?
  23. Time. It's the only absolutely quantifiable way to insure proper separation. Ill be sticking my plumb bob and protractor out the door, and patiently waiting until i see the previous group reach 45 degrees (Ever so patiently waiting) You are not now, nor will you ever be, good enough to not die in this sport (Sparky) My Life ROCKS! How's yours doing?