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  1. 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?
  2. Again silly stereotypes, I have 3 properties and a reasonable amount of $$ in the bank, and Im not all that unique 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. just be aware that the RIGHT him might not actually be a skydiver but someone who is cool with you being a skydiver. 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. Not hard to find, but likely more difficult in P5s age bracket 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. I use it like this Im laying carpet Im lying on the ground No reason or rule for me, just how i use the words 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. That sounds more about you than "online dating" You have litterally just proven my point. The online thing is dehumanising. I doubt you'd behave in real life to me the way you do on here. I've proven nothing of the sort. If you posed that initial scenario to me in person I would have said. "Nat that speaks more about you than online dating" literally. Im honest in MY appraisals, most of my friends know if they ask my opinion on something I will give it honestly, consequently a few of them no longer ask my opinion, UNLESS they want honesty Im not known for my tact. 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. 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?
  8. That sounds more about you than "online dating" 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. Squeak

    The BBQ thread

    none of that gourmet type crap is BBQ.. Heat up a flat bit of metal and throw on some snags and steak, a chicken breast for the diet conscious some onion rings and field mushies. Slap all that shit on some burger buns and Bon Apafuckinteet. 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. this was on the Bookofface a little while ago. My take on it is that I think he thought he was atmo tracking away, but it was such a shitty track he didnt relise he was headdown. Instead of saying "I Suck at tracking" he's claiming, Im cool 'cause I deployed headdown.? 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?
  11. 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?
  12. Squeak

    puffy jackets

    opted for the Colombia, Flash forward. light packable with a hood, good price landed. 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. Squeak

    puffy jackets

    ive got it norrowed down to a couple of jackets. Problem is that I dont have acceess to them here to try them on so has anyone got experience with fit and durability of these jackets? http://www.columbia.com/mens-compactor-down-jacket-1565981.html?cgid=men-jacketsVests-insulated&dwvar_1565981_variationColor=010#pg=2&start=29 http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/au/columbia-mens-flash-forward-down-hooded-jacket-a1212918 http://www.rei.com/product/886239/mountain-hardwear-ratio-down-jacket-mens-2014-closeout http://www.sierradesigns.com/product/dridown-sweater oh I have a 41-42 inch chest so it would look like Large is my size but I dont know how they fit. (big small tight etc...) Thanks 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. Squeak

    puffy jackets

    the primary use for the jacket will be for when Im hiking and camping overnight. The cold here in winter drops to 0C (low 30'sF). But it has to be able to pack down small enough to fit in a hiking pack with tent sleeping bag trangia food clothing etc.. Hence the need for down and not wool. I have pure wool thermals and a gortex outershell, so the jacket would be for layering and morning/evening when the temps drop significantly. 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. Squeak

    puffy jackets

    Im in the market for a down filled puffy jacket. we dont have a lot of call for them here in West OZ. so my local suypply is limited in variety. What are you all using? I need it to be light weight and packable into a small stuff sack. 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. putting on wet weather motorbike pants. Bent forward to throw my leg in and my back seized up, I was in agony, had to wait lying on the floor for a doctor to arrive and give me an injection in my back to release the muscles, off work and at physio for a week after.i was about 36 at the time, so not an "old guy" 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. I got my forever pass last year for $10 at Kitty Hawk NC....good now at all National Parks Good till I am ready for that long dirt Nap.. [/sly] Finally found something that surviving this long was good for.... We're expecting you and the Mitchells to give us guided tours of the PNW trails and Parks 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. http://www.pc.gc.ca/ar-sr/lpac-ppri/ced-ndp.aspx#dp01 Thanks Aphid
  19. as a visiting jumper here, you would only be allowed to operate at our equivalent license level. If you license is and "A" you're pretty much screwed here. 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. On my next big trip I plan on spending a considerable time in National parks around the USofA and Canada. Is there such a thing as a national park pass for use at the various parks around the US? 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. If you haven't read it, I can highly reccomend "The man who mistook his wife for a hat". It's the first thing I read of Sacks. 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?
  22. Effective crowd control. that and a hockey mask