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  1. I don't get this :( Since it was posted on some golf forum I guess it has to do with the fact the guy's a golfer?
  2. I'm sorry but I'll have to disagree. There are huge flaws with the system, as can be seen on reddit. 1) People won't vote on relevant information, they end up voting on popular opinions. Imagine, in the triple proxy flight incident, if we had such a system. The thread would just be flooded with people parroting "proxy flying is bad". 2) Not everybody bothers to read what others have to say, there is a huge tendency to skim through and make a snap judgement to up/downvote. Some posts may be insightful, but might be difficult to understand, which people would just downvote mindlessly. 3) Voting system discourages long, insightful posts. As people are more likely to read, and thus vote on a short post, people who want to be heard are more inclined to write something short and cut back on content. I think it's a much better system to have a mod, or even respected community members, create a first post or edit the first post with relevant information. For example, "news report on post 3, eyewitness account on post 15, S&TA report on post 33, etc...)
  3. I'm curious about this. This will complicate things if a jumper passes out under a reserve when flying an above average wing loading? I personally would have assumed reserves are designed to land softer, what's the design philosophy behind this? I'm curious why they did this, are there certain situations where he would go for reserve instead of main and then be able to cut away the main. I would assume he would always go for main first, and I'm unsure of the rationale behind a reserve cutaway.
  4. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4597258#4597258 http://www.dropzone.com/safety/Disciplines/Freeflying/The_History_of_Atmonauti_Fly_559.html Control + F "tunnel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHTAQypFgk Enjoy! edit: I think it may be possible to adopt a tracking position and spin around your head; I may have done this before but not 100% sure.
  5. I'm only a beginner skydiver and I've been watching this thread. While explanations have been given about the 'boob grab' and the drogue pitches, I haven't actually seen anyone discuss the sit-flying on a passenger. All the drama aside, I'm legitimately curious about that action, is it legal and/or safe?
  6. Pot, meet kettle. Wow, JP. I've always had more respect for you than that. Coming from you I take that as an unnecessary insult and don't feel it was deserved. Oh well. Then think before you yell at me at the top of your voice that I don't know what I'm talking about as an instructor in front of staff and customers, when maybe, just maybe your experience wad a bit more dated than mine. Perfect. You've succeeded in demonstrating my point quite clearly. *breaks out the popcorn* Holy cow some of you old timers love your drama. I see you haven't posted in a while
  7. That is my interpretation as well, however, I'm a effectively a whuffo. I think you mentioned somewhere else that you BASE jump, no?
  8. Don't feel ashamed to shop around for a DZ, you should visit multiple and see which fits you best! Maybe you're interested in certain things like CReW that not every DZ has a solid community. On another note, I heard 3k is the closer figure. edit: Yes, it's expensive, but for certain things you only get one chance in life. Sometimes past opportunity is that, past opportunity.
  9. "Last Login:Apr 18, 2014, 7:32 AM" He's not the first.
  10. It wasn't like think clouds, IIRC it was those thin clouds that are here and there.