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  1. bigway


    Change the battery. If i rember correctly it means it is flat? Been a while since i used one.......or are you driving up hills etc and passing a certain altitude? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  2. Exactly. Even I am buying my gear from Mike. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  3. Sorry I got you wrong. I was just concerned. My intentions were good. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  4. Hey dont bring me into this. Yes, Mike has the best prices the world has seen. I want no part of mikes customers coming here to find someone to undercut him. Besides, I dont sell Vigil. Unless I have to Cypres all the way baby. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  5. I didnt know that, well actually now i think of it, it was that exact week things changed between us. About 5-7 days after Dublin. So apology accepted. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  6. Look, I dont think anyones answer was the wrong answer. I just read the OP and I caught an undertone. I deal with 100 newbie emails every single day. I caught an undertone in his original post and straight away recognized that to be of a student who thinks he gave the correct answer, an educated answer that he believes in and he wanted to hear anything different from anyone else on this site so you he could go away in his mind thinking 'i knew it, my instuctor was wrong'. I dont believe he was then going to the instructor and to talk to him about it, i think he was going to make his mind up that he was right to be second guessing his instructor and anything his instructor says to him in the future. Maybe i read too much in to it, but most students respect and love their instructor in a way. Those people dont come here and use crooked smiley faces next to their instructors advice when they also use crooked smiley faces when they say their answer and that their instructor though it was a bad answer. His answer made him look like he had no clue, and for him to post it like that, the way he did, he obviously was a bit proud of his answer. He wanted to hear if we thought his answer was correct or his instructors was wrong or anything else different from his instructors so he could walk away knowing that his instructor was wrong. Noway do i believe he has any intention to approach his instructor and bring this up, hes just set his mind to believe that he should not listen to that instructor anymore. Thats what I got from the email. I read hundreds of student posts in this forum and i dont reply to any of them. I replied to that one because of the massive undertone i instantly recognized. That is why I said what I said, in hopes that nobody would continue empowering his disbelief in his instructor. This website use to have a standard response to students and it was 'Go and speak to your instructor'. IN this case, I believe in everything sacred that this was the only response this particular poster should of got. For thos that think he was coming here to discuss things and make a decision on what he would take back to his instructor, i think you missed the undertone. MAybe you can see it by re reading it and then seeing how he was so fast to say thanks for the responses, that makes sense cause the reserve opens faster and then walks away with his mind made up. I am sure his instructor would have put more time into teaching him than two sentances that he read before agreeing that was the correct way that made sense. Alarm bells went off in my head and I reacted. I have not reacted like that for a long time and i did because i believe my feeling was right. I still do. I dont think anyones answers were wrong, i just think those that gave thier opinion of what they would do did not think about how he phrased his post and how he showed no respect for his instructors chat with him. Surely it would mean something just for an instructor to go up to a B licensed jumper and drill him on emergency procedures in the first place. Maybe he is a problem student so to speak. I dont know, I just know the alarms went off big time for me. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  7. I just got sick of the aggressive replies Spence to everything i said. After a while it becomes more personal than friendly. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  8. Sure, it just seemed like the OP was looking for a answer he would rather here than what he heard. It did not sound to me like he was going to decide if he should take away different advice and use it. it sounded to me llike he took the first thing that was said that was different from what his instructor had told him. Some people arent looking for a bunch of ideas to then decide if they should use that or not, some people just want their instructor to be wrong and it seemed this guy accepted the first thing that was said that was a different opinion. he made that clear by saying 'thanks, that makes more sense' or whatever it was he said. I was not mad, I was trying to use 'toughlove'. my bad. i see now it did not come across that way. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  9. That is what concerns me.... maybe he wont turn up and tell his instructor that he got different answers. Maybe he will just keep it to himself and his instructor will find out the hard way when it is too late. I am not bad at the guy, I was trying to make him see that I felt strongly about the importance of him speaking to his instructor and not coming here to get the explanations that he needs to get from his instructor. Is what I am saying really that wrong? I said what I believe in my heart. I must be wrong cause i only feel like i am constantly defending myself here now so I shall leave the thread with my head hung low and shamed. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  10. Sorry Johan, my reply was not really meant towards you. It was meant ina proactive way that nobody would further come into the thread and put what they would do in that situation to the forum as I believed it is something he has to ask his instructor about and not take ideas from others. That is why I had put in brackets that is was nothing personal towards you. I dont think you were giving advice but in his mind you were. that is why he said 'thatt makes more sense'. he listened to you and that is what he took away from it and i dontthink it is right for him to take advice away from the thread that contradicts what his instructor has said. I dont know if what I just wrote made any sense but if you cant understand what I am trying to say then, im sorry about that. Continue flaming away. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  11. I'll side more with this answer than Bigway's. I'd rather have a student who questions things. Having someone question things is not the same as them going off and doing whatever they want! Nor does it mean someone is disruptive and holds up the training process by asking a million questions. One can "listen to" an instructor, do what they say, but still ask questions to learn more. In the original post, the novice's answer isn't very good, but the instructor's (if reported accurately) isn't the best either. When I agreed to 'blindly', I agreed to that term on a different level than it was meant I think. What I meant is exactly what you have posted. A student should be trained by their instructor and taught by their instructor, other people should keep out of it. At the same time it is a very important part of the process that the student asks questions of their instructor when they are unsure as to what the instructor meant or if they do not understand the logic behind what the instructor said. I still strongly do not believe a student should come here for answers, they should ask the instructor. I also believe those that try to teach the student over forums what contradicts the instructors teachings is way out of line and can be very dangerous. Posters here should reply to the student that they need to ask the instructor and be comfortable about asking the instructor, they should not be given contradicting advice to what the instructor has said as nobody here knows the full story and they only know the story from the students perspective and not from the experienced instructors perspective. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  12. IM not arguing with you. I was posting in response to the OP. Not sure why you have a problem that I deleted a couple of posts that were off topic. Maybe because I said that "Spence not agreeing with me is a given." Maybe you think i deleted the entire post about 2000ft hop n pop because of that sentance, I dont know. Maybe you are really that self centered. You sure had to mention it again like I am lying or something or like you have been offended by me deleting a post by accident. Your the last person I want to talk to let alone argue with. I try to stay away from the filth you spend half your life talking about in this place, Talking to you is the last thing I wanted to do when I posted in this thread. I never thought I would reply to this person and some banana would come along and start ragging on because of my opinion, and acting all old man tough on me. I never said anything about people here being morons or 'fucking morons' and coming to here to hang out with fucking morons. I dont come here to hang out with you spence as for you talking on behalf of the rest of the website and putting words into my mouth, then yes I would tend to think you are one for coming to that conclusion. Even a bigger fucking moron as you so put it by being such a fool that you have to make it sound like I am attacking your friends. Where you get that from, I have no idea. I dont really care either. "Anything else I want to argue with you about today?" Spence, I have no respect for you, never have, never will. So arguing with you would be like arguing with a brick wall in my opinion. There is no point even trying to talk to someone like yourself who takes such offence from another persons point of view. I leared that lesson years ago and that is why for the past four years you have never seen me reply to anything you have said first. I stay away from you because you remind me of those horrible moments in life when shit is coming out of both ends of the body. I said my opinion and you come back at me saying that I think everyone here is a bunch of fucking morons. No Poppa bear, I only think that of you. I never even had to say it though, You know i think that so you personally attacked me by making it out like i said that or think that about this site that I respect so much. As far as I am concerned, I do everything i can to stay away from you and your bullshit on this website. it is you that follows me around like a bad shit stain. Anything else you want to argue with me today? LMAO. LMAO. LMAO. LMAO. Good one tough guy. Did you puff your chest out as well when you typed that? So I am very sorry big daddy that you are so offended by me that you need to start saying i think people here are 'fucking morons'. I only think that about you now that you mention it and I will continue living my life without giving you a single thought if that is ok with you. Now I would like it if I could continue being a part of this thread without you posting directly to me and asking me anymore questions as I would rather get food poisoning and be stuck on a toilet all day than continue having you asking me questions. Thanks Spence. Glad we understand each other. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  13. Actually, no. I deleted a post because It was a reply to a comment about the 2000 ft hop n pop comment. I didnt want the thread to turn and focus on that. Then i reliased I deleted the wrong post so i just deleted the correct post. With an end result of deleting two posts. Nothing to do with you at all spence as to why I deleted it. Believe what you will though. Thats great you think a student should come here and ask random people with random experience what they all think and then make their decision on what they get taught by the instructors that know them. if they need to learn why to do what an instructor tells them, then they should talk to their instructor and maybe get a different opinion from another instructor that knows them on the dropzone. however, I am well aware your are right and I am wrong so I will leave it at that. Nobody said he should listen to his instructor and then just do it. He should just listen to his instructor. if he has a question, then he should ask his instructor. I too think he is a idiot if he was to say 'cause my instructor told me so'. If he does not understand he should ask his instructor to explain it. I never said that he should not be educated by his instructor, but i do believe his instructor should be the one who educates him. To th O.P. Everytime you are unsure of something your instructor says, come here ask a thousand people what to do, then listen to them all argue and then make your decision on what you feel is best from all the information given to you. Spence has way more experience than I do and you are in safe hands with him. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  14. Exactly what his instructor said. hard deck equals pull. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  15. IM not upset but I do believe a student should blindly follow their instructor. If it seems like I am upset, Maybe it is just that I want the O.P. to see I am serious about the importance it is to listen to his instructor. He is not giving you something to discuss here, he is trying to find out what he should do and if he should listen to his instructor or not. If you guys make him believe his instructor is wrong then from this day onwards he will always second guess his instructor and take all his advice from people in the forums. If you want to encourage that, then go right ahead. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  16. Nobody should be giving this guy advice over the internet. it is very clear he does not care for what his instructor says and is a danger to himself. He should not be learning from anyone on the internet. He should be doing AFF again. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  17. People jump from planes at 2000 feet all day long. its called a hop n pop. You need to listen to your instructor FULL STOP. You seriously need to listen to your instructor. if you think the advice he gave you was wrong then maybe you should be the internet instructor and teach AFF over the forums. Show some fucking respect for your instructor who is teaching you. He is making sure you live and you come here to get a second opinion.???/ Seriously, WTF!! I cant believe someone with 60 jumps gave the answer to him you gave him and then come to these forums and say that his answer does not seem right to you. I guess you are just a jumper who thinks he should listen to people here in the forums rather than the person who is trained to teach you to save your life. What dropzone do you jump at? Someone needs to tell your instructor that you are in these forums being taught by people over the internet and questioning his advice. His advice is correct. Why? Because it is what he told you to do. as simple as that. He knows the gear you are jumping, he knows you, he knows how he taught you. He knows what he was taught. Seriosuly, give up while you are ahead and still alive, I hate to think what other advice you have not listened to from your instructor and instead of taken advice from someone on this forum that you dont even know. The two people who told you to turn and pull silver. One of them has 1500 jumps over 11 years, that means this person does an average of 11 jumps a month. Obviously not an instructor. (nothing personal). The other person has 130 or 170 jumps over two years, again not an instructor... but you are willing to take that advice and say it makes more sense? That is seriously fucked up and it seriously fucked up those people giving you contradicting advice to what you have said your instructor has already given you. People, it is obvious this guy with 60 jumps has no idea what to do, from the answer he gave. He was then told by his instructor what to do and he comes to these forums to ask what you all think. it is irresponsible of you to then give contradicting advice to a new skydiver who obviously does not know what to do and obviously does not listen to their instructor. Really irresponsible. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  18. Optima 2. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  19. Sounds like skyride is a bit desperate.. Sorry if you are not skyride, but thats how it sounds. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  20. I actually make these gloves, bit different of course but we also make a really thin thermal liner that is seperate, so you put it on first, or you dont. It really does help. I am not selling them at the moment as I stopped buying them, but I can point you in the right direction, or i have a few pairs left if you want me to send you some. no charge of course. So they are the same, but you get to put this silk thin glove on your hand first, then the newmann type over the top. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  21. I have it downloaded on my computer somewhere. I will find it and post it. Actually, here is the HTML version of it. Not that it matters. Councilman sorted it out. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  22. That looks very nice. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  23. You can download it online. Try their website. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  24. I have been surfing since I was 6. Grew up spending every weekend at a surf beach. Not so much anymore, but i do go make a point to go out once a week at Bondi or Bronte. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  25. bigway


    Boooooo. That was a let down. Boooo!!! I look forward to seeing how the bearded one manages to save the day tho. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .