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  1. Maybe we should start a Camera section under gear. _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
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    Going home.

    There is truely no place like South Africa P.s. No Otter's in Cape Town and when is dz.com pricing changing to rands ? _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  3. Rammstein Tool Deftones Seether aka Saron Gas Coal Chamber NIN Led Zep Deep purple Uriah Heep _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  4. Hi Nice pics ... hopefully I can join you people the weekend before the Margate boogie starts. Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  5. That would be the difference between a good and a perfect picture _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  6. Hi Brian Thanks for all the advise it is appreciated. After going through the video of my landings which is film from my camera helmet. It would seem that I am trying to put down my feet to early. As far as reading books I have currently own 2 copies of your book both signed One purchased through Karl and one won at a mini-meet. I have read through it twice now. I was amazed at how many things there are left for me to try under canopy(Barrel roll on the back risers sounds interesting but not yet !!). If it would help I could post the landings from my camera helmet but unfortunately I don't have any filmed from the ground by 3rd party. Thanks _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  7. I am speechless both the pics are excellent ... maybe one day when I am big I'll also be in a pic of that quality _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  8. Hi Tonto According to the PS website the ZP.EXE is square. When I spoke to Chute shot/Parachute systems when I won this canopy I was told the ZP.exe is square and Hurricane is semi-elliptical. I will attempt to rather slide in future. It makes sense. Thanks for advice. I think the problem is judging when to put down my feet. _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  9. Hi I think you might have misunderstood me. The double fronts and landing is not a problem at all. I can land properly every time wind ... no wind. Straight in landings is really no problem(with and without double fronts). The problem is the extra speed from the turn, but I think you might be right I might be trying to put my feet down to quickly. Putting down my feet to early might also mean I not completing the flair. I appreciate the help and advice. Thanks _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  10. Hi The Critical information Weight out the door: 168 lbs Canopy size: 150 Canopy type: Semi-elliptical Canopy make: http://www.vortexii.com/ Wing Loading: 1.12 DZ elevation: 5000 ASL I have been jumping my 150 Hurricane for about 170 jumps(I started jumping it with 50 jumps to my name). The last 30 odd jumps I have been using a 90 front riser approach to double front if the initial turn has been to high. Prior to this I practiced straight double front approaches for +- 50 jumps. My question is on the straight double front I got fairly decent landing which I have been able to stand up rather easily. Now that I've started using a 90 turn obviously the speed has increased, so I get my little swoop but at the end I tend to just plf for fear of hurting an ankle or something in an attempt to run it out. So is this normal is it just a matter of getting use to speed and learning how to handle the speed ? Any advise and comments are welcome. P.s. When I got the canopy the manufacture stated that is was semi-elliptical _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  11. bergh

    Joke of the day

    Hi I got this email this morning, I though it was rather good. I know some of you might have received or heard it before. If you haven't enjoy !!!!! Ms Brooks was having trouble with one of first grade pupils. "Johnny what is your problem? Johnny answered, "I'm too smart for the first Grade. My sister is in the third grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third grade too!" Ms Brooks had had enough, so she took Johnny to the Principal's office. The Principal agreed that he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first grade and behave himself. He started by asking Johnny some simple arithmetic. "What is three times three?" "Nine Sir." "How much is nine times six?" "Fifty four." And so it went on with every question the Principal thought a third grade pupil should know. The Principal looked at Ms Brooks and said " I think Johnny can go to third grade! He seems smart enough." Ms Brooks said to the Principal, "Let me ask him some questions?" The Principal and Johnny both agreed. Ms Brooks asked "What does a cow have four of that I have only two off?" Johnny, after a moment, answered "Legs, Ma'am" "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?" "Pockets" said Johnny in a flash. "Ok, what does a dog do that a man steps into?" "Pants" said Johnny just as quick. "What starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid?" "Coconut" "What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?" The Principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Johnny was taking charge. "Bubblegum" "What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?" "Shake hands, Ma'am." "Now for some "Who am I" sort of questions, OK. First one. You stick your poles inside me, you tie me down to get me up and I get wet before you do" Johnny, quick as ever, answered, "Tent!" "Ok, a finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first." By this time the Principal was looking restless and a bit tense. But Johnny was on the ball with "Wedding Ring." "I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good" "Nose" "Right, I have a stiff shaft, my tip penetrates, and I come with a quiver." "Arrow" "Good, now for the last one. What word starts with a F and ends in K, and means a lot of heat and excitement?" " Firetruck, Ma'am!" The Principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher, "Send him to university, I got the last ten questions wrong myself!" _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  12. 63kg + 12kg gear =75kg = 165 ounds 165/285 = 0.57 pounds/square foot _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  13. Hi Currently out of all the things involved in skydiving the thing I fear is having to cutaway. It is not because I lack trying but up until now I have not needed to cutaway and pull reserve. It is also not a fear that I face each time I am jumping, it is more to the back of my mind. I go through reserve drill every weekend. I have also made my reserve drill part of my gear check prior to boarding. I kinda wish my 1st malfunction would come along so that I can deal with this unknown/Fear. I know once I have done it, I would be far more comfortable because then I would know that I can do it. Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  14. Metric system ... the rest of the wold does it but the US always have to be different go figure.
  15. I am truely amazed at some of these setups. It would seem some people are slightly more serious about camera work than I am. Btw with a setup like that do you support your head with hands during deployment ? Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  16. Hi I know Tonto has done a night BM jump but I am sure he'll post his experience. Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  17. Hi Post your camera helmet .... No brand loyalty needed just post your camera helmet. Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  18. AMEN !!! _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  19. Hi If you are purely look at altitude loss then do this testing above 1000ft. If your trying to do this for impressive landings then you're heading for alot pain. I would suggest you buy yourself a copy of the Canopy an its pilot before you hurt yourself. Please keep in mind that I am still very inexperience and that the best advice is with your instuctors and people who have seen you fly your canopy. Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  20. Water ??? I am lost ... a water jump for 100th ? _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  21. In SA the pie is reserved for every thousand jumps. The one rule that seems to be unversal is the 1st rule!!! _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  22. After seeing a few people post "100th jump" I started thinking. I always though that the 100th jump tradition is doing the jump in the your birthday suit(that's the way I did mine). This seems to be general rule in South Africa. So my question is this just an SA thing or is it a global thing ? The reason I ask is because I seen so many people post about there 100th and very few were actual done in what I consider to be the traditional way. Maybe we should start making a complete list of the most well know traditions ..... Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  23. Hi I finally had some time to take pictures of the camera helmet. Enjoy!! _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  24. Hi please explain the format ?/?/? I had a rather good weekend ... 4 camera jumps for 2/3/4 - ways. I got my slot paid for,for doing camera for the first time. 2 freefly jumps both went well (unfortunately I am still stuck with head-up flying, need to learn the HD thing and soon). The first freefly jump managed to dock twice very nice jump. The second was solo jump attempting some head down. Maybe all the US skydiver should come and visit us in South Africa. The weather over here is great ... Saterday was +- 30 C and sunday was pretty much the same and of course we had beautiful blue skies ... Cheers _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...
  25. 2 and 4 are both great movies 1 and 2 I really didn't like .... How about adding Donnie Darko and Blade Runner _______________________________________ You are unique, just like everybody else ...