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Everything posted by barefut

  1. Definitely better on my phone than PC!! I'll get used to it.
  2. I have an X and 2 XVs and I love them. Works fine in the tunnel. Sometimes the coaches make me put a little tape over the visor release on each side. IMHO I'll take a phantom over a G3 any day. Oh ya.... Other people can't see your mouth in the phantom. I personally have never had to mouth words or do any lip reading, but I've heard others say that this is an important option for them. Whale oil beef hooked
  3. Ok. I can see that. I can also understand the DZ rules. They're lookin out for everybodies safety. So with conventional routing.. Does it really take that long to undo? I always loosen mine all the way out and it's pretty quick and easy. Whale oil beef hooked
  4. I'm curious how you route it. Whale oil beef hooked
  5. Probably doesn't happen very often but it could make sense with the right swap. I'm curious because I am down to the smallest (170sqft) that will fit in my container. I started with a hybrid 230sqft. What's the details of your rig? Whale oil beef hooked
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  8. Hell ya brutha!!! Congrats!! Whale oil beef hooked
  9. I had trouble finding hacky on student rig all through AFF and student jumps. Scared the shit outta me every time. Even got my 1st reserve ride on jump 20 cause I couldn't even find it. Once I got a sport rig that fit right and comfortable.. No problems. Listen to your instructor, Learn to relax. Everyone has some sort of issue through aff. Whale oil beef hooked
  10. I love it!! My kids always want to go.. Whale oil beef hooked
  11. Yes!!! solarfest boogie I would call in sick for that!! Whale oil beef hooked
  12. Hey Jerry. I wonder if I ever saw you. As a kid 1990ish I worked on a few farms right at the end of the runway there. I watched fixedwing and heli jumpers on multiple occasions. Made it hard to get work done while I was daydreaming!!! Whale oil beef hooked
  13. Bob D might even have an extra jumpship around for the busy days.... Whale oil beef hooked
  14. Sisters is beautiful but I feel Madras is more safe in regards to a safe take off with less trees and better outs for the occasional poor spot. Plus it's closer to me so it makes me happy Whale oil beef hooked
  15. I'm on jump 115 and still no camera. However, I have tons of pics and videos from other experienced jumpers that they kindly gave me for free. There are probably some friendly jumpers at your DZ that would do the same for a thanks or a beer. If it's all about the pic... let someone else take it!!!! Whale oil beef hooked
  16. Picture "michael jackson eating popcorn" meme. "I'm just here for the comments" Whale oil beef hooked
  17. Me 110 jumps 42yrs old 3kids busy as hell. AFF/A license last year. I'm at the point where everyone is freeflying and I'm still doin belly stuff. I've tried a few back and sit flys. I really want to be proficient on my belly 1st. Anyhow.. I frequently remind myself to remember why I jump. I jump for FUN!!! Keep enjoying that you get to jump out of an airplane. That's the fun. Don't stress. Stay current stay educated and enjoy skydiving. It is what you make it to be. BLUE SKIES Whale oil beef hooked
  18. Skydive Awesome season opener is May 1st. Come jump everybody!! Whale oil beef hooked
  19. Always nice to read of other struggles. I've done 200ish propack jobs now and it's getting easier. I sweat like a mofo so the towel is mandatory and I still have to stand occasionally to relieve my back and knees. Worth it to skydive though!!!!! Whale oil beef hooked
  20. What new jumper asks about uspa being sued? There is so many other things for new jumpers to be asking that I feel this guy is fishing with a bullshit profile. Can he be removed? Whale oil beef hooked
  21. Years ago I looked up the FAA tail #s from the planes in that movie. They were still in use. Whale oil beef hooked
  22. So my infinity rig needed new tuck tabs, chest strap, boc, wash job, reserve repack. I tried to time it perfect so I wouldn't be on the ground for long. The day after I shipped it Vigil comes out with product advisory for my 07 vigil 1. Shit!! So I email Velocity and Vigil to see if I could coordinate the AAD exchange and install for a Vigil 2+. It went perfect. I got my rig back after 27 days total. DAMN!! I didn't expect it to be so fast and smooth. It looks perfect. In the meantime I found a new local rigger/friend to patch a small hole in my main. Thank you Jerry!!! That being said.. I gotta give huge props to the staff at both Velocity Sports and Vigil. I'm so freaking pumped!! Time for some PNW sunshine and all will be right in the world!! Blue Skies Whale oil beef hooked
  23. I'm 6' 1" 220lbs, bout 240 with my gear on. 42 Years old. Jump # 110 in 1 year. I know where you're at. My student canopies were 285, then 3 jumps on a 265. I bought and jumped my 1st canopy on jump # 32. It's a pulse 230. I love it and still jump it. Hybrid skin LPV so it's easier to pack than some. I also found finding a container easier knowing that a 230 could pack small. It opened a lot more options for "big guy" main tray/harness combinations. Going from a 265 to a 230 was huge for me. The landing speed was a real eye opener. Only fucked up a couple flairs in the beginning (sore ankles/knees for a couple days). Stood em' all up otherwise. I love long canopy rides and soft landings!!!! It's really exciting to shop for gear and as a big guy it's not easy. However I gotta agree on finishing AFF and getting some jumps in before you buy (20-30). Gear will always be out there!! "Call Ralph" is a good option. Lots of gear.. See the back of parachutist mag for his ad. He's a real hoot to hang out with!! Whale oil beef hooked
  24. As a trauma nurse and a skydiver... Get the knee fixed and come back in a year. If you fuck yourself up worse you may not get to come back at all. Just sleep with your rig so she knows you haven't forgot about her Whale oil beef hooked
  25. You can actually use the main tray for picnic supplies. Just use the reserve for the jump. Bam!! EASY!! Whale oil beef hooked