Slimrn

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  • Main Canopy Size
    135
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • AAD
    Vigil 2 Control Unit

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  • Home DZ
    Skydive Spaceland Dallas
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    36404
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    900
  • Tunnel Hours
    60
  • Years in Sport
    3
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    600
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    300

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  1. Don’t do it for someone else, do it for yourself. If you aren’t enjoying it, that’s ok. There is too much to learn and stay current with and if it isn’t something you want to do, there is no shame in admitting that. Thanks for sharing your story. Sometimes the hardest thing is to pull off the load.
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    BOD Meeting July 2018

    A successful completion would be to complete at least one formation, you pick the formation. And, yes, AFF student jumps are indeed formation skydiving and they would count. ... Mike Mullins USPA National Director I admittedly don’t know much, but if the goal of each license is to show some higher level of proficiency than the last, counting AFF jumps as FS jumps is a farce. You have two people holding on to a jumper, then in later levels you have one instructor most likely chasing someone around the sky while they perform flips and turns. That isn’t in the spirit of why the BSR was changed. What’s wrong with actually requiring people to get better before awarding them higher licenses? The verbiage is vague and I’m guessing that was done intentionally. Zach Breaux
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    Any Experience with Caos Suits

    This falls into the “any input” category because I’ve not personally owned one. We have several at our DZ because there is a spokesperson that works here. Mostly new jumpers are buying them. I recently saw a flamethrower post on FB that got over 300 comments, mostly negative- about quality and business practices. I’ll stick with the more expensive suits and enjoy quality customer service.
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    Jumpsuit material

    Get suits that fit. As long as you are both reasonably flexible there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to fly together given basic skills. The best married couple I know jumps 4-way together and they are 15 inches and 120 lbs apart in size.
  5. Heard on skydive radio a while back about someone having 13,000 with no chops.
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    Safire III or Crossfire III

    Those canopies are very different. Don’t ask the internet what to do, ask someone you respect that makes good decisions and has a lot of experience. Make sure that person knows you too.
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    US DZ operating Skyvan or Sherpa

    Skydive Perris has a fleet of Skyvans!
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    DZs near Dallas

    Dallas is pretty weather dependent. Windy this time of year, but we have a great wind meter and load clock website: http://dallas.spacelandclock.com/wind31.aspx That being said if it is jumpable, they will send loads. There is usually someone around. Spaceland is a great dropzone with nice facilities and planes you wouldn’t mind landing in.
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    How do you learn the AFF-I specific skills?

    +1 Nothing prepares you for the AFFI course like practicing Cat C&D jumps with an AFFI or a tunnel rat who knows what that is. And learn to teach a class. All the 4 way skills in the world won't help you with that part of the course. IMHO docking on a 4 way ain't nothing like chasing a student across the sky, stopping spins and flipping upside down students. I’m not exactly sure how much four-way experience you have, but it isn’t exactly “docking on a 4-way.”. A lot of the skills required are flying other people around, starting and stoping fast spins etc. I trust DJ’s words because he has trained quite a few AFF-Is.
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    AFF Level 4, failed twice

    I failed AFF6 twice. Pulled high one time. Unintended spinning. It was all due to unawareness of leg position. Legs have to be stronger than you think in the wind, while still being relaxed. It’s like a golf swing- it all comes together at some point. I was spaghetti legs. Seeing it on video helped me. Good luck!
  11. IMHO a LDI is not a useful tool, and in fact can increase confusion- at a DZ with a “first man down” policy. I love LDIs that are wind guided AS LONG as the ground crew is proactive in locking it down at light/variable times. If an idiot mans the arrow, bad things happen. The ghost of the first man down rule has no place if there is an arrow that people are taught to follow.
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    Viso logging your hop & pops?

    I have noticed this as well. To avoid having to dicker with it to add jump numbers, I simply take a delay of over 10 seconds so it registers the freefall- altitude allowing of course.
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    Quads on 100+ days

    I hope my team doesn't have to compete against that team.
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    What rigs have great 3 ring padding?

    Check out Rigging Innovations Curv 2.0. They feature a "bio-yoke" that gets the hardware off your shoulders. I've jumped one for over a year now and find it very comfortable. There are also other things that IMO make it the most comfortable rig on the market.
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    Supplemental O2

    I do anesthesia for a living and I can tell you that it's going to have to be something with a higher Oxygen content than compressed air. It's probably a green O2 E-cylinder or larger.