NoShitThereIWas

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  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1500
  • Years in Sport
    19
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Tunnel Flying

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  1. NoShitThereIWas

    TonySuit Color coordinator?

    Duh, now don't I feel stupid! It looks different than I remembered it. Thanks! Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  2. NoShitThereIWas

    TonySuit Color coordinator?

    So its only been 15 years since I ordered my last TonySuit and I thought they had a color coordinator to pick your PitSuit colors. I went to their website and it was just the form to fill out for measurements. Don't they know a girl has to see how it looks in color before ordering? Anyone know of a link or something? Thanks and blue skies! Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  3. My fiance packed his pilot chute the Brian Germain way. The bridle wrapped a perfect knot around the monkey fist which prevented the pilot chute from inflating enough to pull the main off his back. Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  4. I so appreciate you and Dave taking the time to respond to this thread. I was taught cutaway and pull reserve as a student. For years I taught cutaway and pull reserve as an AFF I. After a 5-6 year break and returning to the sport, I sat down and thought to myself as I noticed the demo canopy in my sport rig is a little snug on the main pin... Self, what Are you going to do in a PC in tow? So many scenarios went through my head and I started questioning which way was "right". I was never retrained to incorporate all of the scenarios and if I was I had since forgotten because I couldn't answer my own question with conviction. I like knowing my EPs with conviction for every mal before every jump. Although I still feel like a student at times being back after many years, I do still have close to 1500 jumps of past experience and although I don't agree that skydiving is like riding a bike, it does take time to rehone your skills, I do like the fact that I got some valuable feedback to help me answer that question and have better understanding after bouncing the question. Thank you. Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  5. So you would cutaway first??? Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  6. NoShitThereIWas

    Question regarding airplane emergency

    +1 Thank you for answering my question.
  7. NoShitThereIWas

    Question regarding airplane emergency

    The reason I made this post is because I got into a debate with Kurbe105 about our twin otter crash. Forgive him, he is a BASE jumper who does static line himself to shit from 80-120 feet. In our discussion, he mentioned that our friends would have had a better chance of survival by going silver in the door than waiting for the airplane to crash. Whoever asked the cute question when the last time my belly was calibrated??? When you are sitting next to the window, see the engine on fire after hearing it explode and shut down it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know there is a problem. Regardless of whether you agree with his EPs or questioning of them in this situation, he is right about the fact that you never know what would happen in a situation like that or how you would react. At least 3 experienced jumpers on board knew exactly what was happening, how high they were and that the plane was going to crash. I argued with Kurbe105 that there would be no way for the reserve to fully inflate and you would hit the ground before line stretch if you made it past the tail. Here was the thing that stuck though... The reserve generally takes about 3 seconds to open. The point of my post was to question, if you could clear the tail from impact, what would the chances be of surviving with something over your head before you hit the ground? I was trained not to do that with aircraft EPs. If I was on the plane I am sure I would have wound up just like my friends following protocol. That is not the point of this post to point that out nor am not saying this is what I would do so bashers please keep bashing to yourselves. However, my friends are no longer here and I cannot help but listen to other thoughts of other possibilities for the eventual outcome. I more or less was hoping to get an answer on what the odds of survivability would be if an experienced jumper did pull silver in the door. I am not suggesting anyone "try this at home". Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  8. NoShitThereIWas

    Question regarding airplane emergency

    You are at 120 ft AGL. One of the engines of your twin otter is on fire and has shut down. Your belly tells you the plane is going down and the door is wide open. What do you do? PS. Your pilot is not communicating with you because he is busy flying the plane. Here is a scenario, what if you stuck your butt out the door, grabbed your reserve handle and pulled? What do you think the outcome would be? Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  9. NoShitThereIWas

    Skydiving near Santa Clarita, CA?

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  10. NoShitThereIWas

    Skydiving near Santa Clarita, CA?

    Who can recommend a great DZ to refer a friend to near Santa Clarita, CA? It has been many years since I lived in LA county and when I was a jumper there back in '96 I jumped at Cal City and Taft (Air Adventures West). Not sure about the scene there now and a friend of mine has asked me to recommend a DZ near her. Any suggestions??? Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  11. OMG Arvoitus yes! Was that you???? If so, OMG! That is exactly what I was talking about. Thank you for sharing your video. All I can say is OMG! I would have had to bleeped out my cuss words as well. Way to hold it together and keep fighting till you hit the ground. How hard did you hit??? It was you who posted above! Thank you for sharing your story. Very good to share that insight and experience with others. Who knows, maybe one day it can save someone else's life, even mine! Thanks! Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  12. Cool, that is really the answer I think I was looking for. I think I will change my EPs to reflect scenario #2. I was always taught if you deploy any part of the main canopy and have a mal, cut away first then go to reserve. It wasn't until recently that I got into a debate with a friend and he mentioned some other scenarios like the you stated above. I am glad I asked the questions. Thanks Dave. Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  13. Thanks for asking the question and clarifying but I got that is what you meant. If you don't cut away the main (meaning you have enough time to do that first) aren't you worried about the main pin coming out and then the main inflating and/or even entangling with a part of your body leading to a horseshoe or an entanglement with the reserve as opposed to being able to fly away from it after it releases from your three rings? Would the main fly away from you if you cut it away before it reaches line stretch? Anyone ever had this happen? Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  14. The CF2 139 flew like a boat compared to my Stiletto 120. I do plan on putting a few more jumps on it, I was only able to put one jump on it at the Boogie because I had to work that afternoon . I honestly felt like I was under a student canopy or a 150. I loved the flare and the landing but it honestly seemed slow to me. I think the 129 would be a better fit. I'm only wingloading it at 1.31 and Icarus recommends a 1.4-1.8 I think is what I read. It opened pretty nice and slow and the pack volume is also a bit tight for my container. I could always slap on some lead and I didn't fully collapse and stow the slider which I will try on Wed. along with opening my chest strap some more to let her breathe. I felt very safe under it and like I could put it down anywhere, I was very accurate. It is definitely the confidence booster I need in a 139 but I am afraid I will be bored. I do want to try and do a little more with the canopy, it was my first jump back at Elsinore since by two jumps back in 04 and I was solo so pretty much just getting acclimated to the DZ. The performance felt a bit sluggish but I think it was due to wing loading being too light and also I think the control lines could use a little shortening. I did love it more than my Stiletto though! I plan on putting 3 more jumps on her at Elsinore on Wed. but I think the CF2 129 is going to be the one I want to buy. Thanks for all the help! Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."
  15. What would you do and why? At 4K from a hop n pop, At 3K from a 4 way break off At 2K when you waited too long to do something... Thanks! Roy Bacon: "Elvises, light your fires." Sting: "Be yourself no matter what they say."