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  1. First jump last year at 44 years old, I now have 110 jumps and a B- licence. I hope to jump as much as possible for as long as possible...well as long as the wife will let me ;)
  2. Ha! That'll show it who is boss! Damn! foiled by spellcheck again!
  3. I haven't forgotten to turn it on yet but I've defiantly forgotten to turn it off.
  4. Excellent job of staying calm, using your head, relying on your training and not dying.
  5. Congrats! I just got my A license on Sunday, feels awesome! Can't wait to get my own gear and start jumping as much as possible.
  6. Glad to hear it's getting better. I'm heading to the DZ on Sunday to see if I can start sticking those damn landings.
  7. I'm going to try the same on my next jump, let me know how it goes. Blue Skies
  8. Thanks for this post and the updates. I too have had some problems standing up my landings. (18 jumps total) So far I've only succeeded 4 times. Most of the time I tired to PLF but I was too much in the back seat and slid in. Not a fan of the slide technique because of the possibility of spinal injury, I'd rather break a leg than a vertebrae. About 6 jumps ago I downsized to a 220 from a 260 and I like it much better. I'm about 235lbs exit weight which puts me at 1.07 wing loading. A bit aggressive I know but I get a better flare with more speed coming in. Anyway, it's a work in progress.
  9. Got in a couple of solo jumps the other day on the 260. It still hurt on opening and on the ride down but not as bad as before. As of now I only have a small bruising and minimal soreness. Not sure what's different, maybe better body positioning on opening or I'm just getting used to it. Anyway, I can't wait to get my own rig that fits perfectly. Thanks again to everyone for the advise.
  10. Thanks everyone for the advise. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my experience. I'll talk to my instructor and make sure my leg straps are high and tight before exiting. I hope to get my own rig ASAP, I'm in the market for a complete system so let me know if you guys hear of any suitable set ups.
  11. Hey folks, I'm a total newbie (just finished AFF and did my first solo) and I'm worried that I wont be able to continue skydiving. The problem is that the straps on both student containers that I've used leave huge painful bruises on my inner thighs. I mean like HUGE, black, purple, yellow, nasty bruises that last for weeks. The opening is painful but the canopy ride is excruciating! I'm 200lbs and I've jumped a 280 and a 260, the 260 seems a bit better but still kills me. So is just something that I have to get used to until I get my own gear? Is personal gear that much more comfortable? Any advise to help make the student gear more comfortable? Thanks
  12. Nice work, you looked really stable on the last couple of jumps. I only have one more AFF jump before I graduate, the flips are so fun! Congrats man, keep it up.