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  1. bch7773

    Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving

    Licensed jumpers really aren't welcome there. Nor will you find any. They'll let you squeeze on a tandem load if theres room, but thats it. Nice people there, but they are there to do tandems and thats it.
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    Skydiver flying with Whuffo in tunnel?

    ok at least its possible. I was afraid there would be some set in stone rule against it. and I'm not doing it to save tunnel money or anything, I just think it would be neat for the whuffo to say they've docked with me in "(simulated )freefall" MB 3528, RB 1182
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    Skydiver flying with Whuffo in tunnel?

    If I'm a licensed skydiver with 600 jumps and about an hour of tunnel time, and I want to fly with a whuffo friend who has never been in a tunnel before... is this possible? I know the tunnel instructors hold onto whuffos tightly while they belly fly, I am wondering if they would let me into the tunnel to dock on the whuffo friend. The instructor would sitll be in there at all times. Is this something the individual instructors have say over, or is it strictly forbidden in the tunnel rules to have a whuffo in with non-instructors? MB 3528, RB 1182
  4. thanks for the info MB 3528, RB 1182
  5. Do they actually have anything scheduled for that day? I went down there last year during colligietes and new years night was very quiet. i think everyone was in bed by 11 pm MB 3528, RB 1182
  6. I will give them a call tomorrow. They don't have anything listed on their webpage in events. MB 3528, RB 1182
  7. Looking to make a night jump over new years. Any DZs doing this? MB 3528, RB 1182
  8. i get nervous whenever they don't announce prices beforehand. imagine getting there and they are $30 or something MB 3528, RB 1182
  9. i would if they had them. but both the jumpers AND the pilots are in teh bag by sunset. MB 3528, RB 1182
  10. will there be hot air balloons? MB 3528, RB 1182
  11. last year I heard talk of a plane from skydive dallas flying up there... there isn't a plane flying up from texas going to freaks is there? MB 3528, RB 1182
  12. last raft dive I did, it flipped on exit and I ended up hanging upside down from my ankle, because the raft rope was wrapped around it. several very frenzied seconds followed while me and another jumper got the rope off my foot, but it also took my shoe with it. I haven't done one since then. raft dives ARE more dangerous than the standard skydive. doesn't mean they can't go well and be fun though. MB 3528, RB 1182
  13. also brian won't be able to make it. it happens to fall on my working weekend, and my rig is still in the process of being repacked. MB 3528, RB 1182
  14. whats an online job?? are you one of those naughty websites allison? MB 3528, RB 1182
  15. Are you going to be there Halder? Maybe you can convince Haliburton or Texico or whoever you work for to sponsor your trip! halliburton dammit! don't think the boss would jump at that idea. maybe though i could "borrow" a company car to check on a gas well up in kansas. MB 3528, RB 1182
  16. Shaun I am glad to see the newest generation of ksupc people are properly learning the ropes. keep teaching em right! MB 3528, RB 1182
  17. So where you jumping in TX? last place i jumped here was in skydive dallas. LOVED their night jumps, just wish it wasn't 3 hours away from me. i'm gonna try the east skydiving place next. MB 3528, RB 1182
  18. I MIGHT be there. depends on how much boss ass I can kiss for a couple days off. MB 3528, RB 1182
  19. bch7773

    Low Opening w/ Line Twists; Chop

    my major problem is a 4way at 4k, with people on it with less than several hundred jumps. what was your planned breakoff alt? MB 3528, RB 1182
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    Wind Tunnels "saving the sport"?

    as long as they stop calling it "indoor skydiving" talk about trying to make a nondangerous activity sound crazy and exciting. MB 3528, RB 1182
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    Black - Bad choice for a main color?

    I would have thought that myself too... But then I watched a bunch of friends jump off a legal BASE jumping bridge at night and discovered black is, actually, easy to see as a "dark void". A medium gray/silver on the top skin, and a navy blue or blackberry bottom skin, is actually very hard to see. Believe it or not, a completely black canopy is too black to disappear. White is the most visible. Red disappears too. in WW2 they discovered that all black planes were too visible at night... a dark gray or dark brown is actually the hardest to see at night. that being said, I have a dark blue and black canopy and its pretty damned hard to spot at night MB 3528, RB 1182
  22. bwhahahaa MB 3528, RB 1182
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    what to work on for a hoop dive?

    probably best just to have the other hoop holder track away with the rest of the group at breakoff. Theres no need to have an additional person "stabilize" a hoop for deployment. MB 3528, RB 1182
  24. i agree it was a stunt, and thats what it is. the FAA may or may not punish those involved, but i can't see them punishing EVERYONE in the sport because of this. enjoy the stunt, its not much different from the other stunts done in skydiving to get attention. i wanna see the video. MB 3528, RB 1182
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    Smoke or clear goggles

    and if you ever do night jumps, you'll have a pair of goggles for them MB 3528, RB 1182