Jambandman

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Gear

  • Container Other
    Javelin
  • Main Canopy Size
    Sabre 2 150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Mile Hi Skydiving
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    48515
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    962
  • Tunnel Hours
    2
  • Years in Sport
    3
  • First Choice Discipline
    FS
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    500
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

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  • AFF
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    No
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No

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  1. I am an AFF instructor and I had the pleasure of teaching a man who is deaf how to skydive this year at my dropzone. It was not difficult at all. We would communicate on the ground and in the airplane on the ride to altitude by typing on a phone and with hand signals. We typed up the various dive flows and printed them out for him to review at his leisure. We used flourescent orange paddles in lieu of radios for canopy instruction. I was very humbled at the students tenacity and eagerness to learn, and learned that his being deaf was not a disadvantage for him at all. I treated him like every other student and he did excellent. He just graduated from AFF a week or so ago and he is now cleared for solo! Since it took a bit longer for him and I to communicate on the ground for briefing purposes, I feel like I wasn't able to provide him some of the "book stuff" I cover with other students, so I gave him my phone number and we have spent a few evenings text messaging back and forth to ensure he received that information as well. I consider it a great honor to be able to work with him and all my other students. Everyone learns at a different pace and had their own unique challenges to overcome in the learning process. This particular student did not allow his "disability" to hold him back and had a great attitude the whole time. I wish you the best of luck in your progression to becoming a licensed skydiver!
  2. I have a female AFF student who is around 4'9" and 90 lbs. I am seeking a skin tight fast falling jumpsuit to assist her throughout her AFF and licensing progression. We can always make additional alterations if necessary. If anyone has a jumpsuit that might fit, please reach out to me via Dropzone.com. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hey there, I am new to the sport as well, less than a year and only 132 jumps, and I enjoy jumping nearly every weekend! I jump at Mile Hi in Longmont. Come hang out some time. Its a bigger DZ, but they offer some cool opportunities like free coaching and events throughout the year. Let me know if you want to jump sometime! John
  4. I started AFF with my brother two weeks after my first tandem in April of 2018. Almost one year later I own all my own gear, have 132 jumps and counting, and have plans to become a coach/AFF instructor in the near future. I was addicted after the first jump and haven't looked back. I picked up a second job working nights as a server at a restaurant so that all my tips can go toward funding my goals of being a great skydiver. For the first 3 or 4 months i dedicated a lot of time going to the DZ, sometimes 4 days a week in between jobs, learning everything I could and making friends with some experienced jumpers. This, for me, has been the journey of a lifetime. I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills both in free fall and under canopy. I enjoy everything skydiving related. I do think about it all the time. My girlfriend is not a skydiver, did one tandem and has no desire to do it again. She supports my goals, and understands this is not an overnight accomplishment and it requires a dedication of time and expenses. I try to only jump one or two days a week when she is working, making sure to give her the time she deserves to do other stuff. My best advice is to be fully prepared to invest alot of time and money learning this sport. You don't necessarily have to spend every weekend at the DZ jumping, but I would suggest going the distance while going for your license. Try not to take too much time off. It help you to accomplish the necessary goals required to be a decent skydiver, not just someone who falls out of a plane. You will also experience some disappointments along the way, especially if you have to repeat a level or don't accomplish a goal you have set for yourself immediately. That's ok! Life is full of ups and downs, don't beat yourself up too much. You'll get it on the next try, or maybe the one after that! Once I got my license, all my own gear and became an independent skydiver , I focused on balancing the rest of my life. I am much more careful with my money; eating out less, cutting out unnecessary spending and I still have my second job to help pay for my skydiving I love what I do and I couldn't be more happy. The people are great, the thrill is amazing, and the feeling of accomplishment and pride is never ending. Each time I nail something I have been working on, it fuels my desire to continue learning and accomplish more. In summary, my two cents is GO FOR IT! I haven't regretted my decision for a second. I hope that I can be one of the few who dedicates the time and effort to enjoy this for years to come! For me, life is too short to not be adventurous, a little crazy, and shoot for the stars. I wish you the best in making your decision!
  5. Thanks for the suggestions and the links. I have done a NoPro event once this year and i had a blast! I cant wait until next year's events. In the meantime, I'm going to keep jumping and learning as I go. I have had a few people reach out to me and offer to help me accomplish my goals. I still would like to jump with as many people as I can. Hope to see you at the DZ sometime soon.
  6. I apologize in advance if this is not the correct place to post this and I would be happy to post elsewhere if need be. I am a fun jumper at Mile Hi in Longmont and I am seeking a serious mentor/friend who is willing to help me to continue to progress in my skydiving career. I enjoy meeting up with others to jump with at the drop zone, but I am pretty specific and goal oriented when it comes to what I would like to accomplish in skydiving. My eventual goal is to be a coach and AFF instructor. With that being said, I am looking for someone who jumps on a very regular basis and is willing to coach me with that progression in mind. I would be happy to pay for some jumps, and would not want to capitalize all your time. I consider myself pretty dedicated to the sport and wish to jump as often as possible. Like I mentioned earlier, I appreciate the spontaneity of jumping with others that I meet at the dropzone, but with some specific goals in mind I would love to have someone to jump with on a much more steady and regular basis who has more experience then me and would like to impart their knowledge on an eager student. I have 67 jumps as of Saturday, I received my A license in late August, I have all my own gear and I pack my own rig. Thanks for your consideration!
  7. Hey, I just got my A licence and have only got 50 jumps, but I am in love with the sport and all I want to do is jump! I am looking for others who are as passionate (obsessed) and motivated as I am to jump with and learn new skills. My brother and I jump at Mile Hi in Longmont and we would love to work on some stuff. Hit me up if you're interested!