BillyVance

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BillyVance last won the day on April 3

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  • Main Canopy Size
    120
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    120

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  • License
    D
  • License Number
    18895
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1311
  • Years in Sport
    25
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1091
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    220

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  1. I've jumped several skyvans so I can't really tell how loud they are, but I'd guess it's like listening to race cars without mufflers times 10 LOL.
  2. Damn shame I retired from the sport in 2013. Those $99 Boogie Til Ya Pukes where you made as many jumps as you could for that price... The good old days. Were you thinking of me when you named this new event? And before you ask, YES, I'M STILL FUCKING DEAF!
  3. BillyVance

    Airplane Repo

    Yeah, most episodes are just sensationalized bullshit.
  4. Heal well Kevin. I don't know anything about shoulder surgery recovery times but, knowing you're a CRW Dog and the physical demands it places on your upper body, I can only say make sure you recover your strength and flexibility before you jump again. And even then, ease back into it. All the best for you. Miss jumping with you guys. Some of the most fun I had.
  5. I was wondering why the hell there were only 2 replies. This thread used to get hundreds of posts. But Chris appears to be right, everybody went to Facebook. (shrugs)
  6. BillyVance

    deaf

    He's PM'ed me. Have yet to hear back from him, but he appears to be from Saudi Arabia.
  7. BillyVance

    Bob Sinclairs van

    That thing needs to be one of the centerpieces for USPA's museum.
  8. BillyVance

    JFX vs crossfire2

    You might get better responses in the swooping forum...
  9. And yet I just gave an example of a GM DZ that had an issue with illegal MX in the past resulting in a crash and recent action against the DZO and now a fatality at that DZ in part due to MX and they are still a GM. These are all facts. GM DZ having a crash due to illegal MX - Still a GM Action taken against the DZO - Still a GM An additional crash, with fatalities, reported to be bad MX - Still a GM DZ. Now maybe the USPA has not acted yet.... But they didn’t take action from the last crash due to bad MX, so I have little faith they will take action now... The check cleared. Maybe the USPA will finally act.... So maybe a preventable fatality is the line that removes a DZ from the program? That would be nice to know.... ‘Dangerous activities are allowed until someone dies.’ At that point it isn’t more than just the check clearing and an empty promise. Anyone that thinks the DZ being a USPA GM means anything is fooling themselves. The GM program is there to force individual membership and to serve as an advertisement tool. Funny how Chuck has made that’s EXACT claim on this forum before. I don't think whether USPA takes action or not is going to matter much. It's the FAA that has most of the teeth in enforcement. What should happen is USPA and the DZs NOT let things get so bad the FAA HAS to get involved. "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban
  10. BillyVance

    Old PISA Tempo--Safe to sell or not?

    Yeah the only issue was that the flare was a little mushy, but that's typical of some reserves. It's job is not to land you with style, but to get you on the ground unscathed. "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban
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    Old PISA Tempo--Safe to sell or not?

    Yeah, I have a Tempo 120 in my main rig, and I've had to use it a few times. It's definitely different than my Triathlon 120. My rig is 20 years old now and I'm pretty sure the reserve is in good shape as it's only been unpacked and repacked once in the last 7 years. "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban
  12. BillyVance

    Pricing a Triathlon 175 ZPX...

    About $500-600 I would think. I'm on my 4th Triathlon. Maybe a new jumper getting off student status and looking to buy gear and would load it about 1 to 1 will buy it. They're easy to land and are forgiving to small mistakes on approach. "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban
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    I need some Greenie help!!

    I know you're new here, but there's a Bugs and Error forum to report issues like this down near the bottom of the forum list. Hope somebody fixes your problem. "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban
  14. BillyVance

    How serious was this?

    Clicky "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban
  15. BillyVance

    How serious was this?

    But you can bet they are in someone's private collection! Everybody at the DZ has probably seen the video multiple times. "Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban