Nabz

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About Nabz

  • Birthday April 7

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Gear

  • Container Other
    Mirage G3
  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Main Canopy Other
    Sabre 2
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    GO Skydive
  • License
    A
  • License Number
    13853
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    160
  • Tunnel Hours
    2
  • Years in Sport
    3
  • First Choice Discipline
    Belly
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    60
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefly
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    60
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

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

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  1. You cant leave us hanging like this you tease.... what caused the injury on your jump ?? Glad you are ok and not paralysed, as you said age is on your side and you will heal up quick... speedy recovery dude.
  2. I would have done the same as the camera guy, who knows what the tandem canopy would do once it caught air. It could have turned into a downward bi-plane had he not removed it. He made it out alive, I think he made the best decision at that moment...
  3. I just did (from home) work computer had the video blocked. Sold me. Cheers
  4. On the hook knife subject, is a hook knife strong enough to cut a tandem bridle ? I thought I read/heard they were made from a type of kevlar ?
  5. I am not surprised, I went to Zhills in Feb and the instructor that did my buddy's recurrency jump wouldn't give him the video and said he would have to pay to get it. I got mine for free (different instructor) but he asked me to be quick and discreet.... why not give them to the jumpers ? Especially OP going thru AFF and paying what we pay to get licenced.
  6. Thank you for clarifying.
  7. Can you please clarify what you mean with a larger is less sensitive than ….. ? As in sensitive to the shock and will be more abrupt ? I fly a larger canopy (SA2 210) loaded 1.2 but last year was closer to 1.3 Thx
  8. Didn't even think of that and honestly didn't even know there was such a thing as AFF bandit jumps. CRAZY!! If the student was aware of that and was trying to cut corners by going to this "No Shits Given DZ " than he is to blame as well.
  9. Always looking to learn man and thank you for taking the time to reply and not thinking I was trolling you :)
  10. Advice : don't give up Tips: stretching and doing some flexibility training (yoga is one example) Tricks: tunnel time
  11. I have had two hard openings this year, one bad enough to give me ringing in the ears and not being able to see right (black spots) for a couple of seconds. One of my riser covers tends to undo itself if I'm tracking fast or sit flying (not magnetic) however its been like this for the past 130 jumps and only this season I got the hard openings. I fly a Sabre2 and it has less than 300jumps, had the rigger inspect everything and all seems fine. Hasn't happened since but its scary nonetheless when its time to save your life and you're second guessing if this one will be soft and buttery (95% of my jumps) or an insta canopy. I would love to be able to buy a whole brand new set up to take some of the doubts I have about mine.
  12. Thanks for the explanation, from your perspective as a AFFI, I see how he wasn't up to the task. I saw exactly what you are describing, I saw it also as a coach that panicked and was all over the place trying to save the student, what I found idiotic was his reaction to the jump once it was all over. I tend to see it from my PoV that when I was a student I didn't rely on anyone to save my life, even if the AFFI is fully trained and competent at his job, at the end of the day if shit really hits the fan, he's pulling when the altitude isn't there anymore. Someone before me asked why didn't the student pull. That to me is dangerous as well, relying on someone else.
  13. I never said he was not an idiot. I even said that the DZ needs to reconsider working with him. Since you have thousands of AFFI jumps, can you tell me what was dangerous about the coach ?
  14. Canada you can be 16yo on a tandem if parents sign your waiver. Just gotta factor in a 14 day quarantine when you get here
  15. We all know what we signed up for when going thru AFF, what happened to the student isn't uncommon and messing up is also part of progression, however this coach was all over the place - as some have pointed could be working on levels etc - but the reaction once he opens canopy shows you the kind of AFFI he is. I dont think the coach/AFFI did anything dangerous, however the DZ and its students needs to rethink working with him. We had an AFFI like that at the DZ, all he cared about was fun jumping (which is fine) but when he was needed for AFF,Tandem or cam he would bitch and complain. He didn't last long in our DZ.