jacobdouglastx

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    188 Pilot
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    175 Smart
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    Cypres 2

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    Skydive 35
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  • License Number
    89853
  • Number of Jumps
    55
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  • First Choice Discipline
    RW
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    20
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
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  1. I have a rig coming with measurements EGFE. Going off this chart everything seems to be about right for me... one thing I did have a question about was that the chest strap length was "G" , but according to this chart only A&B exist (unless I'm reading it wrong). Does G just mean a super long chest strap?
  2. Like SkyBytch said... If you learn something, then the jump was not a failure. My first AFF jump my instructor had to pull for me because I could not get stable. It takes time, but you will get it as long as you don't give up. In my experience, I went to the wind tunnel for 30 minutes w/coaching and was able to iron out my stability issues for AFF. Welcome to the sky!
  3. Good weather is just around the corner. I broke my arm a few weeks back after having a hard landing. I'm already going stir crazy and it's only been 3 weeks...
  4. Welcome Bobby! I'm pretty new also. I just received my A license last month. I'm no expert by any means, but I had a similar problem with my first few AFF jumps. Do you have a wind tunnel near by? I spent 30 min in the tunnel after AFF level 3 and after that I had no problem with staying stable and on heading. Does your AFF instructor video the jumps? Post reviews of each jump with my instructor also helped me improve my body position. Overall, just keep jumping and don't get discouraged. The more you jump everything just starts to "click". Just my two cents.... Blue Skies
  5. Thanks to everyone who has responded. I had previously spoken to our rigger and they seemed pretty vague on their advice. Pretty much just something at 1:1 that is cheap, but has no holes. I made 3 jumps this weekend with a Pilot 210 and it seemed like a good choice as well. I guess I have a lot of choices as long as I keep my WL at 1:1 or less.
  6. Looking for some advice on what type of canopy to purchase for my first rig. I just completed my A license. I have 22 jumps on a Sabre 2 210 and 3 jumps on a Volt 185. My exit weight is 190lbs. I'm looking for a canopy around the 210-190 range and have been leaning towards a Sabre 2, but those are higher on the price range. I was looking for more input on if there is a specific canopy that experience jumpers would recommend to a newly licensed jumper to progress on. Any input is appreciated! -Jacob
  7. Welcome! I'm new also. You are so right... TONS still to learn and I'm looking forward to it.
  8. Can confirm as this is my home DZ. Most all the loads go to 17.5K.
  9. jacobdouglastx

    Skydive35

    This drop zone has been amazing since the first time I went. I did my tandems through AFF at skydive35. The staff is great. They have a strong focus on safety and continuing education. Sam was a insanely knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable during AFF. After AFF, the DZ has many coaches to help you further lay down good habits as you work towards your A license and even after. This place has a good consistent group of fun jumpers every week that are very friendly and eager to help as well. Can't say enough about the great experience I have had at Skydive35 over this past year. I'm honored to call this place my home DZ.
  10. That's what I'm figuring out... just lets me cherish those beautiful days even more. We had some beautiful weather this week and I was able to pass my A license check dive.
  11. Hi everyone, Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I made my first tandem back in May and have been HOOKED ever since. Recently, I finished AFF in September and currently have 14 jumps as of last Saturday. Each jump keeps being better than the last! I can't even begin to explain how skydiving consumes my (almost) every thought. My home DZ is Skydive35 in Hillsboro, TX (just south of Dallas). Weather delays have been disappointing in the last two months, but I have been hanging in there. Hope to get some good jumps in this weekend! I look forward to any advice that ya'll may have... -Jacob