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Posts posted by jumper596

  1. Hmmmm

    I just came across this, the Men's Forum. Pretty goofy, but I like it :S

    Here's some man stuff for ya...
    I'll share some pics I took on an commercial flight a while back...She was sitting right next to me, this beautiful stripper of a girl...And she was narcoleptic! She kept falling asleep and falling out of her top at the same time! The guy next to me asked me to take some pics with his camera, too! I'm not posting a pic with her face, though, because I'm a freak, not an asshole. Well, some will disagree...
    By the way, this incident was a contributing factor to the breakup of my last relationship, so you know these pics really mean a lot to me ;)
    Enjoy, MEN!

  2. Thanks Brittany!
    I usually have one of 3 riggers I know at Skydive AZ repack my reserve. Since I jump so infrequently, safety is really the only thing on my mind when I go back after long layoffs. I am fascinated by parachutes, too, and have often thought about rigging, but I know how much time and commitment has to go into it, and I work 7 days a week at a job I love, so...
    Since I haven't jumped for a while, I want to make sure I'm not missing anything, like gear bulletins etc... Even though I trust the riggers at the DZ, I'll still contact the manufacturers of my gear for advice as well as asking in this forum.

  3. I need some advice ---
    I am going to start jumping again after almost a year of not. My rig, a Javelin, with Cypres and RSL, has been in a closet, in a gear bag, with both main and reserve canopies packed all this time. (Except for an occasional main practice packing session). I'm in AZ, so it's been dry, no humidity. My question: What should I do as far as maintenance, besides a reserve repack. After reading the latest and very sad incident from May 1st, I really want to make sure everything is in good working condition. The rig is in almost brand new condition as a result of my very infrequent jumping. The Cypres had a new battery installed about a year ago, so it's ok. Any advice would be appreciated.

    *edited to add that of course, I'll also ask the manufacturer.

  4. Haven't done this in a while and since I was thinking about Holly...

    [B] HIGH: [/B]

    1. Christy - woo hoo!!!!!

    2. Finally got into the band I've been trying to get into for 2 years!

    3. I have a new student - and she's a very well known TV personality - psyched!

    4. Thought about all the good times I had with Holly and it made me smile!

    [B] LOW:[/B]

    What low?

  5. I come to dropzone.com most every day, to read and learn about SKYDIVING. Talkback may be a good place to make new friends, if that's what you need, but I already have more friends than I have time for, so no, I wouldn't pay a dime. HOWEVER, I do plan to send a donation, very soon, of more than $20, to Sangiro for running the best damn skydiving website online! Thanks HH! (And to all the moderators for donating their precious time, thank you as well!)

  6. I did a search about this and didn't come up with an answer. Sorry if it's been discussed to death :)
    I just read a lot about psycho packing, and learned that this pack job slows down fast opening canopies. Precision says to not roll the nose even on a canopy that always opens very hard. Question: Should I or shouldn't I psycho pack my s l o w opening spectre? I ask because a lot of people, jumpers and riggers alike, say that psycho packing a new zero-p canopy is much easier than a traditional pro pack. My spectre has about 40 jumps. I, like so many others, still can't get the canopy in the bag. Anyone?

  7. Me too. On jump 85, yesterday, I sat and it was good! I've been trying for a while in freefly pants, but could never sit. Then yesterday I wore shorts and a tee shirt (I'm in Arizona :)Woo Hoo!!!

  8. Once on a student jump, my pilot chute fell over the front of the canopy, and somehow caught an A line, on the right side, causing a slow right turn. I compensated by using a little left toggle. On landing I flared unevenly, that is, more left toggle than right. Had a perfect stand up landing, and it never happened again.

  9. High: Traded a Tama HP20 Twin Pedal for a Gibralter Curved Road Rack with Side Wings, Corner Booms, and a dozen multi clamps! (I made about $350)

    Low: ? :)
    Love you Holly! :)