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  1. A really good friend of mine is an original member of Lamb of God - Abe Spear. He's doing amazing things in film now. Also the drummer from The Flys used to freefly at Elsinore. Cool, but quiet guy. Here is their album cover. Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  2. Check out Paw. Charles Bryan (Freefly Clowns and Red Bull Air Force) on bass. Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  3. Maybe stolen. Maybe mistakenly borrowed. If you've seen this rig, please let me know. No one is in trouble, just need to locate it. Hoping a loft somewhere has seen it? Colors are hard to miss, SHANI stitched on it, very very small (XRS) - has/had a Stiletto97 with same colors inside. Thanks! Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  4. It is possible to roughly estimate the gate entry speed from the average speed and time. When flying horizontally, you decelerate at the fraction of g that is equal to the reciprocal of your momental L/D: a = g/(L/D) For the rough estimate, one can assume constant L/D (which is not true - as you slow down, your canopy must produce the same lift - equal to your weight - at slower speed, therefore, it must change angle of attack and as a result, L/D is constantly changing. But for an estimate, the changes in L/D are relatively small if one exits the course with high speed still.) Assuming L/D ~ 2.5, we have a ~ 0.4g. If V0 is the gate entry speed and V1 is the course exit speed, average speed Vavg = (V0 + V1)/2 (for constant deceleration), and V1 = V0 - a*t, where t is time. So, Vavg = (V0 + V0 - a*t)/2 = V0 - a*t/2, and V0 = Vavg + a*t/2 = Vavg + g*t/2/(L/D) In this particular case, V0 = 28.6m/s + 9.8m/s^2 * 2.45s/2/2.5 = 33.5m/s = 120.6km/h = 75mph. altough i never understand shit, i always love to read your posts that involve mathematics..
  5. Danny...10 years ago. My first skydiving family. Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  6. WHY is this thread is allowed to continue? Just because the person in question is not posting here on, does that make it OK for some that are posting to call him stupid? This is ridiculous. Add my name to the list whom support Jacko as a TM. My name isn't much anymore but then again, neither are half of yours. Seriously - WTF? Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  7. OK, the Inters: 1. Christian Hartwigsen 2. Kurt Swanson 3. Chris Johnston 4. Gary Gregory/Ray Dutch (tie) 6. Gregory Compton 7. Brian McNenney 8. Jace Ramsey 9. Ryan Brownlow 10. MarK McColgan* 10. William Charman CONGRATS everyone! (Nice one, RDutch!!!) Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  8. And I should have the Intermediate scores in a few... (Omniskore had Inter speed and distance but no updates past those.) In the meantime, here are the Open Freestyle and Team Speed scores: Freestyle 1. Andy 2. Shannon 3. Jeffro Jay* Team Speed 1. Ian/Shannon 2. Heath/Jay 3. Clint/Tagle *Judging error just found - Jay is 3rd. Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  9. As far as we know, Heath is out. No mention has been made of extending an bid based on his place last year. Hey! Let's start a petition! Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  10. I'm SORRY! I didn't get the Inters. Wait...weren't you there? Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  11. 1. Jim Slaton 2. Ian Bobo 3. Shannon Pilcher 4. Jay Moledzki* 4. Jason Eames and Jonathan Tagle (tie) 6. Andy Farrington 7. Clint Clawson 8. Kevin Love 9. J.C. Colclasure 10. Heath Richardson Only the top 8 go on to compete for the US at the IPC World Cup. CONGRATS TO EVERYONE! *Jay ain't American Action expresses priority. - Mahatma Ghandi
  12. Equation: size of jumper + type of jumping + average size of jump buddies = style of suit. Examples: big guy + training for comps + other big guys = slim suit big guy + fun jumping + little guys = baggier suit big guy + fun jumping + all sizes = little drag and lots of yoga!
  13. Actually people come from all over to Crosskeys. I used to drive up here from Richmond, VA every weekend. Finally just moved. Yeah, Tree's home DZ is Crosskeys - he and his lovely wife are here regularly throughout the summer. Pretty sure Tree is staff video. Right, Tree? We love the big guy and his acerbic wit.