TheAnvil

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  1. I was worried about the mount. So it was OK with the included stuff, eh? Interesting. Got mine in and am about to mount it on my helmet. Going to put another mount on my camera helmet and use it as a backup.
  2. Getting directly here gets me some sort of stupid error. anybody else having this problem? Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  3. cakeboy speaks the truth. Zhills is AWESOME. Palatka and Sebastian are fun dz's too. Don't forget the tunnel in Orlando!
  4. Rick, you've motivated me to drink a wee bit o' tequila before retiring for the evening... Miss you guys! Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  5. I'd recommend Sebastian or Zhills. GREAT vibe at both places and definitely worth the extra bit of time to drive. Both are friendly with great facilities, though I favor Zhills myself (or used to; don't live in FL anymore).
  6. Hey, Bob! Sounds like Shannon is still around in spirit and definitely with you. Good luck with that shelter. Hard to believe it's been a year. Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  7. I am crying right now! Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  8. Muff, Muff, Johnny! Fly free forever, asshole!! Vinny Muff #3702 Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  9. Sorry for your loss. Jen and everyone - my sympathies. What a terrible loss for everyone. Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  10. Blue skies forever. Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  11. Blue skies forever, Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  12. This is utterly horrible. What a sweet, wonderful, and vibrant person. So full of life in every way. Blue skies, Shannon. Vinny the Anvil Post Traumatic Didn't Make The Lakers Syndrome is REAL JACKASS POWER!!!!!!
  13. I just got a PM from somebody I could have sworn I had blocked. I just reblocked them. I've only blocked one person and do not recall unblocking them and I haven't been hammered enough to make myself lose memory recently. Did this ever happen to anyone else? Problem or stupid-Vinny error, dropzone.com still kicks ass.
  14. Sure. I just wanted to start a general discussion on the topic here, though. In the incident I witnessed, at no more than 250' - possibly lower - the upper jumper nailed the lower canopy. The lower canopy completely wrapped around the body of the upper jumper (from my perspective). Both were very experenced jumpers. The upper canopy couldn't have been more than 100 sq feet. It seemed the combined system was out of control and they crashed. Neither deployed the reserve or cut away. I guess my main question was regarding options for somebody in such a predicament when it would be too low to cutaway.
  15. I was in Sebastian this weekend nad witnessed the low level wrap that occurred. Both jumpers lived, thank God. Anyway, the incident got the 'what would I have done?' synapses firing in the odd Vinny-mind. I've not formed a definitive answer yet, so I thought I'd start some discussion. Anybody with some experience have any thoughts on this? My own thought was that since the wrap was too low for a reserve to have inflated, the lower jumper popping the reserve would have given a bit more drag and slowed the combined system down a slight bit. In another thread in 'Incidents' a REALLY experiened CRWdog was of the opinion that had a fully inflated reserve been on the lower jumper a possible downplane condition would have existed - I can see that too. Just wanted to see some other folks' thoughts on the topic. tequila shooters,