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    Analyze This ...

    The "trapped" line is to the outside of the cutter (not trapped between the closing loop and the cable channel) and would almost certainly have just slipped off during deployment. BUT it was sloppy, and really sloppy isn't good enough - I found this a couple of years ago http://www.sidsrigging.com/riggers/whats_wrong.htm - let's be careful out there riggers..... please! Rigger Please! Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Reserve Inspection and Repack pricing

    I'm still charging $50 Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Racer

    actually it's 3 minutes before you order it (we know what you're thinking) Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Racer

    I agree, I almost snorted the Kool Aid out of my nose........ Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  5. sid

    finger trapping toggle lines?

    DAMN - you beat me to it Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  6. sid

    Altico Dolphin label?

    I think it's on the reserve riser Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  7. sid

    Palatka Winter Hours

    Only if you drive at 110 mph! Give Palatka a call on 386 328 0606 and talk to Art, I think they're open Fri - Sun. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  8. A million in skydiving? it's easy if you start with $2,000,000 Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    cypres AAD

    because they want you to buy a new one Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  10. I charge $50...... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  11. sid

    Firebolt: A good first purchase?

    DISCLOSURE: I work for the manufacturer of that equipment I jump a Firebolt sport main and a Firebolt tandem main and I don't think you'll have any issues with it as long as you respect the equipment. The Firebolt is very capable of flying sedately and calmly, but it is capable of some more exciting performance when heavily loaded. I weigh 170 lb and jump a 164 and I can float it back from a long spot and get excellent landing flare. Just my $0.02c Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Flaking while Packing

    There's a short video of it here if it helps at all http://www.sidsrigging.com/galleries/galleries_index.htm Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Packing question

    This is a technique that some people use to avoid having the steering lines come around the front end and possibly create a line over. I know a few people that do this. I have packed thousands of parachutes and never done it, so consider it a "variation" on the pro-pack technique (if that's the right word) and optional. As long as you manage your lines carefully it's not "required" rather "optional" Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Pencil whipped repack

    "I" would shut up and jump. You got to jump at a boogie when your rig was out of date. You have no real evidence that the dz rigger didn't do the work, and your own rigger has now certified the rig as airworthy for another 120 days. What is this dilemma you talk about Let it go dude (and make sure that your rig is in date next time) Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    becoming a tandem master

    here are the Jump Shack Tandem Requirements http://www.jumpshack.com/default.asp?CategoryID=TANDEMCERT&PageID=TC_02&SortBy=INDEX - the rate of pay will vary from dz to dz. One that I work at pays between $37 - $45 depending on the weight of the student, another pays $25 - if you pack the rig you can earn between $10 - $13 extra. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  16. Just to throw something into the ring here..... if you get a myspace account and befriend a lot of the indie artists out there, they will happily (often) give you permission to use their music. I have permission from The Machine Gun Blues, Dr. Das, Visionary Underground, Shaheen and many others, and I try to stick to that music. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  17. I've been using Magix Video Edit Pro for 3 years now, just upgraded to v.14 and it rocks. It costs about $50 and their support is pretty good. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  18. We got some walkie talkies (good ones) from Radio Shack and I made pouches that slide over the chest strap. Trust me, you could hard wire the signal into some student's brains but they "won't hear the radio" if they don't listen no matter where it is......... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Tandem question??

    I'm with Rob. I sit "almost all" of my tandems down now, I can do it softly and easily. ALSO I am 5' 6" (I used to be 5' 7" till Fritz hammered me in on a recurrency jump) and most every student hangs WAY below me. I have stood up quite a few who dragged me down because they couldn't/wouldn't support their own weight or were just too freakin' tall. So now, I sit most of them down and nobody gets hurt......... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Handsome Dave Dewolf

    If I ever grow up I wanna be "JUST LIKE HANDSOME DAVE" Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    S Fold question...

    like this? http://www.sidsrigging.com/articles/greed.htm Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Tandem Pull time.

    I start my pull at 5,500 ft....... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  23. sid

    earn their AFFI after 50

    Oh, about 5'-6"ish and 160 lb ish small. Sure there are TI's that small, but not many. It's a tougher job for them than those who are bigger. I'm 5' 6"ish and 170lbs.... I've taken them up to 6'8" (try getting THAT out of a 182 ) and up to 240lbs.... I took a biggish guy that works for Blackwater, I had to manhandle him out of the door of the 182 basically picking him up and sliding his legs out. When we were under canopy he said "You moved me around pretty good for a little guy" - that made me nervous, he probably knew more ways to kill me than I could think of but I checked with him and he was impressed NOT mad, phew.............. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  24. Thanks for sharing that JP! great job........ Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    background on this parachute

    Here are some better pics from a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing the effect that the triple chamber cells have on the center of the canopy Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?