MattyBoy

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  • License Number
    412
  • Licensing Organization
    NZPIA
  • Number of Jumps
    40
  • Years in Sport
    2
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying

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  1. MattyBoy

    Wind Tunnel Wedding!

    I run a catering firm in the South of Engand and I've just had an enquiry to cater for a wedding at the wind tunnel centre in Bedford...what a sweet idea! Anyone know who it is? are they jumpers or whuffos with a sense of humour?! I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
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    Wind Tunnel Wedding!

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    Your opinions wanted please.

    I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  4. MattyBoy

    let me back!

    Hi, I think this is the right forum; I'm looking to get back into the sport (life!) after a 2 year absence...but I have a couple of pribs: 1. I've lost my log book...I do however have a video of the first 8 of my AFF jumps. 2. When I start again, i'll be jumping in the UK, for the first time. I've only ever jumped in NZ and my expired license is issued by the NZPIA. Other than that, you might need to know that I'm pretty rookie (40ish jumps) and obviously very uncurrent. Any help/advice would be brilliant as I really want to relive the best times of my life. thanks. ps. I'll be looking for a dropzone in the south-east of england (preferably kent, but not necessarily headcorn) I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  5. MattyBoy

    Is this a sign?

    Don't be crazy dude...stick with it, i'm sure you've guessed that its worth the wait. ps. learn to play hacky...it can help pass the time I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  6. MattyBoy

    I'll have an A please, Bob

    So sorry for the massively late reply mate...I've been away and am catching up on old news! Please do say hello to Jackie if she's still around, but I'm sure she must have had to go and get a job at some point...she's the ultimate dz bum!! I did do my AFF there last year, had the time of my life end ended upo staying and jumping my ass off for another month or so. In my opinion you couldn't have picked a better place; great dz, great people and a wicked little town to boot. Have fun and say hello to the Holy Cow for me. Blue Ones, Matt I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  7. MattyBoy

    recurrency question

    Does anyone know what the situation is in the UK regarding currency (I have about 40 jumps and haven't jumped for nearly a year)? I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  8. MattyBoy

    I'll have an A please, Bob

    Good on ya mate!! Was Geoff your instructor by any chance?...also is a really tall Dutch bird by the name of Jackie still hanging around Taupo? I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  9. MattyBoy

    My hop and pop today.

    Don't forget to pull. I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  10. MattyBoy

    1st inconvience/line twist

    Know what you mean, I had a few pretty big line twists during AFF...always kicked out no probs. Although I didn't actually want them, I felt it was a positive thing to experience less than perfect situations whilst still under instruction, where every jump is being talked through and evaluated. I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  11. MattyBoy

    Winter protection

    Head south dude! I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  12. MattyBoy

    UK Jumpers: I have a question

    If your man's been living in the US I'm sure he's used to a bit of travelling...don't listen to us Brits when we talk about long distances, they're usually only long to us and laughable to the rest of the world...its only a little island you know! Anyway, I've never actually jumped in my own country, and although I'm from Kent, have like many others been advised to give Headcorn a miss when I get back...shame coz its ten mins from my front door! I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  13. MattyBoy

    When to learn to pack

    I made the same mistake...you should have learnt already mate. I found it really frustrating when all I needed for my A was a packing signature. Typically the weather was glorious, the DZ was f**king busy and I was having to find someone to teach me to pack, help me through it, and then sign me off...worst of all I was stuck in a dark hanger while all my friens were notching up 5/6 jumps a day (I needed my A in a hurry as I was leaving the country). I really wished I'd got it out the way on one of those rainy/windy/cloudy days we all love so much! I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  14. I don't know, but it feels really good doesn't it?...especially when you're starting out. I can remember being nervous as f**k on a few early AFF jumps, a bit of skin from a few others in the plane (especially a 'cool' freeflyer!!) put a big smile on my face and just made me forget the nerves, feel part of the family and remember that this is f**king amazing! I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish
  15. MattyBoy

    Keep landing on my arse...

    That's cool, it took me well over ten jumps to properly land on my feet well, and even now I often stumble or slide on my knees a bit. Although it'd be really nice to land every jump beautifully, I'm a firm believer in every landing you walk away from is a good one....having said that, I need to be! I may be gullible but at least I have a magic fish