brenthutch

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brenthutch last won the day on December 26 2019

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    98
  • Main Canopy Other
    xaos 27
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Happy Valley
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    27927
  • Licensing Organization
    uspa
  • Number of Jumps
    5000
  • Tunnel Hours
    5
  • Years in Sport
    27
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

  • IAD
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No

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  1. What is the deal with Russian military parachutes? I have seen videos that look like they go out on a short bridled drogue
  2. What is the deal with Russian military parachutes? I have seen videos that look like they go out on a short bridled drogue
  3. Skydive Happy Valley. Less cost, more efficient at a Cessna DZ, not as steep of a learning curve as AFF and after jump eight, it is pretty much the same as other methods.
  4. I have tried to renew our DZ's membership twice now and have been unable to do so. I might try again after our season windes down.
  5. Have someone dress up in BDUs, put on a black baseball hat with a gold SSG insignia on the front. During your next jump he will yell at you not to do a PLF through a loudspeaker as you descend. If you still perform a PLF have him run up to you and yell "AIRBORNE!!!, next time you fail to perform a proper stand up landing, I will rip off your f**king arm and shove it up you ass!!!!" You will be cured in about five jumps.
  6. Keens Ventilated, amphibious, cushioned and toe protection.
  7. That makes sense given that the tandem V2 is just a big Vector II.
  8. 99.??% will never make another jump in their lives. If you give them the option of pulling and they fail, there is the chance the will feel they did not do well. Let them fly the canopy by themselves instead.
  9. +++1 I use ACUs, with a cordura reinforced butt, and slid some padding in the knee pouches. 500 jumps before they disintegrated, and I was able to save the cordura butt patch for their replacement.
  10. +1 Started out on a Startrac 265, in the early 90s swooping killed people so that was not for me, I now jump a Zaos 27 98. Never wanted to get into the business because of the burnout I witnessed, I now run a small DZ and do it all. I had a tough time for a while when I looked around and all of my heroes were either dead or retired, it then dawned on me that it was my turn to take up the mantle. Having done that I am much happier. That said, I could never have imagined myself being in this place twenty five years ago.
  11. +1 Started out on a Startrac 265, in the early 90s swooping killed people so that was not for me, I now jump a Zaos 27 98. Never wanted to get into the business because of the burnout I witnessed, I now run a small DZ and do it all. I had a tough time for a while when I looked around and all of my heroes were either dead or retired, it then dawned on me that it was my turn to take up the mantle. Having done that I am much happier. That said, I could never imagined myself being in this place twenty five years ago.
  12. Always remember the "Carbone Zone" for good food and great stories. BSBD. Miss you
  13. I will not give advice, but I will share some perspective. I was at a boogie about 15 years ago and was talking to a British ex-pat who was a full-time skydiver. I said that he was "living the dream," then he confided that it was more of a nightmare. He was 40+ had no house, no healthcare, no savings and no options. What seems unimaginably cool in one's 20s may not be later in life.