kaerock

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    96
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • AAD
    Cypres

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  • License Number
    27493
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    915
  • Years in Sport
    5
  • First Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    600
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    800

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    Senior Rigger
  1. We've already established that the question was directed generally towards adhesives and synthetic materials, not skydiving equipment specifically. Being a rigger, I am quite aware of what the dos and don'ts are concerning modifications (practically and legally), in addition to being legally qualified, there is no need to be The Captain and state the obvious. Again, thank you for your invaluable addition. You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  2. brilliant reply, by the way, thanks for that addition! I am now two cents richer and none the wiser. WORD! You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  3. I am my rigger ;> Also, the question more generally directed towards cordura and other similar type synthetics, not specifically to rigs or skydiving equipment. I was looking for an adhesive that would bond well with the synthetic without degrading it or coming off too easily. A glue-gun would work in that you can apply the glue to the patch itself, then press it onto the 'rig', averting any concern with melting the 'rig' fabric with the gun, my only concern would be with any chemical reactions between the glue and the cordura. I can look in to the fusible stuff you mentioned...have any brand names or should looking for 'fusible' be sufficient? thanks, -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  4. So I was thinking about which adhesives would be safe for cordura (or any similar synthetic type material) rigs if someone wanted to apply say...a patch or emblem of some sort. Any recommendations? -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  5. Rob, Kudos to your friends for the stills and videos, much thanks for letting me dub the stuff too. I'd love some of the high-res ones of me. Catch ya at the next event ;> -Rory You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  6. Well, it wasn't really a stall, it was more like...a pimp-slap from the pond. At that point his canopy was just a big air brake, it happened so fast he didn't even have time to take his hands off of his risers. It was pretty harmless...this time :> -R Watch out for those rear riser stalls. They can be abrupt under especially while making a turn. This jumper is lucky his stall happened over water. Mine last September was over hard ground and it hurt. You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  7. My instructor swears by the KI brushed canvas gis, they're soft and durable, plus they make a cool cracking sound when he punches. I'll buy one after my two cotton heavyweights get nasty. I think they're about $60 or so? -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  8. The weather isn't looking great for either day...if the weekend is a total wash would you reschedule and add one more event after the last one? -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  9. If you want to be really hip: pinoy == filipino for "dude" pinay == filipino for "chick" (effectively) I also know some tagalog vulgarities, but I'm a polite individual and won't share them here. HAH. -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  10. Most excellent...I'm looking to get into paragliding now that I am near mountains/hills. This is just fuel for the fire. :> -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  11. In Jeffery's defense: I used to ride my bike everywhere when I lived in Chicago as it was my primary mode of transportation. When I moved to South Florida, the sheer amount of decrepit old people driving around and oppressive heat made me fear dearly for my life over a two-mile commute. It's just not a fun place to ride...Moving to Northern California made it feasible for me again though :> -R Much of the year, it's BALLS-HOT out, and humid, Bill. Cut me some slack. If I walked, skated or rode to work any time from March through late November, I'd arrive a sweaty disgusting mess. -Jeffrey You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  12. Now, if they did hop-n-pops I'd so be there...just popped out my cypres for such a thing :> -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  13. just a quick check...this is for 2006, right? -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  14. you must be cuter than me, then :> You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE
  15. boobs help. Seriously. I gauge a new DZ by how friendly people are towards me versus, say, my girlfriend. It's a bummer when you ask people get on a jump with them and they kinda shrug or pretend they're busy. People are more than willing to be 'helpful' when you're a chick, especially a really cute chick. I met a couple of nice folks there, but it's not worth it when you drop twenty-bucks and have to do a solo because you can't find someone to get on a jump with. Now, Lodi has $5 hop-n-pops, so who needs to find cohorts :P -R You be the king and I'll overthrow your government. --KRS-ONE