muff528

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  1. 7 hours ago, Administrator said:

    Thanks for the feedback. We actually still have the functionality, where you can track custom streams of information. With the new system you're able to create a custom feed or use a generic feed such as content you posted or posted in. For the latter you can go here: https://www.dropzone.com/discover/content-started/ (It can be accessed under Activity on the menu under "more")

    On that page you can select exactly what you want to see in the feed, by default it will show you all content that you've participated in. You can then also refine it to only show items you haven't seen yet, change the period of time you want to see and how you want it sorted.

    Perhaps we should change the location of these features, because they were intended to be used as a core part of tracking items. But we have the activity area a bit hidden... There's a lot one can use the activity streams for in refining specific data.

    Thanks, I'll give it a spin.

     


  2. With the old site I could see a list of topics to which I made a comment ..most recent activity to oldest.  Not topics I started and not a list of my posts, both of which are accessible now.  I referred to that list often and sometimes I made a random comment in an interesting topic just so it would appear in that list.  It was fairly easy to search for, and find, what I was looking for.  Don't know if that would be useful enough to anyone else.  Also, wolfriverjoe's suggestion about referring to post numbers was useful, as was showing the quotes and to whom within a thread that someone was responding.  That made following a thread more coherent. Oh, and the thing about the older pics/attachments, too.


  3. I've always had good results by diving straight out the door, perpendicular to the flight path. Head turned toward the base, left arm pointed straight toward the base, body presented to the relative wind while looking over the left shoulder, right arm swept back, both legs folded back to my butt. Begin unfolding legs and sweeping the left arm back while transitioning from exit config to a full dive while on the hill. Keep looking at the base and other traffic. Tall, spindly, skinny build. So, personal experience, neither toward the nose or the tail. Worked for me.

  4. kallend

    ....

    The list was created by decoding the scribblings on the award itself. Some of the older ones are only marginally legible. Some I had to guess. I do my best, there is no actual archive.

    Recent teams have put engraved plaques on the board, which are easy to read.



    Not being critical ...just providing possible corrections to the archive which you are creating.

  5. kallend

    ***That would be Tenney McTenface. They were a pick-up team! They serenaded the judges at the top of their lungs on their way to the loading area; and they serenaded the Golden Knights on the plane on the ride to altitude for every jump. Talk about spirit. AWESOME.



    Thanks (belatedly).

    Site has been updated.

    www.godfrog.org

    Pretty sure that 1992 winner should be "Son of Van Break" rather than "Son of Dan Break". Also, I believe that the 1993 winner (listed as "The Muff Brothers") had "Van Break" as part of the team name. The Muff Bros. team of 1994, of which I was a proud member, was named "Duh! Van Break". During the competition that year, we exited just after "XTZ" a couple of times. Awesome watching them launch a linked, no-show 10-way, and then looking out the door at a perfect star going away. :)

  6. SmokeyBear

    ***when...you would naturally use the term "RW", but have to stop yourself so as not to confuse the young'uns...



    I still think of "FS" as being Freestyle...

    "Hey man, want to do some FS with us?"
    "No thanks, that weird stuff is for the new kids."
    (Quizzical looks...)

    Haha! +1 - When I think of FS, I always get the mental picture of Mark, Brian and Robert at Zhills in those silly-looking, lime green and magenta sit-suits.

  7. George allowed Scotty back on the DZ during the last couple of days of Phoenix/ZHills. We did a 14-way. 3rd point was a big round. After geeking for a few seconds, Scotty moved into the center of the formation and spun around a few times. He suddenly dumps out of the formation. Holy Crap! ...Scotty's pulling! We must be in the basement! As I turned away to track, I glanced at my alti. Still at 6 grand! :P Scared the crap out of a few folks.:)

  8. Thanks.. Now I see that they are replacing the quotes. Didn't notice that before. I'm using Opera browser. Funny thing is that when view the list of topics under "Speakers Corner" the topic appears normally with the quotes. When viewed under "My Topics" the quotes are replaced by the diamond symbols. I updated Opera from version 38 to 39. No change.

  9. Nothing shook my confidence more than the loss, for the first time while in the sport, of someone I knew. It even caused me to question my involvement in this sport. (Same feeling of apprehension happened to me for the same reason in a different sport earlier in my life.) For me, this happened quite some time after my first cutaway, which, in itself, was a confidence builder. I think maybe that, for you, your loss and your first cutaway were early in your jumping career and in quick succession. I can certainly see a natural fear or uncertainty building under those circumstances.

  10. I vaguely remember seeing a photo of a Hornet in "high alpha" configuration, taken from the door of a DC-3. But, I think it was an intentional formation. Pretty sure about the F-18, not sure about the DC-3. Could have been Twin Otter or something else. IIRC, the photo was published in either Parachutist or Skydiving Mag. Maybe late 1990s. May not have even been a skydiving related event.