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  1. feuergnom

    Frap Hat Manufacturer

    yep. that to. maybe thats were the name really comes from - the sound of a riser "frapping" ears The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    Strong Release System Failure.

    Or you could maintain your gear. Now that you're jumping Sigmas do you never replace the closing loop? ouch The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    Frap Hat Manufacturer

    keep the noise out of your ears in the plane and in FF; protect you from bruises inside the plane. they do these two jobs pretty well The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    Strong Release System Failure.

    thax for sharing and glad you made it but: what you described was covered in a safety bulletin ages (5-7 years) ago… and as stated in similar threads many times: the 25-jump inspection is here for a reason… not intentioned to start a brandwar: any tandem system has its own limitations and benefits. the trick is to know them by heart and act accordingly
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    Frap Hat Manufacturer

    i used to have an indestructible one from them: furygan.nl but I don't see fraps anymore in their catalogue... The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    Strong Release System Failure.

    plus: as much as I was worn out by packing all of my tandems it was the best way to ensure the rigs were in a jumpable condition. and I absolutely don't get it when TI's don't inspect the gear they work with at least once a day... The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    The compleat Wing suit List

    rainbow design; Jetstream & Blizzard rdwings The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
  8. feuergnom

    Helmet on for take off?

    my take on that goes along this line: if you board a plane you should be ready to jump any minute after takeoff -> all straps tightened, helmet (or whatever head protection you wear) on, seatbelt until 1000 ft/300 meters. The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    tunnel-cracks organizing ff-biggerways - wtf?

    if you brief the jump you brief the exit. a well briefed and executed exit results in a cleaner dive, thus a higher learning experience, doesn't it? a good coach also puts great emphasis on the canopy section - IF he cares about his group AND has the knowledge AND watches what's going on after he's landed see above. but what do I know, I'm just a boring old fart from the last millennium.... The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    tunnel-cracks organizing ff-biggerways - wtf?

    that depends on what you call unsafe. things that come to my mind are • botched exits as seen on the debrief-video as a direct result from missing detailed and in-depth exit-briefings - funneled exits can become messy rather quickly • groups taking ages getting in the door and cramming in the back of the plane - can anybody spell stall? • people having no business being there landing in the high speedarea • people landing in opposing directions. guy I tried to talk with just brushed it off with some silly remark - I thought that was a dead horse but apparently I am wrong to cover and to prevent stuff like this is - in my book - the responsibility of the person briefing the jumps. at least when you wanna have a beer with everybody after jumping has finished others saw different things but not having witnessed that stuff I won't comment The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    tunnel-cracks organizing ff-biggerways - wtf?

    bringing it to USPA/BOD/whatever won't work in europe taking step one and talk to the dzo? well he's selling tickets and making the dough needed to keep the plane going for everybody. so that won't solve the problem either. could it be that this is the reason for all the crap "we" see going on when watching people under canopy? The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    tunnel-cracks organizing ff-biggerways - wtf?

    no it wont be. it should be. be it for the part of: is this just my perception or is this something creeping up on a bigger scale? or: how would you deal with this if it happened at the dz you like to spend time? but please don't give me the standard answer of going someplace else, ok? you can do better than that. or: how do dzo's see that - which would be chucks part maybe this one: how do tunnel instructors/upjumper see this? whats the opinion of "regular" coaches? there's a f****** lot of questions linked to this and to dismiss everything that quickly with just one sentence is like pretending there isn't anything to talk about The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
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    tunnel-cracks organizing ff-biggerways - wtf?

    tunneltraining is changing the game at the dz dramatically - at least in my little corner of the globe. but what I saw last weekend made me scratch my head in disbelief: tunnel-instructors with less than 100 actual jumps are organizing a boogie with 6-18 ways mostly FF & tracing. of course they know how to fly but what about the rest of the stuff that is vital for surviving a day agh the dz? proper exits and training of these on the mock-up - nonexistent? getting in the door and exit in a timely manner? nothing under 25 secs, hosing it for everybody else; see first point. canopy-skills? well its open, so what... putting sit, track and head down in one jump and start to argue with you when you dare to say that this is not the wisest of ideas because you might loose control of the line of flight? I could go on for a while with more ridiculous stuff but seriously - wtf? needless to say that there are serious tunnel-instructors with a solid skydiving background doing perfect jobs. the guys from last weekend didn't fall into this category *rantoff* The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666
  14. BUMP last week at skydive dubai during the DZ-briefing instructor told me to use the 45-dregree-rule to get the exit separation right. couldn't believe what I heard and was to stunned to get into an arguement. Info is out for over a decade know and there's still instructors telling BS guess I'll send them just the link to all the threads The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle dudeist skydiver # 666