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  1. The USPA is frustrating to me. They do things that make no sense. They can't fix a broken website after 5 years? They care more about their own interests than ours. If I could jump and do the things I do without being a member I would. Mostly it's just sad to me. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  2. In another effort of horrible self promotion: Freefall Radio #9: Loving Life (1h18m) This is a deep house, groovy kind of mix. Almost leans towards chillout music but still has a lot of energy. Thanks for the listen :) ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  3. Like live recordings or actually live? Either way - nice list. Sam Smith has a great voice - this is a pretty laid back soulful track. https://soundcloud.com/samsmithworld/samsmithasaprocky I saw all of them live at Lockn' Music festival Except Trombone Shorty. Decided we hadn't had enough music so we went to see him last Thursday in Charlottesville. Nice! ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  4. Like live recordings or actually live? Either way - nice list. Sam Smith has a great voice - this is a pretty laid back soulful track. https://soundcloud.com/samsmithworld/samsmithasaprocky ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  5. Not a big fan of country but that guy has a decent voice. Here is a track I came across today. Great acoustic version of a song I have been listening to as a dance track. I think I actually like this acoustic version better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf2DZeG2Zcc ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  6. Everyone has their thing! If anyone is into vintage 40s/50s type of stuff, this could be up your alley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex8NBCuwcdA. They do remakes of modern tracks in old styles. It's actually pretty interesting. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  7. You're intentionally denying logic. You can't be safe about jumping a canopy outside of the manufacturer recommended specifications. I have a 139 crossfire2 as a second rig canopy. Great parachute if loaded correctly. Even at 1.43 which is my loading on it, the canopy is very mushy. I will not fly it in moderate wind or on days with any amount of bumpiness to the air. Edit: Your ram-air canopy is flying as long as it is pressurized. If it was designed for higher WL, means higher higher speed needed ,it would not be as stable as designed at lower speed. It's more than not flying stable even. The wing deforms easy if there isn't pressure in the canopy. It literally loses performance and doesn't fly the way it's supposed to. You would have better performance out of a canopy that has a completely open nose. You need the wing to maintain shape to have proper airflow and generate maximum lift and performance. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  8. The Dotan was a cool track and I like Jam music tooo. I wouldn't mind seeing a string cheese, phish or widespread panic show. Hell, even DMB, never seen him live. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  9. I don't really know what you're on about. Sure ok, the car might be far fetched or whatever. Your previous comment seemed to suggest that flow batteries were witchcraft. I linked a website from the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Science that suggested that in fact flow batteries may be promising. I guess I don't get what point you're trying to make with all of this: ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  10. Sounds like cold fusion. I've got enough chemistry background to opine that there's no potential energy in salt water that can drive a car 240 mph. I smell something fishy. Wikipedia article on flow batteries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_battery And yes, their claims are so outlandish that I even looked for an article on Snopes. Witchcraft or not? http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2014/01/organic-mega-flow-battery-promises-breakthrough-for-renewable-energy ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  11. Some truth to that. You're responsible for who you are - be it your internal chemistry, life experience or mindset. You have to do the hard work to fix the problems too. I really wish you well. As much as trying different meds has been suggested - sometimes trying different doctors is a good idea too. I do have one question for you, where are you going in life? What's your goal? You don't have to actually answer that. I find when I am most unhappy with myself it's because I feel aimless. Finding a new pursuit tends to turn it around for me. It's just something to think about. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  12. One student of mine was kind enough to throw his head back as hard as he could to try and do backflips mid drogue-fall. That was the end of not wearing a full face when I do tandems. I was quite mad at him cause I told him we couldn't do flips in freefall even if we wanted to. He thought he was going to prove me wrong. I just let it all go though. Those people get account flagged incase they show back up for AFF. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  13. Your question makes a lot of sense to me actually. It's a good question. First off, remember this - a lot of those people at the dropzone have been friends for a long time. You're new, you're in their world. Be a courteous guest until it's your world too. We have had a few people show up at our DZ who unsuccessfully tried to bring it full steam the first few times they were at the DZ. They pretty much are all considered creepy and/or no longer jump at the dz. This happened because they scared people by trying to act like the rest of us who have known eachother for years and years. The sad truth of things is that unless you're a cute girl or a super experienced skydiver you're not going to integrate into the DZ overnight in most cases. Get to know people, make skydives, focus on learning. Couldn't have said that better myself. I jump at a mid-sized-small-dropzone (that's a mouthful) where everyone pretty much knows everyone. We try to be friendly with everyone and stuff - but at the end of the day - my friends are my friends and I don't exactly know a new person yet. Making some skydives with them and seeing that they are trying to learn goes a long way. As for the comments about the different groups complaining about each other, it's pretty common. The thing you have to remember is that you haven't really been at the dropzone long enough to have opinions on that kind of stuff. If you're around long enough you will. The key is to try and not be a jerk. Be nice to everyone cause it's the right thing to do. Don't complain about things that you can't fix or can't be fixed. ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  14. Hey enjoy the music, but here is hoping you aren't happy about the game! (Go Pack) What is a Hawk Pack? ? ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka
  15. Hey enjoy the music, but here is hoping you aren't happy about the game! (Go Pack) ~D Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. Swooping is taking one last poke at the bear before escaping it's cave - davelepka