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Posts posted by bigbearfng

  1. No problems with wingsuiting out of it. And yup, no stairs just a smooth ramp to run down. Just make sure to take a slight pause before exit to make sure you're facing the front. The guy that exited it before me was still sideways on exit and spun like a top! Make sure to wear a cam too-you really do end up looking down at the tail. Pretty cool and worth the extra $ for the jump ticket to me!

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  2. It's been a lot of years since I jumped there-brought my rig on a vaca. A beautiful place to jump, especially wingsuiting! A question for the folk that know the current situation.
    When I was there (jumping at Skydive Hawaii) I tried to talk to folk about getting together both planes from the two DZs for some bigger formation jumps.
    I was looked at like I was crazy....and overheard some not so nice things being said....
    So is it still kind of contentious between the DZs? Or better now?

  3. Not sure about the "current situation" but it's a beautiful to place to bring your rig and a wingsuit. Just a heads-up aware of the uppers, if you drift thru a cloud on the way back to the DZ. There's a ridge at about 2000 ft altitude close on one side and high surf on the other. It'll scare the crap outta ya if you pop out the bottom and find yourself right next to the ridge!

  4. It is a different world there.....
    Last time there I jumped at skydive Hawaii. No problem getting in the air but be aware there seems no love lost between the dzs. When I suggested a plane from each dz in formation for a bit of a big way they looked at me like I was crazy.;)

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  6. DSE

    I'd suggest the Phantom from Robi made the most difference in the world overall, and it's the one everyone seems to still own and still be jumping/not many used ones available. The Phantom and it's cousin (the Shadow) are still the most-seen acrobatic suits out there.

    IMO, the Tony SBird or Xbird was the first one that opened a lot of people to bigger suits, but no doubt, the Bird series changed the industry.

    PF and Tony are still the most-copied suits out there as well.

    I always thought of the Tonysuits mach 1/super mach 1 as the first "big suits".

  7. If these are local rules, it's your pond. So then why not set them, but with waivers only by your approval. Then you can use your common sense.
    In your WS example I wouldn't say no ellipticals for WS would necessarily be a hard and fast rule. But it would be a very rare occasion to grant a waiver especially for first WS jump. eg: a friend of mine on his first WS jump used his usual little pocket rocket canopy-perfect on heading opening, no problem. However he has well over 20,000 jumps with at least 15,000 on those canopies, so in this very rare instance I didn't feel any concern.

  8. FB1609

    *** gives me shit for doing 270 and calling me reckless. It is like pot calling kettle black. Because of people like this who refuses to learn any other way besides their way, I can't work at a dropzone like Spaceland. They make you come in with students hand in the toggle. Horrible idea.

    I would NEVER send someone on a tandem with you

    Stayhigh-could you please let us know where you throw drogues?
    So I can add it to the list of where I will never send any of my friends or family for tandem or aff.
    What's that saying? Vote with your feet and your dollars!

  9. I had a chop without rsl-spinning mal and got tossed when I chopped. Someone on the ground asked me later if I waited to get stable. Nope! I was looking at that handle when I chopped and it was no where near where I expected it after. It took a few grabs to ahold of it and it felt SOOOOO GOOOOD when I got my hand in it. So for me it will always be a D handle.

  10. rwieder


    Sorry but some of my friends that are now dead were REALLY good too.....

    Sorry about your friends that were really good. How ever, this friend of mine is alive and well as you and I some 15 years later. Well, I guess that make him REALLY GOOD!

    Think you missed my point.
    I believe it was mjosparky that said something along the lines of no ones good enough that you can't die in this sport.

  11. rwieder

    Thanks for being forth right DSE. It's a lot more than I can say for a half of the muck rakers chiming in on the subject. Initially, I felt he should have been suspended, or stepped down. How ever, if he did in fact swoop the beer line or what ever, it does go on real regular like, only this time some one got hurt. :| In fact, I know of one gentleman who swooped the beer line constantly, w/ a 3.5 WL. But this cat is REALLY good.

    Sorry but some of my friends that are now dead were REALLY good too.....

  12. normiss

    I can't imagine why you had problems with your coworkers dude.

    Jokes on the internets proves nothing.
    Drug testing? Where's your search warrant?

    What exactly do your drogue pics show?

    How does one grab a tit with a closed fist?

    Come on Mark, it's pretty obvious the guy is going for a feel. If any of those girls were your daughter, I would think your take on it would be quite different.

  13. I looked at the pics/then the video.
    A complete jack ass at minimum.
    If the girl in the vid was my family there would be charges filed. The DZ are idiots for putting up with his bullshit-the waiver doesn't include sexual assault-which is exactly what it falls under.
    We already know USPA is weak on dealing with idiots.

    Ca. PC243.4
    (c) Any person who touches an intimate part of another person for
    the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse,
    and the victim is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act
    because the perpetrator fraudulently represented that the touching
    served a professional purpose, is guilty of sexual battery. A
    violation of this subdivision is punishable by imprisonment in a
    county jail for not more than one year, and by a fine not exceeding
    two thousand dollars ($2,000); or by imprisonment in the state prison
    for two, three, or four years, and by a fine not exceeding ten
    thousand dollars ($10,000).

    With all the video of him out there it would not be a difficult case to make.
    DZO-are you paying attention?

  14. roostnureye

    i have a 11' bridle and had a wicked pc in tow yesterday on an xbird1,
    i have A LOT of jumps on my micron with 11' bridle from pin and 28" zp pc. this was the first time i experienced a pc in tow with a ws bridle.
    i reached back after pulling to ensure i did pitch the pud, it was gone, dbag still in container, i tried to manually extract the dbag by the bridle, when that failed i went for my handles, as soon as i grabbed them i felt the dbag bounce off of my foot. scotty burns was watching this from the ground, saw the whole thing, he thought i needed a longer bridle after this incident, he was really suprised when i showed him it was an 11'er

    Were you deploying in full flight? Arching?

  15. If you're deploying in full flight (base) then yes. However for skydiving I havn't changed it. I do not deploy in full flight-just curl up a bit and duck my head down a bit and it clears off my back just fine. I changed to that after I felt the d-bag bounce off my heels.