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Everything posted by oozzee

  1. USPA has some serious problems,,,including nepotism.. I know of quite a few peeps talking with FAA as to forming a new regulatory committee to satisfy the skydiving FAA regs,,via the FARs.. I am already a member...
  2. Billy failed me on my first attempt at the AFF rating Eloy early 1997,,,,,Emphasized the positive...let me down easy..Passed the course 6 weeks later in Perris,,,,,INTEGRITY,,,Quote
  3. me too...oh- hazina samual -you sound so sexy.. I wanna send you all my money...
  4. Go to mesquite,,75 mins north of vegas...you will have fun don't waste your time or patience at any of the LV Dzs ,,,they don't want you,just your money,,
  5. How did the Peperrell plan to do 100 tandems in a day last weekend go?? I heard it was AWESOME !!
  6. I've met Winstock,,he is an arrogant skygod,, He needs to go...USPA is becoming an old boys club..
  7. I wear my Z-1 on EVERY jump,,,tandem,aff,small way.big way.hop npop,freeflying,,demos,,,If I have a hard landing my head is somewhat protected,,
  8. how long is a class 3 medical valid for,,I cant find any answer at uspa..
  9. MMmmmm..expected usage of a strong dual hawk tandem system,,,??/ my best guess would be ..do 2 jumps on it then sell it at a loss and buy a sigma..
  10. Shane was lucky to have a good friend like you...x
  11. The student was an airforce pilot....i made him completely aware of what was happening,,, His maintaining a good body position after the chop made my job easier...Thanks bro..!
  12. MMMmmm... I'm no expert,,, Have only 12,000 skydives,, ...7000 tandems...... When faced with a line twist like that be 'VERY' careful of your next move... That was a "no-win"situation....Sometimes you need to accept the reality.. The fact that i continued to video is irrelevant..the camera was on anyways and was not my primary concern.. The malfunction was my primary concern,, Altitude pre-determined the cutaway.. If you ever have severe line twists like that on a tandem or your sport rig treat it with kidgloves,,You might turn a safe,stable cutaway into wild spinning situation.. The man in the seat,makes the call...
  13. Not much you can do while the canopy is twisting up like that.. Be careful you dont get your hands caught and to keep stable so you dont start oscillating... canopy was flying fast and losing altitude pretty quickly.. have had these start spinning before.. Opted for safe,stable cutaway... Strange reserve opening,,,skyhook,,no opening "power' to force slider down,,,hung in steering line cascades..
  14. The main was a Precision 365...rarely gave a good opening although this was the worst tandem line twists I've ever had. Sigma reserve...reserve prob is debatable..
  15. link http://youtu.be/XaOvkB8pXng Would appreciate if someone knows how to direct this link,,thx
  16. attachement is too large... working on it..
  17. Man...its been over a year already,,,,We have a cool photo of you,Chris with the Northampton crowd at sunset,,,about 2001,,,good good times...
  18. This is very simple.. ""tunnel time is not freefall time.."" its that simple...!! In a tunnel are you,,,,... wearing a parachute..?? teaching or chasing someone wearing a parachute.? Plumetting to your potential death.?? Operating under a limited and stressful timeframe.?? No tunnel time can emulate the chaos of realtime AFF training....Doing AFF is and always will be the ultimate test of a professional skydivers' skill and dedication to the sport Anyone who seriously aspires to be an AFF instructor needs to be jumping out of airplanes...not playing in a tunnel... A wind tunnel is a toy,,Jumping from airplanes needs to be taken seriously.. I know a few tunnel rats,,,their skydivng is ordinary at best,,a soon as there is a change in fall rate there'ye left behind,,,as soon as things dont go to plan they become a hazard,,,thier canopy control sucks because they come to the DZ thinking they hot shit skydivers for 45 secs ,,but what about aircraft ettiquette,,climb to altitude,,exit protocol,,altitude awareness and tracking discipline,stacking,,canopy right of way... I personally avoid jumping with "tunnel gods"
  19. All my tandems passengers are aware of the video ,, We had a girl today asking a lot of Q's and ,sure enough, got toaltitude and refused to jump
  20. mmmmmm...note to self... skydiving is a moneygrubbing business in tennesseee