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  1. skipro101

    How to tell if my canopy is ZPX? (pilot 150)

    I have a pilot 150 that is supposed to be ZPX, but I have reason to suspect I was sent a ZP canopy instead of a ZPX canopy. For those of you who have a Pilot ZPX, does it say ZPX anywhere on the warning label or canopy? Thanks
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    Student Retention post A license

    I know the main reason why I quit before was due to no body wanting to jump the newbie. Honestly its understandable, jumps cost money and if you have 30 jumps you are likely to not do well on a given jump. It seemed like most of the jumps experienced people were doing were 4+ ways and they didn't want a newbie with them. I of course occasionally jumped with other people but mostly I did a lot of solos. After a while, it just wasnt fun and I resented spending 150 dollars for a day of jumping by myself and not learning much. Unless the DZ is very proactive, there is a very big lul in between A licensed and "experienced enough to be invited on 4+ ways". Unless of course you have tits ;] Of course I was offered to pay for coach jumps at 75$ a jump (my ticket, his ticket, plus coach fee). But after spending thousands on gear and thousands on training I didnt feel like dumping more just so someone would jump with me. Maybe I should have gone to a small cessna club type DZ instead. I ended up selling my gear, took a loss on it, and moved on. I've since gotten back into it and have a few strategies to get me past the "super suck" level. If it doesn't work out this time I will stick to BASE. Just my experience with it.
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    Sad news for tandem

    I would just like to say that Sherri and Tim are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They are GOOD people. This accident is not indicative of Aerohio's general approach to safety. They are one of the safest dropzones out there. They take care of their planes very well. I learned to jump there, and I also flew there. I've jumped and flown at several other dropzones across the country and I can tell you Aerohio is top notch. Are they partly to blame for this TI's actions? Perhaps, I don't know, but if that is the case, it the fly in an otherwise pristine glass of chardonnay. Calling Sherri a "fuckhead" as you did is despicable. Please think before you type. She is perhaps the nicest person I have ever met. Allen
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    Drunk

    That is all I love peaches.
  5. skipro101

    Compensation

    Thanks for the reply rhys, I apprecaite it.
  6. skipro101

    Compensation

    So I searched for this and found a lot of topics on pay per jump, but nothing about per year. For those of you who work full time as a skydiver, how much do you make per year, and what is the percentage breakdown for individual jobs (ie, if you make 35K / year, what percentage is tandem, AFF, camera, editing, packing, etc). Just curious....
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    Post your Mirage Pics

    mine are in my gallery. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Personal_Galleries/skipro101&img=
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    Free BASE FJC: Oct 1-3

    very generous, its good to see this type of thing.
  9. skipro101

    So, You Want to Be a Rigger?

    thanks, that helped me a lot /..i appreciate it
  10. skipro101

    Is skydiving going down hill ?

    Really? like what?
  11. skipro101

    Stuck at airport on my way to ZHills

    I just flew Airtran form cleveland to orlando to go fly the tunnel... It was a awesome experiance all around. I got the seat by the emergency exit both times...there is like billion feet of legroom... my only complaint is that they dont serve peanuts!!!!! they serve pretzles... wtf is up with that!
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    We have a baby seahorse :-)

    Ok im assuming this is a typo....but do male seahorses get pregnant? That would be a cool factoid!
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    eMachineShop

    Hehe, I believe I already posted this, perhaps I forgot to. I have a half designed d-box on there...never got around to finishing it so I cant comment on their service. The program is limited, but perhaps thats a good thing since those not familiar with CAD will have an easier time at making their designs.
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    Dbox for Sony PC109?

    Really? Cause I preordered mine and have yet to recieve it.
  15. skipro101

    Why No Olympic Skydiving?

    Im going to agree with quade here. Its the monet folks. And whoever it was who said the olympics has never been about ratings and marketing, your mistaken. There are thousands of items and services that try to capatalize on the olympics, you can see the olympic rings everywhere from Mcdonalds bags to bracelets. Not many people realte with skydiving... However....if curling can be in the olympics.....lol, I dont see why skydiving cant