freeryde13

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  1. freeryde13

    I am joining the club

    welcome to the club man . congrats on sticking to it ..... and you are right that landing safely being the important part . that is also the part you can get an a licsense without getting much training on so seek all the input you can in that area . best of luck and hope I can jump with you some time . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  2. freeryde13

    practice plf?

    it was asphalt and wind blew me there and I'm allright thank you . I have done the plfs from objects on the groung and I will look for an instructor to ask about this as well . ... but my main question is if it is safe to do the plfs while landing and at what speed ( full breaks/flare , half breaks/flare , no breaks/flare ) is it safe to practice at . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
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    practice plf?

    the other day I landed kind of hard . thermal over the tarmac dropped about 10 - 15 feet . I should have plf'd but didn't . I realize that I don't believe in the plf or it definately doesn't come to mind to do it ..... or it's not instinctive or something . I'm thinking I should practice them while landing .Is that safe .... is it safe to practice a plf at un braked speed? is there any technique or regimin for practicing plfs . ..... ( on the ground or off a chair I do them more than fine) thanks _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  4. freeryde13

    STOLEN GEAR!

    locked and loaded ,I'm on it . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  5. practice on the ground . prsctice the exact exit your doing with the jm on the ground , when you get in the air muscle memory will be more likely to take over . and bring your outlook to a point that you can't wait to feel the floating free feeling you get ( mental imaging). If you focus on the beauty of the sport I think that will help . and breath.... slow deep breaths . you'll be fine. _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  6. I'm no prude , but what is sexual shrimping , I can't even imagine ....never mind , I don't want to know . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  7. that was definately part of the discusion that day, but the other side of it was it was better for the brake lienes to do it under load. these were both guys with many 1000 jumps, so i don't know for the life of me which is more right ..... i just don't let my lines get twisted though. _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  8. freeryde13

    Collapses and Turbulence: Article

    thanks...i'll buy the book.... for real, never got a better answer than that before. _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  9. so, to fast forward a bit...... i was at a dz doing a canopy course and the conversation came up as to how to untwist the lines if twisted . it started after the canopycoach told the class that twisted brake lines shorten the lines and effect flare points etc... so the next jump i asked my packer to check and straighten my brake lines. he said they didn't need it ( i always stow the lines when i land), but a rigger there over heard and said it's better to untwist the lines under canopy because they are under tension and will stay untwisted better. wich then led to a debate on weather or not the risk of taking attention away from flying the canopy and the posibility of losing a grip on the handle where worth the risk . i did it and it can be done but can see how it might be easy to lose grip on a handle that way . just wanted to toss that into the mix . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  10. freeryde13

    Fear in Skydiving

    all i got was a link to buy things, is this post an ad? cool, i'll post my business on here too. _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  11. freeryde13

    What do you look for in a boogie??

    weather and an exuse not to go to work. _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  12. freeryde13

    You know you got it bad when...

    where ever you are you think about wind direction , and how you would land there if you had to. in the middle of winter in nyc you take a plane to fl and rent a car to jump 5 times and come back the same night . it's rainy and cloudy at the drop zone and you just haaaaaad to go any way. you fly up with the pilot in the 182 and realize the rain isn't so bad up there and the clouds are clear below1800'..... HOP'N"POP!!!! _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  13. freeryde13

    Arizona tunnel trip report

    glad you enjoyed it . i feel like i was there....and will be soon. thanks for the intro course . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  14. bout the same # jumps as you, just did 45 minutes in 15 minute blocks in sit only . it was murder for me after a while. and i had to flip to belly for a second there. my 2 cents is..... don't worry about it , break the hour up into 10 or fifteen minute blocks over the day , where a large jump suit to give you more lift , bring a velcro weight belt to keep the loose jump suit from hitting your face . hold 5-10lb dumbells straight out for 1 minute up then 1 minute down for about 10 minutes , and practice position on a chair infront of a mirror . i'm assuming your doing sit.....tear it up . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance
  15. freeryde13

    In need of a motivational boost

    i got ur motivational boost right here baby..... same thing happened to me ..... jump through it. i think the best video bang for the buck is called good stuff or something like that by jennings maybe but maybe not . but it's actually 2 videos in one and you'll be wanting to jump after watching it . _________________________________________ people see me as a challenge to their balance