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  1. http://www.malgusto.com/juegoso/57/57.htm
  2. Has anyone checked out this preview. I saw it this weekend and it caught my attention. But like Aggie Dave said "what is extreme anyway"? The movie looks like it's about snowboarding except for a brief 1 second clip with skydiving in it. Don't get me wrong I love to snowboard but I want more skydiving/base jumping. http://www.extremeopsmovie.com
  3. No problem, just move to Colorado and be a fire bomber pilot.
  4. Was it the air that was warm or the piss soaking into you jump gear?
  5. faitor


    Denver is a nice place to live. You get good seasons. It's a little cold to jump during the winter but good the rest of the time. But you should be snowboarding in the winter anyway. But a few of the guys do road trips to Paris and Eloy every winter. Just so you know we do jump at about 17,500ft which is about 12-13k depending on the DZ. I think a lot of people have moved here over the past 5 years making it the new Cali. I think you'll see it becoming more like Cali over the next few years. It's not the Denver I grew up in and I pesonaly plan to move somewhere a little smaller in the future. Not a big city kind of person, even though Denver isn't a big city compared to some like L.A. Good luck either way, and when you come out let us know.
  6. faitor

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    Rhino and everyone else, Not trying to start a flame, but maybe these guys aren’t that heavy because of there health practices. Maybe these guys are just big. If there is no way for them to lose weight besides chopping of an arm or a leg then maybe we need to give them other useful information. I only mention this because I am a big guy who had problems getting my AFF started and everyone told me to lose weight. (Altitude in Denver playing a big part) They wanted me to be no more than 225lbs and I was at 235lbs then. (April 2001) I only weigh 235, and I was a physical trainer while I was in college. I even worked at Bally’s and that means all I did was work out all day. Nowadays I eat well and I run about 20 miles a week. Then I went through OCS for the Air Force and was able to get my weight down to 220lbs. I also see that Aggie Dave is a big guy and he is in his prime for the Military. (only example I have seen) I bring this up because I notice many people asking questions and not getting strait answers. Or everyone is jumping to conclusions and they don’t really address the original question. Now my two cents, 300lbs is big. Most gear isn’t even rated high enough for me at an exit weight of about 265lbs. Most manufacturers still TSO (FAA rating system) there gear to the 252lb limit. Because of this you will need to decrease weight or get special / more expensive gear. It may even come down to you having to get rigger to set up a tandem rig for you to use. Or you may just want to buy your own gear special. This option stinks because you WILL want to downsize after you get a little experience. Then you get to go out and buy new gear all over again. This wouldn't normally be a problem but you will have a hard time selling the bigger rig. Good new is PD does have a reserve rated to 300lbs. Precision has a new reserve coming out in a couple of months that is rated to a higher opening speed and weight than there current Dash-M. This should be a higher rating than most other manufacturers reserves in my experience. This is more catered to free flyers but is good for us big guys also because we will fall faster. As you get more experience you can look at Icarus. They rate many of there canopies to higher weight limits. Now with this in mind be prepared to spend a little more money than your smaller friends at the DZ. And it will cost you more to get started because of these special requirements. If I can help you with any questions or point you to the right people just let me know. PM me or email me anytime. Wes
  7. Terry, Sorry to hear that also. That is a major inconvenience to a skydiver. Just curious if they actually can do a joint replacement on ankles like they can for a knee. To fuse it sound like it would suck in more than one way. Either way, good luck.
  8. faitor

    Miss Universe

    I bet she lives in Panama
  9. Another important fact sometimes overlooked it that the speed of sound is not constant. Here is a helpful link to explain. SPEED OF SOUND
  10. Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate the advice. It’s just I need to get my camera set up before I do my first Skysurf next weekend. It’s a celebration for jump number 70. Ok, JK just being a smart ass. I don’t plan to do a camera jump for about another 100 jumps or so. I plan to have about 150 jumps by August (minimum). (WFFC for a few day of fun in the sun) I want to get up to speed by then. I am very concerned with safety and won’t make that first camera jump without continued consultation from you more experienced jumpers first. Thanks again for taking the time to share advice.
  11. Sorry about being so vague. Basically I want to be flexible with this at first. However, I am leaning towards freefly photography since that is what I enjoy the most. I don’t plan to do any RW filming or anything at a great distance. Great being more than 15-20 yards away. I would like to be able to film friends while doing some head down / sit flying in groups.
  12. I am starting to piece together my first camera setup. I am wondering what type of lens to get for my PC9. What is good for a first time camera flyer to learn with, and get some good shots?
  13. That's from Smokey and the Bandit right? I don't know who does it though.
  14. I was 245lbs when I decided I wanted to skydive. In Colorado it was a little more difficult because of the altitude. (the higher you are the less density there is to slow your fall) For that reason I had to get my weight down to 225lbs. You will find it very discouraging for a while because us big guys are somewhat frowned at. All I ever hear is how I need to loose more weight. Well when I finished OCS for the Air Force I weighed 215lbs at my prime. I am in better shape than most of the guys I jump with. With this in mind, don't let others get you down. Just keep at it. Don't give up on this if it is what you really want to do. You may even need to buy an old tandem rig and have a riger set it up for you. (try to loose weight and get in shape first if your not already in shape) Then you can sell the gear after your training and get something smaller if you prefer. I asked a lot of questions and still do about weight because TSO standards are only tested to 252 lbs. Big guys need to watch what they buy. Don't hesitate to send me an email or PM if you have other questions. AGGIEDAVE- I PM'd you. Don't know if you got it?