Cutaway68

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  1. I always heard to aim for your riggers car!!
  2. Cutaway68

    Can anyone identify this Jumpsuit?

    Because he doesn't already know the answer?! Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  3. Cutaway68

    Supervan 900 - Caravan engine mod

    Fixed it for you. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  4. Cutaway68

    Supervan 900 - Caravan engine mod

    I know there is a newly converted Supervan 900 at Glidersports in Clinton, Mo. It is a rocket of a jump ship!!! Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  5. Group Member DZ's sign a pledge that they say they will follow certain standards, but they are rarely (if ever) held to these standards from what I've witnessed. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  6. Cutaway68

    GliderSports Skydiving

    This place is AWESOME!!! Garrett (DZO) is VERY accommodating and has a lot of toys to play with while hanging out waiting on the weather and such. This is my new home DZ!!!
  7. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    Well, I'd stay away from the spectator area at Skydive Sussex. I hear they tend to swoop the crowd there. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  8. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    So, it would appear that the "confidentiality clause" is working just fine. Again, someone comes on here CLAIMING knowledge contrary to posted information (even from 1st hand accounts, and does NOT share this version. It has also been hinted at that we are being distracted from something else going on with USPA that has nothing to do with this incident, but again no details on that either. I actually understand that the reason we are not getting the factual story, is that they were in an email that was kept on Lois Lerners' hard drive. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  9. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    I respectfully disagree. Seems this is trying to be swept under the rug. There are quite few incidents in these forums where people have said the same thing "wait and all will be revealed", usually ends up forgotten about. Case in point: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3672911;#3672911 Seems we are doomed to repeat our mistakes. edited to make clicky Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  10. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    DSE, I am sorry if you feel I am attacking you, That was not my intention. Like I stated in my previous post I have come to respect your knowledge and insight in these forums. I guess what I am trying to figure out, is what you are implying in the above quotes. You seem to have come into some information that has affected your view on this incident, while the rest of us are left wondering what actually occurred. As far as I know, you are not bound by the privacy clause that the rest of the BOD and RD's are. If there is nothing to hide, why not just speak the truth in its entirety? Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  11. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    I don't either. I took the time to call my Regional Director to find out more from our governing body, only to find out that it won't matter who I ask, they will not tell. . Do I seem like I fall into the "sheeple" category, when I went further than most to contact my RD and talk to them on the phone? You may as well have started this part with "There once was a man from Nantucket..." because the rest of this reply has NOTHING to do with this incident. Are you trying to distract me thinking I will react like a dog with a squirrel? For what it's worth, part of the reason I am hounding you on this, is because I have found you to be someone worth listening to. Your posts in other threads regarding various topics from cameras to wingsuits are very concise and informative. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  12. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    Of course he has his sources. DSE, I invite you here to back this up. It's not an international secret ya know. As "Alf" used to say on that old show "Ya Crawl Under People's Houses, Ya Hear Things!" You sound upset b/c this may simply be the case. And could be that he can't divulge that info publicly. I wouldn't were it me. Well, I guess since you put it that way. If I were crawling under peoples houses and spying on them, I wouldn't come forth publicly either. Reminds me of the NSA for some reason. I was informed that the thread in the incidents forum contains some pretty accurate info though. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  13. Cutaway68

    Rich Winstock Swoop Incident Cover-Up

    I beg to differ on DSE being all that forth right. I contacted my Regional Director regarding this whole thing. What I was told, was that almost immediately there was a "gag order" (my words because I don't remember the exact wording they used) instated that kept any of the USPA directors and staff with from talking about any details. It would seem that DSE is privy to information that the rest of us are not, and that he is unwilling to share this information in these forums. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  14. Cutaway68

    Last stage AFF the hop and pop

    Holy CRAP!!!! 4000ft?!?!?!? Don't do it man!! They are trying to kill you! Never ever get out below 10,000ft! The gear is not designed to open that low. No-one has ever survived this kind of jump!!!! Hope this helps. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  15. As others have stated, the Valsalva maneuver is a good technique. It is used in SCUBA diving to relieve the pressure from the water that increases as you descend (same thing is happening to skydivers, just on a smaller scale). I recommend starting the Valsalva technique just before exit (as soon as the red light comes on is a good cue to do it, as long as you don't have other responsibilities) , it will give you a head start. While you can do it in freefall or under canopy, make sure you do not fixate on this and neglect more important tasks. Another technique to use in conjunction with this is to push your tongue to the roof of your mouth and swallow at the same time. Alternating these two usually helps clear most peoples ears rather quickly. Definitely talk to your local instructors. If you try these and still have trouble, consult a doctor. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.