Reginald

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  1. Reginald

    Wings ReserveBoost Service Bulletin

    Does anyone know about the incident that drove this? Did the “hesitation” lead to a fatality? "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  2. Reginald

    Incidents reporting

    First of all remember this is simply unofficial skydiving website/chat board. Most active skydivers I know, even if they are registered here, don't visit on a regular basis. So while I know frequent visitors to this site think different, this website is in no way a widely accepted forum for reporting incidents. The vast majority of serious injuries I see never make it on here. Pretty well all fatalities do end up here, however. The USPA has an official process for dissecting and reporting on fatalities and prevention. While not everyone agrees it is the best way, IT IS the formal process for the sport in the US. The main reason that frequent users of this site seem to think more injuries should be reported here is simply the users’ overestimate of the importance of this site. Because THEY are users and contributors they think everyone else should be also. This is a normal human thought process and not a slur or a judgment. It’s just the way the human mind operates. I don’t myself see DZO’s or S&TA’s intentionally hiding incidents, although I’m sure a few do. Probably most just don’t see that it is fruitful to post on this website or ever even think to do so; as again this site is just not that important in most people’s minds in the sport. Throw in the level of discourse here is frequently rather base or relegated to shouting matches and that sometimes the “group think” here comes up with some pretty bizarre conclusions about things and I don’t see why much of anyone would bother to post about incidents here. It just doesn’t serve much of any purpose. Finally, most injuries are the same handful of issues over and over - alpha male flying tiny canopy trying to swoop too soon, etc. I’m not saying that more reporting of incidents and discussion of them is a bad thing, quite to the contrary. But there are plenty of reasons that you don’t see more of it here. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  3. There is a school of thought that even with training on how to use one students are more likely to misuse one than properly use one. I.e. die trying to do mid air rigging as opposed to just cutting away a simple main mal. I'm not saying I agree with it but few schools equip students with knifes. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  4. Reginald

    Any Suggestions for Prescription Goggles?

    Better Yet check out http://www.adseyewear.com/ It's owned by Dave D. who is a very experienced skydiver. He specializes in prescription sports eye wear. And most importantly he will know exactly what will work well for skydiving and what wont. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  5. Reginald

    Dubai 500 Shady Dealings

    I agree and I finally understood something you said. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  6. Reginald

    Dubai 500 Shady Dealings

    I'm calling absolute BS on you. I guess a guy creating a new username feels free to skew the facts and slander people. 1. Honesty - The P3 group sent out refunds at people’s request. I got mine long ago. Many people chose to have the funds applied to future P3 events. So what if they deposited checks? There is nothing wrong with that. EVERYONE was asked what they wanted done with their funds on account and I don’t know anyone that didn’t have their request fulfilled. 2. Future Events – Yes P3 and BJ are both having a number of events to keep people current on big way skills. So what? Attend if you want, don’t attend if you don’t want. 3. Big Way Cancellations - Let’s see Thailand 2010/2011 got canceled, Dubai 253 2012 and Qatar 2012 all got canceled. The P3, 253 way was the only event that people received refunds for their plane tickets. I personally feel I’ve been treated quite fairly by the organizers about the Dubai 253. I don’t see your complaints have ANY validity. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  7. This the "heavy set" guy that came down from the North West to get his license, correct? "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  8. Reginald

    Why did you start?

    Divorce "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  9. Reginald

    Requirements to freefly?

    Silly question. Of course you MUST have the facial piercings first. It's technically a issue of aerodynamics. The piercings provide some sort of air deflection, which is why you can also only FF in an open face helmet. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  10. Reginald

    Jumper in downtown Dallas?

    There is a new highrise under construction in that area. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  11. Reginald

    USPA-1000 jumps wings?

    No it's a D license and a 1,000 jump award. Have you thought of just doing what it takes to get a D license? "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  12. Reginald

    How many jumps in a day?

    Yeah, but you're old now..... "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  13. I hope it's as pretty as this one - 80 way Texas Star, at Skydive Dallas. Damn, I look good in that pic! "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  14. Reginald

    What I learned in my first 100 AFF-I jumps.

    Yes, just learn the "go around" signal and give it to the pilot on every other jump. Trust it they will love me...um, I mean YOU for it. ;-) Hmm, I wonder who you are taking about here. And they all think they don't need any training they "had a D license" 10 years ago. Always! Or that they will listen anyway... No additional comment needed "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP
  15. Reginald

    Addiction

    Mike, you keep borrowing my Rig and I'll borrow your girlfriend! She's hot! You better keep an eye on her around the DZ. Oh and BTW: The rigger said you owe him and extra $50 for all the mud he had to clean off my rig when he repacked it. "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." CP