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    Skydive Cowtown
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  • License Number
    44158
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    53
  • Years in Sport
    2
  1. I understand and agree with the generalization but disagree with this statement. Experience that teaches you caution comes from a lot of things. I'm 46 years old, < 50 jumps but understand that this is a dangerous sport. I do not know all the places danger can come from but I know they are their. Was this stunt cool, yeah, was it nuts, yeah, but I think the same thing about ski jumping and you would never get me to do that. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  2. I wasn't meaning to imply that 30 jumps was a lot, only that not knowing the brand name was not as critical as knowing something about the handling of the particular rig. Frankly I could swear that the name on the board where the rentals are listed was Sabre but at this point that is neither here nor there. "10 second rule: No toggle input for the last 10 seconds on your landing approach before you touch ground" That is exactly where I screwed up. I was so focused on bringing it down towards the target I forgot about needing room to flair at the end. Fortunately when I realized that I didn't then let up on the risers and go in to a dive. I was thinking a little. Finally saw the ortho yesterday and he said nothing broken, part of the ovoid (maybe that was the bone name) was crunched, no torn ligiments, mild sprain of the ankle. When I feel comfortable walking and jumping up and down I can start jumping again. It feels good, ouch, it feels good, ouch
  3. Is it possible you are mixing up feet and meters here? A meter is about three feet? If not you are doing this stuff way to low. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  4. I think we are in agreement if you re-read what I wrote. I said "If it was planned then it may or may not have been a bad plan but it was poorly executed. Given that pars has not many more jumps than I do I would agree that trying any RW from 5000ft is probably a bad idea." I think that given the overall situation pars handled it pretty well by trying to get away from the sit flyer and then asking people in this forum how to deal with this in the future. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  5. I gotta tell you I did four whole sport jumps in '78, '79 on 24 foot modified T-10 rounds. Had I stuck with jumping then I would have one of those cool two or three digit D licenses. My guess is that my instuctors at that time were lucky to have as many jumps as you do. What does this mean? What happens now is not the only way to do things. If we don't push our limits we will never advance. One of my favorite lines from my SCUBA class was about not diving in conditions beyond what you have dived in before. Well shit I should never get in the water then. If the two of them planned the jump and the other jumper did not stick to the plan then he/she is at fault. By the description given what happened was not planned. If it was planned then the plan was probably flawed in the first place. Finally If it was planned then it may or may not have been a bad plan but it was poorly executed. Given that pars has not many more jumps than I do I would agree that trying any RW from 5000ft is probably a bad idea. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  6. Wave off at 3500 and then pull, generally in the saddle at 2500, at least according to the alti screaming in my ear. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  7. Might need to start making the drive to College Station. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  8. Didn't mean to imply they should only to state that a "short" repack cycle had nothing to do with trying to provide income for riggers. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  9. Was there a plan before you boarded the aircraft? Did you dirt dive it? If yes then the other jumper holds the blame. If no then you both do. edit to fix typo "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  10. There is no way in the world the repack cycle was set to provide riggers with income. Someone somewhere decided that is how often they should be checked for safety reasons and that is the number they came up with. The bureaucrats don't give a darn about riggers income. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  11. Well on the Triathalon it sends me nearly straight down if I pull them in enough. To much and it stalls the canopy. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  12. Finally got through to the DZ rigger and it is a Triathalon not a Sabre. More to the point is that I have jumped the rig about 30 times so I am reasonably familiar with it. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  13. Had I PLF'ed I don't think I would have been hurt at all, that was the second mistake. I hope to learning a lot from Brian in the next month or so!. My previous landing of the day had been a rear riser and while still a little harder than I would want was not a bad first attempt. I left myself the room to use them properly. "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  14. Everything is relative isn't it?
  15. Exit weight approx. 190lbs "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes