peregrinerose

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  • Main Canopy Size
    120
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
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    Cypres 2

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    Keystone Skydiving Center Collegeville, PA
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    28983
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1000
  • Years in Sport
    7
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    900
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    8

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  1. peregrinerose

    Windburn of eyes

    But... but.... how are we supposed to 'get the red out' quickly??? Oh, that is easy. Just have the offending eye enucleated :-) Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  2. peregrinerose

    Windburn of eyes

    First, do NOT under any circumstances follow the advise of the person who said to use Visine. Visine is a vasoconstrictor, it narrows the diameter of the blood vessels feeding the front surface of the eye. This makes it impossible for the eye to stay healty and is actually quite toxic. It should not be on the market. I've cleaned up a lot of Visine related problems over the years. I hate the stuff. Even if it is very good for business :-) Use a good thick artificial tear, Systane Balance is a good one. Don't use it more than 4 times in a day though. Before bed, put a good artificial tear gel in to stay lubed up all night. You probably just dried the hell out of the front surface of the eye, ripping off cells due to the dryness. If in one day you don't notice improvement, see your eye doctor. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  3. You might also want to look into Civil Air Patrol, although I am not sure what the age requirements are. It was a life changer for my little brother. The other thing is kids copy their parents. If you are very active, have hobbies, are out doing things, and he gets incorporated into those activities, he will inherently be doing more. As skydiving instructors, we got our son involved in the dropzone as soon as we adopted him (he was 15 and a foster kid when we got him). It was good for him to watch us, learn from us and other adults. He was never a slug playing video games, because we didn't even own video games. We were always out living and doing.. hiking, travelling, going out with friends, going to the dropzone, and he did a majority of those things with us. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  4. peregrinerose

    Plansdesigns for canopy hanger

    Mine is waaay simpler than that.... I have two old broomsticks, with about a foot and a half of snug fitting PVC pipe connecting them, duct tape to secure. Clamps are free floating on it, so I can just slide them based on where I need them on the canopy. Rope well centered and goes up to a pulley on a beam in my barn (I live in a renovated barn) and ties to a railing in my loft (literally a loft). The broomsticks were free, clamps cheap from Harbor Freight, rope, wire, duct tape, and PVC all laying around the house anyway. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  5. peregrinerose

    DZ gets fined for "unairworthy" airplane

    What two competing DZs are catfighting? Chad hasn't even jumped in over six months due to a broken back, and it's going to be another six before he's cleared to jump. He can no longer work at any DZ. No other DZ was mentioned in the article that I saw. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  6. peregrinerose

    B-17 jump :)

    Have fun! She's one very sexy plane to fly in, and I still get chills thingking about those huge radial engines starting up. The flight alone was worth the money, the skydive was the icing on the cake. Be careful for snag hazards. A friend had to ride the plane down when he snagged his reserve handle. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  7. peregrinerose

    Glasses

    LOL!!!!!! I am an eye doctor, so my data comes from the primary medical literature. A minimum of 18 years after surgery, the flap can be displaced. Since LASIK is still fairly new, that's all the data that is available at the moment. If you want to play Monopoly in the middle of the highway, you may not get run over right off the bat, but eventually it will bite you in the ass. Why you'd be so blantantly stupid with your eyes is beyond me, but your problem. Jumping without goggles???? I saw a bug smeared across my husband's face and goggles after a jump once. Good way to lose an eye entirely. Good luck with that. Just don't be advising other people to play the same Russian Roulette that you feel comfortable doing. Edited to add: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0886335007006220 might be worth your reading time. This is by a long shot not the only case. It doesn't happen a lot, but it does happen. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  8. peregrinerose

    Glasses

    Hope you never get punched or hit in the eye in FF, or have an airbag deploy... or it's goodbye corneal flap. Even decades down the road. That's why I won't do it. PRK is infinitely safter and what I recommend for skydivers or others in very active lifestyles. Theres not a lot of value in sharing this opinion with someone thats already had the procedure. Is this the only person reading this forum? Probably not. Which is why I posted it. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  9. peregrinerose

    Glasses

    Hope you never get punched or hit in the eye in FF, or have an airbag deploy... or it's goodbye corneal flap. Even decades down the road. That's why I won't do it. PRK is infinitely safter and what I recommend for skydivers or others in very active lifestyles. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  10. peregrinerose

    Glasses

    I saw a student cut away a perfectly good canopy once. Her excuse was that she had astigmatism and could not see the canopy. Wrong thing to say to an eye doctor No matter how near/far/astigmatically sighted a person is, a striped canopy looks and feels very different than a blue sky. I also don't understand the lack of eyewear in some people. It decreases depth perception and visual reaction time to not have 100% correction, so why compromise on safety even a little bit? Not worth it. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  11. peregrinerose

    Smoking at the DZ

    Have you seen what cigarette embers do to nylon? Smoking should not be allowed anywhere near canopies. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  12. peregrinerose

    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    What part of 50-100 jumps as a MINIMUM, compared to first canopy fresh off student status was tough to read? There's no way I would put a new jumper on a Nitro/Nitron as a first canopy. I have hundreds of jumps on varying sizes/wingloadings of the canopy, it's a great canopy, very versitile, but not for the student jumper. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  13. peregrinerose

    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    First, who cares about packing? I can pack a tandem canopy as quickly as my 120 when I want to, so that should have nothing to do with your decision. Neither should 'getting a workout' with the 220. Since when is a workout a bad thing? A docile 170 (Spectre, Nav, Triathalon, etc... there are lots of good options) is a reasonable choice for your first canopy to own. How do you define 'getting efficient with the 170'? That's where you may get yourself into trouble, jumping the gun on understanding how much there is to canopy flight. I am not sure why you've decided on a Sabre2 eventually with absolutely no experience in various canopies and no clue what you want out of canopy performance yet. Locking yourself in to that now doesn't make a lot of sense. Not knocking Sabre2 at all. It's a good canopy, I have a few hundred jumps on one, and it was the only canopy I've ever bought new. Get a 170, put 100+ jumps on it. Then demo all kinds of other 170s for comparison in the same size, put a lot of thought to what you want out of a canopy and your future skydiving goals. For me, I wanted the perfect blend of flat glide and ability to get back from a long spot if needed (I do AFF/video) as well as very responsive and fun to fly. You may want consistently soft openings, or the ability to dabble a bit in CRW, or precision accuracy... all different canopy designs. Demos will help you determine what canopy is best for your goals. Then decide what you want for that 150. You'll get lots of variations on the theme from what I said, all of them probably reasonable. You'll downsize fairly fast from the 200 to the 170, then spend some time there before going to the 150. Have fun, and be safe!
  14. peregrinerose

    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    Thank you for asking for references and helping keep people from getting in over their heads. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda
  15. peregrinerose

    epilepsy wait

    Kind of a vague question, there are many types of seizures, some do not affect consciousness at all. Triggers are also very varied. Talk to your doctor, maybe an updated EEG on meds, consider doing a tandem first just to ensure that there are no triggers in freefall. Always jump with an AAD. Know your 'aura' pre seizure if you have one and don't be afraid to say no to be on the safe side. I started jumping after a year of seizure freeness. Now no meds, no seizures, but mine also never affected consciousness. I could have one right in front of you and you'd never know it. Do or do not, there is no try -Yoda