AggieDave

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  • Reserve Canopy Size
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  • License
    D
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3000
  • Years in Sport
    11
  • First Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping

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  1. 1 is probably the best of the bunch but I still don't really like it. Maybe an updated vector pack of tools to switch out what you have for something more believable. Guys who work with those tools for a living will notice. Just like skydivers see what is wrong with skydiving inspired logos, art, ads. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  2. Or they're busy as hell. Working 4 jobs and two kids under the age of 5 will sort of keep you busier than those with out kids could imagine. Mine are up but unplugged. This week I finally have some time to pull it all down. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  3. I give the FSU performance two crab claws up. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  4. SEC has destroyed all comers. The true national championship is the SEC title game! --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  5. And tomorrow the investigation begins into the redneck division NASA's low orbit launch systems. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  6. Thank you for reading! Yes. Book 2 is at the publisher for final edits to be released in the spring. I signed with the publisher for a 5 book series, so there will be at least that many, but in terms of word count I think it will take 5 books to tell the whole story I have in mind. www.winchesterundead.com The blog, Facebook page, news letter and Twitter feed has updates on upcoming titles as they come, along with a bunch of supporting content. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  7. Took the whole family camping to Big Bend NP last month. That park is one of my favorite places in Texas. Here we are at Cattail Falls. For those who care, nikon D800, Tokina 16-28 f/2.8, nikon sb-700, manfrotto tripod, Giottos ballhead. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  8. umm pot kettle? --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  9. Jesus, where did all the animosity come from... It takes mad skillz to drive a minivan and maintain your Y chromosome. I don't think it counts if you have the minivan before you come into the sport. In that case I think you just have the kid start packing for you and become a tunnel instructor at 16. If you really want this story to be cool though, you should start swooping the pond with a Nav 300. It's not a minivan, it's a family adventure Van. We adventured to Big Bend NP for 5 days with our toddlers last month. It was awesome! Here is a photo of our tent in camp the first night. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  10. Well, my wife did squash a discussion about learning how to mountaineer and doing Everest, so that failed. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  11. For me it was the choice of what was most important to me. Not for safety, since the job I held at the time was significantly more dangerous than skydiving, but for what level of commitment I was willing to have to a sport or to my family. I wanted my weekends full of adventure with my wife and children, not trading babysitting duties while packing for the next load. A bit over 3,000 jumps, 11 years and I sold my gear. To be fair it would have taken a goodly number of jumps to get current enough to jump the tiny (for me) crossbraced canopy safely again. New adventure awaited and I have found it. I'm sure more new adventures wait for us over the horizon and the choice was and still is 100% worth it. Opportunities I never dreamed possible have opened up in my path and my latest adventures have been incredible, I'm not sure those journeys would of happened if not for a change of venue for creative emotional outlets from skydiving to other mediums. Will I come back to skydiving? Maybe. I'm not sure I'll return to high level competitive swooping again, but it would be fun to step off into the air and yoink on a front riser again. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  12. I'm a powerlifter in the USAPL, which is a drug tested federation, using the WADA standards. So you can be disqualified for even having too much caffeine. Read the WADA list sometime, it is an eye opener. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  13. Go watch Bigger, Faster, Stronger. I would see adderall being abused for competitors, for focus and clarity in a fast paced environment (obviously excluding classic accuracy here), and maybe xanex for keeping calm during high stress make or break competitions. Fun fact, adderall is estimated to be the number one abused drug on college campuses, used to help studying and test taking. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."
  14. On the upside Aggies have built a reputation of being good hosts and good fans regardless of the score.
  15. He didn't 'drop' it, he consciously released it. Just another example of the "LOOK AT ME ! LOOK AT ME !" excrement that is so prevalent in college and pro football nowadays. It's cheapened the game and shows a marked lack of respect for your opponent. As Lou Holtz once said...."Just hand the ball to the ref and act like you've been there before." My old HS coach would have kicked my ass square for pulling such a move. Probably be riding the pine too. Don Speaking of riding the pine, after Kyle Allen's performance putting Auburn in their place, I bet Kenny Hill gets to see the bench for longer even though his team rules violation suspension has passed. --"When I die, may I be surrounded by scattered chrome and burning gasoline."