tustinr

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    Coffs City Skydivers, Australia
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    E
  • License Number
    3820
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    APF, NZPIA, PASA
  • Number of Jumps
    670
  • Years in Sport
    10
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    Freefall Photography
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    350
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    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    200
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  1. Anyone have any experience using this mount as to reliability ? Thinking of using to for my still camera on Bonehead.
  2. Thanks. Looks like one has to take a knife to the liner.
  3. Is there space to fit 2 audibles into the helmet one on either side ? Have researched it but no info on bonehead website. Thanks.
  4. That was a real zoo jump. Anything but safe. Ignorance is bliss. Hope he reads the replies and stops to think a minute, takes a deep breath before he responds further.
  5. Another year gone by. Memories still as strong as ever. --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  6. 5 yrs have flown by. Good memories still as strong as ever. --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  7. Go hard choms ! Go hard ! Gone but not forgotten. --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  8. Have a look on Trade Me for lenses. Good prices. R --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  9. I couldn't agree more with the above sentiments. I learnt to skydive in SA and later became a cameraman and JM in Cape Town and I can vouch that the CIs in Cape Town would not sign you off to jump a camera for all the above reasons with such low jump numbers (read inexperience). I was only allowed to start jumping camera at more or less 200 jumps but it really depends on your skills and the confidence your CI has in you. Personally I wouldn't allow anyone who is not really current to even think of flying camera. It changes the whole dynamics of a dive. I wouldn't want people on this forum to think SA has gung ho skydivers with little or no safety rules in place. The rules work very well and are policed seriously unlike some other countries where they are poorly policed. Richard --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  10. Thanks for the previous post - hadn't seen it as I was busy replying. Obviously the batteries are pretty good these days which is great. I am still experimenting with the camera and am pretty impressed with its performance. --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  11. No need for sarcasm. I have read the manual - thinking along the lines of saving battery power !!! I wasn't too sure if the shutter button is overrriden when connected to a tongue switch - and don't have a tongue switch to try it out. The cameye wakes up a sony video recorder so i don''t think its unreasonable to ask the question. The manual doesn't specifically mention these issues. Thanks for the other informative answers - thats why we have forums is it not ? --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  12. I recently purchased a new canon 40D. If the camera is inactive for 1min (or 4min) then it automatically powers down. To activate it again all one does is push the shutter halfway down. My question is if one uses a tongue switch can one reactivate it by depressing the tongue switch ? Or does one have to switch it off and the on again. The power on switch is very inconveniantly located and may not be easily accesible depending on what sort of camera mount/condom one has - would be frustrating to have to manually power it on 4 minutes before exit and in the event of a go around go through the whole process again before exit. I don't have a stil camera helmet yet - am still looking at different options. Thanks Rich --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  13. Donation made Peter. Taz it would be great if you could keep us posted on Silindile's progress and also allow us to keep the donations flowing should you ever need more funds for her education in the future. As a SA (now living in NZ) I can appreciate the difficulties you may experience in the future. if there is anyway I can assist in the future re funding or anything else please don't hesitate to contact me directly (tustinr@xtra.co.nz) anytime. I had enormous respect for tonto and in all his contact with me his love for you shone through the pages. Take care Rich (Doc) --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.
  14. Thought I would share this with you - a reply I had from Tonto a year or so ago in response to a mutual friends demise - quote: "I'm kinda Buddhist though, so really for me it's like they got bumped from the load and remanifested, or are not really back from a bad spot yet." Sort of puts his life into perspective - he is not gone forever. Rich --------------------------------------- Everything that happens to you in life is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your life and be taught.