nbblood

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    120
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Skydive Spaceland/Ogden/Mesquite/Kansas
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    26355
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1400
  • Years in Sport
    11
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography

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    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  1. nbblood

    Texas Tunnel

    I'd say that's hardly a functional website. It's about as useful as a football bat. Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  2. nbblood

    Dropzones with 16 year old age limit

    He may not be referring to manufacturers that are "currently" building rigs. Eclipse comes to mind. Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  3. nbblood

    Kansas City BBQ

    That's putting it nicely. I'll go one step further. The one at the Speedway SUCKS! Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  4. nbblood

    Kansas City BBQ

    Jack Stack.....in the freight house district....by Lidia's. Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  5. nbblood

    Kansas City - June 23/24

    I've heard people say the original Arthur Bryants is good, but I've been to the Legends one and there are way too many good barbecue places in town to risk trying one that has their name attached to such a terrible one (the one at the Legends). If their original one is good, they should do themselves a favor and close the one at the Legends. I'm not the only one they've chased off. That place is real bad. Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  6. nbblood

    Van Halen- A Different Kind of Truth

    Yes, it's out today! First new album in.....well, a while! I'm half way through it. So far, sounds great. Didn't particularly care for the first single, "Tattoo" though. The album has much better to offer. I suppose the DLR vs. Sammy and Michael Anthony vs. Wofgang arguments will rage on. Personally, don't care as long as Eddie's playing. In a perfect world though, I think Sammy with Michael Anthony is the best combination. I think they did their best stuff in that era, but that's just me. Most of their enduring stuff is from DLR era. Anyway, don't care as long as Eddie's playing. Got my tix for the KC show already, loving those AMEX preferred seating pre-sales! Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  7. nbblood

    Do you and your significant other...

    I think your poll choices are spot on. As for me, yes, I exchange expensive gifts and simple things in combination, in hopes to be able to exchange penis and boobies later! Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  8. nbblood

    need new facebook friends

    I need less Facebook friends. Want some of mine? Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  9. nbblood

    Need a laugh?

    Don't forget to check out page 2 here: http://identityink.blogspot.com/2011/12/bennett-is-back.html Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  10. nbblood

    Need a laugh?

    This is just too funny! If you want a good laugh check this out: http://identityink.blogspot.com/2011/12/text-from-bennett-funniest-ever.html?m=1 Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  11. Perhaps, but...... it is entirely possible to leave the plane 100% healthy and become incapacitated due to a collision with the plane or another skydiver or, or, or....... It is still worthwhile to think through the situation. If one hand is incapacitated being prepared to cross-pull can make the difference. So there's two forms of mitagation here, 1. sitting out if not physically capable, 2. preparing for situations with contingency training/thinking. Both are good forms of mitigation. Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  12. nbblood

    Problem w/Dolphin RSLs?

    I was there the day of this incident and got to see the rig up close and personal after the incident. I can't remember all the details, but I do remember that there was evidence (wear on the RSL and main riser) that this had been happening for some time. This led me to believe that the reserve pin was slowly pulled a little at a time over a few jumps. He had made 3 or 4 that day if I recall correctly. If he had simply pin-checked the reserve pin, not just the main pin (as many only check main), he may have realized that something wasn't right as the reserve pin was displaced. This is speculation on my part, but I'm pretty convinced a check on the reserve pin and putting two and two together would've told him there was a problem with the RSL routing. At first some thought the RSL was too short, but the wear points indicated otherwise. Lesson learned: Check reserve pin, not just main pin. It all counts and it all matters! Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  13. nbblood

    Redemption Boogie, Neb!

    Do you realize that this thread is about LAST year's boogie and nobody has posted in it for a year.....until now? You may want to look for the thread where they're talking about THIS year's boogie.....just sayin'..... Here's the link for ya. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4132094;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.
  14. nbblood

    Safire2 vs Pilot

    Personally, I think the Safire2 opens too slow and too soft. I think there is also some inconsistency over how many feet that occurs from one jump to the next. I much prefer a canopy that opens consistently and quicker (not hard, just quicker) than the Safire2. To me the Pilot openings are the ideal opening for any canopy. I wish every canopy opened that way, abruptly but not hard, on opening, and consistent. As for bottom end, I simply cannot believe that some are claiming the Safire2 has more. That is totally not my experience. The Safire2 I jumped, wingloaded at about 1.3 at the time, had less bottom end, or flare power of any canopy I've ever jumped, except a T-10 if you're gonna count that. They were close though!
  15. nbblood

    Gear Sale concerns anyone ?

    There's a link on the classifieds home page for buyer scams There's also an entire forum here Security and Scam Alerts You should check these out before selling on the classifieds. They may save you headaches and/or money. Basically, the scenario you mention is quite commonplace and easy to spot. Some will tell you to mess with them and lead them on. I prefer to not even contact them. They don't have your email address until you respond to their notification. Their notification, sent by DZ.com, is usually a tipoff that they are a scammer. I've posted here with some tips on what to look for from a scammer. But please do report the user to abuse@dropzone.com so other users don't have to deal with the same scammer along the way. edit: fixed a link Blues, Nathan If you wait 'til the last minute, it'll only take a minute.