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  1. I understand the wisdom of what you say, but much like the FAQ that was linked to by another person here, PD was reluctant to make a recommendation. So I ask other people, and not just on the interwebs... To be clear, I have not had problems with openings on this canopy, and I like it very much. I´m trying to get a clear picture of what I can expect if i go to another type of line that what I have always jumped. Now that I read my original post, I see that I was not very clear about that. Thanks for input, tho! I always like that I can depend on the forums here to provide advice and information that are cautious and safe! PS! I knooow, 600 jumps is too much... It's never too late for a low turn!
  2. I have asked PD this same question, but wanted to post it here. I have had microline on this canopy, but after 150 - 200 jumps it started to get noticeably out of trim, and now at 600, it´s bad. The lines look quite nice, but the trim is v bad, so thy need changing. Canopy is a 97 and the rig is quite tight. Does anyone know it these lines pack about the same? Drag is not a concern for me, my landings are vanilla. Also, is the Vectran going to snatch me more? I suffer from "cameraneck". Any help greatly appreciated!! It's never too late for a low turn!
  3. Not our president, no! IM It's never too late for a low turn!
  4. Whatever I need to do the job I was hired to do. Sometimes feel like Paris Hilton (or equivalent) on the DZ, in that I will have to change my clothes several times a day... IM It's never too late for a low turn!
  5. Had to read it out loud once or twice to get your meaning Agree with jtval! YES you are an asshole. Don't worry, there are many of us! When people expect to get something for nothing, and think you're a jerk when you won't give it to them... Tell em to get f....d! It's YOUR gear, and YOUR jumps. You do what you want to do! IM (edited for spelling) It's never too late for a low turn!
  6. How did you choreograph something so horrible which obviously doesn't go with skydiving, lyrics or pace of the song? I didn't! I COULDN'T! How could anyone? But it is what the customer wanted. I told her I didnt have that song, but she said no prob: I got the CD in the car! The end result was not nice, but she was stoked, ang I guess that is all that matters. My beautiful video... RUINED... It's never too late for a low turn!
  7. Me confused... I check my gear obsessive compulsively on the way to height. Tis that a bad thing? Welcome back! Edited for spelling It's never too late for a low turn!
  8. Or under your alti, for that matter... It's never too late for a low turn!
  9. I use 3 tracks on my videos, and have "sets" of tunes that 'go together' with eachother and the style of video I shoot. I also shoot different styles of videos, depending on the person (young, old, boy, girl, party loving tourist, etc...) and I always ask beforehand what genre of music they like, so I can get it right from the start. Sometimes, they bring their own music, and MAN, sometimes it's horrible. But they paid for it, and that's what they wanted. Some people have NO taste! One woman wanted me to put Celine Dion's "My heart will go on" over the whole thing. I did, under great duress... IM It's never too late for a low turn!
  10. I cover canopy control extensively before each jump. Most students are nervous about the jumping out and freefall, and seem more casual about canopy control ("desn't look too hard"), not realizing that it is the last inch that is going to hurt bad if you don't get it right. So, yes, I also teach this. BUT I also teach my students not to go over bad areas in the first place. In the wind direction on your diagram there is no reason for my students to be over the bad area at all. We're a 182 DZ, and if I can't spot better than putting my student over tiger country, I shouldn't teach in the first place. Having said that, sometimes students fly around thinking thay are one place, when they in reality are not, and lets face it: sometimes they just aren't thinking. In that case, I get on the radio straight away, and help them to safety, and then cover it all in the debrief. And the brief for the next jump, and that debrief, and so on. I am all for giving students a chance to prove themselves, but if they are doing obvious stupid shit, I am not waiting for them to get hurt to make them learn a lesson!! I do realize that this is different on DZs running big turbine aircraft, but surely you, as an instructor, have the resposibility (and authority) to ensure a good enough spot for your student? Sorry, just looked at the original post, and realized I was a bit off topic! IM It's never too late for a low turn!
  11. I had to change the "script" of my videos to be able to switch between songs without and obvious quiet patch. Works fine. Our new mixers only have one audio in, so had to change anyway, iPod or no iPod... IM It's never too late for a low turn!
  12. If you are tracking above someone, you should get out of his/her way. If you didn't see them and tracked into them, you prolly would have hit them anyway, roll or no roll. I normally only barrel roll when I don't have everyone accounted for on a messy dive, or on a 2-way, for the practice. IM It's never too late for a low turn!
  13. ...most importantly!!! I set my breaks when I land, less twists in the steering lines that way. It's never too late for a low turn!
  14. Our guy does that every time. Without using the word "Fat", though... If there is no doubt they are too big, he will esplain about safety issues and that there is no amount of money that they can pay that will let us disregard safety and take unnecessary risks. Some people get disappointed. Nobody argues. Most larger people seem to have experience with their size being a hindrance or handicap. We're all glad he has no problems with telling people they can't go because they are too heavy. That means we don't have to. The only time I did, I had the lady (4ft7" 225 lb) screaming at me for 20 minutes that I had ruined her first wedding anniversary... It was ugly... It's never too late for a low turn!