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  1. "What kind of canopy do ya jump?" "It's a Haiku."
  2. I'll believe it when I see it. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  3. Hi all. I'm testing the waters to see if anyone is interested in forming a VFS team for next season. In the words of Dan BC, I'm casting my net wide. I'm more interested in personality and drive than flying skill -- we can teach you to fly, we can't make you not be a dick. Basic goals are to learn the intermediate dive pool and go to nationals; we can discuss more concrete goals once we have an idea of who's on the team. Home dz will most likely be Skydive Chicago. Message me here or email [email protected] Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  4. His dad took him for a tandem, in a harness made out of seatbelts. There's a picture of it on the wall at SDC. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  5. Your sigline is your answer. You're already doing it, by letting them know A. what to expect and B. that they're not alone. You're in that scary time when you're thrown in with the sharks and told to swim. The best way to survive is to swim up to the sharks and ask where the tastiest surfers are. I guarantee they'll be happy to point you in the right direction. Don't fear rejection, fear being a shitty shark. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  6. Yeah, but it wasn't their phault. You have been found guilty of a terrible pun. You are hereby sentenced to drinking a beverage of your choice, you hilarious bastard. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  7. Apparently everyone involved is a retard. Super. Just what the sport needs. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  8. These are great! I like that even your alti is correct. And you're doing fine. Arching is overrated anyway. Why do you think so many people freefly? No arching required. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  9. pops, stop trying to be the lone voice of experience. I gave the OP good advice. Sorry I wasn't tender and sensitive about it. Christ. Jump more, post less, ffs. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  10. You misunderstand. I wasn't trying to minimize them at all. I don't see where you get that. I just don't like the idea that he is somehow "more fearful" than anyone else. We all have fear, and we all deal with it in different ways. My point is that it doesn't have to be paralyzing, but it will be if you let it. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  11. Bullshit. You just haven't learned how to deal with, control, and focus your fear, which is perhaps the strongest and most primal emotion we experience. "Transcending Fear" is a good book, read it. Then go to the tunnel and spend time getting comfortable with the idea of flying your body. There are people out there who are awesome body fliers who have zero or 2 or ten skydives. It's ok to be scared, and the tunnel allows us to learn to do really cool shit in a safe controlled environment. Maybe that's the place for you. Then, if and when you're ready, get on a plane with a couple of instructors, find your mental happy place, and get out. You'll be fine. Breathe. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  12. I'm wearing a pair right now. I was pissed when I couldn't find them anymore. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  13. Go to San Diego, find the nearest Pizza Port, and have their Hop 15. It's like a party in your mouth. Hoppy and delicious and oh god I'm gonna come. A close second is gumballhead by three floyds. Current after work favs are Goose Island Honkers Ale or 312. Any of the New Glarus beers will rock your socks, although if you're not in southern wisconsin you're sol. Tough, more for me. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  14. I'll give you two expired bus transfers, a button, some pocket lint, and a melted kitkat bar. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams
  15. http://www.wisfoic.org/an-openmeetingslaw.html Relevant section is 19.84, stating that meeting must be announced 24 hours in advance, unless in case of emergency which would make that impossible; 2 hours notice is otherwise required. The meeting was scheduled for 6 pm and notice was given at 4:10. That's too late by either measure. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. --Douglas Adams