jasonwhack

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    21621
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  • Number of Jumps
    6900
  • Years in Sport
    10
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    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    500
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    BASE Jumping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    156

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  1. Great!!!!, just waiting for my confirmation email for registraion. Still looking for jumps in Netherlands Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  2. I will be in Amsterdam Jan 19 through the weekend and then throughout Europe and the UK. I am interested in anyone who knows the area who might have some jump suggestions. I am also looking for interested parties to accompany me =) Hope someone can help. Cheers Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  3. I am looking for Jason Farrant or Ryan Mancey both from the UK. They visited Las Vegas for a little while a few years ago. Hope someone knows them, please pass on the message if you see it. Cheers Jason Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  4. Traveling to Barcelona Spain this weekend and wondering if anyone has any (jumping and general) information for the area. Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  5. That is exactly what the ABP seeks. Below is a section of the brief proposed to the Utah State Parks Board regarding the ease of which the sport can be introduced into their regulatory system. Right along your lines; "virtually" takes nothing away or add any burden to the system. The legacy is the biggest hurdle. =) ------------ What we Seek We propose that backcountry parachuting in relevant state parks be patterned after the climbing regulations that currently exist in those units. This will lessen the new load on the overall administrative system by creating a sub-system whose basic structure is familiar and already-designed, fine-tuned and implemented. . We feel confident backcountry parachuting has a place in the park systems management plan. ------------ Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  6. Has anyone been able to find out what happened to him yet? I am trying to find his Dad, I have a phone number but it was busy all day. I will keep trying. Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  7. That really sucks =( http://www.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/individual_display.jsp?obitID=4221645 Shawn and I did not always see I to I in Las Vegas, especially when he decided to cutaway because he needed a repack but Shawn loved to jump and loved the sport. I will miss giving him shit... Blue Skies Forever Shawn... Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  8. Most cops are that way about enforcement. About being ridiculous, you should read the following.... http://www.backcountryparachutists.org/documents/Paragliding_2005-02_Kiting_Arrests.pdf Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  9. Now that is classic =) Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  10. I have been sending correspondence to several state and federal agencies. I have certified it, FedEx it, faxed it, mailed it, email it and made it dance. I still get the same form letters back with the same text. Email is the most popular form of a grassroots campaign. I have also used most of those systems several times and I get a written responce about 40% of the time and an email responce 100% of the time. Jason Dawson Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  11. Anyone have any experience landing at 11,000 + ft? I have jumped in density altitude higher but the highest for true altitude would be 7,000ft. Any pointers would be great. Jason Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  12. Thank you, I also just got a message from someone else with this... https://www.specialtyrisk.com I am getting 500,000 coverage, it includes other stuff like ambulence, baggage loss, and a few other coverages. The only stip is the jump has to be legal. Thanks for all the help Jason Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  13. I think it should be split. I would think it should be more structured as Forums:The Base Zone:Topic instead of being a related sport. It is a related sport but it would serve people better if they were able to choose the forum of their interested in the activity rather then have to read all the chit chat compiled into one. Jason jasond@backcountryparachutists.org Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  14. Does anyone have any suggestions on obtaining insurance for travel in Europe? Medical, travel, unexpected whatever. Whatever insurance you know about would be handy. Some spoke of heli rescue insurance on another thread and I am leaving for Europe in late Sept and this info would be gold. Jason jasond@backcountryparachutists.org Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."
  15. Quotewe all agree with those sentiments. ------------------------------------------------------------ but you'd be greatly raising BASE's profile. that would accelerated the perceived rapid growth of, um, "less than ethical" jumpers. of course, the authorities would see no difference from --name your BASE hero-- to someone devoid of training. ----------------------------------------------------------- You could say the same thing for a lot of backcountry activities. Backpacking, climbing, drunken cliff jumping, and more are all legal in the National Park system. Each of these activities brings with it the same issues. Climbers have been fined heavily for attempting something out of their league requiring rescue. Progress will dictate in time the system will learn to understand the sport better. Fair and equal access to the national park system I don’t think is going to raise the profile of BASE jumping anymore then BASE jumpers do already (TV, Newspapers, etc). -------------- ALL BASE sites would be susceptible to increase activity from novices. -------------- Can’t you say the same thing about any of the legal jumps in the world? They have created an increase in novice activity. All the problems will never be worked out just as they are not for the climbers and other backcountry users. I can tell you if you ask any of the other backcountry users who are permitted in the NPS, they would rather be enjoying their activity then not. Jason ---The opinions expressed herein are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent the opinions or goals of any group Jason Darrow Said "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."