potatoman

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  1. potatoman

    Military HALO opening altitude?

    For a moment I was trying to figure out what type of a jump a OTOH was. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  2. potatoman

    Skysurfing Skyboards

    Assisted a friend back in the late 90's to build a beginner board. Building the beginner board was not difficult. Finding the darn board after how many board cut-aways.......First problem was to get upright before pull. The next was, once you spin, well, you spin. (on vertical axis) LOL, don't forget the "stabilising webbed gloves".
  3. potatoman

    The four times you might quit skydiving

    How crazy is this. I posted injury as a show stopper......and yeah, I broke myself..... Damn, why did I write that You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  4. You have a couple of frapps lying around in your gear storage. Your rig expired, but you bought it new, but you will never sell it, and yes, it is always packed and ready. Just in case. OH, it had a "throw out on the legstrap" with a sh1tload of Velcro. Damn, that 145 eliptical was the smallest state of the art canopy back then. LOL What front risers? I hook it in......toggle style. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  5. potatoman

    Air volume inside cells

    Yup, was a kid once too. Got some nice "tiger claw" rips through my jumpsuit. Back to volume. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  6. potatoman

    Air volume inside cells

    Have you tried crew with high performance canopies? Think there would be a serious pressure difference between low aspect 7 cell types, and high speed smaller ones. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  7. potatoman

    Dealing with Excess Adrenaline

    Excess Adrenaline? I can't seem to get enough, so all the peeps that have too much, please send it to me. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  8. potatoman

    Air volume inside cells

    Iran and ran and ran. Volume per cell or total volume.... Remember you have some tapered/eliptical canopies. Get dimensions from manufacturer, then it should be fairly simple, or get a blown up old canopy. What would be interesting though, is air pressure. That wing gets rock solid in the air.... You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  9. potatoman

    Motorcycle + Rig?

    Like your protective gloves... You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  10. potatoman

    You Know Nothing About Seatbelts - Part 2

    diverdriver, I had simliar youngster pilot go into cloud, nose down, and he froze once we came out diving straight down. Another jumper actually, from the ceiling, pulled the yolk back. If we had seatbelts on, I doubt anybody would have survived the flight. Negative G on a seatblet......Pilot error though, but has relevance to wearing seatbelts, or in this case not. To me, it is up to the pilot to make the call, he/she is in charge or the plane, and also in charge of CG. I would personally prefer a more forward CG then aft, purely cause I like speed, and speed equals more lift. I disagree with some statements, but keep them coming Nette.
  11. Give a newb a new experience. Do a funjump, with a different exit. Guarilla, or carthweel or something. They all want to do those odd jumps, and probably will, but without thinking about the risk, or with another newb. You are definitely getting beer after that. Win win. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  12. ABCD mainly from what I have seen, novice to expert. There is a difference between a License, and a Rating. You cannot loose your license, but you can loose your rating You can be grounded though. LOL - even for life. Ratings below: JM Jumpmaster AI Artistics Instructor FF Flat Fly or old school freefall TIstr Tandem Instructor on Strong CPI Canopy Piloting blah blah blah You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  13. potatoman

    Turbulence Is Trying To Hide From You - Here’s Where to Look

    Now, dust devils.... How do you spot those, when there is only clean air inside them Also, just above the receiving side of a hangar, where the air is pushed upwards.....Can make for nice lift, and then that sudden forward surge/drop.
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    Old rigs

    I can't throw mine away......Sentiment Specially not my very 1st rig, thats end of life now. Not even a single jump on the reserve, knots are still "crunchy". My kid will probably bin it one day once I'm gone. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to tell you how Fu***** stupid it is. Davelepka - "This isn't an x-box, or a Chevy truck forum" Whatever you do, don't listen to ChrisD.
  15. potatoman

    On-Point Off-Landings: A Primer

    Another small tip, specially when in farm like country. Avoid anything thats straight, thats MAN made, probably a nice looking road, but with "invisible" wires etc. If it's an 8way or so off, land close to your team. You never know when you gonna twist that ancle up, or get stuck hanging in a tree. My carry on articles: mobile phone, knife, cash, pullup --> Call someone, fight for your life, pay for a lift home, field packing carries a lot easier through thorny terrain. Like your articles.