BlindBrick

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  • Main Canopy Size
    269
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    288
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    R-Max
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Skyranch
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    35382
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    340
  • Tunnel Hours
    0
  • Years in Sport
    9
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    60
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    100
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

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    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    No
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  1. Does anyone have a photo or remember the N number from the "Uncle Sam" caravan that used to be at Skydive America-Pahokee during the Olav days? -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Tony SuperMach One

    I transitioned from a Prodigy 1 to a SuperMach at about 25 jumps (after entering ws with the bare minimum suggested # of jumps), and with absolutely no disresepct to Tony or his suits, I wished I hadn't. My SuperMach is a wonderful suit but it absolutely demands that you are able to fly well before you ever strap it on. I wasn't a good flyer when I got the suit and being the only wingsuiter at a small dropzone, I didn't have anyone who could help me. Thus for the first 30 or so jumps I put on it, I would spend the first part of a jump flying in very tight circles as I fought with the suit over who was flying who. It was also unforgiving (when combined with my bad technique) at pull time and I had three chops from severe, irrecoverable linetwists in under 80 jumps on it. That suit scared me so bad I almost got out of the sport and to put it in perspective, I entered this sport as someone who had 20/80 vision in one eye and 20/140 in the other eye so I don't scare easily in the sky. Now that've I've got way more jumps on the suit, I love it. It's fast and, at my wingloading, wickedly agile. But I would never in a million years recommend it to someone with less than 80-100 ws jumps. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Rules For Non Skydiving Packers?

    The "Rigger" rating used to exist for that purpose but was done away with by the FAA which is why now the entry-level rigging rating is Sr. Rigger. -BB "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
  4. R-max's are f'ing awesome. All that structural reenforcement isn't just for looks. Mine has handled rough openings overloaded by 15% and lands well at 1.25. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Parts for the MT-1X, where to find?

    I'm good. Someone resurrected a 9 year old thread. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Off Landings and Law Suits.

    As a former rancher I udnerstand the horseowners position. However, I'm curious about what the liability owuld be for both dz and farmer McNasty if due to McNasty's complaints, the dzo/m marked that field off limits and someone got killed trying to avoid landing in that field. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Drop Zone Web Pages

    If a perosn wishing to be a non-tandem jumper can't find the dz without the aid fo a dz, maybe this isn't the right sport for them. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Harness failures

    Sorry for being a bit late to the conversation. I've seen a fair bit of webbing wear on some old, very rough handled Telesis I's but I've only seen two atually harness failures (albeit, I was at a small dz). The first was at one of the later Quincy's and a large jumper jumped an old rig where the thread had went rotten. Most of the stitching let go as the canopy opened. Jumper reported an unusually soft opening on a Sabre I, which we think is the only thing that saved his life. Second time was on my own rig when I, a very heavy jumper, was learning to fly wingsuits. I have an extremely high forward velocity and my slider doesn't function well during ws deployments, so I had some truely brutal openings before I learned to get the suit shut down before opening. After one hard-opening jump that damaged my ws, I thought to do an in-depth inspection on the rig. During that inspection, I noticed that the seam on one side of the left riser's 3 ring loop had opened up about 4/5th's of the way. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Possible Skydiving Reality Show

    If you can't find manufactured drama at a dz, you must already have passed out by the bonfire! -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Possible Skydiving Reality Show

    After working with us, the crew that does 19 and Counting tried to pitch a reality show about our dz, but it never went anywhere. Personally, I think a better bet would to be more like Discovery's shows and have multiple dz's represented so you get get a feel for Perris or Z-hills size ops as well as the mom&pop 182 dz's. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
  11. that wing is not going to be landed anytime soon.... Just need wheels. For years, I thought that what wingsuits really need is hardpoints on the belly so you could attach a street luge. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Guinness World Record

    It might have gotten lost in translation. That would be about 10 km. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Tandem jump goes to sh*t...

    Can someone with a little more experience confirm/debunk something for me? People have been blasting the the videographer for interferring. I've seen this a few times and last night I paid attention to the videographer's actions. By the time he docks, the straps appear to have slid onto the upper calf of the passenger. To me the videogrpaher appears to have actually grabbed the strap and moved it back up above the knee and into the reach of the TM who grabs it and snugs it up some more. This allows the passenger to beend her knees more which seems to play a major art in keeping her legs in the harness for deployment and canopy flight. Am I reading that right? -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
  14. They can't fix stupid. -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."
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    Dropzone in Alaska?

    Alska Sky Sports said they were shut down, I was wondering if this is permanent or if they just haven't started their seaosn yet? -Blind "If you end up in an alligator's jaws, naked, you probably did something to deserve it."