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  1. johnnyboy

    What is this plane? #26

    helio stallion? jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    Although i completely violated my own reasoning, the reason for no RSL was the whole belief that i wanted to get stable before i pulled my reserve. Also. i dont ever want me to cutaway my main and have my reserve deployed before my main clears, for instance if it gets caught partly on my leg. jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    Thank you
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    1st reserve ride!!

    I need to come jump at your DZ then
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    1st reserve ride!!

    A bow flex would only build muscle which weighs more than fat. My wind resistance would be less and i would weigh more. That wouldnt help jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    I had a spring PC during AFF almost 3 years ago in Taft. You are sure right about the reserve ride. I had never flown it nor did i know how accurate i could land it. When i saw hte main goinng towards the houses, i said there is no way i am trying to land in a street with cars, trees, wires, etc. I was just REALLY bummed that no one even my coach saw it. Rather than saying, "You are alive" or "You survived," All i got was "Why didnt you land by your main?" jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    can you tell me/us what size was your main? what size was the reserve? what was the wing loading? did you buy beer? Triathlon 190 Stellar 180 I weigh 270 out the door (same rig since jump 17), so i am loading it at about 1.35-1.4 On average, i fall about 130 mph on my belly, even on deployment (i need to do something about that because my body has no wind resistance but has all hte weight. 5 different jumpsuits only slow me down up to 4 mph) my max speed was 182 on that jump occurring on the 2nd half (based on the average of 144 on 2nd half). YES, i bought beer
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    1st reserve ride!!

    in an emergency, i can understand how one loses altitude awareness. WHen i was spinnning out of control, all i cared about was chopping that sucker and getting a better one out. NO jump could ever give you that feeling of going back into freefall after cutting away. People talk about that roller coaster feeling that we really dont get.......I got it that jump. I guess i owe a bottle of scotch jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    after my reserve opened, i did a control check and then looked for traffic. I then checked the alti and found the DZ (we had a VERY bad spot). I was way north of the DZ and my canopy was going North. At about 1000 feet, i knew the canopy was going towards the houses so i decided not to land near it. It wasnt until an hour later when i realized no one realy watches that i didnt have money to buy another main. As i drove around Perris, i kept callin manifest until finally the rigger's husband turned it in. the FIRST thing out of ANYONE"S mouth was "why didnt you land by your main?!?" I said it wasnt safe.................... jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    I usually open at 4 to allow for some room to regain stability in case of a mal, but when it happened, i didnt even think to get stable again, i knew i needed an open canopy. I was pretty much standing up when it opened. Scared the s@$t out of me........ i agree about the main jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    1st reserve ride!!

    i survived
  12. johnnyboy

    Law school is driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!

    Are you saying it will get worse? Great. Maybe I should just cutaway like the movie
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    Law school is driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!

    Fellow law students unite. Who wants to ditch class and go jump? Everyone I think. Anyways, I am a 2 and a 1/2 L and doing a joint degree (JD/MDR). I am now sitting in "arbitration practice" and wishing i could be back in the air learning to backfly. who else is stuck in the law realm and especially, who is attending law school in LA (I am at Loyola (JD) and Peppderdine (MDR)) jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    Point Break

    I could let you borrow Dropzone and Terminal Velocity jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    freefly suit suggestions

    Thank you all for helping me out. Skydivers really ARE the nicest people around tdog, Your suggestion is great!! I would have never thought of that, and you are right, it shouldnt be that hard. My mother sews, so I will take care of that. However, I am in law school, and my free time is extremely limited, so i have to sit on that for a while. However, when I get good enough to not screw up my suit, I will go that route for sure
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    freefly suit suggestions

    I am looking for an inexpensive freefly suit. I looked online and I found a place in Australia that sells them for $99, however, there shipping is ridiculous. I was hoping you fellow jumpers may have other suggestions of what stores to look. thanks
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    Final grades came back

    Grades in what? What school do you go to? Congratulations on your A's and B's I have to wait another 10 days for my grades ........I am scared So I am just going to keep jumping until I get them Blue skies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Triathlon 190 v Z-Po 210

    Jakee, Thank you for bringing up the reserve issue. I was going to ask about that next. I myself have been seriously concerned about the size of that reserve. Apparently, my rigger told me a PD reserve 160 actually translates to a 174 square foot canopy. I dont know how exactly that works, but that is what I was told......... Even if the canopy is 16 square feet smaller than my main, I think i would be scared shitless being under a new, smaller canopy at 1k after having a nerve wrecking cut-away (knock on wood
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    Triathlon 190 v Z-Po 210

    Thank you sooooo much for your advice That is exactly what I wanted to hear. I was thinking of the possibility that because of my lack of experience, I probably wouldnt notice too much of a difference on the 190. And for the low turns, I wouldnt dare after reading all the incident reports this year. I am way too inexperienced to try anything of that sort. Additionally, what can you tell me about how you feel about the Triathlon being a first canopy? Moreover, can you tell me anything about the rest of the gear? Airtwardo, I know we need to have a discussion about the reserve, so please see my response to Jakee below
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    Triathlon 190 v Z-Po 210

    As a newbie, I have to ask you pros for some comments, hopefully to calm my nerves I have recently found a rig with such an incredible price, I couldnt turn down the offer. It is a Quasar II container, Triathlon 190, PD Reserve 160 and a Cypres. Without flying it, I bought it. The rigger at my DZ repacked the reserve, inspected it, and flew it giving me A+ comments........ However, I only have 18 jumps. I weigh 230 and I have yet to stand up my landing (I guess I am made to have dust appear when I land and tumble
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    Newbie with gear questions. Help! :)

    You are very correct. That is the only worry I have. I was told by my JM that the reserve is usually smaller than the main, so I hope they are correct. Hopefully if I ever have to use it, I will be good enough to fly it What do you think about the set-up. Yay? Nay? Is it freefly friendly? Everything except the Cypres was manufactured in 97, so I hope its new enough to be good. Either way the rigger at my DZ will inspect it before I fly it. jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos
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    Newbie with gear questions. Help! :)

    Thank you all very very much for the information. I know I should not be buying something until I can get better, but I also dont want to be grounded because of a lack of a rig. I am definitely buying used as inexpensive as possible so I can have the option of selling the rig off when I get better and desire to downsize. Good news!!!! I did find a hell of a rig for a good price. My DZ told me to have the seller send it to them and they will inspect it. Over the phone, they did tell me that the sizes are right, so here are the specs: Quasar II (97) Triathlon 190 (97) PD Reserve 160 (97) Cypres (01) The only thing that scares me is the 160 reserve, because of the wing loading, but my JM said it would be fine. The only downsizing I will be doing is jumping from a 210 Z-Po to a 190 Triathlon. Thank you all again for your advice....it helped a lot. If you like, please go ahead and tell me what you think of what i found. I cant exactly land on my feet under any canopy but hopefully I will learn before the next 7 jumps when I am elegible for an A license. Again, I dont know much about the equipment, so any feedback would be nice. I dont even know if the container is freefly friendly!!!!! Thanks again
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    Newbie with gear questions. Help! :)

    Hello everyone, I am new to this sport...only 18 jumps, but I am ready to buy a rig. The last 2 times I went to my DZ, the rental rig that fits me was being shared with other jumpers so I only fit in 1 jump each day. Regardless, here are my questions/dilemmas: I am looking at used gear and I want to know what to buy. I have been flying a Z-Po 210 which I enjoy. I was also told that a Spectre would do me good as well. I am terrible under canopy, so I need something very forgiving but fun at the same time for the next few years. I am looking at used gear here at this site, and I dont exactly know what to look for as far as canopies and containers. Ideally, I would buy a javelin or mirage (i hear those are nice), a spectre 190 and a pd-reserve 218, with a cypres of course. However, I think it would be foolish of me (and it would wipe out my financial aid) to buy new gear so early in this sport. Used is my best choice. But when I look at the classifieds, I have no clue what to get. What really spawned this posting was after I had found a rig and told my instructor about it, which he told me the container was a "pilot-chute trap." I really dont want a horeshoe malfunction, so I am turning to you all great people to give me some advice: What can I buy that will have the least amount of malfunctions, very forgiving under canopy, and freefly friendly (i plan to learn to freefly one of these days>....probably after I learn to belly-fly
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    ANY LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS HERE?!?!?!

    Where do you go to school? I just started at Loyola. This week has been hell!!!! The earlier part of the week wasnt that bad, but the end sucks. I have no time whatsoever to brief the cases for tomorrow, I can barely read through them right now.................this sucks!!! I need to jump asap!!!!!!!!!!! jumpers ARE better all around people than whuffos