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  1. When I look at my profile; I have the ability to "Ignore [myself as] User." If selected: Do I still Exist? I think not; therefore I can't? Just a little morning humor guys. I saw that I have the ability to ignore myself and the brain went one-liners on me.
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    Tall Tales

    I met this "same" guy. He went to a "top-secret" combined military SL & HALO course at Ft. Bragg. According to his DD214 - he had two months and two days in the military. Just about enough time to maybe complete basic and outprocess from the military.
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    In defense of Icarus Tandem

    Very well put. I was a fan of the Icarus 330/365 during my time as a TI
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    Tipping your AFF instructors

    There was a significant discussion on this several years ago, but I'm having trouble finding it with a search. Most Instructors wouldn't treat you any different if you tipped or not. Many would accept a gracious offer. If you offer and one turns you down; please don't be offended. Some choose to keep their students at arm's length.
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    Going Home Again

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    Best container for a big guy

    Best one for me was the WingsEXT. Comfortable, longer, so the reach to pull was not as far up my back, etc. 6"6" 250# and jumped a disparate reserve & main. Main was a 169 and the reserve was a 249 Dash-M. Had it custom built with only hip articulation. Hope that helps. Anvil Brother #2
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    Aff footage? Is it frowned apon?

    You may want to consider hiring a videographer that is not an Instructor to focus specifically on video.
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    AFF and Anxiety

    Go up to the search function and type in Anxiety. 120 results about the same sensation. It ain't just you. Harness it, challenge it, but don't let it turn to fear. Good Luck!
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    Youngest Swooper?

    In the early 2000's; Jeff Mullins was jumping an Extreme FX 84 and win/show/placing in swoop events. He has since gone on to become a Major in the Marine Corps and was one of the Blue Angel pilots last year. Another contender at that time was Luigi Cani - he jumped a VX 65, but I don't know how young he was.
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    THC & Dropzones

    If a dropzone is on a federally subsidized airport, but in a state where THC is recreationally legal; can the DZO be arrested for allowing cannabis on the DZ location?
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    Big SOB:)

    Really shouldn't be a problem. Check around with some of the local DZ's. In many cases these days; DZ's have a Max weight rig of 300# on hand for us bigger guys. Your background in paragliding would be a big plus for me.
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    Duly noted. Should have thought about that as I've used the "Report" feature myself.
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    Except that it would "appear" that the forums no longer list "Moderated by" nor do the moderators appear to be greenies anymore. So, how do the young'uns or newly registered know? Hope you're doing well. Keith
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    Q & A - Q

    In the event that someone asks something in Q&A and never returns to select the best answer . . . What is the emechanism for that question to have the best answer chosen, so it doesn't remain in the "Unanswered" section? Can a moderator select on their behalf? For Example - first timer, one post, not been back in a week.
  15. OK Thank you for the clarification.
  16. In the old format; one had to be registered and signed in to view the forum threads. Now it would appear that one can view any thread without registering or signing in. Was that your intention?
  17. Not any responsible dropzones. I'm going to be a bit more blunt. You appear to have a BMI of >40% and look to be middle-aged. Of concern is not only that you are over most of the maximum weight allowance for the gear (assuming the gear was rated for 300# - you would still be 70-80#s over counting gear weight); but that you would be extremely susceptible to injury on landing. Ankles, Knees, Back, etc are all the hydraulic mechanisms you're going to need to land. What are your thoughts about jumping off a 12' ladder? Several times? Because many students don't land well for awhile. Now, let's factor in heart. There is an enormous amount of adrenaline released before, during and after a jump. How's your cholesterol? Any heart issues? Don't think so? Maybe it's time to get a blood test for cholesterol and an echo. In some countries; you can't skydive without a medical certificate. I would encourage you to get a physical and talk to your Doctor about a life meal plan and cardiovascular exercise (40 minutes a day on some type of cardio machine along with the meal plan should help you to lose 100 lbs in about 10 months). Not only will you feel better and be healthier, but your confidence in your ability to jump will go up; while your propensity for injury will go down. . BIGUN - Anvil Brother Skydiving Team AB#2
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    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    He may be honoring his brother's last wishes.
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    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    You can find either volume in the $50.00 range. i.e.,
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    IAD/SL Instructor Course

    Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6a
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    Shipping skydive rig internationally
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    Broken nose :/

    DISCLOSURE - NOT A DOCTOR: Broken noses usually heal in about 3 weeks. If it starts bleeding daily or you get a temperature; you should go see a doctor.