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Everything posted by hexadecimal

  1. I've scaled back to doing 90s on most loads these days due to the increasing number of newer jumpers who seem to have no fucking idea why it's idiotic to spiral down below high performance traffic then start their standard (and not-so-standard, unpredictable, random s-turn) approaches across the high performance area at my home DZ.
  2. 1.) Check main landing area to be sure I have a large enough audience. 2.) Spiral down to 700ft. 3.) Hook.
  3. I love the description, seeing as how he posted it himself: "The amazing skydiving footage of Brian Germain. "
  4. I'm all for going to other dropzones when time permits, but personally I'm not going to drive 3 hours to do cessna hop and pops at a dropzone without a pond. Sorry.
  5. You need to downsize before you can learn to swoop. Based on your current skill level, and taking the incredible amount of experience you have into consideration, I'd suggest something sub-100. Anything larger wouldn't be enough of a challenge for someone of your skill level.
  6. They were probably never really your friends. You seem to whine a lot about nothing. Not many people like people who whine constantly. I find that incredibly hard to believe. How did you get to the dropzone to begin with? If you didn't drive yourself, maybe you'll think twice about that next time?
  7. A certain camera flyer for a team I won't name this past weekend almost inspired me to write an article called: SITTING NEXT TO THE DOOR: A SKYDIVERS WORST NIGHTMARE Inside: Learn how to gracefully back into the hole without anyone noticing what a pussy you are.
  8. If the quoted text describes you, it might be time to reconsider skydiving.
  9. If you were already drunk, chances are you never did really feel the effect of the absinth. The "hallucinogenic" (more like a mild contact high if you ask me) effects tend to be cancelled out by the alcohol after a few shots.
  10. Why would anyone want to give you any information? I'll always do my best to make sure incidents I see never make it to this forum. Leave investigating incidents to people who know what they're talking about.
  11. A large number of the people who frequent this forum are morons, and it can be difficult for newer people to figure that out. Best to leave the advice to actual skydivers rather than keyboard jockeys who make 20 skydives a year.
  12. Then get on a plane full of skydivers without your father on it, and do a normal recurrency jump like anyone else would do.
  13. It would be nice to know where this place is so that your claims could be verified. You'll have that info, as soon as you verify your claim that I stated people were landing in the swoop pond. Seems fair enough to me, and judging by the number of posts you make here, you have no lack of free time to find the post in which I supposedly stated that. It's also worth noting that my claim wasn't against "non swoopers at my DZ". There are many non-swoopers at my dropzone who are incredibly skilled under canopy.
  14. Did I say they landed in the pond? Yes. Where is the DZ? Find the post where I said that, and quote it. When you do that, I'll give you the name of the DZ.
  15. My home dropzone has a swoop pond to the north of the main landing area, and also a high performance area in front of the hangar. Unfortunately, many of the people who claim swoopers are trying to kill them, can't seem to land away from these areas... or even away from the runway for that matter. Should we also create a BSR to force dropzones to plan alternate areas for their planes to land, so that they don't kill someone who decides to land on the runway or tarmac in the loading area?
  16. Sooner or later, you'll regret having a RW jump tattooed on yourself for life.
  17. I personally don't see how a BSR will stop what I mentioned from happening, though. My home dropzone has a high performance landing area, which is a very small part of a GIGANTIC grass landing area. I have personally watched at least one of the people here who supposedly supports separate areas for swoopers land in that high performance area... and it wasn't because they were trying to get back from a bad spot, or any other reason out of their control. They also happened to come very, very close to kicking the top skin of the canopy of a jumper landing immediately before them.
  18. Nobody is. The problem is that many of the standard landing pattern types still insist on landing in the high performance areas, sometimes having close calls of their own with other standard landing pattern types along the way.
  19. Hopefully the dorkzone.com bonfire crew doesn't follow.