jcoldren

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Gear

  • Container Other
    Infinity
  • Main Canopy Size
    111
  • Main Canopy Other
    Velocity
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    PDR
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive San Diego, CA
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    10483
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    12000
  • Years in Sport
    35
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1000
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1000
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

  • Static Line
    Instructor Examiner
  • IAD
    Instructor Examiner
  • AFF
    Instructor Examiner
  • Tandem
    Instructor Examiner
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  • Rigging Chest
    Senior Rigger
  • Rigging Seat
    Senior Rigger

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  1. I own a $300 kestrel ( I work military contracts and sometimes serve as the DZSO), And I have a $35 wind meter that attaches to my iPhone. They both give the exact same readings. You don’t need to spend a lot of money.
  2. Completely concur. -JC JC Coldren USPA I/E (SL, IAD, Tan, AFF) S&TA FAA Sr. Rigger
  3. Hi. Great question, and thank you for starting the discussion. I have owned my own tandem rig since 1987. However, it is currently sitting on a shelf, having not jumped it since 2007. Back in the day, because I could afford the purchase price and maintenance, it made sense to own. However, today I can see no viable reason to own one, especially here in the US, especially on the coasts, and especially if one is borrowing the money to buy and thinking of it as a business. Even the small Cessna DZ's I travel to have rigs on the shelf. But, I keep thinking that I will luck out and find a DZ that wants to rent my rig (like I did from 2000 - 2007). I charge a $50 per jump rig rental. JC JC Coldren USPA I/E (SL, IAD, Tan, AFF) S&TA FAA Sr. Rigger