Salsa_John

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  1. I see this as an issue with jumpers in general that do HPL's. I am mindful that not all jumpers are swoopers. I have personally seen a much higher number of injuries among jumpers that do HPL's than ones that don't. I have seen someone turn his canopy perpendicular to the ground at less than 50 feet in a area where there were already numerous jumpers landing and gathering their gear. When I remarked about how he should be careful I got attitude. "Don't put your limitations on me". Though I applaud his obvious skill and finesse as a canopy pilot, I strongly disagree with the chosen time and place. I have seen numerous almost in air and on ground collisions, on ground collisions, one in air collision, numerous jumpers getting cut off all by HPL jumpers. I see a definite trend. Though most HPL jumpers do not have this person's attitude, most feel it is their right to do HPL's. I totally agree with Billvon's post option 1 and think representatives from all disciplines should be chosen to decide on an update to the BSR regarding HPL's I have lost 2 friends, had several friends injured, and seen numerous other jumpers nearly injured or killed. I am personally shocked that the HPL's jumpers were not the first to propose safety changes and in some cases are fighting them. Even after the recent deaths, the behaviors continue to cause injury and death. I see this now as a case as "You won't clean up your house, so we will do it for you." I teach safety in another industry. I repeatedly tell my students 2 things: 1. The only good safety device is between your ears. 2. If you are not always thinking about safety, you are not being safe, just lucky. We need to do something now and Billvon's group has mad a good start. I like term non-standard landings. If we can separate freeflyers from rw'rs and rw'rs from wingsuit flyers by jump order. I am sure we can put our collective intelligences together to address this issue. "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  2. John O'Donnell Roller Blading Don Yarling Heart Attack Johnny Gates Heart Attack Miss you guys... "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  3. !@##$%$%#@@$$#!!!!!!!!! I jumped with Bob a few times. He was a great mentor. Blue Skies "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  4. This is Trudy. "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  5. Enjoyed seeing everyone and getting some good jumps in. Thanks to Trey and All the SDA staff for the hard work. Tammy and Scotty: thanks for the great food. Thanks to Skydive Deland for the use of the Otter. Special thanks to DZMeomories.com, Sunpath, and Skydive Radio for sponsoring the Salsa. Pics can be found at: http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g56/Salsa_John/Thomaston%20Halloween%202006/ "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  6. Driving up from Orlando Friday after work. Have room and will share ride. Yes, I am bringing Salsa and LOTS of chips. There will be really hot stuff (Green) and Murder/Death/Kill stuff (Warning, Danger Will Robinson!!) (Orangeish) on the side. "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  7. Contact Scott Miller. He is one of the best. His training saved my ass several times. He travels and may be in your area soon. http://freedomofflight.tv/index.php "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  8. I have been incarcerated in a mexican prison for trying to smuggle special peppers out of mexico for a boogie... Medium Salsa will be provided Green(hot) and yellow(Deadly) will be on the side "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  9. I'm in if I can get a ride from Orlando. Yes, there will be plenty of Salsa adventurechick avalonwings brierebecca carbonezone (scotty, tami, herc, tommy & boogie) CG chaoskitty Cora (McDuck's) CSpenceFLY(with the Hog Flop Trophy) dzmemories Goofyjumper fmmobley hisgoofyness hottielicious Icon134 jeiber - probably Jessie07 Katz kelel01 Lauraliscious littleskycrab livendive McDuck mindway69 Missg8tordivr (hopefully ) MLKSKY namgrunt nanner ncfitzge ntacfreefly popsjumper (straight from the Hog Flop) Salsa SimplyputSI Skinnyshrek skyedivr teamjenn1 tmaricle55 yardhippie Mostly_Harmless +10 "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  10. You are way more beautiful than she is! "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  11. Prayers and Vibes... "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  12. happy Bday! "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  13. That applies to handguns only. The USPS will ship long guns. I've done it. Quite correct. May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service? [Back] A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  14. happy Bday! "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  15. To be safe... Must be shipped from dealer to dealer. They will charge a small fee. They will ship it for you. Check your local state laws In many states you can ship yourself for repair. Use FEDEX or UPS Next day air. DO NOT Ship by USPS Just carrying it on the property is a felony. seriously, if you do not want to take a chance of it getting lost...pick it up. Many firearms get"LOST" in transit. Keep it securely encased and in the trunk. Do not store ammo with it. Do not drive through Nevada. Some areas you can not even transport a firearm. Again, if you are unsure call reputable dealers in BOTH states. "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez