Salsa_John

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  • Main Canopy Size
    190
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • License
    B
  • License Number
    9913421
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    255
  • Years in Sport
    2
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    238
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    17
  1. Salsa_John

    BSR proposal for canopy patterns

    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. !@##$%$%#@@$$#!!!!!!!!! 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Salsa_John

    Canopy Schools

    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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. I will be there with Salsa. Skygirlpc psychobob hushpuppy johnny rkymthhigh ducky69 lauraliscious Popsjumper blair700 chuck leapdog Chaoskitty (probably) vdschoor (hopefully!) jeiber (hopefully) Salsa John Beach= "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  9. Salsa_John

    Team Dirty sanchez Boogie

    Ditto... The live band was phenominal! Definately a must do next year! Thanks! "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  10. http://www.airnav.com/airport/KDBN "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  11. Who wants Salsa? need to know how much to make... Who's bringing chips? Amanduh Agcskyharley (Waldo) bdbrown Becca BellyFlyer1985 BigM BillyVance (maybe) blueskyserenity Bolas? Bomb Squad Boomer & Chris ccowden Chaoskitty CieloDiosa CrazyRick crutch & Tammie CSpenceFly and Mrs. RoamingDZ (aka, Julie) Darkwing Dave Waters David King dbattman and a shovel Dokeman FlyDoc Fmmobley freefalle freelyflyn71 Gemini Gia Goofyjumper hisgoofyness HellaMannn Hushpuppy Icon134 Jeffskydiver & Connie jelloJ Jerry Fields? Jessie07 JGarcia jumpingbean001 Jumpchikk jumpergirl katiebear21 Keith Kramer Larry Thomas Lauraliscious Lisamarie Lister55 LoudDan marks McDuck & BoomBoom mcneill79 Micduran midnightrider Missg8tordivr monkycndo MOUTH Namgrunt Nanner Nate_1979 ncfitge oozzee Pendejo & 1snowangel philly51 Pincheck Popsjumper Psycho Bob & Patty Pyke RastaRicanAir Red Rocket ReLLik revillusion Rick Rookie120 Sabre2190 Salsa John Scotty Carbone selbbub78 skinnyshrek Skychick312 Skymama? skymonkeyONE Stl135 Superman32 Tami Carbone teamjenn1 The_Don & Jeannier UpNDown whodamiss Wildcard451 Wingnut wonderhog woodpecker vdschoor XenaSwampJumper Yardhippie & Hottieliscious "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  12. Salsa_John

    Team Dirty sanchez Boogie

    I'll be there with Salsa. Klingeme Jguy904 Jeffallen Alw RkyMtnHigh Squirell1 The111 MattFallsFast Salsa John "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  13. Salsa_John

    Z-Hills for New Years Roll Call

    Autumn said yesterday there will be a 4th otter and a Helo. I sent out the word to someone I know with a balloon. No promises on the balloon. A friend of mine will be flying Trikes and Gyro-copters on the other side of the airport and may stop by. ===================================== We can only hope------ the back ups yesterday and today were incredible. The third otter was running from lunch time on and helped a little. A fourth plane would give them some breathing room. "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  14. Salsa_John

    Reserve flap pops open in sit

    That is one of the concerns I had before I bought my rig. I went with a Vector for that reason and others "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez
  15. Salsa_John

    What colors did you choose for your canopy & why?

    mine is Flourescent orange and yellow with white. I chose it for visibility. My reserve is flourescent orange. I thought this would be a good Idea since I jump at a flight school. It did pay off once... "You did what?!?!" MUFF #3722, TDSM #72, Orfun #26, Nachos Rodriguez