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  1. BobMoore

    Possible Skydiving Reality Show

    The networks are promoting their new shows on YouTube?
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    The skydive is over after they land. The instruction is over after the debrief. Come to think of it, the instruction is never over.
  3. You might be more successful with this. and
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    Icon reserve bridle folding?

    I have an Icon and will most likely use the manual I got with the rig many years ago. What do you think the problem is with the triangular method? Putting 3 full twists in the bridle doesn't seem to be any kind of a problem to me. The reserve should follow the pilot chute out with or without some twists in the bridle.
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    Visit Norway Interactive proximity wingsuit movie

    Sweet! This stuff is amazing, so amazing that my non-skydiver friends insist it is faked in some way.
  6. No, and I wouldn't throw a student out without an altimeter either.
  7. Wow! I didn't know his forward speed was that fast.
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    DZ with best view from the sky

    I have to say Lost Prairie, Montana. It's been my home DZ (I live in New York) for nearly 20 years now.
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    Unprofessional behavior caught on video

    That's something you might see a grade school student do. Definitely not behavior expected from an adult. I agree with you. That is not the least bit "cute".
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    a little rant ...

    I'm glad I did all that 20 years ago. Either the painful memory has dimmed or it didn't cost me nearly that much. Whatever. I did have fun doing it.
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    Latest on Tipping

    When I was teaching AFF I never got tipped. Maybe I wasn't very good.
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    When is it time................

    You just about summed it up there. I had a regular Monday-Friday 8 to 5 job that paid the bills and I worked at the DZ, it was a tandem factory, on Saturday and Sunday. That was okay, for a while, then the DZ got sold and I didn't agree with some of the opinions of the new owner, who had no instructor ratings. Those ten years were some of the most fun years of my life but the novelty wore off and now I jump for my own selfish amusement.
  13. Try real hard to be calm while talking to your customer. If you're nervous about your performance, have upset stomach after too many beers and chicken wings last night, you fear your girlfriend is about to leave you, put all that aside. Don't let them see you sweat. Over time you'll develop a routine of what they need to know, what you want them to know. Too much detail can be distracting to them. Stay away from the "fifth point of attachment" jokes. You never know how that will be received.
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    cx 100 help

    I can't help you. I just bought my CX100 a couple months ago, but you might want to specify that the videos are of your golden retriever in your back yard or this thread will go on for weeks about whether or not you have enough experience to jump with a camera.
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    What's happening at Elsinore?

    I was offended when Jim Wallace was pushed out many years ago. It may have been a business decision that seemed sound to the owner but it tainted the dropzone for me ever since. I haven't been back to jump there since then, but I am sure they don't even know who I am and are doing just fine without me.
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    Demise of the 4-stack award patch?

    I don't think you are over-reacting. I was pleased to receive my 4-stack patch. My first 4-stack just happened to be at night (2:00am) and I submitted the paperwork for the 4-stack award and also the nite 4-stack award. After I received the patches & stickers in the mail did I look closely at the paperwork and read the line that said you can not apply for the 4-stack and nite 4-stack awards for the same jump. I am happy the folks at headquarters decided to send both awards to me anyway. I have no idea how much it costs to make a run of, say, 30 patches. If they're not so popular they will just sit on the shelf until they do sell out. If I read between the lines of USPA's letter I'm afraid they are saying the other patches will not be available either after they run out of them. Or it may just be that they have to order a certain minimum number of patches and since they have plenty of the others they can't economically order just what they have run out of. I don't get to do CRW much anymore but I enjoyed my time in that activity.
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    Have you ever turned a student away?

    And now you have lots of jumps and many decades in the sport. Aren't you glad the people back then didn't think the way you are thinking now? Some students just need some calm encouragement from an authority figure. That's one of the traits of a good instructor.
  18. Correct, in the same sense that pulling your ripcord does not, I repeat, does not open/deploy your reserve. Changing the name of that little box from "Automatic Opener" to "Automatic Activation Device" was dreamed up by the manufacturers' lawyers. They didn't want their clients to be hauled into court to explain why their "Automatic Openers" didn't open the parachute. It's a legal technicality.
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    Parachute Club d'Aix

    Just learn a few simple French words like "Cut!", "Door!", and "Where's the bathroom?". You'll be fine.
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    Old skydive lost prairie footage

    Sorry, can't help. The best I can do is the 26th anniversary video, and maybe I have the 25th anniversary video around too, but that only goes back 17 and 18 years and I'm pretty sure there's no round stuff on there.
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    Video Concession Owners: I need your help

    What you want is a legal document. Why would you ask people like me? Go see a lawyer.
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    Tandem vs. AFF instructor preference?

    Okay, I'll be first. Back when I was doing tandem and AFF I much preferred tandem, by a huge margin, but that is because I was working at a tandem factory and was doing maybe 20 tandems for every 1 AFF. I was very comfortable with tandem and felt like I could handle anything (maybe that's a bad feeling to have?) but when I was on an AFF jump I was VERY aware of all that could go wrong, and it scared me. Bob
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    Patrick Dodgin

    He was my plane captain on one of the Roger Nelson world record attempts. A cool guy, real down to earth personality. Yes he was a pilot but did he ever get his pilots license?