L.O.

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    90
  • Main Canopy Other
    220 Fury
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    113

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    S&TA at Skydive Wissota
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    16935
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    5400
  • Years in Sport
    17
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    4000
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    500

Ratings and Rigging

  • AFF
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
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  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  1. L.O.

    Anything I have to see in Milwaukee?

    You can always go find the ACE hardware store where Jeffery Dahmer got all his supplies. East Troy is just outside town to the south west and is a great dropzone. Those two things should be good for a couple days anyway. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  2. L.O.

    is it ok..time between jumps

    If I were you, I would take the month off work and fly up to Skydive Wissota. Including the air fare, it will cost around 1000 to get your A license. The staff are all world teamer, AFFIs or 4-way competitors, most of your jumps will be videoed for free. Of coarse you can always find a small DZ that is a lot less expensive in your local. Then after you get your A you can go and jump the big planes. It would be much more productive to complete the training in short order. stretching the time out will likely result in additional jumps and more expense. Good luck. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  3. jump 1 May 11, 1991 All I did for the first year was fly skydivers. 100 9-15-93 Still flying mostly. 1000 9-14-96 forced retirement (serious injury) Feb 9 98 16 months off. 5000 9-1-07 I do 400+ every year now.and have for the last seven or eight years. I wish I could do more. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  4. L.O.

    Got Wings?

    Wings Vision. W1-2. EXT. Velocity 90 main, Optimum113 reserve. I have a Wings W1-3 with a 109-M reserve and a Xaos 89 main, but that thing is 5 years old is is so well used. My new vision is a work of art. Cut in laterals, spacer foam, dual pillows, articulated, you name it. It fits like a glove and is about an inch shorter then my Wings-3. Both these rigs are so small I could forget I had them on. These rigs are so nice, Thats why I'm a dealer. Edited by amazingly hot and fabulous fiancee to include pictures. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  5. L.O.

    Where are all the SKYDIVERS???

    HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  6. L.O.

    packing classes

    classes? thats sounds like something you have to pay for. Come to my place here in WI, I'll teach you for free. Any time, any day. no problem. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  7. We send the plane (182) with one if you pay for two. I went up in an Otter at Couch to check the clouds. Just me. Did an Otter last week with ten. The more gas goes up, the more the min number. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  8. 2.3 on the Velocity 90. 2,3 on the FX 89. 2.3 on the Xaos 89. 540s on every one, great practice. I only do about 150 video per year, not full time. I do a lot more fun jumps. The Velo rules for the swoop. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  9. I always thought the Bacon thing, was just me. Now I know I'm not alone in the world. Thanks Bill. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  10. L.O.

    Fall Rates ?

    Most flat flying 4-way is about 120 to125 at my DZ. Down to 115, anything less is crazy slow. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  11. L.O.

    Shouldn't we Know more about our Gear?

    Not knowing your gear is dangerous. If you choose to remain illiterate about your gear, your dangerous to yourself and the sport. I am not asking for a lot, just the basics. If you are unwilling to gain at least a small base of knowledge about the gear that is saving your life, then you don't deserve to be in the sport. That is the way it is at my DZ and if you show up, you better at least have a clue. If your a student thats one thing but a regular jumper no excuses HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  12. L.O.

    Dytter settings

    1. 3600- get the last Point and go 2. 2500 you better be gone. 3 1500 oh baby look out below. I have not heard the 1500 in a long time. I do almost exclusively 4-way and most people I jump with know how to track like rockets. If they can't track we move the break to 4 istead of 35. 8-ways break at 4, unless there are low timers, then it's 45. On a skydive bigger then 8 you might see a 45r. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  13. L.O.

    RW avg fall rate

    How is your pro-trac set. skydiver air speed or true? I Just got my Pro-Trac last year and it has always been set to true air-speed. If it's set to true then they must be jumping wing suites. A slow jump at my home DZ is anything under 120. The faster the better, when doing 4-way my team is always around 122-125. I really don't know that much about how the pro-trac works so I'm just comparing. I have been on jumps that showed as 112-115 but I had to struggle and be in the right jumpsuit. Good luck. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  14. L.O.

    CRW in Wisconsin

    Wissota would like to represent. I have my Fury in a Jav, another Fury without a rig and a Maverick in a old Vector Plus we have Jeremy with his Fury 200 CReW only canopy. Lynn wants to learn also. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.
  15. L.O.

    Damn This Sport Is Expensive!

    It all comes down to what it's worth to you. I got my B and first rig for about 2000 but that was back a few years. This weekend I got my new Velo (50 jumps used) for 1700. I will order a new SR Vsion this week 1700. The refund will go for the new 113 optimum 1300. I've almost made 100 since 1/1. Just an average year for me. So, after 17 years in May(11), I figure about 125G. If you don't count the medical bills. If you count them, it's about 1.5 million but thats a whole different story. HPDBs, I hate those guys. AFB, charter member.