jono

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  • Years in Sport
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    Freeflying
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  1. jono

    Good skydiving songs

    Addicted by Bliss N Eso Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  2. Must real nice having the plane load to yourself and instructors, then when you land stepping out of your rig and leaving it to someone else to pick it up and return with it to the packing area to repack it for you whilst you get a comfy ride back in a 4WD. Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  3. jono

    360 degree gopro

    Not the one I was looking for but same deal. http://iloveskydiving.org/view/videos/skydive-chicago-summerfest-360-interactive-experience-of-the-vertical-world-record/ Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  4. jono

    GoPro Fogging?

    It comes from closing the case in warm temps then exposing the case to cold temps at height. You can..... Fit the vented door or buy and put these http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/accessories/anti-fog-inserts/AHDAF-301.html#/start=1 in the case or make your own like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlLceQ1TPg Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  5. jono

    Gopro attached to the lines

    You could try to get in touch with Will Penny from Babylon Freefly. Looks like he has had some success. According to the comments, he "had a pocket sewn on to the canopy, The camera is held in place by velcro, he had to start it recording then pack the rig almost on a boarding call" http://iloveskydiving.org/view/videos/babylon-freefly-packed-parachute-with-gopro-inside/ Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  6. jono

    Airgun helmet best place for GoPro?

    You can buy ani-fog inserts for the housing which are basically little pieces of blotting paper. Stick one in each side before closing the housing and you'll have no problems. http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/hero3-anti-fog-inserts Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  7. jono

    Favorite online short film

    http://vimeo.com/36778012 Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  8. A quality (not plastic) hook knife is designed to cut through webbing like seat belts as well as lines so it would cut through a chin strap without much trouble but.... doing it without looking whilst being hung by your neck is where the difficulty would be. BTW, hook knifes aren't just for CReW dogs. There is the very real possibilty (more so with low jump numbers) of an entanglement with another jumper or getting caught up in a cut-away main that would require a hook knife to free yourself. Get a quality hook knife (or two as they can be easy to drop), never use it to cut anything that isn't an emergency and always be ready to use it. Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  9. jono

    Yeah! Ninja Boots!

    Quote - "6. Ninja boot The seperation that occurs when a man wears pants that are too tight and cause his testicles to bulge and become visible through his pants. Not to be confused with camel toe on a woman." Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  10. jono

    Christmas present advice

    G3s are a great helmet but don't have the option of a cutaway in the event of an entanglement with the camera. If he is happy to wear an open face then this would be my pick - http://www.flycookie.com/shop/helmets/99/index.htm The helmet has cutaway options (very important for wearing a camera) and molded plates that allow you to securely fit a camera(s). The plate at the top front of the helmet is made especially for a Gopro so I wouldn't say they are not really the "best for this purpose". I have a Gopro2 and love it. I use it for all sorts of other fun and adventures other than skydiving and would happily recommend it. The new Gopro 3 is what I would buy if I was shopping for a new camera but I don't film tandems. If the long term aim is for him to fly outside camera on Tandems jumps then a different camera and helmet might be the go. There are plenty of others on here with tonnes of knowlege on full stills/video set-ups for jumpers that want to get paid for their efforts. No matter what camera you get, a G3 helmet is not the helmet you want to be sticking a camera onto if you have a choice. Your husband is one lucky S.O.B.
  11. Has anyone had any trouble/comments with showing up to fly in a tunnel with just the base plate attached? Would hate to drill holes and bolt it on only to find I couldn't use it in the tunnel. Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  12. Haven't seen one up close but from pictures, it looks too small for me to be comfortable with just sticking it on. Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  13. Maybe. I was a bit worried about the shorter surface area from front to back to ensure a strong enough bond. Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  14. I agree with that. However, that gopro mount is (a) expensive, and (b) requires drilling holes in my helmet. Really my biggest issue is (b) -- I'm not sure I like the idea of drilling holes. That said, I know the big piece comes out and leaves only the base there, so maybe something I should look into a little more You could always use Square 1s "snag resistant" mount and stick it on with the same 3M double sided tape Gopro use for their mounts like this....(see attached). Reduces the risk of a snag, no drill holes needed and is stable and secure as all hell. Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
  15. Yep, I have that cutaway system on my open face adapted to the chin strap but I'm having trouble seeing how it could be modded to a Gopro mount. Any tips/suggestions/photos?? Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.