Yossarian

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  • Main Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • AAD
    Vigil 2 Control Unit

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  • Home DZ
    Netheravon, UK
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    105227
  • Licensing Organization
    BPA
  • Number of Jumps
    650
  • Years in Sport
    14
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Tracking
  1. I'm going to be in Z-Hills for around 8 days in Apr (6-14) as a lone jumper from the UK, is there much going on during the week in terms of organised FF? I'm proficient head-up but starting out with head-down, also very much enjoy tracking. If you're around I look forward to jumping with you! Lee
  2. i got the wings bundle about 10months ago, everytime i tell anybody how much it cost they cant believe what a good deal it was, some said they wouldnt want to be 'told' what canopy to put in it but i wanted a pilot anyway so im happy! theyre really helpful at sunshine factory as well, the only downside was how long it took for the canopy to arrive
  3. we have the same problems with brake-lines on our 188 (uni club kit, has around 150 jumps on it) and the lower section is needing to be replaced, ill have a look at the DOM but i think its around 2 1/2 years old
  4. ive got about 25 jumps on my pilot 168 now and i feel exactly the same way, having done 30-40 on a 188 previously, and i cant think of any reason to jump anything else (other than something slightly older that i would have such bagging issues with
  5. he said the reason it was 3months was in case my goggles came off, it should have been alright after a few weeks but it was the risk of exposure to the high airflow. pressure at altitude etc is a non-issue
  6. i had it done a year ago and am still jumping fine, surgeon said to give it around 3 months to heal before jumping again and all would be well. ive never had any problems
  7. yeah ive spoken to him about getting on a course, didnt have the money in time for the august one though. was thinking of doing it through the autumn when sometimes a low lob is all there is to be had anyway
  8. that was all very interesting, thanks very much!
  9. yeah, will do. ive just been told its something you should do a few times, like landing on risers (havent tried that yet either)
  10. During a general conversation about downsizing and canopy choices and was receiving some advice about getting the most out of ones canopy and being able to handle it well in all situations before even considering downsizing (good advice i believe!). One thing that was mentioned was knowing how to sink a canopy into a tight spot. Then the load went on a call and the font of knowledge had to go kit up. so my question is, how is this done? obviously ill go and talk to an instructor before i try this, but as far as i can gather its flying an approach on half to deep brakes in order to reduce forward speed and come down a little faster, the point being to land in a perhaps confined space. by the way i fly a pilot 168 loaded at just over 1 thanks for any explanation, and like i said ill always go to an instructor first...
  11. had mine 6months now, love it :P (note; thats what it looked like on delivery, closing loop has since been shortened...)
  12. dont think you need it signed off to pack for yourself, its only when you pack for others or kit belonging to clubs that you need a packing certificate
  13. I cant imagine it ever being a bad decision to stay in the plane and not jump, if your worried about the wind then the jump isnt going to be as enjoyable as it should be for a start. as i am constantly reminded when unsure as to whether i should manifest due to the conditions, its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than in the air wishing you were on the ground (or in this case, the plane...).
  14. there's no such thing as a fully trained skydiver... i feel like a noob (i really hate that word...) when i jump with people who i consider to be good, and i dont when i jump with those just off student status. ive also jumped with people with over a hundred more jumps than me and felt eminently superior and yet ive been humbled by those with half my jumps. its all subjective and relative, and it doesnt compromise my adherence to the rules and consciousness of safety. all in all, with just over a hundred jumps im basically still a student...
  15. bought a complete system from them earlier this year, outstanding service