Cloudi

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    Skydive DeLand
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    35301
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    565
  • Years in Sport
    12
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    Formation Skydiving
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    500
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    Swooping
  1. Cloudi

    The Return of BIRDMAN

    'bout time! :-)
  2. Cloudi

    Jumping at Deland

    When will you be in DeLand? We look forward to meeting you! Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  3. Cloudi

    Why does my rig smell new after 2 years?

    Time released "newness" capsules embedded in the cordura. Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  4. Cloudi

    Sabre2: Your experience

    Kiting? Seriously? I don't see any dramatic input to the risers or toggles during any of the openings in the YouTube video. I am sick of covering my poor, sweet Sabre2's ears every time some uninformed shmuck talks bad about her. Does she open off heading (off heading to me = more than 45 degrees)? Yes, when I'm a spaz in the harness but then when I get my sh*t together, relax, and let her fly, she always finds her heading. Watching her open is just asking for an off heading opening because I'm likely leaning one way or the other in the harness as I do it. Does she open hard? Not for me, but even my lovely Spectre got my attention once or twice. Does she have end cell closure? Usually, but that just means I have to either a) give it a second to clear itself or b) pull and hold the rears or toggles at 1/4 brakes for a second to let them finish inflating. Oh, the horror! Get a grip people. There are many great canopies out there, including the Sabre2, others mentioned above, and others not mentioned. There's absolutely nothing wrong with asking peoples' opinions on different canopies. Of course, those opinions aren't going to open, fly, or land it for you. Try as many as you can and make your own opinion. Find the one you like and call it a day. Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  5. Cloudi

    Florida information

    The restaurant where beach jumps often take place is Sebastian Beach Inn. They love having jumpers land in front of their restaurant & will go out of their way to accommodate. I suggest contacting them and Skydive Sebastian to set things up. Keep in mind: it is quite a drive from the DZ to the SBI & back. Agree with Skymama--summer bonfire in Florida? That's like bringing your electric blanket with you to Hell. Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  6. Cloudi

    Para-Gear: Poor Customer Service

    Those BASTARDS!! You seem like a smart guy. Did it never occur to you to bungee from a 298 ft. tall building with the extra 99 yards? They probably would have thanked you then... Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  7. Was it a Sky Tie? http://www.skysystemsusa.com/accessories/SkyTie.htm Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  8. Cloudi

    Icon RSL Side

    Glad you don't have to swap after all that. Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  9. Cloudi

    Icon RSL Side

    That is correct. The RSL ring is on the left riser, facing in for all Icons, young & old. The exception is new Icons fitted with Skyhooks. Those are on the right. Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  10. Cloudi

    Whats up with Aerodyne???

    Changing hosts. There have and will be periods when some people have difficulty opening or perusing the site. It is hoped to be "all better" by the end of the week. Translation for people like me who don't get all that website mumbo-jumbo: we just forgot to feed our internet squirrel! Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  11. Cloudi

    the Saber2 sucks!

    No, the reason you started this thread was to stir shit and you've got your wish. Instead of scanning your logbook, I think the better solution would be to post a video of you packing your parachute (any modern design will do) then getting out of the plane with it and deploying it. That would be much more telling, I guarantee. IF you reach 1000 jumps, and we all hope that you do, maybe you'll have the good fortune to meet some of these people who you think are "attacking" you and share some stories and a few beers. Your ears will be open and your mouth will be shut and you guys can all laugh about what a cocky, deaf, loudmouth you used to be at 49 jumps. Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  12. Cloudi

    Photos of broken lines

    I second that. Judging from the pics, those lines have been ready to break for awhile. HMA FAQ I know someone who helped write that... Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  13. Cloudi

    Question about tandem canopy..

    Dirty low hookers are my favorite... Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  14. Cloudi

    Larger PD Optimum reserve

    Sigh. Are we (collectively as skydiving consumers) not used to "waiting" for the new, cool thing presented at PIA??? It happens. How many seminars will I have to attend to repent for this post? Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.
  15. Cloudi

    Spot cleaning my container

    Ain't that the truth!! Kim Watch as I attempt, with no slight of hand, to apply logic and reason.