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  1. Hey Scott - Thanks for the call today. I'm sorry I missed you, and I'll definitely call you back tomorrow. I understand completely about not being able to answer your phone, as I obviously have the same problem depending on where I'm working on a given day. Please understand that my post wasn't directed at you personally, but rather at tunnel management. By the time I booked at Perris and made the above post I had given up on flying in Ogden at all because I couldn't contact anyone. I had called information and was given a # which I called and left a message. It appears that the # was incorrect, and it's all 411 had. I then called Ogden, hoping maybe Brian or Suzanne had the #. I don't know who answered the phone, but they were very clear in informing me that they were in no way affiliated with the tunnel (Duh...no shit! )and couldn't help in any way. I tried your cell as a last resort. Again, I didn't mean anything against you with the last post, I think you're a great guy. It was the lack of contact info that lead to my frustration. Perris isn't until the 4th, so I'll call tomorrow and see about booking some time with you in the meantime. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  2. I was thrilled at first that there was going to be a tunnel nearby. That feeling was soon replaced with confusion, then frustration, and now total apathy. Maybe they have enough business, or maybe they just don't care enough to answer the phone or return a call...I don't know. I do know that I'm not going to drive 1-1/2 hrs one way on the off chance that I may be able to fly there when Perris is only a 2 hour flight away. Skyventure Perris answered the phone, booked my time and took my money just like they were interested in having my business, so now they do. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  3. I use packers a lot, and I always set my own brakes and stow the excess brake line; un-collapse the slider; do a line check & shake the canopy out; and cock my pilot chute. I won't get into whether or not I think a packer should do those things, as what I think about that is irrelevant. What matters to me is that I know they're done. If a packer couldn't (or wouldn't) close the container using flap sequence recommended by the mfr, then I wouldn't use that packer. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  4. Voices, a thousand, thousand voices Whispering, the time has passed for choices Golden days are passing over, yeah I can't seem to see you baby Although my eyes are open wide But I know I'll see you once more When I see you, I'll see you on the other side Yes, I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side Leaving, I hate to see you cry Grieving, I hate to say goodbye Dust and ash forever, yeah Though I know we must be parted As sure as stars are in the sky I'm gonna see YOU when it comes to glory And I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side Yes I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side Blue Skies Shannon...You are missed.
  5. Lmao...the thought's kinda funny, but I actually saw this very thing result in a tib/fib fracture, accompanied by ankle dislocation with a full 90° angulation. Paper streamers are definitely cheaper. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  6. ECVZZ

    epilepsy

    No argument here. No prob...If the epileptic in question is controlled with meds and hasn't had a Grand Mal for the last year or so, knows their triggers well, and has jumped previously, then it's a judgment call for the TM imo. If there are no previous skydives (no guarantee it won't trigger a seizure), or if the person has recently experienced a Grand Mal, then my opinion would be no, the person shouldn't be allowed to jump. That's where you said it was the same type of erratic movement. It's not the same. No TI should go into a jump with an epileptic thinking they're even remotely similar. I have a little experience skydiving and no instructor ratings at all, but I do have a shitload of experience with epilepsy both personally and (in a former life) professionally. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  7. Holy shit...I wouldn't jump that thing either! I could tell it was a FF handle, but it honestly looks like a relic, instead of a current production item. All the pc's I've seen have the handle attached directly to the apex, just as you described. Any idea of the reasoning behind this design? G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  8. Damn that looks dangerous! Was that shipped from a current manufacturer? G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  9. Absolutely no argument there! I would like to think that any Rigger would approach all the gear he services as if he were the only one to ever inspect it, regardless of whether he works for the mfr. That being said...we don't live in an ideal world, and I'll take all the eyes I can get to inspect mine! G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  10. After reading about errors made by Riggers in general, I wouldn't honestly think the mfr would be any more prone to miss something than any other loft. I believe it all boils down to the level of commitment to quality and detail of the individual Rigger rather than where they work. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  11. Nothing but Kudo's for Kate and Co here... Except for that damned DGskydive guy.. J/K Dom! (He's actually one of the nicest people I've met!) G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  12. There...fixed it for ya! G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  13. ECVZZ

    epilepsy

    Sorry, but not even close to a Grand Mal seizure. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  14. Since common sense dictates the use of some form of eye protection, and I have very sensitive eyes (blonde/blue)I usually jump with my sun glasses. I wear clear goggles when needed for eye contact. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."
  15. Lol, you'd need a body mount to jump an F828. Actually, I'm grounded for awhile due to a neck injury and figured I may as well make the best of the situation and get some nice pics at Nationals. I have no plans to actually jump a camera. The Sony looks like it may get the job done nicely without going to a DSLR. G. Jones "I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around, the more I think it might not be a bad idea."