irishrigger

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Gear

  • Container Other
    Javelin
  • Main Canopy Size
    Velo 120
  • Main Canopy Other
    Stilleto 150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    PD 176
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Irish Parachute Club
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    297
  • Licensing Organization
    PAI,USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    7225
  • Tunnel Hours
    10
  • Years in Sport
    28
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1200
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1100
  • Freefall Photographer
    Yes

Ratings and Rigging

  • Static Line
    Instructor
  • IAD
    Instructor
  • AFF
    Instructor Examiner
  • Tandem
    Instructor Examiner
  • Formation
    Coach
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No
  • Rigging Back
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Chest
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Seat
    Master Rigger

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  1. Hi, is it possible to retrofit a MARD into a Wings container? Container is from 2006. has anyone on here done it or does it have to be shipped back to manufacturer? I had a look on their website but cannot not see anything. also have not worked on a Wings with a MARD Thanks Irish
  2. A guy goes to the Council to apply for a Job. The interviewer asks him, Are you Allergic to anything? He replies, Yes Caffeine, I cant Drink coffee! Ok, have you ever been in the Military Service? Yes , he says, I was in Iraq for 2 Tours. Interviewer say that will get you 5 Extra Bonus Point towards employment. are yo disabled in anyway? the guys says, Yes, a bomb exploded near me and i lost both of my Testicles. Ok says the Interviewer, you got enough Points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are fro 08.00-16.00. you can start tomorrow at 10 and plan on Starting at 10 every other day after that. the guy is a bit puzzled and asks, If the working hours are from 08.00 to 16.00 why don't you want me here till 10?? This is a Government Job! for the first 2 hours we just stand around drinking Coffee and scratching our balls. No point you coming in for that!!
  3. Hi all, Can someone please answer me this? why is there only 2 main political party's in the US?? I know a couple independents have run in the past but any reason why there is only Republicans or Democrats? sometimes some of the candidates are both not electable. so just curious why so little choice? Here in Ireland we have about 5-6, which gives us some choice at least, but of course that can lead to a "Hung Parliament" which we have at the moment. (we have a 3 Party coalition at the moment who are not doing a great job ) Rodger
  4. A good Catholic Joke The Pope and Trump are on the same stage in Yankee Stadium in front of a huge crowd. the Pope leans towards trump and says " do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with Joy? This Joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they will forever speak of this day and Rejoice!!! Trump replied "i seriously doubt that! with one little wave of your hand?.... show me!" so the Pope backhanded him in the face and knocked him of the stage! and the crown Roared and cheered wildly and there was happiness through the land
  5. Hi Andreya, Wonderful News and Many Congratulations When is the big day and do you know what it is yet?
  6. I do not know the details of this Video or the instructor but the Instructors performance was very poor on this jump to say the least He was not anywhere near to be in a position to assist the Student when it mattered most. but as Skybitch mentioned, i also be concerned about the student and or his training. make 2 attempts to pull then go for reserve deployment. some one should pull the instructor aside and have a talk with with him about his/ her performance and get their side of the story. Glad the AAD worked
  7. A young man and a priest are playing together. At a short par-3 the priest asks, "What are you going to use on this hole, my son?" The young man says, "An 8-iron, father. How about you?" The priest says, "I'm going to hit a soft seven and pray." The young man hits his 8-iron and puts the ball on the green. The priest tops his 7-iron and dribbles the ball out a few yards. The young man says, "I don't know about you, father, but in my church, when we pray, we keep our head down."
  8. GOLFERS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE.... 1. A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack! "Help me dear," she groans to her husband. The husband calls 911 on his cell phone, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt. His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him. "I'm dying here and you're putting?" "Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you. "Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly. "No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to let him play through."
  9. Just saw the below on the news feed. :) :) given a surprise joy ride in a Military aircraft! quick briefing, then accidentally ejects himself trying to make himself comfortable because Straps were not tight enough. you could not make stuff up like that and i am sure heads will roll over this :) https://news.sky.com/story/man-64-accidentally-ejects-himself-from-fighter-jet-at-2-500ft-during-surprise-flight-11973070 Rodger
  10. A Techno Reserve is a Parachute de France canopy if memory serves me right!?!? If that is the case have a look at the max suspended weight on the Label, i believe it was very low comparing to other Reserves out there. i would highly recommend that you do NOT jump with with a high wing loading. I saw 2 people trying to land a Techno reserve with high wing loading's and both canopies collapsed as they flared and they had very rough landings 1 of those people i refused to pack the Techo for as he had a wing loading of 1.5 and i told him it was not safe for him to jump as he was way outside the recommended limits. he went off in a huff and got another rigger to pack it. after that landing he came to me and said sorry that he did not heed my advise and bought a different reserve of me. Rodger
  11. Hi Bkeleven, did you give the Serial number of the rig to the manufacturer? they should be able to tell you if it was build with the set up. since your rig is 2018 i would imagine it is, so happy days for you then it is a simple job to do for your rigger, just purchase the Freebag with Skyhook from PS or a dealer as stated. For me personally, i am a very big fan of the Skyhook and i think it is a good choice to add it and have it on your rig. But i do hope you never have to use it Blue Skies and Safe Landings Rodger
  12. It would depend on the rig, some might be easy retrofit, (if the rig was initially set up for that), but others would require a whole lot of major work and a complete headache. On some it would certainly affect the T.S.O of the container!! I would not do that type of work on a rig, without manufactures approval even though i am a Master Rigger. You could be opening a huge can of worms for yourself and legal action! best you contact the Manufacturer of the container and seek guidance from them and see if they allow it.
  13. Hi Jimmy, wishing you a very speedy recovery and sending the very best of Vibes from Ireland! IrishRigger
  14. DEAR NEIGHBOUR: Hi, Max. This is Richard, next door. I've been riddled with guilt for a few months and have been trying to get up the courage to tell you face-to-face. When you're not around, I've been sharing your wife, day and night, probably much more than you. I haven't been getting it at home recently. I know that's no excuse. The temptation was just too great. I can't live with the guilt & hope you'll accept my sincere apology and forgive me. Please suggest a fee for usage and I'll pay you. Regards Richard Max feeling enraged and betrayed, grabbed his gun, went next door, and shoots Richard dead. He returned home, shoots his wife, poured himself a stiff drink and sat down on the sofa. Max then looked at his phone and discovered a second text message from Richard. SECOND TEXT MESSAGE: Hi, Max. Richard here again. Sorry about the typo on my last text. I assume you figured it out and noticed that the darned Spell-Checker had changed "wi-fi" to "wife." Technology, huh? It'll be the death of us all.
  15. Irish Paddy was telling his friend Mike about his first Skydive. When i got to the Door i completely froze and could not move. after a few seconds the 6'7 Black instructor unzipped his pants and took out his 14' dick and said "if you don't jump i am going to stick this thing up your arse!!!" So Mike asked Paddy did you jump?? Paddy replies, A little bit when it first went in!!!