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Everything posted by milehighpres

  1. "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  2. my mil spec sigma tandems have front riser trim loops...pull on them and the shackle friction locks it in place til you release the friction lock...400-425sq ft canopies suspended weight is very heavy "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  3. full time Air guard LI new york military rigger/ senior rigger Coach/ Tandem master "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  4. jason...that was you sum up my day pretty well. i took the course in late april, and have something close to 100 tandems, and 1 tandem cutaway. routine is something that helps me stay calm. yea the emotional rollercoaster is the most tiring part of doing tandems that i have experienced so far. "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  5. wasnt bad....didnt really get to do any turn...ended up flying straight in...but my first thought was..damn i dont have flairing but it was perfect. i am a military rigger, and now having used a skyhook..i can teach others about it soo much better... "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  6. yes that is very true...student did awesome ...and we stood up..and still made the end of his video!! just with a diffrent color canopy laying behind me "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  7. toggles would not move...and some have said that you can land a step trough....but didnt want to chance it.... canopy still not found... anyone know anything about the canopy finder system??? "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  8. well ..."there I was".... normal everything camera guy...handle check..everything. well deploy...into slight line biggie.done that before...well upon the line twist being let out...then i see a wierd site....STEP had to go...student was out "WA...." and we were under the reserve... thank you to my who taught me was on the same load....took it to the rigger shack..and he was there to ask what happened and to inform me of my instant owing of beer..!!!!! "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  9. !!!!!!!ATTENTION!!!!!!! TO ANYONE ATTENDING!! there will be an awesome 80's party on saturday night with the awesome rubix kube 80's cover band. there will also be food beer and drinks...and lots of fun people. everyone reading this that is planning on stopping by please remember your best 80's fashions... "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  10. aww it wasnt that bad...... "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  11. where other than the manufacturer can you find windblades for those comanys. the only one that lists selling them is PD. i would like to put some new brightly colored ones up at the dropzone.. any help would be great.. "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  12. thank you guys so far... for clarification i was talking about hanging a flag below me not off a suspension line. but learning about both is helpful thanks again. and any other tips on building a smoke boot, flag bag, flag bag designs, etc. and i know jay stokes holds a class, but is there anything written anywhere to help build a demo, or is it all passed down from the older jumpers?? "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  13. OK well lets hope i can explain this properly. lets say your wingloading is a simple 1:1, and you want to do a demp jump with a flag 4x6 feet in size. with a 8lbs weight. how much does the wind drag of the flag affect your wingloading. for that size flag if you were jumping a 170 sabre 2 and were wingloaded at 1:1 what size would you want to go up to to have the same wingloading with the flag attached?? hope airtwardo can help!!! and oh hopefully see you at the balloon fest on long island again this year!! with new risers "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  14. thanks guys. yes breathe mints and energy drinks are great. Im not going to be in rotation for a little bit, but im sure PARA5-0 would love to give up his spot for me....that way he can let the new tandem masters grow with more experience. thanks again and keep them comming. "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  15. thank you for comming back to the begining. yea...i kinda remember that. that i can hear myself yell in there head burble. "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  16. haha.. yes... also.. havent updated my profile.. wow i am almost 3 for 3 this evening "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  17. a little of both please. how you would you control a student(leg sweep) or just fly it out. and other general tips. (sorry for no clarification, wrote it on the fly) "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  18. mainly for everyone with a tandem rating.. i recently took the course and this past saturday took my first paying customer. student was about the same size as myself he kicked(like riding a bike) the whole ride. i flew as stable as possible by getting big and flying myself. everything else went perfect, landing was awesome(i was suprised myself) just one of my questions is.. what are some tips of tricks that seasoned tandem masters use/do to help them along the jump. like tips they dont cover in the class that help you on your jump "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  19. found this sooo late to make sure everyone will see it. called history unsolved on discovery channel.... the D.B Cooper story....done so far very cool. jumper is troy hartman all mostly shot at PERRIS valley "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  20. also just found this. article in seattle newspaper..better pics The serial number 30755 and the date Feb. 21, 1946 are stamped on a parachute found in North Clark County, Wash. as seen in Seattle on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. The FBI is working to find out if it is linked to the infamous D.B. Cooper case from 1971. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey) this was the caption of the picture of the parachutes numbers. "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  21. i must admit after reading about this story on a more than a few news sources after first posting the link this morning. all of the articles end in saying "There are no obvious markings on the parachute to indicate whether it's the type Cooper used, a Navy Backpack 6 with a 26-foot canopy, Carr said. He's hoping a member of the public who has expertise in the parachutes will come forward and confirm whether it's the right kind before the FBI bothers to excavate the property. Barring that, the agency could turn to scientific analysis of the fabric." has anyone actually thought about contacting the FBI in that area to come forward and help, does anyone have a NB6?? that they can give to use as an example?? i am a military rigger i am going to call a friend to see if they have one sitting around. i have tried to read most of the threads about DB. and watch everything that comes on the tv that i can catch. but i have not read all of it, so please dont yell if someone has already contacted the FBI in trying to help "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  22. anyone watch the news today??,2933,341551,00.html [url],2933,341551,00.html "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  23. yes and this has been asked in the past.....i have a G4 M3 and a PD143R with a sabre 2 170....fits nicely....not really a brick...i have seen worse "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  24. well anyone and everyone comming to the boogie..... FRIDAY will be the PAJAMIE JAM party...wear your best or worst pajamas SATURDAY will be the BEER-LYMPICS long pour, speed quarters,beer-volly-pong,at last the tricycle race SUNDAY thats right its back.... the 80's reunion party we will also have breakfast every morning for a few dollars to help donate to the breast cancer fund.. hope all will attend "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"
  25. i have that exact setup. i also have the d-bag sewn up from the split bag design. the Sabre 2 will have to be packed very well. but it can be also opens great "the sky is not the limit....the ground is"