k_marr08

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    150
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  1. well I GUESS gravitational forces might come into play as well "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  2. Or math calculations?? He thinks wind speed MUST affect descent rate because it's energy acting upon mass. "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  3. Thanks! Any chance anyone with a physics background can explain this in physics terms? My friend is not convinced lol Maybe an illustration would help?? "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  4. Hi! Having a debate about wind speed and descent rate - I know when facing into the wind, ground speed decreases when wind speed increases, but does descent rate decrease as well? Does the added wind speed provide more lift? And, a related question, if one were to downwind a landing, would their descent rate increase, or would only their ground speed increase? And if you KNOW which answer is correct, can you explain why? If the answer is that the descent rate is NOT effected by wind speed, then why do gusts "feel" like they affect descent rate? Is there some additional element of gusts that actually do affect descent rate? Please and thank you :) "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  5. Thanks Big Mike! Where in Colorado are you? I'm in Colorado Springs. Yep, he's got renters insurance and thankfully it's a replacement cost policy. Can't replace the logbook, or the info/photos/passwords potentially stolen from the laptops and external hard drives, and still would rather have the gear back than make the insurance company pay thousands upon thousands for new gear and have everyones' premiums go up as a result of poor judgment and lackadaisical police work, but it's a good backup if the gear doesn't show up somewhere. If anyone happens to know how to trace a 2009 macbook pro using the serial number please send me a pm! I have a feeling the police aren't gonna be doing anything to try to get this gear back. "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  6. Yep, I think the lesson's learned, too little too late though :( I hope people can get the word out so if the gear shows up at a DZ it will be recognized. "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  7. Hey everyone. My friend's gear was stolen out of a car last night in Sacramento, CA, along with a bunch of his friend's gear (I don't have any info on the friend's gear aside from the fact that it includes a wingsuit, skydiving rig, BASE rig, gopros, hard drives, and a laptop) - please be on the lookout for these: -Complete rig: Javelin blue and white tie-dye container with RSL and freefly handle on PC, with pillow cutaway and reserve handles, Sabre 2 170 blue and white striped main, green PDR 160, and a cypres with about 2.5 years left on it (can't remember if it's a cypres 1 or 2...will update in comments) -bright orange Tonysuits Apache wingsuit, with grey accents -2009 15" macbook pro with BASE-related stickers on it -A pinkish-red altimaster glow in the dark altimeter (some scratches) -2 go pros (not sure if silver/black or what version, will update later) -2 jackets -arcteryx hard shell, brown/tan -grey golite backpack -dark grey BFM backpack -tan freefly jumpsuit with white stripes down the side -grey logbook with drawings alllllll throughout Here's the link to a post you can share on facebook if you're feeling especially generous! Thank you for any help!! https://www.facebook.com/katientaylor.smallwood/posts/10100379898442818 "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  8. Thank you! I may be able to use some of this info in part of the paper
  9. Basically any book, article, or thesis on the culture of skydiving - the more thorough and "holistic" the better (holistic meaning looking at skydiving culture from both an insider's and outsider's perspective, and covering many aspects of the culture..). It's meant to be written by an actual anthropologist but I'm not going to push my luck "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  10. Hi everyone! I'm in an anthropology class and figured I'd do my paper on skydivers and maybe an offshoot on BASE jumpers. I need actual "ethnographies" rather than just working off personal experience, so I'm hoping a few of you have done the same and may have names/authors of ethnographies on skydivers and/or BASE jumpers??? Especially newer ones (as our sport is constantly evolving)...maybe??? Any help is very much appreciated! "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  11. I have around 150 jumps but was uncurrent (hadn't jumped in 2 years) - I went to Out of the Blue on a Friday morning and they were able to hook up a recurrency class/jump immediately with one of their coaches. The coach was friendly and gave good advice. Everyone seemed to enjoy their jobs and the owners were some pretty awesome and down-to-earth DZOs. Views from the top were incredible and the landing area is huge with plenty of directionals. Awesome DZ and I will be going back.
  12. RIP Chris BSBD "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  13. I recently got a puppy and have been looking at a website called leerburg.com - they have a ton of free advice and a forum. You may be able to get info from them. They usually recommend crate training (I don't know if your gf does this) and they have specific guidelines on how to do this properly (including how to act when putting the dog in and taking the dog out of the crate, feeding the dog in the crate, leaving the dog in the crate for some time during the day while someone's home so that the dog realizes it's a normal fact of life, never putting the dog in the crate as punishment, etc.). I don't know how old the dog is but if it's a pup the insecurity is natural considering all they know is being with their mother and siblings 24/7. I'm having the same problem with the yelping at night right now but am hoping that this dissipates as my puppy gets older and realizes that being alone isn't so bad. Good luck to you and your girlfriend! "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  14. ::fingers crossed:: ::fingers crossed:: ::fingers crossed:: I REALLY hope I can make it to this one!!!!!!!!!! (maybe the husband can come too!!!!!) "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh
  15. In my experience, when I first started jumping I couldn't stop talking about it. But now that it's become normal, I don't feel the urge to tell everyone I meet that I skydive. I also no longer even bring it up in conversation unless it's relevant. That said, if someone asks what I did over the weekend, I absolutely will tell them I went skydiving (if that's the case)! I don't see the purpose in not mentioning it in relevant conversation -- that would make me feel like I'm part of a secret society, lol, which I'm pretty sure I'm not. But, to each his own. I can understand not wanting the hassle of getting into a long conversation and answering lots of silly questions when you were simply trying to have a short polite conversation about the weekend. "I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead" - Charles Lindbergh