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  1. Thanks for all your answers! Btw. Zee I have one of your Pictures as my Desktop image (most expensive backround pic of all times- but I love it).. it's the picture of a girl exiting a white sikorsky heli... What camera and lens did you use for that shot?
  2. I was planning on using a D200/300. The remote port is on the front of the housing and I think the plug would stand out at a 45° angle away from the camera (see picture). Thant shouldn' be too bad.. What do you think? I just called my buddy and he was using a D70 and said that the port was not at the front of the camera like on the D300 that's why he had problems using it. But since I will only start jumping camera this summer Do you think the d300 or 200 will be too heavy for me as a beginner? I think it might... maybe it would be better to find a used D70 to start out with and try to modify the plug like you explained.
  3. Thank you for the pictures.. Thats a really nice solution! Unfortunately I wont be able to fit 2 cams on the top mount, but I think I'll just experiment and try to find a workaround to somehow stow the cable so I can keep on using a Nikon ;)
  4. I've used both an early DSLR (10D) from Canon and a Nikon D200 for concert photography. For me the Nikon is far easier and more intuitive to operate. I really like the way the user interface is designed.. My Lenses and D200 were stolen from my hotel room so now I can spend some insurance money on a new Cam..
  5. Is anyone jumping a top mounted Nikon on a camera helmet (not flat top pro)? If yes could you please post a picture of your setup? The reason I'm asking is that I'm about to buy a new Nikon which I also want to use for skydiving later on. A friend told me that the way the Nikon remote cable plugs in to the camera provides a potential snag hazard for the lines. That friend now jumps with a Canon even though he prefers Nikon. Since I'm a Nikon guy I'm interested to see how you guys worked around this problem.
  6. In one of his previous interviews he said he would jump with a parachute in case he would have to abort the approach.. But that there would be a point of no return where he will commit to a chuteless landing.
  7. I'm not explicitly saying that that group was "that group" lol.
  8. I understand what you mean.. I think it is legitimate though to point out where -with the greatest possibility- the jump originated from.. considering that golf course is right underneath the downwind of jumprun for Eloy....
  9. Yup ..thats what I was thinking and thats why I'm not mentioning that group anymore..
  10. Awww come on! I love conspiracy theories!! They make cloudy days go by so much quicker! Btw. the post I replied to is still there
  11. I just mentioned that a "specific" group of people had been training at SkydiveAz all week...
  12. Wow.... I just posted an answer to a thread in the incident forum last night regarding a military training fatality. It was nothing special, just an observation I had made and anyone could have made if they had spent some time at SkydiveAZ last week.. It got deleted! No explanation, no moderator pm, no trace of my post.... Lets make a new forum: Cloaks&! Silly... Lets see how long this post stays online....
  13. I meant pricy in comparison to other tunnels. I've booked some hours in Eloy and I'm paying $900 an hour with coaching!! Ifly Hollywood $ 975/h off Peak Skyventure Colorado $ 675/h off peak /$800 peak Ifly San Francisco $ 720/h Perris $700/h Gas to/from Perris $ 15 So basically doing 1 hour in the Perris tunnel will cost me $715 including fuel to the DZ and back( with my small Eco friendly car). One hour of tunnel time in LA costs $975 thats $250 more per hour! Spending $250 (12 Jumps) more on something I could get cheaper just an hour's ride away is what I call pricy.. You're so right: the math doesn't lie and dude if you start thinkng like that you'll be broke pretty soon!
  14. 1000 Bucks per Hour sounds off the hook too.... A bit pricy isn't it?
  15. In the end it's the pilot in command who officially checks the maintenance log prior the flight and who is responsible for operating an aircraft which is properly maintained. His butt will be on the line if anything happens to anyone on the plane or to someone on the ground while operating an "unsafe" aircraft.. So basically it's " No, because I trust my Pilot"
  16. Yeah. Put that damn horn down and tell us more about her! Yeah. Like, does she need an hearing aid nowadays? Yeah, or have you taught her to how to play your "trumpet" yet?
  17. Acoisa

    DB Cooper Redux

    Some FBI Agent wants to find DB Cooper again:
  18. Being able to sit and turn in a skydive but still moving backwards.. no backflying experience
  19. Just wondering: Where will 3hrs of tunnel time get a flyer in terms of freeflying skills?
  20. Thanks for the feedback on the cameras! I just got a helmet from a friend of mine which allows for side mount and top mount. But just in case I also want to go for stills later on I'd like a camera that I can also put on the side of the helmet..
  21. Hi, I'm interested in getting a used Sony Pc series camera which I also want to use for skydiving (naturally after I have my 200jumps :). People at my DZ told me to get either the PC 105,106,107,109, PC 5,6,9, PC 2, or PC 3. In your opinion which one of these cameras has the best video quality and is the most durable. Or which one would you buy and why? Thanks a lot for you answers! Mike
  22. I agree that this is definitely a scam, especially if a western union transfer is involved. But.. Good deals can come from europe! Thats where my rig is from.. We aren't all evil Mike
  23. Trailer rooms? Are they on the DZ and do you know how much they are? Mike
  24. Thanks for the answer.. I tried the technique... Its pretty hard to unlearn the old way, and still feels akward... I've been trying to find a video of it but no joy! Mike