Skydave103

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    90
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Da Farm
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    22664
  • Licensing Organization
    uspa
  • Number of Jumps
    5900
  • Tunnel Hours
    20
  • Years in Sport
    17
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    4000
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    3600

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  • Tandem
    Jumpmaster
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  1. Skydave103

    Skydive America, Oceanside, CA

    I've seen the name and logo before. He must not be very creative. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  2. Are you sure you have the facts straight? loosening your chest strap will set your handles back just a little if you continue to stay upright. if you lean forward then they will move behind you. Andrea, once your under a good canopy stow your slider past your toggles (dont release your break until after you do this and be careful. I have popped a toggle before pulling my slider down) and stow it behind your head.(i have a removable) i loosen my CS before i release the brakes once that is done i do my breaks.( i also have an extended CS. about 3' long) play around with leaning forward and resting on your now loose CS. It feels funny at first but you get used to it. and no your not going to fall out! as said before it least the canopy fly as intended. I will see you in Fitz if you have any questions!!! LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  3. Skydave103

    Are you still afraid of the door?

    I believe it's required LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  4. Skydave103

    Are you still afraid of the door?

    only time I am afraid for the door is below 1500 ft and if I fly to one place to the other (in a jump plane with no intent of jumping,. kind of like a road trip) and sitting by the door. btw the door wasn't even open!! LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  5. Skydave103

    3000 tandems, 4 chuckers.

    1800+ and 0 pukers. always ask how the feel after doing a big turn. if they felt bad we don't do any more bug turns. It also helps to slide the leg straps down a few inches (i do that on every jump) so they sit rather than hang. also makes landing easier as they can get their feet up. It also helps to let them steer on the big turns. being in control is always better!! if your afraid of that let them steer until 1K then take over. there is NOTHING they can do to cause a problem before that. Let them have some fun. Direct them where to go and teach them why you want/need to go there. havent tried having them looking at the horizon. I will give that a shot on next one. Thanks LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  6. We are looking very light on freefliers!!! (headdown, controlled ff'ers) So everyone coming from out of state please pack 2 freefliers in your luggage (they are normally pretty small) and bring them for some fun sequentials and bigger stuff!! Thanks! LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  7. Skydave103

    how to be a tandemaster

    there is a whole bunch in that run on sentence that doesn't make sense! You want to be a TM but havent made a jump yet? What does moving to Auz (is that Australia or Austria or New Zealand) have to do with it? And where did rig question come in to play? My suggestion is to look up the nearest DZ to you (http://www.dropzone.com/dropzone/) and ask questions there. Good luck. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  8. Skydave103

    how to be a tandemaster

    To start you must have D License, 500 jumps, 3 years in the sport, coach rating, a signed logbook (with all qualifications) and a cut away. (im sure i'm missing something) you have a little way to go if your at 2 jumps. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  9. Skydave103

    Pull-out PC

    the horseshoe im talking about is where you bridle is out and your pin and pilot are still in. Like you stated there are many kinds of horseshoe mal's. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  10. Skydave103

    Pull-out PC

    A pull out PC does not eliminate horseshoe mals, and does not eliminate a PC in tow mal. really??? doesnt eliminate a horseshoe! the only way you could have a horseshoe mal is if you continue to 'HOLD" the pilot chute and let your bridle flop out there in no man's land and good luck with that!! never said anything about a PC in tow. pud in tow yes, but not a PC in tow. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  11. Skydave103

    Pull-out PC

    You could say that to a friend of mine who had been junping for 30 years before he nearly went in feeling for his floating pull out that was pretty much 'in tow proof'. He switched to BOC and bought an AAD floating handle is a user error, not an equipment error. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  12. Skydave103

    Pull-out PC

    but its not! no BOC to wear out, no bridle hanging out, clean rig on the bottom and eliminating a horse shoe mal. definitely NOT the same. a small modification is better than a BOC LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  13. Skydave103

    Pull-out PC

    have had one since the late 90's. you will have a floating handle 1 time...it will never happen again. I had it converted to have the pud on top of the pilot instead of under it. 1.no chance of it getting ripped from your hand before getting a good throw (which you should always do) 2. just in case you have to hold your handle because some one is above you (i wouldn't hold it long seeing how you pilot, bridal, lines and bag are very close to being out!) 3. get rid of the velcro and get a magnetic pud. It will never come out! Best mod I ever came up with. Have had it about 2 years and love it. If you don't know where to get it done. Chuttingstar will do it. LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"
  14. Skydave103

    Space ball that comes apart/

    Funny that swooping in front of the hangar was never brought up until this weekend. Its been going on for a long time, why the big problem now? yes we swoop because it super cool, thats 100% why anyone would swoop!! If you have never done it you will never know why it is done. It's not beacuse its cool and groovy (really..groovy, definately showing you age now) lol Believe me i'm not. funny Jay you talk about being in the sport so long, you can't tell me you havent had some one start asking questions about some thing they don't know about and arent ready to do and next thing you know they are using that info to do what they shouldn't be doing. I talked w Hunter, he's not going to reverse engineer a ball. Thats good, but someone else might not have that buffer between right and wrong. Don't know about you, but I've seen it happen. (that was the point I have been trying to get across to you and In everyones biz Andy that in the wrong hands this info could be dangerous. that's it.) btw. im done with this thread. so say what ever you want to me at the dz LifeshouldNOTbeajourneytothegravewithawellpreservedbody,buttskidinsideways,cigarinone hand,martiniintheother,bodythoroughlyused upandscreaming:"WOO HOO!! What a ride!!!"