jacketsdb23

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  • Container Other
    Mirage MT
  • Main Canopy Size
    79
  • Main Canopy Other
    Sleia
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    135
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Smart
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Skydive California, Tracy CA
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    29802
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    2700
  • Tunnel Hours
    2
  • Years in Sport
    14
  • First Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1400
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    0
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    No

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    Instructor
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    No
  • Wingsuit Instructor
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  1. jacketsdb23

    1st Cut-Away - Reserve entangled with Main

    You probably used one hand because that is what you do a million times after gearing up and while getting on the plane. Think about your routine - you touch your pilot chute and cutaway handle with your right hand, and your reserve with your left hand. You probably only practice the real cutaway / reserve sequence a fraction of the times that you touch your handles one hand at a time. This exact thing happened to me as well. Practiced two hands...but when it became show time - I used one hand each. Good job staying alive! Well done.
  2. jacketsdb23

    Tipping your AFF instructors

    I don't agree with that. I never got my TI because I didn't need the money. I teach AFF because I get joy out of teaching skydiving to new students. A good AFF instructor puts in a ton of work and is definitely not lazy.
  3. I don't think it matters if you are a skydiver, just state that in the insurance application. Of course it will cost more, but you'll be covered if anything happens. I spent 6+ months trying to find insurance that made sense for me and our family that covered skydiving. At the end of the day, I got two policies - one for a fee of $2/1000 of coverage with a general aviation rider that covers skydiving and a policy without the rider. I post as many skydiving photos as I want on social media.
  4. jacketsdb23

    USPA Board Meeting

    Good question. Maybe this is happening more than any of us would like to think it is? I dont know.
  5. jacketsdb23

    USPA Board Meeting

    I have seen two different AAD fires on AFF jumps (from the ground) at different places. I was able to narrowly avoid having it happen to me on a Cat E2 AFF several years back. Got the students reserve pulled at 2K. I have no problems with this BSR. The added information from factual reports may provide input for AFFI courses and added or better emphasis of training in different areas. If you're writing these reports regularly something is wrong. Seems like good information for our organization to have.
  6. jacketsdb23

    Racer by Jump Shack

    IMPORTANT: RSL's and AAD's are not interchangeable. They serve very different functions. Also, having the RSL attached should not change your decision making process. Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  7. jacketsdb23

    Racer by Jump Shack

    Probably, in part, because of this...and their response to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dvy7ywQK18 Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  8. jacketsdb23

    Chest Strap Quick-Release Routing

    That routing should only be done for hop n' pops in my opinion. I used to do it as well for competitions, but there is absolutely no reason to do it for freefall jumps. Equipment is getting very specialized. Its hard to have something that does everything well. If you want to freefall, gear up appropriately. If you want to competitively swoop, swoop your face off on a hop n pop. Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  9. jacketsdb23

    Life Insurance & Active Skydiving

    Thats a pretty good option. Do you have to have a pilots license to be a member? I'll read up more on this. thank you! Regards, Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  10. jacketsdb23

    Life Insurance & Active Skydiving

    I did a search here. Thought I'd do a final 'crowd source' before I pick a direction. I've been skydiving or been around it my entire life. I love it. I carry a mon-fri engineering job and pick a day on the weekends to jump. I'm fairly active, 200 - 300 jumps a year. I'm at the stage of my life where I want life insurance to protect my wife and any future family that we may start. Most life insurance policies will include skydiving for a flat extra rate of about $2.50 - $7.00 per 1k of coverage. For a 1M policy, that is a premium of $2,500 - $7,000 per year to cover skydiving. I'm very up front with the insurance companies that I explicitly want skydiving covered. Considering the costs involved, I see the following options for a 1M policy: 1. Pay the premium 2. Quit skydiving (for 2 years at least) 3. Get 2 policies: One that covers skydiving (say 500K) and one that does not. Anyone out there have an amazing company that charges less than $2.50/1K? I know some employers have options, but my death benefit is limited to 50K. Considering my mortgage in California, the 1M policy is my goal. I've looked into the USPA options and they come out to about $2.50/1K as well. Seems like if anyone would know the statistics it would be the USPA. Seems that is as low as it gets. Got any other good options? Thanks! Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  11. jacketsdb23

    Boogie Calendar!

    Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  12. Probably the Katana? I never liked the openings, but it can swoop. Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  13. jacketsdb23

    FBI serve search warrant in Lodi

    Maybe people think bad things about Lodi because the folks involved in the fraudulent ratings courses are still allowed to jump and work there? But yeah I know, who likes rules and stuff. Who cares about ratings. USPA is useless and Sigma ratings don't mean anything. Its all overblown right? I mean there haven't been two, maybe three tandem fatalities or anything from instructors related to those courses. Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  14. jacketsdb23

    AFF San Francisco

    Awwwww shucks Thanks for the kind words. I'm an instructor out at Tracy and would be happy to answer any questions you have. You can email me at jacketsdb23 at gmail or reach out directly to skydive california at www.skydivecal.com. Hopefully we can meet and you find what you are looking for. FYI we don't even have a bonfire, for risk of burning the state down Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.
  15. You could try to get on the waiting list for Rich Grimms Exotic Boogies. Hits all the points you describe. I wouldn't call it cheap, but its not crazy expensive either. I would say it has lots of value. They are going to be in Belize this year and returning to Costa Rica (Rumor) next year. Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen God is Good Beer is Great Swoopers are crazy.