ShortBus

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  1. ShortBus

    Tandem passenger handy cam....

    Sorry, every tandem student I've taken up has done perfect! Its amazing how easy this sport is for people to pick up on their first jump! I've pulled some sweet screen grabs from crap video as well. Like i said from the beginning. If it's not taking money out of my pocket or adding extra danger...Go for it. He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  2. ShortBus

    Tandem passenger handy cam....

    how is a student supposed to keep their hands on the harness if they're sticking them straight out to film? Have fun doing 182 exits with 200lbs of stupid flailing their arms trying to get "The shot." Thank you skyhook for making most my tandem cutaways a SOS style chop. I don't think I would keep throwing drogues if a glove on my hand made me feel "unsafe." I would pay good money to see a first jump student shoot a better handi-cam video them me. It's not happening, not in a million years.
  3. ShortBus

    Tandem passenger handy cam....

    Say I let a student bring up their own camera. It pops off some how and smashes a car window or thunks someone in the head? Since I was the TI would my uspa cover the damages? Who would be at fault? So i read what TK had to say. I think gopro type cameras are getting smaller, lighter, and would have less chance of an injury if it did pop off. I feel like the winds of change are hitting cameras faster than DZ's having the mindset to allow Students to use them. The only camera set up i have seen people bring in to use are the GoPro. They are still pretty solid in that plastic casing. A few different people have made side money making gloves specifically for skydivers to use. Most stock go pro mounts are pretty crappy still. If its not taking money out of my pocket and not making me feel like i could be liable for something out of my control. I say have fun with it. Just don't rain on my parade. "edited for not reading everyones post" He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  4. ShortBus

    For TI's - When a tandem student wont jump.....

    Communication is your first line of defense. I have done some go arounds with a couple students convincing them that i was good enough at what i do to bring them down safely. Nothing is 100% i wouldn't bullshit them either. I feel like for them to get that far along in the process (waiver,training,gearing,flight,door open." Someone in there wants to skydive. If they still say no, i would land. I have had some students where "no" means "yes." It's something you should feel out for sure, not force. He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  5. ShortBus

    mmm Fire goodness

    my bad on the no clicky, for shame :( He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  6. ShortBus

    mmm Fire goodness

    im curious, any other skydivers out there spin fire? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv73CgoEXDU He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  7. ShortBus

    September Parachutist - DZ.commer in ad!

    Ya know Skygod7777 is also on there.. check the photo finish He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  8. Nice! my very own lil buddy is famous, congrats kelly! dont forget though CASE OF BEER! He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  9. ShortBus

    Is there anyone thats 17 years old and skydiving

    erm well last year i was jumping at 17 im legal now though! He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  10. ShortBus

    Forward and Backward Movement in Sit

    Im still trying to figure out what works best for me, but from what i've learned so far for minor corrections ill use my feet point my toes down to go forward and heels down to go back. if im really trying to cover distance ill lean back but when you do that your creating more surface area so its gonna slow you down, so you need to compensate with your legs leaning forward to go back doesnt really work since you just get caught in the burble from your legs He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  11. ShortBus

    Power Outages

    i just got power easy on the bus! He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  12. ShortBus

    Power Outages

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything about the mass power outage that occured yesterday in new york. Not only did it affect new york but a nice radius reaching michigan,norther ohio, and so on in a big damn circle. Just got my power back and im happy as can be. so ... YAY FOR POWER! He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  13. ShortBus

    Packing tandems

    Roll packing!? If it works it works im a packer at my dz and they made it mandatory to Pro-pack tandem canopies majority of what i pack is Strongs, occasionally a racer with the new icarus 400 As far as getting someone to teach you how to pack talk with the packers at your Dz and if theyre not busy as hell i dont see why they wouldnt want to help you out (unless they're greedy and dont want you takin their money ) He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  14. ShortBus

    ..VIBES>>

    *Dances the Vibes Dance* >> He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
  15. ShortBus

    Competition Friday

    Thanks everyone , on a side note the last competition if ya remeber how i kinda got screwed i talked to one of the judges yesterday and She said to me "you know you won the last competition so dont worry about this one" made my day! supposedly there is going to be some crazy twist on the print so ive been going over a lot of blue print reading things and lets see... practiced 10 hours yesterday, another 10 today....i think im ready.. I will know the results monday and will post them Thanks again! He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man