ShortBus

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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    ..VIBES>>

    *Dances the Vibes Dance* >> He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    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
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    Competition Friday

    Yes once again it is that time, looking for the good vibes once again. I've been busting my ass going to college 4 nights a week while doin the High school thing just to get extra practice in and i belive its going to pay off for me. Regionals (sp?) is friday top 3 goto States top 1 goes to Nationals... "Insert vibes one and all" thxs
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    Road Trip

    Im thinking im going to take a road trip in about 2 weeks for a hand full of reasons, ill be Driving from Woodhaven, Mi to San Antonio, Tx im not really sure how to work the Road trip planner for map quest i want to stop off and as many Fun Dz's that i can jump at. I know for sure ill be Stopping by Skydive San Marcos if someone could help me out with making a route for me it would help alot. Also take shelter cause Im comin to a town near you =D He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    Unreal Tournement

    From another modlers standpoint it does need work but shows progress ive been working on some models for half life engine games using milkshape 3-d i got mad and deleted everything but hey keep up the good work i think it will turn out nice He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    New Job Vibes Please

    VBs vbs vbs vbs wikka wikka woo vbs vbs vbs vbs VIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIBBBBBEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    Competition Report

    no,yes,none.#6 is with pipe so also none, no guide bend test no x-ray all visual.... the print was very easy just to set us up for regionals where vessles will be the print... those will be dye-penatranted...also states and regionals which will possibly some type of pressure vessel 1,000psi .... Stainless will be done at the skills USA VICA reginal competition along with oxyfuel cutting and possibley Flux Cord... ill keep everyone updated on my welding progress because there will always be someone better then me so i have to keep that mindset, going to college 4 nights a week along with highschool is tough....but damnit im gonna win nationals He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    Competition Report

    What would it cost.....if i were to do it, i wouldnt charge you anything but the cost of shipping...Someone else might charge ya a little bit since T.I.G is kinda expensive i really dont know price guides..Just how to do it He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    Competition Report

    Thats all of my pics i felt like takin thanks for the good vibes though guys i did a hell of a job for ya
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    Competition Report

    To make a long story short i did not place, Not because of a weld in the wrong spot or position, nothing wrong with my welds i was told by the judges they were the best there, which makes me somewhat happy...one of my prints was mis marked....as in someone tampered with it and my tig print wasnt put with the rest of my stuff because of it making the judges think i didnt finish, after the competition i found my print that someone had neatly threw away and i showed all my welds to the judges who were very impressed, just thought i would let ya know here is some of the welds i did *note all welds done verticle* He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    Need good Vibes

    i just had a wicked flash back of my welding teacher saying that...ekkk crazy stuff i managed to swipe a tungsten for tig tomorrow so the other people dont Fudge up mine before i get to it muhahhaa He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
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    Need good Vibes

    Some of you may know im a welder.... my First competition this year is tomorrow its gonna be about 2 1/2 hours of welding... as far as my skill level goes its going to be very close between me and this other kid for the win... Anyone who knows a lil about welding ill be competing in the Overall category so ill be doing: SMAW, GTAW,GMAW,OFW (stick,tig,mig,gas) mostly 3f and 4f positions Wish me luck and ill give you the wrap Friday about 4pm est....