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  1. Hi Jimmy, I'm not doing push-ups, I plan to be able to do them before considering re-packing my reserve, like a check list. Thanks for your advices, it's the right shoulder. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  2. Non-skydivers, they don't practice any sports plus one of them wins financially if I stay longer in the therapy. They might be well intended, key word might, but I'm looking to build a un-biased check list from people with 1st hand experience to my condition. If it rings a bell I can compare my experience with someone who had a dislocated shoulder and got back in the sky. So far I've put together: - Full mobility with almost 0 pain - Being able to do 10 push-ups - Being able to do 10 pull-ups - PLF on the right side I think that should cover hop&pops and some belly work. I'm not even considering a check-list for free-fly. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  3. Hi, 2 months ago I had a separated shoulder from a snowboard accident. I got operated, a metal plate and 4 screws into my right shoulder. Recovery it's going well, I almost got the mobility back. I'm trying to put together a check list for getting back into the sky. If anybody had a similar experience and can tip in to the check list I would really appreciate it. Regards, Jean-Arthur Deda. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  4. d123

    peregrine video

    I totally agree with you guys. From where I'm standing I'm thinking that if one of the brands focus on mass transition of the wannabe to high end consumers, in the long run they could win the brand war and make more money from high-end. In other words reduce the education cost (compared with what's currently available) to increase the high-end market and then increase the high-end price
  5. d123

    peregrine video

    In sport skydiving there is a "potential" huge demand for high-end products (peregrine and petra are high-end) but within that "potential" market there are only *few* ready to be consumers for high-end products. The others are wannabe. Given the level of skills demanded by the high-end and the severity of the consequences when that demand is not meet, making the high-end open to the entire "potential" market is un-wise. Injuries, death will create law-suits and will affect PD image/brand. In military skydiving there's no market for high-end. In other words the high-end market it's very very small. I don't know what would it be their break even point for the investment but they will not reach it. PD doesn't make money with their new high-end product. Their drive for peregrine could be passion, ego or something else. If it's passion or ego they wouldn't copy the other business competitors. But I do understand what you mean. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  6. d123

    peregrine video

    [Dr. House Voice] No, you can't bring 3rd party references or common sense into a brand war! Duh .... When you do that the war fighters feel awkward and weird. Do you understand what you have done wrong? Let me fix this up. Watch this: Everybody knows that PD copy-cat the Petra design that looks similar with some speed-flying wings that no skydiver ever heard about, in an attempt to make lots and lots of money by opening it to a hand picked market .... wait .... that doesn't sound right let me try that again. I'm sure that PD makes tons of money out of those swooping tournaments ... ohhhh .... hmmmmm ... alright 3rd time is a charm. I'm sure that PD makes a lot more money from sport skydiving addicts who buy 2nd hand wings than from the stable military contracts, so the elite swooping team is just clever marketing for the money machine .... hmmmm damn it's hard for me to believe what I'm writing. Please buy this and re-start the brand war .... it's about money and has always been with PD.
  7. d123

    Single-surface canopies?

    There are some Quebec kites called Paraskiflex that are single layer and they are amazingly easy to use and give quite a lift. http://www.paraskiflex.com/ Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  8. d123

    anyone know a lot about AADS?

    I got it 2nd hand from a friend who changed his container for a downsize. This happened in Europe at the Vector Festival. Anyway MARS people are chill so don't be shy and drop an email and I'm sure they can give you all the details you're searching for. I've chat a bit with Kovarik Pavel a sale manager from MARS and here's his email kovarik@marsjev.cz I've tried to attach the manual from the CD but there's a 300 kb limit. Take it light, Jean-Arthur Deda. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  9. d123

    anyone know a lot about AADS?

    Wings. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  10. d123

    video editing software (free)

    http://alternativeto.net/software/sony-vegas-pro/ Check for the free/open source. I've used Cinelerra a while ago and it was pretty good. I've used on Ubuntu linux. Edit to add: Cinelerra has a live cd version http://cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#livecd Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  11. d123

    anyone know a lot about AADS?

    Just to add some information in the air, there's a new AAD from MARS called M2. I'm using one and the price is good. http://www.marsjev.cz/products/n-1.htm?lang=en Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  12. I am really inspired by your thinking but one reality that I see is that nobody can make skydivers smart when they are blocked by their ego. I've worked on 1 DZ and been a regular to 3 more where they used 45 as the separation rule. I've stoped opening my 400 jumps mouth to the SO, AFFI or free-fly guru's that know it all. I'm accepting stupidity as a trade off for having this experience called skydiving. I'm trying to be safe by asking the group after us to give 7-12 secs depending on whatever I get from the chat with the pilot on the winds and I give the same time to the group before me and that's it. I wish that skydiving community was inspired by smart people and I salute your effort but the reality is that their models (or the people that they want to copy) have other strong points. Maybe I'm circle-ing in the wrong DZ. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  13. Here you can find a snapshot of the website from sep 2010 http://web.archive.org/web/20100922155438/http://www.ukskydiving.co.uk/ Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  14. d123

    Pay for a coach....WTF???

    Projection. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!
  15. d123

    Pay for a coach....WTF???

    True. How about we take this conversation up a notch, let's name names and review their "coaching" services. Lock, Dock and Two Smoking Barrelrolls!