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    Riggers in Boston?

    I know this thread is old, but are there any riggers in the Boston/Cambridge area (aside from those listed above)?
  2. This is an interesting story because I had a friend who broke his back while jumping in the US. He had all of his expenses covered by his healthcare from Canada. I also spent a few months living in the US a few years ago and contacted our healthcare provider to check and see if I would be covered. They said absolutely, as long as I was not going to be there for more than 6 months I think. I just had to inform them when I left and when I returned.
  3. Thanks for your concern! Fortunately, I married a US citizen and after a load of paperwork I was awarded a Green card, and am allowed to work here (I currently am). Thanks for the reminder! I certainly will when I get out there my first time. Also a good point!
  4. Thanks for the reply Remster! I just checked the SIM and it looks like a recurency jump is required (not surprising). Now I just need to meet some skydivers in Boston to carpool with.
  5. Hey All, I tried doing a search on this, but nothing useful came up. I moved to the US last summer and haven't made a jump since I've been here (mainly due to lack of transportation), but I am going to try and make it out this summer. In Canada I had a C license, and 600 jumps. I know I will need USPA membership, but are my licenses valid or do I need to apply for USPA licenses? Thanks!
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    Sky Tie - do you use one or not!?

    For the ten people that voted they don't know what a sky tie is: http://www.skysystemsusa.com/accessories/SkyTie.htm
  7. Actually, I would recommend against pillow reserve handle for the time being. Being new you should stick to what is familiar (stainless handle). It provides a more positive/easy manner of extraction.
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    wingload speed

    My suggestion is English 101.
  9. Using a sophisticated counting method it appears to be 27 cell...
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    Websites of Skydiving container manufacturers

    I don't know what's wrong with Aerodyne's website? I've been on it frequently recently considering an Icon as my next rig. I love their website, very easy to navigate, and answered nearly all my questions. The only question it didn't answer was about pull-out systems, and within a few hours I had one of the nicest, most informative replies from a manufacturer. Also, I jump a Javelin, so I'm not bias towards Aerodyne. P.S. Cut in laterals won't change how well you freefly, I've done 500 jumps without em and I can fall just like my friends with em.
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    Optima 2 volume

    Is the speaker pointed towards the ear or away?
  12. I'll second Brian Germain's book, "The Parachute And It's Pilot" http://www.amazon.com/Parachute-Its-Pilot-Ultimate-Ram-Air/dp/0977627721/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278735954&sr=8-4. It will answer most questions you could have any canopy piloting. Something else I'd recommend is a Brian Germain canopy course, you get plenty of aerodynamic details, as well as practical coaching.
  13. I learned everything I know from packing. I became a packer early and packed student and tandem gear. Keeping the operationg going ensured I had many jumps with the DZO's and tandem masters at the end of the day. Best possible way to make money and learn.
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    Basik Seven

    I wouldn't consider it at all because I can't stand the look of the thing. Here's what Mike Gruwell thinks: http://www.chutingstar.com/archives/00000149.html
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    Altitron Digital Altimeter?

    I don't own one, but I did borrow one while L&B was replacing my broken VISO with a new FREE one. I really like it, maybe moreso than my VISO because of the large screen. I would not hesitate to jump one. I've never dealt with their customer service so I can't comment on that.