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Posts posted by markovwgti

  1. Since theres a specific way to post things on here. A message was sent on here from a National Director who's name is getting brought up a lot on here...

    Here is exactly what you said..

    Its a club where the members do what we want, I fucked the system and no one can do anything about it. I also don't care about safety and disagree with the 90 degree turn BSR and handles check BSR that was passed this summer. Here is a video proving i don't care about those BSR's passed months before this jump was made.

    Are you ready to make your dz, non-USPA member drop zone?

    If anyone wants to see a screenshot of what was sent, as per the senders permission, i will send it to you.... ;)

  2. lyosha

    ***... had USPA pay this person 50 grand to cover her medical bills...

    Are you fucking kidding me? I think given that information, it should be public record that he refused to help those that were passengers in the plane he crashed pay waaaaaaay less money for X-Rays (thankfully no serious medical treatment was needed as a result of that).

    It should also at this point go into public record that he flew that plane directly over the runway at Sussex airport before hook turning it into an irrigation ditch just past the treeline at the end of the runway. So it's not like he didn't fuck up, even beyond airplane maintenance.

    Seriously how much of an ass can one person be?

    You see Lyo, what exactly do you expect from someone who got their commercial pilots license in under a year from starting to work on your private? He claims he flew more hours in one season then the one and only pilot flying their caravan for the whole season? Maybe someone was forging numbers in their logbook to be able to fly jumpers to make money money?

    I think that shows since he didn't check the fuel for water before he took off that morning. And since he also overshot the runway, stalled the plane and turned it around only to land in a farm and flip the plane over. Someone tried to make a point of this when the accident happened but no one knows his history. They were even calling him a hero at some point.

    Go take a look at this logbook. Every single log he has ends in .0 or .5. how many times can you go fly and end with a number like that. I know when i fly its uaully .3, .7, .9, 1.2, 2.3, 1,7.

    Funny how someone on welfare, food stamps, unemployment, and disability can even afford to own an airplane and be able to buy fuel to do all of this flying.

    But then again, no one gives a shit that he forges hours in his plane and then almost kills 5 people because of his carelessness.

  3. Well it seems that Rich Winstock isn't so safe as he claims he wants to be...

    Here is exactly what you said..

    "Lets say it is a good ole boy club and I bucked the system. I am an active tandem guy who was against most if not all regulation"

    That sentence doesn't really look so good for trying to advocate safety and all right?

    Are you ready to make your dz, non-USPA member dropzone?

  4. Squeezing the risers has done well for me a few weeks ago...this is one of the three line twists from openings ive had in about 2000 jumps. So i dont know how the other way works where you spread them apart very well!

    If you think about it when you try to untangle twisted lines...i you pull them apart it pretty much locks it up and wont let it spin...if you bring the 2 lines closer together then they spin freely!

  5. If you have a mac with a sd card slot on the side it will find them...or if you get a sd slot in a usb drive/thumb drive sort thing it will find them also! It wont work the way your doing it! find someone with a macbook pro and slip it into the side of the computer and it will work!

    Something like this will work!

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    Go try it out....since you dont wanna take advice!! Let me know the outcome!

    You lost me. Could you be more clear?

    Did you eat paint chips as a child?

    paint chips are yummy...loved trying the red ones it tasted like watermelon!!!! Well atleast it did in my head!!! ;)

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    I don't know how accurate the rear riser landing statements you made are. I have about 100 rear riser landings on various canopies (135 - 288) in different situations and I have always walked backed no problem. It is a different type of flare and you need to know what you are doing to have it go off properly.

    You're misunderstanding what he was saying. He's not talking about a standard rear riser landing, he's talking about a rear riser landing when there is no load on the tail from the steering lines, as if you cut them to clear a line over.

    He mentions canopies between 240 and 303sq ft, so my guess is he's talking about BASE canopies, where you can throw the toggles in the event of a line over (the steering lines are not routed through the guide ring). This is the configuration the OP wants to use on his skydivign canopy so he can clear a line over without cutting away or using a hook knife.

    The difference is that when you use your rears on an otherwise intact canopy, the steering line still hold the tail in place, and since the toggle is againt the guide ring, and the guide ring is attached to the riser, pulling down the riser also pulls down the toggle an equal amount, maintaining pressure on the tail, and keeping it in place.

    When you throw the toggles, and the steering lines are not through the guide ring, there is nothing holding the tail in place. In level flight it may just casue a flutter, but when you pull the rears, you're only pulling the portion of the canopy from mid-chord to the D line attachmnet points. Everything aft of the D lines, like the tail, isn't supporting any weight or creating any lift nor aerodynamic braking, like when you flare with toggles or rears with attached steering lines.

    Canopies properly configured for skydiving can be easily flared with the rear risers, provided the jumper practices up high, and becomes familair with the rear riser stall-point (it can be touchy).

    As for the OP, he's seems hell-bent on using throw-over toggles on his skydiving main canopy, despite advice to the contrary from both riggers and BASE jumpers.

    Not surprisingly, this jumper also claims the in the event of a line over when jumping with conventional toggles, his EP is to extract his hook knife and simply cut the offending line, so I suppose the situation with the BASE toggle set-up isn't all that surprising.

    Thanks for explaining it furthermore...!

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    Dude I dont even use WLO toggles for slider up BASE jumping. If I see someone with giant WLOs hooked up to they're skydiving rig, I would laugh in their face. Are you scared of cutting away or something?

    Yes, I am afraid of cutting away. Right now, if I were to have a line over, I would use my hook knife to cut it just above the toggle and land with rear risers.

    Do you have any idea how a canopy flies with no pressure on the tail? I have seen people hurt themselves very badly landing canopies ranging from 240sq ft to 303 sq ft on their rear risers due to losing a toggle or both..I took a water landing once when i lost a toggle and it hurt like hell!!..Try to do that on a 150 and i guarantee you wont be walking back to the packing mat! Guarantee!!! Are you also willing to risk breaking your back and legs just because you didnt want to spend 60 bucks on a reserve repack? Have fun buying a new line set which will cost you a few hundred bucks at the end of the whole deal!!!!!

  9. It hasnt been alot of blood the past 2 days...just dripping in my nose a little and i feel it dripping in freefall...sticking my finger in my nose and then looking at it while doing a tandem video...the customer would never remember it!

    I started taking amoxicillan and some nasal gonna take off till thursday and start working on friday again...hope it will be gone by taing 825mg of amoxicilian 2 times a day so hopefully itll fix it!

    Has it even gone down your throat to the point where your spitting flem and theres blood in it? The doctor saw it dripping from my nose down my throat!

  10. Yesterday first load nose bleed, and sharp pain in my forehead at 6k every load got to 6th load and then nose started bleeding but not too much of that sharp pain in my forehead. Went to the doctors and he thinks i have a sinus infection, he gave me some nasal sprays and some pills to take for a few days. He thinks the nose bleed was a popped blood vessel from the pressure not being able to release

    How long should i not jump for...i work full time in the sport.
    What have your experiences been with it, how long did the infection take to clear?