Zymurdoo

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  • Main Canopy Size
    190
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    220
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Red Rock Skydiving
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    16833
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1100
  • Years in Sport
    22
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    500
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    450

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  1. Zymurdoo

    crw lines

    I bought full dacron line sets for two Triathlons directly from Aerodyne a couple of years ago . I was converting from Spectra to Dacron and they made the line sets with red, non-cascading center A lines, as per my request. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  2. Zymurdoo

    Anyone flown w niklas Daniel

    What I meant to say is that it isn't worth my time to organize 20 hours of tunnel time (and I certainly cannot fly 20 hours in 10 days, much less afford it) for the discount. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  3. Zymurdoo

    Anyone flown w niklas Daniel

    The cost for an hour in Eloy is $750 ( must be flown in one day) and coaching is $200 per hour. Any of the local tunnel rats (and AXIS I believe) can get this rate for any amount of time you would like to fly. Basically you can do coaching in the Eloy tunnel for just under $16/min for any amount of time you book. EDITED to add: The only way to get a better tunnel rate is to arrange 20 hours over 10 days (obviously you will need some friends to do this) and the discount is not significant. If you can afford this kind of tunnel time on your own, I would head to Utah and get some block time with Dusty Hanks or Davy Manning. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  4. Zymurdoo

    How long should my rig stay packed?

    I am not suprised. When a parachute is packed inside of a rig enclosed by cordura, it tends to stay put....And of stored properly should last a LONG time with no problems. I have seen more than one main canopy retain it's brick shape after being packed for longer than a year (Granted this was on the floor and not at terminal airspeeds). Some Zero P fabrics have a tendency to stick together when packed for an extended time. It is my understanding that this is part of the reason that reserves are made from F-111 materials. Edited to add: Check out this recent article from Sandy Reid at Rigging Innovations regarding reserve materials and a 20 year old pack job. http://www.rigginginnovations.com/Pages/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=8 Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  5. Zymurdoo

    Bonehead Mantle

    I have never owned, or jumped, an FTP but I love my Mantle and the huge amount of real estate is has for mounting options. That being said, I plan to build a Wes Rich styled helmet for my next one. There is one thing I do not like about my Mantle, the cutaway system. It requires me to push forward on the "bone" to get the hinge to release. In speaking with the third party manufacturer of this hinged system, he stated that it was never intended to be used in this configuration. On the FTP it it positioned on a straight line and on the Mantle it wraps around the side and rear (easier to see what I mean by looking at them both side-by-side). Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  6. I think it proves that the record could be 200, or more.
  7. Internet was running so slow yesterday that it was near impossible to get anything uploaded. After a complete outage last night it seems to be running at full speed this morning. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  8. http://www.skydivingphotography.com/events/teamripcordpopsworldrecord-120512 Check out the videos of the past two day's practice jumps. The record attempt begins tomorrow. Videos have been posting within 15-30 mins of landing if anyone is interested. No account required. Enjoy! Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  9. Zymurdoo

    Skyventure AZ

    I recently inquired about a discounted rate at Skyventure AZ. I forget the exact pricing but the only discount they have is 20 hours which must be flown in 10 days. The discount won't even come close to covering coaching, which was my hope. I have found that trying to find people to commit to flying, and actually showing up with cash in hand, is more work than it is worth. I will gladly stick to booking my time through a Skyventure AZ coach at the hourly rate. On a side note, I was told a couple years ago that iFly Utah will do a great discount rate of just 5 hours and, at the time, it would more than cover the cost of coaching. It is a smaller tunnel but for one on one coaching it is plenty big. It is a recirculating tunnel as well, so less "dirty" air than AZ from what I hear. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  10. http://www.bigwayjumpers.org/Formations.html According to the web site, the current formation goal is 129. I wonder how many of those will be at both events? Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  11. I am pretty sure I had skydiving on my resume when I was a brand new A licensed jumper. I was proud of my accomplishment but it was clear that prospective employers, while intrigued as to "why someone would jump out of an airplane", didn't see the value in it. It wasn't until I had a medal at a National level that it made it's way back onto my resume. I figured it showed dedication to a goal, teamwork, etc. I found that this impressed my future employers and was brought up in several interviews. In each case I that it was discussed, I received a job offer. On a side note, I also found out early that being a homebrewer translated to "drunk" until I used it to get a job at a Brewpub. I guess it all depends on what you are applying for. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  12. Zymurdoo

    Nationals

    http://www.omniskore.com/comp/2012/usnats/res_4-WayOpen.html Most of 4 way open has been posted. I am not sure about the other events. It seems to take awhile to get them uploaded for internet access. Just click the score of the round you want to see and an mp4 movie should load, if that round is available. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  13. Zymurdoo

    Tipping Tunnel Instructors

    With the tunnel coaches in our area making $200/hour I feel that the coach rate needs no gratuity. Some coaches will spend quite a bit of time with you before and after, but I think this should be the rule and not the exception. That being said, when I schedule groups to fly in Eloy's tunnel, I add $1/min as a gratuity. This however is intended to be split between the tunnel driver, safety rat and the rest of the employees working that day/night. This has been well received by my coaches and it usually results in the crew ordering food and/or stopping by the Prop for a drink or two after work. Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  14. Just an FYI - There has been a lot of buzz about the Skydiver Resurrection Award around my circle of friends. It is a number awarded to skydivers with a break longer than 10 years. Sounds like you qualify. Welcome back and I wish you the best in getting back and staying in the air. Blue Skies! http://www.facebook.com/groups/143983362383114/?fref=ts Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)
  15. I am betting you are glad to be a skydiver. Those rockclimbers are a bit harsh. http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=2596774;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25; Blue Skies, Soft Docks and Happy Landings! CWR #23 (It's called CRW, add an e if you like, but I ain't calling it CFS. FU FAI!)