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  1. About 50 jumps in the last year as a starting point? And maybe at least 200 jumps total? You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  2. This is not about BASE vs.SD. It's about common sense. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  3. If Jason really feels he did everything right I wonder why he is thinking about increasing the skydive jumps for next year among other changes. And by the way, every timeI go to a different DZ I get my licence checked and most of the times my log-book as well (including the WFFC) Jason stated he had no clue about Brian's experience prior the incident. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  4. No shit. One's alive and the other one's dead. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  5. Your posts suggest otherwise. But hey you're doing a fine job there mate. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  6. Sounds to me you have some guilt to deal with. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  7. Really? I guess that did not apply in the case of Brian. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  8. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    I let the real base gods do all the teaching because if I were teaching someone to base jump he/she would have so much skydiving and rigging experience that probably no teaching would be required beside few minor things. You guys make base look so complicated. It's very upsetting to me that many fail to recognize the difference in this death. Let me give you two scenarios: A guy with 4000 jumps, 600 in the past year hooking himself in. A guy plunging to his death with 0 previous jump, failing to pull either main or reserve who was allowed to jump on his own. If you cannot recognize the difference in these two scenarios than you are missing Mac's and my point altogether. Again folks NOBODY is blaming ANYONE for god sake! But don't let this "self responsibility" crap blind you to the brim from trying to prevent accidents like this one from happening again. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  9. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    I disagree. There is a difference between showing off a stunt, intentionally pull low, being in a complex jump and just pure and simple brain-locking due to lack of hands-on training and currency. If the guy with the WS went in I'd just say well he fucked up, he should have pulled a second sooner. Brian failed to react due to his lack of experience. He did not make the call to burn it low, that was not his intention and that is what makes this incident DIFFERENT. Why can't you see that? You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  10. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    care to PM me? You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  11. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    Tom, you did make good points. However, is there anything you'd like to add or elaborate so accidents like these one won't happen again? This was not the case of an intentional low pull, a stunt gone wrong, a hard landing. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  12. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    This is not about feeling terrible or not. It's about PREVENTING shit like this from happening again. I wonder if Tom is going to ban you but I doubt. And you need to see the point he is trying to make. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  13. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    No they are not. BASE jumping is a hands-on activity. There are no prior jumps in the form of PCA during their corse at the BD unlike the ones they conduct in TW. Wow Jason, a sample size of 1. You are re-writing statistics here My bad, I meant off a different object... An AFF with two Is would have been a great alternative. And that is not an overlook? You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  14. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    Oh by the way...BASE ain't skydiving we all know that but try to go to any DZ in the US and see if they let you jump all by yourself after it has been 25 years since your last jump using equipment that now it's not even use as a car cover. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  15. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    Which he was not! And that's the point! NOBODY is blaming ANYONE for Brian's death. However an accident is always a chain of events and any of the following could have broken some links: Few skydives before BD. PCA instead of FF. BASE AFF with two Is where the right I deploys. Again NOBODY is blaming ANYONE but at least there should be some effort in trying to avoid a similar situation in the future. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  16. base_rigger

    BD v TFs FJC

    Investigating??? Dude, it's called brainlock, sensory overloading, you god damn name it. Sure, 350 bucks and absolutely no jumps prior to the BD one. You call that a full blown FJC? And how many PCA did that include? Or why didn't anyone suggest something along those lines "Hey Brian, about a trip to a DZ and a couple of S/Ls? you know it's been about 25 years from your last jump and 40 from your only BASE and you have never flown a ra air". Jason you are doing an incredible job putting together the event, no doubt. However there were some serious overlooks that ultimately led to Brian's death. If Brian was my student I would have forced him to make a couple of skydives and I would have PCAed him of the bridge, at least on the first jump. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  17. I was searchig the web for a pic of the bogy monster and here is what i came up with. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  18. few more just to rub it in! You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  19. Hey Tony, The lady who took the pics of the jump kindly sent me those. It's the freefall of you and Nick. FYI Nick is freefalling an Ace 240 (No vents) with a 46". Tony had his Flik 293 with v-tec and a 47". You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  20. Depending on what you are jumping 2000' is not a H&P it's a 10 sec delay. I consider a true H&P a 1000 foot jump. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  21. Heal fast!!! I'm glad I was not there carrying your fat ass out! It could have been worst dude. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  22. Steve went three times AFAIK: two times AFF style with Maggot and Nick and once with Maggot alone...the last jump was interesting to watch! You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  23. You are an inspiration to us all. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  24. How many BASE jumps do you have? How many with SD gear and how many with BASE gear and what are your rigging qualifications? This is getting off topic by the way... Brian was jumping BASE gear. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  25. So you want to jump slider up with the line mod... You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points