base_rigger

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  1. May I see the empirical data? You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  2. A friend of mine used to say "why tard it when you can tard it over?" or better yet gain-it-over? You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  3. Very tight but it will fit. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points
  4. Let us say you are on top of a 320 object that you jump regularly and usually go stowed off of it. This time you have strong tail winds. You are confident on your skill, the size of the landing area and you go for it. You take your usual ~2 sec delay, flat and stable and throw. Next thing the bridle is wrapped around your arm. Now you only have maybe no more than one second to deal with the problem before bye bye. Always try to remember that each jump is different given the same object. Going stowed off a lower object can be seen as a sign of skill, confidence, experience, and/or coolness nonetheless. However when conditions are not just right there is no need to kill yourself. In the first few seconds of freefall your air speed is very low and the presence of strong tail wind is much accentuated than if you were to take a longer delay (altitude permitting of course). Jumping in strong winds is not wise. Jumping a low object going stowed in strong tail winds is even less wise due to the higher chances of bridle entanglement than going HH. Please always evaluate the site like it was the first time. I would hate to see one of my best buddies in the list for a careless overlook. You know you have a problem when maggot is the voice of reason at the exit points