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danornan last won the day on October 1 2019

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  1. Not sure of the point as a D qualifies you for all aspects of the sport. While we're at it, eliminate the night jump from the D license. Not necessary and dangerous. No one has to make a night jump accidentally or unintentionally.
  2. Give some thought to analog on the mudflap. It's away there, easy to read and not in the way. For me, so much more convenient and it's eaisly shared with your friends..
  3. If my memory is not too fogy, this happened at Z-Hills and was caught on video, maybe 10 years ago.
  4. Get some skydiving gloves at your local gear store. They are the right tool for the sport and that will be one less thing to have to think about. Later as you get more experience you can try other types. Keep it simple.
  5. I do a lot of swimming with fins and that really works the larger muscles in your upper leg. According to previous PT therapists, that has made a big difference in my not needing any pain medication or a TKR.
  6. I'm following this because I had a TPF (tibial plateau fracture) about 20 years ago and was told I'd need an artificial knee in about 5 years. I'm long over due but not in any discomfort and don't take any medications. Turning 70 in January with about 3600 jumps. Maybe 1500 jumps on the fracture and no sign, in the future of a new knee, yet. I was told by one of my doctors, after the last of 5 operations, that if I didn't gain any weight, didn't run or smoked and drank moderately, his handiwork might last 20+ years. 3 out of 4 ain't bad.....
  7. Good friend of mine, who doesn't skydive had both knees replaced several years ago. Prior to the surgery he was told to loose weight. He didn't loose any weight, had the surgery and there have been some complications. It's been several years and his weight has increased. He had to have the surgery but is not satisfied with the results. Bottom line is that everyone is different and if you are over weight, loose the difference before your surgery and keep it off and don't run on the new knee.
  8. From above, "I later spent many, many hours going over the sequence trying to figure out "why". I was at a PIA conference and talking to Bill Booth. Bill listened to my description and then said "that's why I started using magnets on the riser covers". Has anyone with magnets on you riser covers had a hard opening?
  9. I am not an attorney and did not even stay in a Holiday Inn, but what I've been told, at least in Florida, is that no one can sign away a minors rights, not even their parents. Keeps it pretty simple. http://www.familyblawg.com/family-law/can-a-parent-waive-their-childs-right-to-sue/
  10. I am not a doctor, but from what I know about dehydration, I need to stay ahead of it and not wait for the symptoms. I do a lot of biking (because of the virus) and might ride for 2-3 hours in the Florida heat. I take lots of fluids with me that I try to remember to sip every mile or so. Light snacks and fruit too help to keep up my blood sugar. I'm open to new and other ideas so please fire away... Same at the DZ when I start back.
  11. No need for special ear plugs. Good disposable ones that lower the decibel by about -30 are fine and disposable. I use the same on my motorcycle. Key is to use them correctly. I've been using disposable ones for at least 15 years.
  12. I always carry mine and check the knife. There is no reason to carry your rig without putting it inside a general backpack type of container. TSA will give it a look and generally pass you through to the swab table and then say thanks... Don't make a big deal about it and they won't either. Everyone on the airplane does not need to know that you jump out of airplanes... I also check my weight belt.
  13. If you look at the cost per year to own any AAD, and amortize it over it's life, the cost difference between the best and the worst is very little. Why not own the best. Maybe one jump a year difference !