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    lightning 113
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    Seven Hills Skydivers
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  • Number of Jumps
    1500
  • Years in Sport
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    CReW
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    Freeflying

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  1. Ouch Yeah, I'm not very good with the "too soon?' stuff. RIP Jenny I know, I need a thicker skin, esp. in this sport. BUT, for the person asking, I have a few used Zute suits, PM me your measurements and what colors aren't acceptable for you. I may be able to hook you up w one for a very reasonable price. If you honestly already paid Jenny for it I'd probably give one to you for just S&H. Blue Skies, April Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  2. Read this today in another thread and found it to be interesting, since you don't pull in the tunnel either. Yes, this can happen from being sore from a number of things, just something to be aware of, as most people are really sore after tunnel time. So I'd also suggest practice touches in the tunnel if you aren't already. I'm sure I am "talking out my ass" again by providing more food for thought, so take it with a grain.. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  3. Cool~See ya in the desert! What are you competing in? Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  4. Who is going this year and what are you competing in? Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  5. Really? I need to explain this one? I thought I was pointing out the obvious in the first place. Here are a few things that are contributing to canopy collisions these days as pointed out by a fellow jumper: Bigger airplanes=more canopies. Wind tunnels=false sense of security under canopy. Higher wingloading is cool=rapid downsizing. First man down=lots of confusion. Full face helmets =not hearing well, seeing well or yelling well. More than 90's=high speed, low vision, little outs. Some people have 1,000 jumps, some people have one jump 1,000 times. Old school landing techniques vs. new school. Dirt diving the skydive, never dirt diving the canopy flight. Fighter jets, cargo planes and 182's all landing at the same "airport". Ok, you can digest this how you'd like, but next time please don't use the statement "fill us in", it implies that some are on the same uneducated plane as yourself. Blue Skies, April Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  6. ***Not for canopy work. --exactly As useful as a wind tunnel may be to work on freefall skills, it's true that you don't learn canopy work. This is one factor contributing to canopy collisions. Someone who is tearin it up in the wind tunnel gets confident about tearing it up in the sky and then comes that 'whole part of the dive where you are under canopy'. Use the tunnel, but do what teams do then& devote hop&pops to exits & canopy work over and over again. Just a suggestion. Blue Skies~April Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  7. "For what reason but a lower overall descentrate should someone love/perfer flying a Lightning? I dont get it, please help me out... " AND "We got Storms for CRW and I´m far from being an expert, but to me the wing is very superior in every aspect. Am I missing anything?? *** The Lightning has a quicker recovery than the storm when it gets in a whirley, wrap, etc. ~It will reinflate quicker than the Storm. So I don't consider your Storm a superior wing in every aspect. It's CRW, you want your wing to reinflate ASAP. I think high descent rate with slower reinflation is not what one is looking for in a CRW canopy. That being said, lots of CRW people love em, these have just been my findings Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  8. Your statement seems odd to me. Shouldn't you be planning for very odd eventualities and ones you have complete control over on every jump ? No? I can't agree with the line of reasoning that That shouldn't happen to a TM if they did what they were supposed to do... unless, TM's aren't susceptible to human error and Murphy's Law doesn't apply to them, Then you are correct-No tandem master should ever f*ck up, because they are tandem masters. I'd rather have one prepared for the odd eventuality, than not. You know, like EP's ;) "You shouldn't have a malfunction IF you did what you were supposed to do...." Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  9. The 24 stack was built with the jumpers exiting from a helicopter along side the stack as it built. Just saying... Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  10. All good points to consider! We need to discuss the ENTIRE DIVE during debriefs, in all disciplines. We all know the dive isn't over once we pull, so why do most freefall debriefs usually end at the track/pull......? CRW jumpers: why does the debrief usually end at the starburst....? Camera jumpers: Why shut digital video off, ever, before you land? Most of the canopy collision deaths are happening to experienced jumpers below 3,000ft. The most overlooked & under-evaluated part of our skydive is killing us. We know where we need to focus: the canopy descent and landing pattern. Starting with the dirt dive & ending with the debrief. Blue Skies, April Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  11. Got a problem with minorities, eh? I like being in the minority of people who really understand their gear though, it's cool. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  12. If you are so anal about your 'life saving device', then you'd never even set it in a packing area. I love it how the rest of the world is expected to respect your valuables when you throw them on the floor in the middle of a bunch of strangers. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  13. yeah Muppet :( This huuuuuurts so bad Love ya man April Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  14. oooo!! Pete's awesome, but I'd bet Kruse already packed the rigs, while teaching Chuck Norris how to sew, before you even typed Petes name Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  15. I know you are, but what am I? Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.