tinlizzy73

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    Air Indiana Skydiving Center
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    38582
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    230
  • Years in Sport
    5

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  1. I'm a low timer myself but I can tell you that you should not increase your wing loading for quite a while. Check out this chart. http://www.bigairsportz.com/pdf/bas-sizingchart.pdf Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  2. I finally joined a gym again after a long layoff. I lift weights and do cardio 3-4 times a week and I can't believe the difference it's made for me. Everything about jumping is easier from arching to packing. My recommendation for you is to hit every muscle group, including legs, about every seven days, and really lift like you mean it with all the effort you can muster. In my opinion there's no best exercise as long as you work hard and stick to it. Good luck
  3. Being pretty new myself I understand your overwhelmation. Everyone will have a different opinion on the best method of training for your first jump. My opinion is that there is no right or wrong way to make your first jump. Tandem training is maybe 20-30 minutes and you're strapped to an expert during your jump which includes freefall. That's about $200 and up depending on where you live. IAD (instructor aided deployment) and static line require a first jump course that could be as long as eight hours, and it costs approximately the same as a tandem, and since you're jumping solo, you are the one totally responsible for ensuring your own safety and that's pretty cool. IAD and static line first jumps are at a lower altitude with virtually no freefall. AFF is the most expensive training method initially, around $300 for your first jump, but you get instructors in stereo (one on each side) and freefall time too. You may not remember a lot of your actual jump so I'd recommend budgeting another $60-$80 for video. First jumps can be scary but the more you know, the less scared you'll be. Good luck. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  4. You can relax when you're dead and your family can crack a beer in the parking lot at your closed casket funeral. Talk less, listen more, lose the attitude and you might be okay. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  5. The first and only time I ever saw a bong was when I was riding with my brother who was a cop. We went to a domestic call, and when he came out of the house he was holding a bong. When he got back in the squad car he handed it to me and said "maintain this," and off we went to the next call. Later he put it in the evidence room. That was the end of my experience with a bong. You are not alone sister.
  6. Don't believe me? Watch the first "chapter" (maybe 30 minutes) of the film. And for cryin out loud don't read any critics' reviews prior to seeing it. Some give away the jaw-dropper ending to that chapter. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  7. I'm so sorry. Tucker is beautiful. I heard that everything that comes from God returns to God, including all the animals and our pets. I don't have any doubt he'll be waiting for you when you get there. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  8. Groundhog Day Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  9. and superglue. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  10. My dog door freezes shut too. Don't know why. My dog used to just bust through it but now that she's gone I have to put that miracle substance WD-40 on it so my cat can go through. Works great. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  11. In an appropriate size per Brian Germain's chart. Used. Made after 1995 or so. http://www.bigairsportz.com/pdf/bas-sizingchart.pdf Germain's chart. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  12. The Counterfeiters was the best rented movie I've seen lately. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  13. 63. That was fun. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  14. I shut a car's lights off once. I think you did the right thing. Once at school years ago I left my lights on and came out close to midnight to a dead car battery and no jumper cables. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO
  15. I can't bring myself to throw away my deceased dog's brush with her fur still in it. Also, my dad is both odd and gross and we still keep him around. Jeanne Blue Skies, better days, more beer - Oh the humanity - Peace be with you my friend DON'T TASE ME BRO