aubsmell

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  • Main Canopy Size
    103
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
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    Cypres 2

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  • License Number
    25066
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3500
  • Years in Sport
    10
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping

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  1. aubsmell

    Montreal for the F1 race this weekend.

    I've rented a condo 30 steps off St. Cathrine 4 blocks from Cressent. I'm down in it.... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Montreal for the F1 race this weekend.

    I'm up in Montreal this weekend with a group of friends for the F1 race... Any of you guys from Montreal? What should we not miss... Most of the group are Skydivers, but none of us plan on jumping... Is there a place where the skydivers hand out in the city, a specific bar or something? Thanks "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  3. aubsmell

    Lee Gerrard (skinnyshrek)

    I just can't believe it.. I've known Lee for about 7 years now... I stay at his house for all the home FSU games, wether he is there or not.... He was a messy fucker, but a damn good guy... I hope they skin the bastard who did this alive. Lee I'll miss you buddy. You tubby monkey. A "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    PIA Symposium 2007 - DZ.com Roll Call!

    I'll be giving a super sweet seminar on ISO 9001 And AS 9100 in the Skydiving Industry... I promise it won't be boring... quality, quality, quality, the cornerstone of parachute manufacturing!!!! Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    PIA Symposium 2007 - DZ.com Roll Call!

    I'll be there... with bells on... can I borrow some bells? "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  6. aubsmell

    Gravity Girl Rocks!!! (again)

    Gravity Girl is the bestest ever... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  7. aubsmell

    canopy ???

    http://performancedesigns.com/silhouette.asp I like the silhouette, it is a very forgiving canopy, that opens nice and flies very well. It is of hybrid construction and therefore packs a little easier, and it that size will pack up a little smaller than all ZP. Also the price is a little better than most all ZP canopies. I is a great canopy for what you are looking for. A "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  8. aubsmell

    Croakies?

    Yo... I have been jumping in Native - Gatorz - Oakley's - IronMan sunglasses with Crokies and with a variety of other brand straps, I've flown my birdman suit, done tandems, belly flown all with and without a helmet and I have never lost a pair, or even lost a contact lense... This has been about the last 4 years. On the other hand I have lost goggles and I have lost contact lenses with goggles on... I'm totally converted... however, make sure you have a pair of glasses with clear or yellow lenses for those sunset jumps, cause trying to land in sunglasses after the sun has gone down, is not the safest thing in the world... Later... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  9. aubsmell

    Manufacturer Contacts On dropzone.com

    Hey, I no longer work for Aerodyne, so if you could take me off there please, it would be cool. Thanks, Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Javelin Odyssey Spacer Foam Questions

    Jerry.. That is just batch difference, we get it from the exact same place, the exact same product.. I have a new Icon that has Grey Spacer Foam and it is much softer than any of the black I have ever felt... Take it light... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Javelin Odyssey Spacer Foam Questions

    The shizzel is the bomb... both of my rigs have it now... I would not buy another rig without it.... It is not mind blowing or anything, but it is a little bit more comfortable, and a little bit cooler (because the air circulates) As for longevity... that is a good qustion for rigs, my computer bag has it, and I wear that a lot more than my rig with a heaver load in it and it is 5 years old and hasn't shown any wear.. Aerodyne's sponsored team Arcteryx has it on their rigs, and the get jumped ALOT and they have had no problem with it... I have Icons they Aerodyne offers it as an option as well, it is the same stuff that Sunpath uses... Later.. "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  12. I spoke to a guy from Chile the other day, who called about some gear, and he couldn't say enough good stuff about this DZ... so I felt motivated and put an air ticket on hold to go down there from Christmas day - the end of the first week in January. I want to go down, and I've emailed all three of the hotels listed on the site, but I havent goten prices back from any of them... My questions: 1. Has anyoone been? Is it cool? 2. Should I bring my surf board, anyone know of any good breaks near by? 3. What would lodging cost for 15 days, where is a good place to stay? 4. I know the U.S. and Venezuela political situation isn't too good right now, should that be a concern for a massive gringo like myself who speaks spanish like a first grader who was kicked by a mule? any further insite would be great!!! "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  13. aubsmell

    Whats your favorite party prank?

    This is my fav too, it's called an "upper decker" it usually takes days for them to figure it out... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  14. aubsmell

    Which Reserve

    Aerodyne now has all sizes set up as mains to demo, looks like you are jumping a 106, they have the 99 and 110, set up as well... Flyem and post what you think... email s.kimball@aerodyne-int.com to get one... A "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  15. Aerodyne uses the “Bottom Skin” Method. The PIA use the Span of the Top Skin We use the Span of the Bottom Skin The PIA measures the Span of the Top Skin 6” back from the This is not the Max Span or the Min Span. Using the Bottom skin Span measurement represents an exact value, In Aerodynes case this is the Maximum Span. The PIA method does not take the new designs of canopy into account. BTW this is the way I understand it from our Tech Dirctor, I won't comment on other methods or techniques, everyone has an opinion as to what is best and why. You have to understand that also, some companies with some models use numbers like names in marketing as well. To be a bit generic what I mean is this: A company may have a canopy: the "X Warrior 300" may and it may actually only measure out to 293 or it may be 317 but they decide on the name 300 because of it's marketing value. So when you are busting out your calculator to get your wing loading down to the ninth decimal point, you may have no idea what you are talking about. I have to admit that I didn't read all the above posts, I just clicked in from your PM and posted. Regards. Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"