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    PDR160
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  • Number of Jumps
    624
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  • Years in Sport
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    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping

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  1. Ms Gibbon - just checked a sectional (ask your expert what that means) and I don't see anything on it that says "The Box - all VFR traffic must navigate within this area." Nor do I see anything called an Otter Box. I did see an Otter Box at the Verizon Store so you might sue them for not providing one to Mile Hi.
  2. buff

    Backfly in the tunnel

    Sounds familiar. The Denver tunnel coach emphasized the hands at 45 too and I was having trouble. It was my first time on back. I went to the Seattle tunnel and the coach told me not to worry about getting the hands arms "correct" and relax and fly back and legs. That worked. I did some of the shooting up too and it is a bit freaky at first and then I would get into a spin and drop back to the net. I kept countering the spin with opposite leg turn but my problem was my hips were not neutral. Once we got the pelvis fixed, I was doing okay. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  3. School of Fast Progress in Downsizing and Radical Flight. A place where large egos interface with orthopod skills to increase wingloading through stainless steel implants. Read that book and his transcending fear. Like them both. What is sofpidarf? I understand the consequences... That's why I'm trying to be safe. Looking at X-rays may make me second guess. It's like making a pilot watch airline crashes. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  4. Obtain a copy of The Parachute and its Pilot by Brian Germain. Read it over the winter, several times. You can skip the HP stuff. Jump during the winter, cold dense air on a day with snow on the ground is one of the true joys of canopy flight. Since you are a doc, join SoFPiDaRF and check out the xrays of all the people who got the T shirt. It will give you an idea of the price one can pay when playing chicken with the blue rock. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  5. I realise you are new to the sport and probably missed this in your FJC, but do not go bowling unless you are told take up bowling by your instructor. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  6. buff

    The Dive Rite story

    I have a DR 200 way suit with the swoop cords. It was my first RW suit and it is in very good condition. Still have it but not sure I can still fit in it. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  7. Your post and title says ff is dead, perhaps you need to change it to Is fun/up jumping dead? You will probably get the same answers given your location. Students and tandems don't FF. Tandem is the money maker and some DZ just bump everybody for tandems. Some will get you through your A and then abandon ya for students and tandems. It really depends on the DZ but it's been on here a million times that the smaller DZ doesn't make very much revenue off the funjumper. I think that you need to go where the action is as those are the DZ's that support the funjumper. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  8. Well you can head to Dallas as there is usually a couple of WR Ffers there every weekend. And they have Ff Fridays. Its a six hour drive for me and all the way through OK but never a bad time. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  9. buff

    Instructor crush?

    I agree. I dont even know if she's attached atm and i wouldn't want to overstep those bounds..especially if the one she's attached to is a rigger, rigging my 'chute until I can pack by myself, right? First off, riggers ain't packing your main, it's more than likely a PACKER and they will screw anything that moves and they ain't going to get mad, they just wait their turn and are not picky. You really need to let us evaluate your risk here so POST PICTURES OF HER. The community will let you know how to proceed and since you are in the west, we will let you know before you hit on Valinda because her husband could be the Guns & Ammo editor. Pictures of boobs are the best as to better evaluate your chances. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  10. Clenching your buttcheeks will move your pelvis forward or tilt it. Is that what you are looking for? It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  11. Spy rig should be SPIE rigging. Whuffo y'all hang on that string fo? Bad editors. Good thing they just wrote an average grunt tale and didn't have to turn Angry Tom's rigging stuff into Poynter's! It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  12. buff

    So I want to swoop...

    Wow! Pulled off the condescending post in most French fashion. No pardon granted dude as your attitude is already in the corner and really is not welcome as it just will get you or someone else hurt or killed. Can I have number 133 please It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  13. buff

    Harness Turn?

    Some things to try on student and every other canopy thereafter: First clear your airspace, After you open, slide your legstraps down so you are seated and they are more mid-thigh. Lean into the harness and observe what the canopy does. Next lean left, an raise the right leg while putting pressure on the left leg strap by straightening the leg or pressing down hard with the left thigh. Now let the wing recover and go to half brakes. Let the toggles up then do the above. Start a toggle turn and as your body moves out from under the canopy, harness it while letting the toggle up and see if you can keep it in the turn. As you downsize and the harness comes more into play, you will learn how you can maneouver and fly your whole approach with harness turns only. It's a tool for the tool box that alot of folks don't use but the harness is a control input just as much as four risers and two toggles. It just works better as wingloading goes up. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  14. At 5' 175lbs, you should have to him he needs a bowling ball bag not a canopy. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama
  15. You probably packed it before as it was Randy's first rig b4 he bought the Deere rig. I'm comfortable pulling silver with what is in there. I can pull the cable and feel tension on the pin. The SH collins lanyard is routed correctly. The pin goes and that spring is comming out. My bad was just picking up my rig and making sure the card was completed as I have to travel either 2 hrs or 5 hrs to a DZ. I've pulled silver on my non-aad Talon that was packed by this person so really, it's closed so yea my bad. The question is not one of will it work when I need to do my job, but is it legal? Lee knows the deal at SDD with visitors and that is what bites. During check in, the staff rigger checks and say's it's incorrect and you can't use it here at X dz. I would not sit with it as the top flap is an issue and going head down, the other flaps can let air flow in and you can get a finger into the bottorm corners but for belly or H&Ps, I don't see an issue other than a rigger throwing up a roadblock on a check-in inspection. And with the FAA all over PLAs and chucking more shit at the sport, that is why I asked Mr. Wally. This is the part where I get the second opinion before I show up and get called out because it may work but not be legal. I was not too cool with the idea of a guy going into the carboard and you may have been but it worked either way. It's called the Hillbilly Hop N Pop dude. If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough. That's fucked up. Watermelons do not grow on trees! ~Skymama