spootch

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  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Main Canopy Other
    sabre 150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • License
    C
  • Years in Sport
    6

Ratings and Rigging

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    Instructor
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    Senior Rigger
  1. Listen dude, all the advice here seems to be good. Honestly tho, the things you need to think about when jumping that new gear are this: 1. How fcuking awesome you look! 2. How this gear makes your ass look phat! 3. Concentrate on how you will avoid constant flirtation from the opposite sex! 4. How jealous people will be of you! Most important REMEMBER people wanna be YOU!!! Congrats on the new kit[;)
  2. spootch

    Harness resizing

    Or you could find a master rigger who is willing to do the work...
  3. spootch

    Safire 2 lower brake lines

    At 250 jumps the lines should be ok... That being said if something is causing you concern, get your rigger a beer and ask.
  4. spootch

    Who's BAD?

    After my brother and me (identical) got our licenses, he used to pride himself on a squeaky clean drivers abstract. Mine was less than stellar. One night we were screaming into town and I got pulled over at a speed that put the Duke boys to shame. Now the rear slider in the truck was tinted out so right after I pulled over, I told my brother "dude hurry up and throw me your license". I mean if ever I needed him it was then, one more ticket and im walking! He quickly undid his seatbelt reached in the glove box and pulled out something plastic and passed it to me and did up his belt. It was the insurance and registration cards. "have fun Rebocking it" he said
  5. spootch

    My new snow toy...

    Please don't tell me you have cat shit in your garage?
  6. spootch

    Learn on/off for every AAD.

    They fit pretty sweet in the ol Sidewinder
  7. spootch

    What size canopy to get the GF

    #1 she needs the student gear so she can make a few mistakes and lessen the chance of a major oops. (your not getting sex when shes in a body cast!) #2 you should not be buying her gear, but spend the money more wisely on beer for the dz (eventually she will get her OWN gear and owe beer again!) #3 you should break up with her BEFORE you go on the skydive trip. (that makes it less awkward for both of you when she leaves you for the hot lesbian instructor)
  8. spootch

    Worth getting for rigging?

    Agreed! I did however use the smaller one for my fat pinned Jav and split it in the hollow end
  9. spootch

    Skydiving Confessions

    forgive me Skygods for I have sinned. My last confession was ......... well, I have never confessed.. The truth is; One time, while flying to altitude with a newer student...I farted in the 182. The stench was so bad I immediately stopped giggling to myself and briefly paused on the thought that the pilot sitting beside me, may not see the humor in last nights lunch. To my horror I was absolutely correct. Watching her dry heave twice, she ripped the window open and gasped at the fresh air coming in. Looking directly at me I knew I was screwed. I mean, the look I was getting from that pilot reminded me of my mom when (at the age of 7) I accidently set the carpet on fire trying to smoke one of grandmas cigarettes.... I PANICKED......and in a state of self preservation,..... I...... I.. BLAMED THE POOR DEFENSELESS NEWBIE !!!!!! I mean, who was gonna believe his pithy I didn't do it rant? What's he got, like 20 jumps? For weeks (well days) I felt horrible (ok seriously it was a good 2 hrs), and I carried the burden of guilt with me... *In my defense, she was threatening to pump my eyes shut worse than a raccoon in a bar fight....* To repent, this weekend I will do 3 horny Gs and a solo sitfly
  10. If the unit keeps swoop pond goop out, it must keep battery goop in
  11. spootch

    newbie rigging question

    ^ This. It takes so little to be helpful and civil. We need more of that. JerryBaumchen +1
  12. spootch

    Super Raven -MZb

    Staples. Lots of em
  13. spootch

    Reserve Extraction Force Test?

    # 4 would be moot after the first extraction. FWIW i have done periodic tests (curiosity) after the extraction debate was brought up some years ago. I have the jumper stand with rig on and measure the pull on the bridal to extract the molar with the main still packed. The highest i've had was 19.5 lbs. what does that mean for the price of rice in China? nothing, but I have not seen one "stick" or appear to be stuck such as some of the video John S has.
  14. spootch

    Student Training Difficulties

    Good luck! It's not like skydiving can kill you... oh wait... it can... never mind!