KermieCorleone

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  • License
    C
  • License Number
    39300
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    226
  • Years in Sport
    5
  1. ... and is the adhesive on the adhesive mount sufficiently strong by itself? or is epoxy advised? - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  2. I just got a Sony HDRAS20 for Christmas and was wondering if I could/should mount the camera by directly bolting the Sleeve for Sony ActionCam by Cookie Composites to the left side of my Benny helmet or use the curved adhesive mount to put it up right on top of the helmet? Thanks - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  3. anyone jump with mouthguards? I am just about done with ~$1500 dental work to make me look pretty again and my doc recommended I get and use a good mouthguard so I am not back in her chair, I could learn not to fuck it up under canopy but I digress. Anyone jump with a mouthguard? any opinions about jumping with a mouthguard? - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  4. brings me into the moment ... Day to day, I am reminiscing about the past, worrying about the future. But the moment I hear "ready, set, go". I am in drawn into the vertex of that moment in time. And after I am done squealing like a little girl at a Justin Bieber concert from the opening shock, I find the calm of being under canopy to be a very soothing contradicting the surge of adrenalin ... that and I am still hoping that using the line, "I jump out of planes 2.75 miles up in the sky" will get me laid, rather than having to work at it. Cheers - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  5. anyone know where I can get the skydiving music video to Van Halen's jump. The author of the video put it up on skydiving movies but since the website is no more I dont know if there was another location that video was put on? Cheers - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  6. A recent mishap made me review my policy a little closer and found this exclusion: I was wondering how many folks jump while having medical insurance that does not cover skydiving. Anyone ever just tell the EMTs that they "tripped and fell" if they know they are not covered? - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  7. I'm with you. I'd love to get better at free flying but I have told myself that I'd like proficiency in belly flying before I change focus to free flying. I did a canopy course, and I try to practice and work on what I learned/was told to work on from the canopy course. On hop and pops, (so I know I have the landing area all to myself) I practice, flat turns (I still need to get proficiency in these) braked approaches, flying in deep brakes (strange thing about flying in deep brakes is how unsettling the quiteness is). Over 2500 feet I practice collapsing my canopy using both toggles and rear risers, and work on knowing the stall point of the canopy. I try to ask a couple of the "really" experienced guys to do some close proximity flying when we do high pulls, so I am comfortable with other canopies flying close to me. And I work on my pattern and landing accuracy for every jump, fly a predictable pattern without holding brakes or S turns to make it to the X. "Zoo dives/just fucking around" jumps are fun but I try to have an objective/dive plan for every jump, even if the jumps dont go according to the plan, working towards a planned objective for the entire jump means I always come away learning something or finding out something I need to work on. 2-3 way jumps are best for "working" on belly work and I like to do different drills, fly difficult exits and turn simple points to get better at belly. I jump with the lower experienced jumpers and help them with simple fall rate, or other simple drill I like or something to their preference. These jumps are a lot of fun because not only do they get to work on a skill but because of their lower experience it means I might have to compensate for their lack of experience in turn improving my flying as well. ask the more experienced guys to give you some drills you can work on. eg: the names might not be the same but here are some drills I have fun with 3/way eggbeater, around the world, no contact RW/ "proximity" RW, burble hopping, 3 way leap frog, simple 90 degree turn and docks and fall rate drills when playing with kids who just got their A. you can also work on your tracking by once again asking one of the experienced guys to lead a slow granny paced tracking dive and as you get better pump up the speed on later dives. I've found if you can other newbies to tracking and "organize" them, it makes it easier to find and experienced rabbit to lead. Above all else if show some initiative and enthusiasm about wanting to learn, the experienced guys will every so often through out the weekend will jump with you and teach you nifty tip and tricks about getting better. - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  8. After having to unsuccessfully trying to find a first aid kit after I my tumble last weekend, I now see the need to have a kit of my own to keep in my car. What do you guys keep in your house/car/on you? Any preferences and recommendations? - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62sVHRJJaE a friend, did it with an SD gopro ... chk out his comments - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  10. Check out Crosswind, it might not be short but it displays all the various disciplines in skydiving - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  11. I am not skinny by any means (5'6", 160-165lbs) but chasing fatties can be fun at times. some folks might not enjoy the other guy sinking out after every point but I look at that as way for me to improve my flying. PS: getting down is much easier than getting back up, hopefully I can change that with some more airtime - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  12. I'll walk it off - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  13. Skymama, said it perfectly. I was nervous through out my AFF program but that was more so due to the fact that I could not afford to redo levels LOL ... other than that once you understand how the training and gear works you gain trust in them, which in turn increases your confidence in your ability to work out any problems you might face. + trust in your instructors is key as well. I had the chance to observe the AFFIs at my DZ for a while before having to jump. Even though I knew that in the air my safety was in my hands I knew the instruction and training I was receiving was impeccable. regarding how you can decide on a DZ, if you have the opportunity, go and hang out at the DZs close to you I am sure no one is going to chase you away but rather gladly answer any questions you might have. + you'll also see which DZ vibe is best suited to you. - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  14. after I got my A licence I did a few jumps with a few really experienced jumpers and I had a blast but when I did my first 2 way with another fun jumper on the same experience level as me my first thought was, "wot the fuck? why do we suck so bad?" - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...
  15. bwahhahahaha, awesome pix. - Neil Never make assumptions! That harmless rectangle could be two triangles having sex ...