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    210
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    218
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    Raven 2

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    Z-Hills
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    38765
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    500
  • Years in Sport
    5
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
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    200
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    Freeflying
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    2
  1. Reality shows? Staged? That almost NEVER happens Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  2. Why not.. At the very least it would give me something to do until impact... I might even attempt RW with some of the people who had an unintentional exit on depressurizing. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  3. As a newish camera flyer.. a course of some sort would be interesting. I agree with some previous posters too.. cameras ARE a distraction and have seen people dicking around with their gopro and not checking gear / handles etc.. I'm guilty of doing it when first getting a camera.. It is disturbing to see kids with 30 jumps asking if their red light is flashing or not when the door is open. Thanks to DSE for taking time to point out things I was unaware of and some guidance some moons ago... Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  4. If I've said anything ever intelligent here it will be this. Do not stop writing in the log book. It will reach up and bite you one day at some DZ's if you don't. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  5. My $0.02 if you are on a long spot immediately start looking for and select an alternate landing area. People get hurt when they "think" they can make it back but are not sure then end up being unprepared. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  6. Fly High Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  7. I have been training and coaching for a few years myself, in both skydiving and work. I am not above learning from anyone, no matter their limited experience level, if they can give me a new method of getting the point across to someone. So I ask a favor. Could you assist me with a way to help this "newer crowd" understand that the SIM does actually apply to them? Because using a soothing voice to explain, yet, once again, that they don't fully grasp that they don't know what they don't know sure the hell doesn't seem to be working. I'm all ears. +1 Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  8. I was and probably still am that guy on some points Linden like you are being now.. The biggest point you are missing in all of this... Stop talking and read.. listen more than speak. It will get you far in this sport and its taken me 5 years to begin to figure it out. I'm not telling you to shut up or go away.. I'm saying take the advice given and run with it, stop trying to validate points.. just listen to the people. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  9. Someone asked me today if someone happens to be large but in shape would they be allowed to use a tandem canopy something close to that size for AFF? I did not want to answer be wrong so figured I would ask. By large I would guess his example to be over 6'6 and 280-300. I know there is a limit for tandems, and would assume the military would use larger canopies due to the added weight of combat gear, but not sure if it applies to sport rigs. In short.. what weight would be pushing it for a sport canopy as I do not know the largest size made or the tensile strength of the harness and container or any of the components. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  10. I'm new a camera flyer (a year or so) doing 4 way so I'll take a stab at this one "My DZ requires a B license (which I have), and I know that USPA recommends a C license to fly camera. I'm really eager to hear any advice you may have that goes beyond 'get your C license'. " Get the C license first and get used to jumping with people doing RW until you can fly reasonably well (meaning that you can go and do what you want without having to think about it). Gear? Learn to fly first then worry about gear.. from my experience gear entanglements although serious are really the least of your worries during a skydive... things like premature deployments or someone coming in hot and taking you out .. keeping track of who is where until the formation is built.. being in position to get the shot and not block anyone from getting to their slot.. The list goes on and on.. then add wings which is whole different flying experience... There is so much I learned the hard way and much I've learned from experience and most of it to be things that were never even considered when I got into camera.. Last but not least as much as you try to tell yourself "ill just turn the camera on and forget" .. it doesn't work that way.. just my $0.02 and nowhere near as valuable as most of the previous replies I'm sure. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  11. So when I dumped my video to someone on a mac is what caused the issue? If the camera is hooked up to another machine the same videos show up there .. so they are not temp files.. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  12. I recently hooked my CX-100 to my pc and noticed a "music" folder as part of the camera directory with DCIM AVCHD and others... Inside that folder were 31 edited and completed videos I have made over the course of a couple of years. The strange thing is.. I did not put these files on my camera (why would I) and even more puzzling is that the total of the files exceed the amount of space the camera has but, the camera shows as empty when turned on. Has anyone ever encountered this? Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  13. You get off whuffo status right around 100 jumps which incidentally happens to be about the time you know everything. Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  14. Thanks. I will check the dimensions and see if i can put it in the available space Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.
  15. Anybody know of a small still camera like one of the newer canons that can be used with a blow or bite switch? Millions of my potential children died on your daughters' face last night.