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Everything posted by pojj

  1. how many of you jumpers are just fun jumpers,is is frownd apon if you have a busy llife with kids and you dont really do to much of the disciplines but do the occasional club accuracy stuff,and just all round jump for fun when time permits
  2. is a 170 to much to handle for someone off there students and on a..or is 200+better to stay on longer...so many good buys for beginer rigs with 170s
  3. your taught to kick out of line twists but see alot of guys reaching for the risers and trying to spread them apart....is this dangerous can your hand get caught in a tightly bound twist and whats the best canopy for a A licensed jumper that get the least line twists provided that its packed and deployed right
  4. how many jumps should you have before taking on a wingsuit course
  5. im torn between sky diving or hang gliding,dont no which one to learn,has anyone done both or any advice??
  6. which is safer ??skydiving or hang gliding,mate thinks hang gliding but i think the other
  7. thanks for your input..cheers,hav you had any injuries since starting??im thinking of takeing up the sport
  8. how do most jumpers go about insurance,,im sure there are a lot of family jumpers,so in the event of an injury ,what income protection can you get.
  9. regarding injuries with larger canopys compared to high performance canopys,are you more likely to snap an ankle on high performance canopys are most of landing injuries stem from above intermediate canopys..
  10. if you dont mind me asking how did you break your leg..
  11. what are the stats on the injuries caused by down size n canopys when not ready if at all ready for performance chutes
  12. im new to the sport so excuse my niativity but do you always pay for a someone to pack for you
  13. is there jumpers out there that just like to jump for fun and use intermedieate canopys to lessen the twists and breaks of landings...instead of pushing that envelope with smaller high performance canopys
  14. how does one tell if the glide ratio will be enough to get to a off landing area or if you will make it bak to the d.z.or do people look a certain distance and choose somewhere in that area,what makes you think whether your just going to fall short basically how do jumpers gauge there cone area....sorry for long post
  15. when u start you have time to hang out all w;end jump n and have n drinks at nite but when life gets busy and you have kids how do you fit time in....do people jump every couple of weeks or try get a jump in before or after pik n kids up would love to hear from people who juggle life and jumping
  16. hi jumpers just would like peoples views on landing outs how people prepare for coming up short or long of the target, or keys to finding a suitable landing area and what are the common mistakes to get one self in such a situation.....
  17. i have been reading alot lately about the damage most people mostly novice divers incounter while landing ...i no that proper canopy control is the answer but does it help to wear ankle supports or basketball type shoes for ankle support in case of a awkward landings
  18. hi jumpers just want to no peoples views on pilot chute out to full extension but wont open container,some views are that you dont need to cutaway just deploy reserve but others say cutaway because if main starts to deploy wile reserve is you narrow the chances of entanglement if main is disconected from risers(cutaway) your views would be much apreciated
  19. i rest my case.........how dare you disrespect my girlfriend you red neck you look like a complete red neck..plus my girls looks shit all over the girl in your photo.....you are a discrace to your fellow americans .........
  20. proberly not fair to say americans i should have said ego filled jumpers who think there it....im sure when they make a mistake and end up on there back they wouldnt apreciate an ego driven jumper to mock them....we are only humans ...and yes no matter how long you jump for your never perfect
  21. not saying all the americans are the same but it seems by reading all the forums and answers to questions you guys just mock and shoot down other jumpers ...no matter what the experiance of jumpers were all in or trying a sport that creates so many questions and so many safety aspects,and yes we should talk to jump masters but its also good to get advice from round the world thats what forums are for......but seems theres that group of americans that have that american veiw........were beter than the rest of the world...so to those guys how bout some words of incouragement and advice instead of takeing the piss out of people that dont have 500 jumps .......
  22. how do jumpers with familys find tie to jump
  23. hey jumpers when you do crw do you need a high performance canopy for stacks?and any tips on how to jugle dive n and life
  24. for a first rig for some one who has done 20 30 jumps and has an a license what manufacture of canopys would have the softest opening forces i no alot depends on pack procedures and slider care but just as a general idea on certain canopy brands
  25. hey jumpers how many of you are involved in sky surfing and is it as hard to do as everyone says...