gunpaq

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    282
  • Main Canopy Other
    ZP Manta
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    252
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Laser
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Niagara/Skydive Burnaby
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    11214
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    6350
  • Tunnel Hours
    1
  • Years in Sport
    40
  • First Choice Discipline
    Style and Accuracy
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography

Ratings and Rigging

  • IAD
    Instructor
  • AFF
    Jumpmaster
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  • Rigging Chest
    Senior Rigger
  • Rigging Seat
    Senior Rigger
  1. His wife Brenda agrees. “I’m vaccuuming and there they are,” she said of the skydiver noise breaking the peace and quiet. “It’s hard to understand if you don’t live here.” If her vacuum wasn't so loud the skydivers would not have to yell to hear each other. It's hard to understand unless you are a skydiver being blasted by the noise her vacuum. We had a neighbor with too much time on her hands like Mrs. Marinovich and a farmer McNasty who complained about our operation in PA with our jump planes and jumpers being too noisy. The neighbor said the noise was unbearable and hurt her ears and farmer McNasty said his milk production was down by 20% caused by all the skydiving noise. Solution: One of our up and coming students in college did an extra credit noise study project in our little community and we presented the results at a scheduled town meeting about the noise complaints. The neighbor's barking dog and lawn mower as well as the farmer McNasty's farm machinery and mowing cattle along with highway traffic and normal community noises drowned out our skydiving operation noise - case closed after facts presented. As a former dairy farmer I did offer farmer McNasty triple his damages in cash during the hearing for his loss of milk production if he would provide documentation which he declined. The Fun Police never give up.
  2. You quite possibly get a better rate and reach 100 times more people by electronic bill board advertising along a key highway in your area. Adventure seekers usually do not hang out in a shopping mall. Effective in a mall during Christmas season for gift certificate when people are more apt to buy on impulse. In the early 80's we advertised on the old fashioned billboard for one year and it paid for itself three times over. Location and ad rate is the key. Now is the time to recruit.
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    stylemaster

    May have a Stylemaster reserve container w/ risers in a box somewhere. Black w/gold trim. Was part of my old rig for my PC.
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    Camera for a BH REvolve helmet

    The Contour side mount works very well.
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    New Jumper from Canada

    Welcome back!
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    Transition Farewell

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    Pete Miller

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    Do Skydivers Care About Safety

    "So, a company that made round sport reserves (there were no square reserves yet) came out with an "anti-inversion netted" reserve. NO ONE bought it. You know why, of course...It packed up 10% bigger. Jumpers past up a proven 1,000 times increase in safety for smaller pack volume." Bill, I bought one and put it in my new WonderHog Sprint. Two deployments and still jumping after all these years. Great article.
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    Chicken To Jump

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    Crossroad Skydivers

  11. We had these on our student Vectors and Dolphins in the 90's. Worked great with no problems on our DZ.
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    Just finished AFF @ DELMARVA

    Congratulations Venessa! Great DZ and folks to jump with.
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    Tandem Stadium Demo