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  1. I'd Email or Phone Chicagoland Skydiving and buy one of their Pro Passes (or any similar US drop zone that offers the equivalent). All you can jump for the season for $5199.00 (it was $4999.00 until 31st Jan) this leaves you $8300 for a trailer / food etc... Get all of your stuff for your trailer from Walmart and return it every 30 days for a full refund (that way you can have a trailer full of fantastic goodies and never have to pay for them)
  2. There's some general info now up on the other thread
  3. A late post I know - but we are planning some more balloon jumps this weekend - have a look at the post on the UK Skydiver website.
  4. They turned down free beer? No way!! As everyone else has said - travel, visit other DZ's / Boogies etc and build a group of people that you can hang out and jump with. It's worth asking around because there might be someone else who lives nearby who also travels to another DZ to fun jump and then you can carshare and save some $$'s as well!
  5. freeatlast


    Perhaps if we had more swimming pools on DZ's we would attract more boobies like that?
  6. Yes there is a secret number, but no, I'm not going to share it with you!!
  7. PM Jerome (BKR on here) and he should be able to help you (he's the owner of Basik)...
  8. There are Mars M2 units for sale from the ukskydiver and smartrigs websites and we will ship to the US if you want us to
  9. Which Hotels were you going to suggest?? I'm presuming that the LA congestion is bad at 5.30pm then!!!
  10. Thanks Airtwardo I'll take a look at that place
  11. I'm not too fussed about seeing the LA nightlife, but would like a restaurant or two nearby so we can get some food and a beer or two... Budget - $200 max (it is the first night of our holiday, however, a nice $100 place is better than an expensive $200 place with no atmosphere)...
  12. Good point and exactly the sort of info I was hoping to get. We're due to arrive at 16:05 so by the time we get our bags and pick up the hire car it's probably gong to be 17:00 - 18:00.
  13. Hi Guys I'm flying into LAX for a holiday with my (non jumping) girlfriend. We're planning on visiting San Diego and will be picking a car up from Los Angeles airport and driving down to San Diego before heading to Vegas. I'm wondering if any of the locals could suggest a good place to stay somewhere en-route between LAX and San Diego. Thanks!! James
  14. Approx yearly costs of a £2500 used rig (with cypres 2) would be £110 approx for the cypres (linear depreciation and services included at current rates) £70 for 2 reserve repacks (although if you only jumped April - Sept you could get away with 1 reserve repack). £5 for bungees If borrowing the money then any interest payments or if taking the money from your savings then the loss of interest (£35 is probably reasonable based on current interest rates if the rig is being purchased with savings). It would be prudent to factor in an amount to cover other perishables etc although if you only make a few jumps you might well get away without needing any!! All in all buying a used rig would probably be a good idea both financially and for other reasons such as:- The familiarity of your own equipment The ability to jump when you want The possibility that you might surprise yourself and do over 30 jumps The ability to spend time examining and learning all about your own gear This is just my 2p worth!!
  15. Ha - well i could always reject him after approving his membership