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    Mile Hi - Longmont, CO
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  1. I was forturnate when I banged my head. I didn't suffer any lingering pain because the helmet took most of the blow and entry frame is very well padded. Nonetheless, it scared the crap out of me because it happened so fast. It was a big wake-up call for me. Up until that point I was pretty much fearless with respect to trying new things. My coach also gave me the "don't do that crap again" look, and I got the bail-to-your-back speech. I would rate my back skills as decent, but I'm biased. I'm not very smooth but I can go any direction I need to. My coach told me we'd work on some more bail-to-back exercises next time I go to the tunnel. I was hoping there was some sort of exercise that would help with the endurance issue. Perhaps, as you said, I just need more tunnel time. I was bummed last time I tried to sit-fly because I was finally starting to feel what "stable" felt like, but my arms/lats were screaming at me so I had quit for the day.
  2. I just started learning how to sit fly. To be honest, that position scares the crap out of me. The speed of the wind seems so unforgiving. I hit my head on the entrance frame after I lost control once, and I've been spooked ever since. Anyway I'm finally starting to get the hang of it, but I can't last more than 2 or 3 minutes (no sex jokes, please ). My arms/lats get so freaking exhausted. Is there anything I can do at the gym to build up some endurance?
  3. I don't have XM, but I think it is on one of their stations as well.
  4. RkyMtnHigh, Do you listen to Armin's "A State of Trance" on If you don't, and you like Armin, then you should start. He's on every Thursday; good stuff.
  5. I'm an AFF student. Naturally, I spend most of my time sitting on the ground waiting to jump. That's fine because I can learn a lot from other jumpers while I'm waiting. Despite waiting around the DZ the entire day, I can't seem to get more than one jump per day. Sometimes I show up and, by the time the instructors are available, the wind has shut down student jumps -- so I waited all day and didn't jump. The weather here hasn't been very helpful the last few days. The tornado that wiped out Windsor, Colorado, was only 5 miles from my house. What's it like being off student status? Do you get to jump a lot more? What percentage of time do you spend waiting versus jumping? I'm getting a little depressed with all the time I spend watching other people jump.
  6. Cascada usually sounds better after she's remixed. (i.e. DJ Tiesto et. al.)