gregpso

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  1. gregpso

    Skyhook

    Then why was my jumping ended at Skydive Nagambie in Australia by the CI Don Cross for asking as to why the student rigs did not have Skyhooks. I expected support form Mr BOOTH over this but got nothing. banned from ever jumping there !!! (For asking questions) I was ahead of my time.. again Soon skyhooks will be on every student rig. Like in 1981 when jumpers laughed at me when I said automatic opening devices will be standard on rigs... AAD mandatory in Australia now !!! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  2. gregpso

    Hi from Australia

    Enjoy yourself mate. If ever in Victoria try Skydive Nagambie or Australian skydive near Bendigo. I did some jumps at both and both are great Drop zones with l good people and CIs(Don and Ralph) Enjoy your adventure I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  3. yeah me just did not fit in. Did ok with jumps but folk took a set against me cause I happened to have an opinion. It was fun but nil interest in ever doing it again particulary at my last DZ (skydive nagambie) For me it appears to me a single persons sport. The amount of money it cost and time it consumed I do not know how one can maintain a decent marriage (unless married to a jumper). Selfish to spend that much money when one has a wife and kids. Nothing to show for it except memories and the odd video. What finished it off for me was I got pearl harbored from by CI (banned for asking too many questions) it was the best of times and the worst of times ) Still supporting skyhooks I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  4. gregpso

    Doing my first jump soon!

    Enjoy it mate a world of adventure awaits you !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  5. gregpso

    skyhook incorrectly assembled ?

    yet another skyhook save get with the programme !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  6. gregpso

    G'day from Newcastle, Australia

    You are in for a blast mate Enjoy !! AFF way better than a tandoom (tandem) I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  7. gregpso

    Feeling discouraged

    sounds like the experience I had at Skydive Nagambie Australia.. ay Don ieEach time I ask questions I kind of get the brush off and questions are left un-answered or I get treated like I'm stupid for asking certain questions. Yes people are nice and if engaged they are polite but that is about it. This has made it very difficult to get the training and support needed. I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  8. gregpso

    Well Hellllo!!

    good luck 40s is young I returned for a while when I was 50. Listen to the advice of the experts and you will be fine best wishes I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  9. gregpso

    AFF Injury Rates.

    Read books, ask instructors questions, watch other students land (and make mistakes), learn about their problems, and learn more than just enough to get by. I did that!! read lots of books asked lots of question and then got banned from AFF (me thinks I researched equipment like skyhook too much) its a fact that if you ask too many questions its easier to just get rid of you..(At NAGGAS anyway) AM I RIGHT DON !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  10. Congrats Bill. Unfort my devotion to your invention skyhook ruined my jumping at skydive nagambie in Australia. (got banned at AFF for asking some uncomfortable questions like why no skyhook on student rig ?) never got an answer to that one. But thanks for inventing it !!! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  11. gregpso

    How many tandems

    What lies mate all true !! It may surprise you that i still like and respect Don and Louise. Just did not agree with Dons decision.... thats life !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  12. gregpso

    How many tandems

    I did 19 tandems before AFF. That was way too many. I reckon about 3 is right. By then you are used to getting out a perfectly good plane and free fall holds no surprises. I wish the place I went too insisted I do AFF after 3 tandems rather than take my money... but business is business I suppose... and they did nothing wrong. I went to another melbourne DZ the boss (Bridgewater)... Ralph, said he never lets customers do more than 2 tandems. I kinda wish I went to Ralph in the first place.... things may have turned out different. too late now.Quote I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  13. Exactly......couldn't agree more. At the DZ I jumped at (Skydive Nagambie in Australia .. a good dropzone) AADs were compulsory. Might be time everyone followed that. A reserve is compulsory so should an AAD. I remember at ist jump course at bridgewater we were told an Australian champion was saved by AAD. Seems she could not find her reserve handle after cutaway. if that sort of thing can happen to such an experienced jumper it can happened to anyone. obviously the swoopers need a special aad. Compulsory AAds and RSLs would save many lives every year. However you good folk in the USA have a fear about the government telling you what you must do.. but thats a different story. I love the USA and its people by the way.. visit often. but you have a different mindset over there. I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  14. For me it was easy. The decision was made for me. Did not fit in which was my fault. Made enemies on line. (mainly my fault) It was meant to be. Did 66 jumps without a scratch and met some really good folk like Ralph and Patrik. Happily retired with good memories... nil interest in jumping again. A couple of folk i would like to get even with. but not worth the energy. It was fun and a good experience. Thanks Ralph Patrik Wooka Boo to the max Don Sarah and KGB (but they would say the same to me) I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  15. gregpso

    Buying a second rig

    I find that hard to believe !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??