Bertt

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  1. I dunno if it's a cult movie, but "The Gods Must Be Crazy". You don't have to outrun the bear.
  2. Bertt

    Go Canada

    Austin, Texas. Zilker park: topless OK. Hippy Hollow, nude swimming OK. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  3. "When I shoved my hand in the hole in the dyke, she crossed her legs ...." "When an angry buffalo is charging at you, you simply make a fist and hit him between the eyes as hard as you can. A slight injury to your hand is nothing compared to being trampled by an angry buffalo." "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, sometimes I fall down." "Arm wrestling Chuck Norris was a little harder than I thought it would be, but I WON." You don't have to outrun the bear.
  4. I wonder how many people who jump with a full face helmet have practiced quickly opening the visor. (that's a real question, 'cause I have a Protec and goggles) You don't have to outrun the bear.
  5. I had the same thought at the same time in my parallel universe. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  6. I realize that the issue has been resolved and my comment is a bit late, but: That guy is not current. Regardless of his previous experience and ratings, SIM section 5.2.D requires him to make one or more jumps under the supervision of an instructional rating holder. Unless I missed it, this point wasn't mentioned, but would any of you want to take him out on a coached jump? If he wants to jump alone, he can hire a pilot to take him up, but at a USPA dz, his first jump will necessarily involve someone else. Just a thought; carry on. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  7. I heard a WW2 pilot talking about the canopy sizes recently. He pointed out that the 28 foot canopy was thicker, so it set you up higher in the cockpit. The smaller guys got those. The 24 foot canopy was smaller, so provided more headroom. The big guys got those. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  8. When Chuck Norris vacations in Europe, he has a part-time job as the Large Hadron Collider. Not at; as. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  9. OK, thread drift, but what qualifications do you have to have to pump gas in Oregon? Just curious. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  10. Garbage - Stupid Girl You don't have to outrun the bear.
  11. Probably a reflection on the window glass that made you look black. After he pulled you over, the cop was too embarrassed to admit his mistake. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  12. Recurve bow, 30 yards, no sights. As you can see from the target, they don't usually get that close. That's why I took the picture. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  13. There's a Youtube video by Tyler Goshawk showing a jump at Edmonton. There's also this on Barrel Horse World There's no way the above was written by a native Canadian speaker, so I imagine the real Tyler has been unfairly maligned by someone from somewhere else (maybe Nigeria, since "Grace Daniels" is also called out in a 419 scam in a thread on another website) by the way, barrel racers are the bomb You don't have to outrun the bear.
  14. I'm pretty sure Leslie Irvin would have hired Tiny Broadwick. They were contemporaries. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  15. I can understand how a guy drives a car into a tree, but I'm sure neither of us condones things that shouldn't be done. I'd break this down into two cases: The student is getting it but slowly. Spend more time on the ground, even if he has to come back tomorrow (or later) to actually jump. The student will never get it. Yes, this happens. Not everybody can or should skydive. I generally find that going over the exercise slowly and carefully with positive corrections will eventually let the student see that he's not getting it. More often than not, the student will say something like, "I don't know if I'm ready for this" or "I didn't know it would be this hard". At that point, I say "Why not do a tandem for your first jump? There's less pressure and they're lots of fun." By this time, the student is usually looking for a way out, so they agree immediately. If they've already done a tandem, I suggest a second tandem. If they just aren't getting it and don't realize they aren't, I'll tell them something like "When you jump out of a plane and the adrenaline hits, you're going to revert to habit. Whatever you're doing on the ground is what you're going to do in the air. If you can't go thru the exercises here on the ground, I can't let you get on that plane." It's rare that things get to that point, but that usually does it. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  16. It's usually not the reserve that fails, but the decision making by the wearer. I doubt if that one-in-a-billion scenario would be realized. and Likestojump: my hat's off to the guy who photographed that jump. Those are cool pictures. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  17. ...appropriate for bonfire... that's pretty funny right there. That guy has a great sense of humor. He really brightens the day. Thanks for sharing. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  18. Hi Jerry, True story from the Johnny Carson show. (Some of you might have seen this). Jane Fonda was a guest on Johnny's show. She sat in the chair next to Johnny holding a cat in her lap. As she was petting the cat, she said to Johnny, "Would you like to pet my pussy?" Johnny replied, "I would ... if you would move that damn cat." You don't have to outrun the bear.
  19. What's the point of staying dry on the beach if you can't see beautiful fish? What's the point of breakfast without sausage? You don't have to outrun the bear.
  20. You might look at your own sig line. Going against the wind is incredibly harder than going with the wind. The fact that you made it back indicates you've still got a young man's body. The fact that you went out at all indicates you've still got a young man's mind. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  21. +1 You don't have to outrun the bear.
  22. Pussy Galore You don't have to outrun the bear.
  23. 1. Get at least a 210. 2. Any of those AAD's would be fine. The most important things are to read and understand the AAD owners manual and to maintain altitude awareness so you don't actually have to depend on the thing. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  24. I haven't had a bit of trouble. It could be your body position. You don't have to outrun the bear.
  25. I'm thinking some good marketing. Would you want the "junior rigger" to pack your parachute? It really would be interesting to know the thought process behind that designation. You don't have to outrun the bear.