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Everything posted by Remster

  1. Bytch and I are so old, the Deugrotypes havent survived (PS: had my 30th in Oct 19.. In style, over the pyramids!)
  2. You will not find a decent FS coach that will say to look where you are turning. Always look back to the center for as long as possible. As late a head switch as possible, and then only to look back at the center. If what you are doing is a center turn, you are not going anywhere, you are turning in place. And looking out early (or at all) will make you drift away.
  3. Are you talking freefall, or canopy? Because in freefall (and that's what we've been talking about), you definitely do not want to look where you're going when turning.
  4. In my opinion, the best way to get the skills you need to do well in AFF is serious 4way, with a high quality coach. Get a team together, find a great 4way coach, train in the air and tunnel. And study the SIM. Where are you located?
  5. Skydive AZ. Tent, or bunkhouse, or teamroom for on site cheap stays. Wind tunnel on site. Free RW and FF Load organizers everyday till May. Typically great weather in Feb. Block ticket prices. Restaurant, bar, pool, showers, packers, coaches. What else you want?
  6. Skydive Arizona, and Axis Flight school in particular, teach disabled people all the time. From slight issues, to people with complete leg or arm amputations. Call them and explain your situation and see what they say.
  7. They are both great DZs ran by great managers. Perris is busier, and bigger. What do you mean dirt?
  8. Your descent rate may be slowing, but you need to look at your overall airspeed. This is what the canopy is opening into.
  9. As a Load Organizer, I'll point out that what you get from a LO is pretty different from a coach. LO's will try and give feedback, provide tips, and help, for sure, but if you want to speed up your learning, a coach will focus on you and provide a lot more feedback geared towards your goals. When I'm LOing, I have 2 to 10 (sometimes 30) people jumping with me and my goal is not 1/1 coaching. But, show up early, when no one else is around, and you might get 1/1 or 1/2 LOing, for 1 or 2 jumps. Look for free events: SDAZ has 4way days where an experienced 4way team will split up and do 1/3 with the same group for the day or weekend for free. I think Perris has something similar. I cannot emphasize how much this will help you in ANY discipline in skydiving. Show up weekdays when DZ have weekdays LOs (and early helps too). We're often much slower and will be able to do smaller jumps with more feedback.
  10. Pick the best course you can. And then travel/stay/eat cheaply.
  11. What he said. Here's the School info for Skydive Arizona The Halloween Boogie at the end of Oct (oct 25-27) is a blast if you can make that time work.
  12. Great job saving your life! What a mess! As a general comment, I will tell you that you probably did not pull your reserve 1/10th of a second after you cutaway if you beat your skyhook. You pulled them together, or even probably the pin was pulled before you had actually cutaway at the risers. Practice practice practice having a clear 2 action process: Cutaway, then Pull. Not cutawaypull.
  13. No. Not when I ordered mine. Remster
  14. You probably were too drunk from the non stop beer truck ;) Seriously, you can party as much or as little as you want. The after jumping scene by the beer truck is pretty mellow. There are a couple of official Wingsuit LOs now at the DZ. They should be around for the boogie! Remster
  15. How did she climb there? Carefully. :D (and it's he) Remster
  16. You jump at a busy, fairly large DZ with lots of experienced jumpers there. I would look for a mentor in person at your DZ. Go there, jump often, hang out after the jumping, make friends, and you'll probably find a few people that meet your criteria. Remster
  17. Not active in summer. I think They'll be back in Oct. Remster
  18. CASA would be the next closest I could think of. 32 jumpers. Slower on the climb. Tougher to use with lots of small groups since the jumprun tends to be faster and the drop gets strung way out. But you can chunk some wicked formations off that huge ramp. Great for boogies, but you need a hundred fun jumpers to keep one turning so not so great for daily use. Just my opinions. Don't know if it's possible to make new Skyvans, but they did start making otters again due to demand. Casas need 2 pilots. Another strike against them, tho they are f'ing fun planes for sure. Remster
  19. You're so cute.... I think it's 7 now. (but yeah, mostly used for military, and boogies) I just received notification that I'm talking out of my ass. That's 8 skyvans. Don't they lease a few out to other DZs for boogies? They sometimes lease out both Vans and Otters. Remster
  20. Skydive Arizona leases one for special projects. Remster
  21. You're so cute.... I think it's 7 now. (but yeah, mostly used for military, and boogies) I just received notification that I'm talking out of my ass. That's 8 skyvans. Remster
  22. You're so cute.... I think it's 7 now. (but yeah, mostly used for military, and boogies) Remster
  23. I bought 1 bev suit. Lasted less than 2 season. Went back to Tony, well onto my 3 season with this suit and probably will last a couple more. YMMV. Remster