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  1. I guess you know all there is to know about photography then! Remster
  2. Uh...riiiiight. I have read most of the books by ex-CIA agent Robert Baer. He commented in one that when he encounters people overseas whom he met while stationed there as an agent, they never believe him when he tells them he is no longer with the CIA. The implication was that for an agent to actually cut ties with an intelligence service, is unusual among foreign nations. [russian accent] You no cut ties with KGB... KGB cut you in ties! [/russian accent] Remster
  3. I have a similar rule for when there are conflicting landing directions in a landing area: When I see 2 people land in opposite directions, I consider that area closed for me and land out. 2 reasons: - I don't want to be adding to the confusion - I have no clue what other people will do (did they see #1 and #2, or just #2, or just #1...) Remster
  4. Well... one less idiot to worry about now... Wow. Nice level of empathy. Remster
  5. Billy: this is not the Tesla autopilot. This is a self driving car that's being tested. Remster
  6. Costco has been selling those packages for years. Remster
  7. Thanks for sharing this here Andrea! She's such a great member of this community... Remster
  8. 5/25-5/28 Turbine Madness - Skydive Arizona AZ Remster
  9. Not bad actually. They go out 1st, and you just need to give them enough seperation. Remster
  10. Then you will looking for a 230 ish sqft canopy. Wing loading includes the weight of all your gear, clothing, etc... Also: don't shop for what you think you will need down the road. You may lose 40 lbs, you may not. And after you buy that 190 because, well, "I'll be 200, and that 190 was a great deal", you'll be tempted to jump it, even if, because life got in the way, you're still 235. As far as what model, everyone has a favorite. Once you get to your target weight, get a hold of the manufacturers and try a few. Remster
  11. Not that unique. I lived, and visited several places where polar bears were an issue. Remster
  12. True story: I worked as an explosives Tech Rep then Advanced Services (aka Training) in the 90s. We used that video every time we could to talk about proper stemming, and flyrock dangers We also used an internal video of the 1st time our company did a full scale blast at a quarry of a new type of bulk explosive (dopped emulsion). It as before my time, but they had setup the camera equip at twice the distance they thought was safe (and we're talking about one of the most well know, respected group of industrial explosive development team in the world)... 3 high speed cameras (when those were stupid expensive), and 1 regular speed... the footage of the 1 surviving high speed cam was AMAZING lmao Remster
  13. To be fair, the good judge wasn't touching her. He was making her touch him over his underwear, after he got undressed and made her undress to her undies. Quite the prude really. Remster
  14. "Burner and company" Its not Burner, but there are balloon jumps again. Just wanted to clarify that! Remster
  15. Bring a catheter. It's worth it. Remster
  16. Nope, will order a new mount and give it a try. Don't think double-sided tape will be a huge challenge to adrenaline-powered human. I had to replace the mount on my helmet this weekend. It took me about 2-3 minutes with a screwdriver to get the mount adhesive off. Remster
  17. Try them both. Get the one that fits better. Remster
  18. The DZ established a couple years ago that doors remain closed until 1500 ft, and then its either fully open, or completely closed, soon after there was a military incident of a main deploying with a partially opened door. Killed the jumper, damaged the door but no other damage or casualties. Remster
  19. Sniff sniff.. no one loves me... Remster
  20. This is surely one of the most jaw-dropping Speaker's Corner posts in many, many years. Holly fuck! Look who the cat dragged in! Remster
  21. They never left... Remster
  22. Skin O2 osmosis is the main reason students aren't given full face helmets. Because we can't breathe in freefall, it takes time for the body to get used to getting most of its oxygen from osmosis transfer through the skin. And since the first few jumps are more stressful on the system, more surface area of skin to open air helps improve the transfer. If you have problems breathing after the 1st jump, ask your instructor if you can wear shorts. Remster
  23. Unit fired within its parameters during a swoop and resulted in a fatality. Saw it a few times at the DZ actually. All 3 times I witnessed, no injuries. Remster