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  1. Flagstaff sits at 7,000 feet. No melting there. It's actually a popular cool-off destination from the rest of the Oven. Remster
  2. What banana girl said ;-) Plus, loads of hiking starting very close to town going up some good size mountains. Remster
  3. This may all be true for the US system but, the ISG/iFly situation was precipitated by a patent case in Germany, not the US. My understanding was they had won their patent battle in Europe. Right? Patents are not bad per say. The system may be broken, but providing some protection to innovators so they can recup their R&D costs makes sense as a general concept. How it's been applied lately (not just in this case) is kinda f'uped tho... Remster
  4. Welcome to the sport! We show up early in spring and summer to get the most of the less turbulent and windy day. If you can do the same, that'll help with the jumping at Eloy! And when you're done with your student jumps, look me up for a jump! I load organize there. :) (Till then, look me up for a beer. I load organize at the Prop too :D ) Remster
  5. You freaks are slacking with the posts.... Sit flyers just set 2 world records this week in Eloy: a 55 way on Thursday, and then a 72 way yesterday! Awesome job everyone! Remster
  6. Do you understand what the not-sewn technique is? Remster
  7. Rule of thumb when estimating manpower cost: take the salary,and add 100% for overhead (benefits, etc...). So double it. Remster
  8. Those who knew him won't forget him for a long long time.... Darel passed away yesterday in Bangkok. He's been such a fixture in our sport and community, he's gonna leave a huge hole. BSBD buddy. Remster
  9. 1 pic. 2 pages of blabla. More pics. Less blabla. Remster
  10. Tunnel flying is fun and all, but ... Not. Even. Close. Remster
  11. they're like 200km apart Seoul and Pyongyang are 200km apart. Does that make them "same thing" ? Kiwi's are notoriously bad at geography. Remster
  12. Don't know about their balloons, but the ones I've been in for jumping climb just about as fast as a twin otter. Ever been in an aircraft that had to stop climbing and just hold altitude for a few or more minutes? Did your altimeter cope with that just fine? Thought so. Thought so what? You must have one finicky altimeter..... Remster
  13. Don't know about their balloons, but the ones I've been in for jumping climb just about as fast as a twin otter. Remster
  14. Considering that the PC gets on the ground on every single jump, I'd be hesitant to use any kind of lube on it in the desert. Remster
  15. Although it's nice to know where everyone is behind you, I feel it's also very important to watch where you're going. If anything is going to kill you while you're tracking, it will probably be out in front, down below you. An open canopy, or a jumper tracking the same direction getting ready to pull, or a jumper from another group who exited too soon after you. I would advise looking forward and below more than back.
  16. Why? Are you affraid to overload your canopy? Have at least two in my opinion. Skydiver to CRW dog: "Why do you have 2 hook knives?" CRW dog: "Because I'll probably drop the first one. Damn! I must have dropped #3 and 4 in the hangar" FIFY Remster
  17. Can we go back to the Egyptian grain silos? Remster
  18. Some dude is doing something on Costa Rica in Feb. I dunno if I'd trust him: he's a LA Kings fan. (Grimmie is the one organizing it
  19. The "star" round of the US nationals 10way speed will be from the DC3 this week. Remster
  20. Don't expect the PIC to know all the rules and details around rigs either. Also, if you go that route, and the PIC says no, you have no recourse. That's it. Also, we should all be thankful of the work done by Airtec, AAD, and various skydiving associations that allows us to carry on rigs. Before anyone else complains about TSA types reacting to what's in the cutter, you should educate yourselves as to what goes in there... Hint: it ain't levers and pulleys. Remster
  21. The black coating used on the RI rig I have has lasted two years with no marks. Remster
  22. Nice rant. This was in Phoenix. Remster
  23. Skydive Arizona would also be a good option. There are several brits flying direct to Phoenix. Weather is never guaranteed anywhere, but, you have a better chance of getting straight jumping days one after another there. Bunkhouse on the DZ is cheap. Team rooms are less cheap but roomy. You can get ticket blocks for cheaper prices. The xmas boogie has reduced price tickets too, tho I wouldn't necessarily recommend someone who just finished their A license to go to one of the US busiest boogies. The Skyventure tunnel onsite is one of the cheapest in the US. You can get a shuttle from the airport and never leave ;-) Remster
  24. No Caveman Ranch? That place is awesome. Moab, in itself, is absolutely gorgeous. If you can stay at the Lazy Lizard Hostel in a private cabin for about $35. We've been doing 2 otter loads a day at sunset into Sorel Ranch this year. Its breathtaking. Remster