Rstanley0312

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  1. Rstanley0312

    Heavier people sinking out when tracking

    You don't need a suit for the tunnel. They will give you one to use that will work fine. I encourage you to hit the tunnel. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    Heavier people sinking out when tracking

    Freeflyers also do a lot of tracking/angle jumps and transition a lot during those jumps. I agree with you on the belly and ff skills overall but I think there is a reason that FF's transition to WS better. We are more used to dynamic flight as a whole and that includes tracking jumps. Many tracking jumps I see that are not freeflyer heavy are just flat tracking and not much else. Great advice to the "baby bird" you just got me thinking... Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    Go-Pro Helmet Mounts

    I do not see the cutaway mechanism on any of these. Am I missing something? -Rob Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    Cypres maint/life time change - 5/10/15.5

    I know it has a lot to do with the battery now in use and its tested lifespan. They have been working towards this for many years. Actually, before other competitors even hit the market. I still recommend the service. Now at 5 yrs and 10 yrs. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
  5. 1800+ jumps 3 cutaways First cutaway: Student status - Jump 13 (my second pack job) Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    L5/S1 Bulge--how did you recover?

    My L5/S1 is about 30% there at 37 yrs of age. I have focused on stretching 2-3 times a day and I workout with focus on my core. In addition I also have a bed that I think has helped a lot too. (Sleep Number) Since I have focused this way I have some days that are stiff with mild pain but overall have been doing really well. (2 years) There are some advances in artificial disks. I am hoping that by the time my real one is gone.... this method will be a very real option. -rts Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    GoPro Schier clamp

    I heard the session mount is a pain but also that you can get the nut out... it just takes serious effort. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    GoPro Schier clamp

    I like mine a lot. NOt snag free but less "snaggy" than the stock setup. Super easy to use and great for quick angle changes for different jumps. I was jumping the Cookie roller mount but that thing does not want to stay tight. ON angle jumps or transitions at high speeds it was always moving. My $.02 -Rob Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    Safety watch outs jumping in costume

    Rad! Great pics! Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
  10. Rstanley0312

    iFly's European Patent / ISG

    iFly say this, *** AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In oral proceedings, the European Patent Office has upheld iFLY's European patent 2287073 as modified. Indoor Skydiving Germany's (ISG's) latest attempt to invalidate iFLY's patents has failed. iFLY's patents covering the key technologies which make vertical wind tunnels safe, cost effective entertainment remain valid and enforceable in Europe, as they are in dozens of other countries around the world. The company confirms that it will continue to aggressively protect its industry-changing technology anywhere it is challenged. The EU Opposition division rejected ISG's novelty arguments and found that iFLY's claims were inventive over the prior art. "This determination by the European Patent Office shows that iFLY's foundational patents are valid and can withstand significant challenges not only in the US but also in the EU," said Alan Metni, CEO of iFLY. "We are gratified that the European Patent Office confirmed that our innovations were both novel and inventive." Metni added, "We will continue to pursue complete protection over the full scope of our invention in every jurisdiction where we operate and will continue to add to our claims through the open applications we have pending around the world, including in Europe." ISG's latest efforts to avoid iFLY's patents come on the heels of iFLY's recent decisive win in the US in which ISG agreed to terminate sales of all vertical wind tunnels in the United States during the duration of iFLY's patents. In 2014, iFLY initiated litigation against ISG for selling a wind tunnel for installation in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout that litigation, ISG attacked the validity of the SkyVenture patents in both the District Court and the US Patent Office. Those attacks were unsuccessful. On the eve of trial, ISG conceded the validity and enforceability of two of iFLY's patents (U.S. Patents RE43,028 and 7,156,744) and agreed not to attack their validity in the future. As a direct result of the settlement, ISG terminated its Phoenix project, and agreed not to sell any vertical wind tunnel in the US through the duration of those patents - until September 22, 2024. "Based on iFLY's necessary and legitimate enforcement of its patent rights to date, ISG and its principals are precluded from selling vertical wind tunnels of any kind for at least the next eight years in over 40 countries," said Kevin Fiur, iFLY's General Counsel. Fiur added, "Together with outside counsel, David Weaver of Baker Botts, LLP, iFLY will continue to build upon our existing portfolio and take a strong stand wherever we feel others are borrowing our technologies rather than creating on their own." About iFLY Indoor Skydiving: Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. Currently iFLY Holdings holds more than 32 issued and 31 pending patents that cover the US and 54 countries around the world. Under the brand names iFLY, SkyVenture, and Airkix (recently re-branded as iFLY), the Company has flown more than 7,000,000 people in a dozen countries since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has 55 facilities operating, with an additional 21 in various stages of construction. iFLY is continually searching for new locations in the USA and around the globe. iFly lost. Their recent patent is an attempt to extend their original patent that is getting ready to expire. I doubt they will have much luck with that but patents are not about what they say. They are about the money behind them and the willingness to fight. It seems iFly is very willing to fight so that may work out for them. ISG seems willing to fight also though and in this case..... ISG won. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
  11. Rstanley0312

    I failed

    The tunnel will be great for so many reasons. Also, remember, you didn't fail. You found another way that didn't work. Look at it that way. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
  12. Rstanley0312

    Safety watch outs jumping in costume

    Vskydiver and I did a canopy stack into a AAA ballpark in costume many years ago. I drew the short straw and got the Santa Clause costume. She was a fantastic blonde Supergirl. Very fun, but be careful. Prove it.... pics or video...... of V, not you John. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
  13. Rstanley0312

    KA2 and Crossfire3

    Just saw that the other day. Kolla put it out there. I like the way Fluid operates. Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    KA2 and Crossfire3

    With that gap in mind... if a person is under a CF2 for instance, what is the best available next step. Many jump to a xbraced. It is clear they are very different. (assume staying with the same loading/size) when transitioning. I have heard many very experienced swoopers say it is a waste of time to go to a KA or Neos. Basically, the right move being a xbraced with a lot of coaching. Thoughts with what is currently offered? This is a good discussion I think. -Rob Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com
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    KA2 and Crossfire3

    Is that what that is called? Nevermind, just read more discussion on it. -Rob Life is all about ass....either you're kicking it, kissing it, working it off, or trying to get a piece of it. Muff Brother #4382 Dudeist Skydiver #000 www.fundraiseadventure.com