wildWilly

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  • Main Canopy Size
    101
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    146
  • AAD
    Vigil 2 Control Unit

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  • Home DZ
    SKydive Burnaby
  • License
    B
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    2200
  • Years in Sport
    22
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1700
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    450

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  1. wildWilly

    Coccyx Protector

    If you want a cheap alternative. Go to the local Play It Again sports and get a pair of Cooper Alls. ( They hold all the pads under hockey pants) take out all the unneeded pads and you're good to go for about $10 growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  2. wildWilly

    Dropzone dance off

    So who else has heard of this dropzone dance off. Here's what the awesome Canadian girls came up with this weekend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brA9MsJc9l0&feature=youtu.be So go to your DZ get a bunch of crazys together and see what you come up with. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  3. wildWilly

    Aerodyne Sensei

    simple answer is yes. If you are in line twists and spinning you are probably wise to get rid of it. How likely to get in line twists compared to a Velo is a different question. I have a Sensei 101 ( made by Brian just before he did the deal with Aerodyne) and have had 2 line twists in close to 500 jumps. First one I attribute to bad body position. ( 3rd jump on it and was used to looking over my shoulder on deployment.) Cut away #1 Lesson learned. second one flew straight and easily kicked out. I'm very impressed with this wing. Brian makes an awesome canopy. Blue Skies Willy growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  4. kinda quick Manta 260 ( student rig) 40 jumps Lazer 210 first rig 175 jumps sabre 150 second rig 250 jumps @1.5 WL Samuri 136 900 jumps @1.6 WL Sensei 101 400 jumps and counting @ 2.1 WL No broken bones!!!! growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  5. wildWilly

    Downsizing Question

    First of all, you didn't say how many jumps you have. Secondly, if the Pilot 188 is the goal for your first rig. That's fine. You wouldn't just jump right to that canopy. You would do a progression of jumps on progressively smaller wings til you are comfortable going to the 188. This progression should be guided by your instructors at your DZ. They are the ones who see you fly and can get you to your goal. This may take 20 to 50 jumps or more. It all depends on you and how often you jump. Blue Skies, Willy growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  6. I absolutely love my Sensei. I get great openings and awesome swoops. The recovery arc is a little shorter than the Velo but it will dive as long as I want to hold the front risers down. Brian made me an awesome canopy. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  7. wildWilly

    Calculating the "spot"

    I started at a Cessna DZ and learned from the beginning how to get the pilot to do rate 1 turns ( 360 degree turn that takes 2 min.) from this I can figure the drift of the lower winds ( opening point) then do it again up higher 7K to figure out the upper winds ( exit point) and never landed off. This is a little hard to do with a bigger plane ( Otters etc.) That is why I hardly ever get on the first load of the day. Blue Skies, Willy growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  8. that wing is not going to be landed anytime soon.... Just need wheels. Like this dude http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZHHZxP5g68 growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  9. wildWilly

    Skydiving in the kootenays b.c.

    I think the closest is in Kamloops. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  10. wildWilly

    Funniest tandem student EVER !

    more like,he'll be changing his shorts when he gets down. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  11. wildWilly

    1 joint = 7 weeks grounded!!

    Time to look for a new DZ. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  12. learn how to pack. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  13. wildWilly

    Random question

    It's called a Mr. Bill jump. Lots on youtube growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  14. wildWilly

    BSBD Dave Brown :(

    Dave was a great guy. For a few years he came home to Canada to organize the Canadian head down record back in 06, 07. He always had a smile on his face and a word of encouragement for everyone involved in the attempts. It was never beyond him to instigate some shenanigans, Like paying Max to jump blindfolded and pull left handed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2iN1BdFk6A&feature=g-upl&context=G267c20dAUAAAAAAAGAA You will be missed but never forgotten. BSBD Dave growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  15. I got a case a beer that this "nature girl" person is actually Kim Gibbs. Any takers? Definitely NOT a skydiver. growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.