TEB6363

Members
  • Content

    1,595
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    175

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Madera California
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    16363
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3800
  • Years in Sport
    25
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving

Ratings and Rigging

  • AFF
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  1. I usually tell people if they can't reach the slider; your risers are probably too long Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  2. I also have my Third Class Certificate under a Special Issuance. It took 6 month and a couple memos/letters from my doctor to have my medical re-issued. I was diagnosed with arthritis and take a med off the excluded list. But 6 months is no big deal out of 20 years doing tandems. In the big picture, it is easier to comply with the medical stuff then go around it I think. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  3. I think you can and if you follow the Mfg recommendations you can do it within their recommendations.. However, it costs more for the main Canopy because it takes special material.. My son and I jump Aerodyne: http://www.flyaerodyne.com/download/IconSizingChart.pdf Looking at the I4, you can start with 210 Ultra LPV main (like the Pilot 7 with special construction) and go all the way down to a "regular" ZP 140 main in the same container. But, be warned you start on the super tough to pack end and work down to the almost to loose stage.. My son is jumping a Pilot 168 ZPX in his I4 with 150 Smart Reserve. He is planning to down-size to a 150 ZP main next spring. It keeps the fit all "in the green" and is a lot easier to pack.. He jumps the Icon Pro. I up-sized my 150-size rig to the I5 with 170 Main (and Dacron lines) and the LPV Smart 175 reserve.. Both my rigger and I are very happy packing up this setup.. It works, just plan a little ahead and be willing to pay for what you want.. Happy New Year - Be Safe Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  4. I do not have that container or that size ZPX. However, my Son owns the Pilot 168ZPX and it packs snugly into a rig sized for a 150 main (Icon I4)... You may be able to interpret that as a Pilot 188ZPX will pack as small as a 170. Depending on canopy make, cells, etc. Also, his experience was that "new" ZPX felt Super Slippery and then packing got much easier after 50 jumps or so.. Just FYI. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  5. Gassiness in a Re-Circulating Wind Tunnel... Laura, that's mean - like pulling the sheets over your bed pals head after you let one slip -spelling, sheeesh Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  6. You Two are cute.. And, what a BEAUTIFUL DZ!!! Thanks for sharing... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  7. It is a good thing to check your kill line - the "color" can show and still have the problem you remedied.. What was rectified about the EP's?? Previous PCIT Thread: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4521413;search_string=tow;#4521413 Edited - to add link. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  8. I have been using this setup for years: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134138361412.142959.545871412&l=40f1f0165d I have the Hero2 set for "one button" for video.. Push the button- red light blinks- we're out the door... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  9. The funny thing is I'm flying into Anchorage June 17th... We are visiting family near there till June 19th, then headed south for the rest of the week... However, this is our 20th Anniversary Trip - I Don't Think I should be taking my Rig Also, our Anniversary date is the Solstice; Longest Day... However, the 19th Is Father's Day... Hmmmm, Maybe... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  10. Rt Lateral Tibial Plateau fracture - Tandem skydive, slid-in landing on soft ground... My right foot/leg stopped in the soft dirt; "We" did not.. Fracture did not separate, so no pin or screws. Some meniscus damage. No surgery.. 6 weeks in a brace, no movement. 6 more weeks in pt.. It still acts up sometimes. I try not to kneel on that knee very much in the Cessna 182.. That's all I really remember, it was back in 1998 and I'm not a doctor.. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  11. My son has a Pilot 168ZPX.. It fits in his Icon I4. I had a Javelin sized for a 150 main. The 168ZPX fit in the Javelin just like a Sabre2 150.. Interesting Note - I think that new ZPX material may actually be/feel more slippery than new Zero P... My son nick-named his canopy the "Slippery Bastard." as soon as he started packing it... Put about 100 jumps on the stuff and it packs very nice... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  12. Gary, Quick note to watch that some of the internet substitute batteries do not perform well - or not at all.. I have discovered that some batteries have the same "fit" for what we need; but not the same mAh rating.. Yep, those little old milliamps make a big difference in the devices. The amount of draw they can handle (like turning on the Viso2 light before you jump) can cause some things not to work right. Or, they just die early... Now, there are so many brands out there - some will probably work great.. I just decided to go back to the manufacture-recommended brands for their equipment... I can get months/year out of my audible and digital... I'm just a wanna-be electronics guy. I do a lot with RC aircraft and batteries also. My dad was the Old Electronics Guy Blue Skies... Tom Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  13. Nice information about Kill Line Maintenance Brian.. For those of us who don't keep Cypres Silicone in our back pocket; do you have another recommendation..? I have used several different types of silicone for automotive window seals, belt drives on RC helicopters, etc. But, would not want to just start trying stuff on my bridle.. Thanks.. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  14. The only Triathlon I see in the header looks like 3rd from the Right I'll have to jump with you in person to confirm that though
  15. Pretty funny John.. Doing CRW at Lodi, we would line up outboard of the engine, then dash one-at-a-time to get up the ladder as fast as we could when we were on a turn load. At least with a CRW rig, the little oil spots were not the worst looking thing on your rig (shit hanging out Everywhere) Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!