clustermagnet

Members
  • Content

    81
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    149
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    The Ranch
  • License
    D
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    999
  • Years in Sport
    3
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    998
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1

Ratings and Rigging

  • USPA Coach
    Yes

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. clustermagnet

    JFX vs crossfire2

    Folks, I’m sure this has been asked before.... where can I read up on JFX vs crossfire flight characteristics and comparisons? Also looking to find if the JFX is suitable for AFF jumping with long spots thanks!!!!
  2. Folks, I’m sure this has been asked before.... where can I read up on JFX vs crossfire flight characteristics and comparisons? Also looking to find if the JFX is suitable for AFF jumping with long spots thanks!!!!
  3. clustermagnet

    Cookie G3 Cutaway System

    ha! it wasnt you :) I just hate this site, and bozos on it, so i wanted to unsubscribe before my inbox filled up with notifications... but unfortunately I dont see an option to stop notifications on a thread that you've replied to To answer your question, anything can get caught on any mount. There are plenty of videos that illustrate pilot chutes wrapping, even gopros going into D handles. Pretty dumb way to go in if you ask me. Get a cutaway system, and stop fucking with the box
  4. clustermagnet

    Cookie G3 Cutaway System

    Does it matter? lol now.. on to unsubscribe from dz.com feed :)
  5. clustermagnet

    Cookie G3 Cutaway System

    So.. I figured people on this thread would be interested. Had my first snag on GoPro. ~2K jumps with one, never an issue. Getting the helmet off was almost impossible. Very lucky. I'd recommend a cutaway system :)
  6. clustermagnet

    How you feel the following day after making 5+ jumps

    absolutely, will see a physician next monday, right after a long weekend of jumps. thanks a ton! Also, im not the first person to report feeling like this. I know several people that feel like shit the next day :)
  7. clustermagnet

    How you feel the following day after making 5+ jumps

    Great! Thanks a Ton! I see one on Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Finger-Pulse-Oximeter-SM-110-Carry-Wrist/dp/B003TJH3LI What should the reading be for a 35 year old male, 220lbs, slim/fit ? Thanks!
  8. clustermagnet

    How you feel the following day after making 5+ jumps

    Hey Thanks! Whats a pulse oximeter?
  9. clustermagnet

    How you feel the following day after making 5+ jumps

    Something like this would be my guess as well. From the sound of your posts I'm assuming you're a regular jumper so we're not talking about unusual muscle strain / activity. I do know that I tend to eat very differently on a DZ than I do at home. It may be that a change in diet is throwing your body off... Is what you eat / drink at the DZ different to what you'd have during the week? Describing your symptoms might help too. Is it mental - is it different to being tired? Are you feeling nauseous or have a lack of appetite? Thanks! Yes, I dont have any appetite issues.. eat as usual. I'll try to get more liquids down, but that does not seem to help much. Job is excellent, I love what I do :) Otherwise I wouldnt care so much :) Problems are all mental, muscles are fine. Feel completely spacey and have no power to concentrate on tasks.
  10. clustermagnet

    How you feel the following day after making 5+ jumps

    I'll give that a shot, although I've gone to see massage therapists right after hard openings, and they DO help tremendously. The type of skydives does not seem to matter however, and I certainly do not feel this way after 2-3 days of straight tunnel. It must be something with decompression :(
  11. clustermagnet

    How you feel the following day after making 5+ jumps

    Folks, I am a bit worried about my health on Mondays. After a long skydiving weekend, I go home, rest for at least 8 hours, and go to work. For the past 8 years I have yet to be able to figure out what I can do different to mitigate the hang-over effect I get after a skydiving weekend. I've tried everything... 1. cardio and fitness (im not out of shape by any means) 2. drinking more water than an elephant. 3. not drinking a single beer (gasp). Nothing seems to work. The following day I always feel miserable, and can barely function while in the office. Since my work is closely related with computers, I really can barely stand this any longer. Hence this post. Has anyone been able to conquer this shit? Are there any docs here that can give some possible insights?
  12. clustermagnet

    Changing Vigil II activation altitude

    no, dont be a pussy. keep it open all the way
  13. clustermagnet

    Changing Vigil II activation altitude

    Folks, Can someone do the math for me? :) (without doing the obvious dz.com bs) :) Situation: Jumper pulls at 2K feet, Canopy Crossfire2 opens ~1K feet, loading ~2.0. Vigil2 Pro. Is the jumper in danger of setting off the AAD under normal opening conditions (no twists/mals) ? I was always under impression the AADs fire ~750ft. But now reading the manual it seems this number is somewhere between 840 and 1100... My knee-jerk answer is that you're close, but still OK, as your rate of descent is much slower than 78mhp. Thanks!
  14. clustermagnet

    Felix's Rig

    Guys , anyone know for sure the rig / canopy that was used ? Just curious... Vector ? Is that a V3 logo on his harness?
  15. clustermagnet

    and the worst DZo award goes to :

    You're mad at someone else for you deciding to land your crossfire without looking at the LZ first? yeah his rule seems a little rediculous, but come on dude..... absolutely, lesson learned :)