matty50

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  1. Check out Mesquiete, that'll probably be your best bet for close to Vegas Skydiving. I tried jumping in Vegas while visiting my brother in the area and I was given BS Excuses why I couldn't jump my own equipment at a DZ that advertised its self as fun jumper friendly.

    Don't waste your time with the Vegas Tandem factories.

  2. I bought my brother a gift certificate to Vegas Extreme for a tandem. They told him to tell me to bring my rig when I went out to visit him, so about 2 months later when I went to visit him, I did bring my rig.

    I called them the day before as a courtesy and was told that in order to jump my own gear, their rigger would have to inspect it... and the rigger won't be in on the day that I was coming up.

    bunch of fucking douche bags. We went to the ghetto tunnel instead.

  3. If apple made parachutes:

    Non apple parachute owners who know what they're doing will continue to use and maintain their rigs with little to no issues, yet every time they're packing it some apple parachute owner will annoyingly go on about how awesome and trendy their parachute is, and how you should get one too.

  4. Yea... what mutumbo said.

    Is it a pain, or a soreness? How often do you workout/exercise? Is it like an after workout soreness?

    It sounds like you just overworked them and they're a little sore and inflamed. I think most physical therapists would recommend icing the areas twice a day for 5 to 8 minutes. Some motrin wouldn't hurt either.

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    Plus i owe beer i am pretty sure.

    Yes that would be beer. And don't forget the rigger, you owe him/her something too.



    Yes, you owe your rigger the amount of money it cost to repack the reserve.



    I think they're referring to the tradition of buying the rigger who packed the reserve that saved your life, a bottle of something.

  6. I don't update mine, because the last thing on my mind after a day of jumping is "yes, I get to go update dropzone and add another 5 or 6 jumps!"

    Since jump numbers are obviously directly related to your penis size, I don't see the point in posting mine for all to see.

    If you're going to use my jump numbers, or number of posts as a basis for wether or not my opinion is worth anything... Then you sir, can go fuck yourself.

  7. Way to go! My first cutaway was my second solo jump after graduating AFF, definitely gets the heart pumping.

    Way to get it out of the way early while you're still pulling above 5k, it's a nice safety buffer knowing you probably had a good stable reserve at a higher altitude than some jumpers pull at.

  8. As a belly flyer 90% of the time, my usual spot is right by the door, and I have to say it's my favorite seat on the plane. I love looking out at the scenery with the cool air filling the plane, thinking to myself how lucky I am that I get to do this. Whenever I get to sit by the door, I enjoy the ride to altitude just as much as the jump.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with you being nervous sitting by the door. I think most human instincts would tell you to move away from an open door on an airplane, an instinct that all of us ignore when it's time to exit.

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    Quote: Well, I guess that leaves out all of us skydivers. So I suppose we should lie about our hobby...



    No way, I make sure that a girl I like knows. She needs fair warning that I'm going to be spending my weekends at the dropzone. So she either needs to be cool with coming with me and hanging out, or have her own weekend hobbies/job.

    .... Probably why I'm single.



    Make it easy on yourself Matt... Find yourself a skydiver :P



    That sounds like more trouble than it's worth... No offense to the female skydivers out there, but I don't like standing in line. ;)

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    Quote: Well, I guess that leaves out all of us skydivers. So I suppose we should lie about our hobby...



    No way, I make sure that a girl I like knows. She needs fair warning that I'm going to be spending my weekends at the dropzone. So she either needs to be cool with coming with me and hanging out, or have her own weekend hobbies/job.

    .... Probably why I'm single.

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    Skydiving
    You have two cows.
    You advertise formation herds.
    Local skydivers go there, although there only seems to be one working cow at any given time.
    On DZ.com, everyone complains that you don't have three gazelles.



    Or just sell them and buy jump tickets with the money.

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    UPT and mark especially ROCK! :)


    Dont have the Vector yet and when it does get delivered, Ill still be in Iraq. Ill get one up here as soon as I can.



    What part of Iraq? I'm at JBB until August. Going through serious skydiving withdrawl.

  13. My biggest issue was getting past the fact that the person I was "teaching" did more jumps in the past 6 months than I'd done in my life. Which made me nervous, and caused me to stumble with my words a little for fear that I'd miss something or say somethign the wrong way.

    I feel like it's a lot easier to teach an actual student, than an instructor examiner who's miles ahead of you in reality.

    As far as the material, it's all stuff you already know, you pretty much just learn how to teach it.

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    "I hate Snowballs"

    "I want a fucking twinkie!"



    Zombieland


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    " " (That quote is heard throughout the picture) -- from one of the most innovative, controversial and incendiary films ever made. :)



    Spiceworld?

    "eaallll...ahhh.. ugghhh eyaillll."