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  1. beowulf

    Any rumors on a Chicago tunnel?

    Heard from the CEO of Skyventure that it's on the list. Dallas is the next tunnel to be built. I don't know what the order is but the Chicago tunnel is in the list of the next 4 tunnels to be built.
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    I'm moving to Oklahoma City

    The OKC Skydivers I know of jump mostly at Skydive Dallas.
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    first time wind tunnel advice

    Pay attention to your instructor, follow instructions and relax.
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    Sky venture Colorado prices

    Check with Skydive Dallas, I think they still offer a discount on tunnel time at Skyventure Colorado.
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    learning to freefly/backfly in tunnel

    How quickly you learn is different for every person. I have found the tunnel to be a total exercise in frustration, but very rewarding. Even after over 20 hours in the tunnel I still find it frustrating because I am always pushing myself to learn new and harder skills. Don't let the frustration hold you back from learning new things. Don't worry about how long it will take to reach your goals. Once you reach your goals you will find new goals to go after. It's fun to be able to be able to sitfly or fly on your head with others in the tunnel. Being able to do basic VFS 4 way is lots of fun.
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    New suit with RDS pocket and Wind Tunnell

    I think you would need to ask Vladi about that. I have never seen his version of the RDS pocket, but as long as it doesn't open up and catch air it shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise it will be a big pain in the ass. Which suit is it? Inverted?
  7. I think it is, although I am a competitor so I see things from a different perspective. You can watch the rounds being judged in real time. If you enjoy watching skydiving it should be entertaining. Meeting the big names in competitive skydiving is always interesting.
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    If I were you I would expect to buy two suits eventually. There really isn't any good suit for both freefly and RW. Right now you should just get an RW suit and later on when you want to freefly buy a freefly suit.
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    Alice Cooper

    I found some dirt under my toe nail. Coincidence?!! Or might there be a connection?
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    Just Me and My nylon!

    I don't know of any DZ's that would ground you for that.
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    List of FAA Riggers

    Interesting, now I know the middle name of one of our local riggers! Cecil!
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    free fly containers

    Pretty much all modern containers are freefly friendly. Sorry looked at it and thought V3. You will need to have it checked out by a rigger to get an answer.
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    Looking for t-shirts

    I am sure there are businesses in your area that do custom tshirts. I would try there.
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    Leg Padding

    Call Mirage, it might not cost too much to have it resized.
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    Low profile, jumpable camera?

    Line snag on that camera would be a lot of trouble!
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    Colorado in the winter

    It's a recirculating tunnel. You won't freeze your ass off in that tunnel. Nov and Dec are great months to go to Colorado.
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    Skydiving in Texas

    I have done most of my jumps at Skydive Dallas so I suppose you could argue that it's my favorite. I have a lot of friends there and it has a really big landing area with plenty of great choices for out's. It definitely has above average facility. The bunk rooms are clean and comfortable. Huge packing areas. Manifest is well run and efficient. But If I lived in the Houston area most of my jumps would be at Skydive Houston. If I lived in the Austin area most of my jumps would be at Skydive San Marcos. Each dropzone has it's own personality and I like each one for different reasons.
  18. I am left eye dominant and right handed also. I went with it installed on the left side.
  19. I am using Liquid Eyewear I think they are best prescription sunglasses out there.
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    Mouthguards ...

    I would think a full face helmet would be sufficient.
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    Cameye vs Cameye II

    They aren't worth much. I have a Cameye 2 at home that you can have for shipping costs.
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    Rig for beginners and "big" people :)

    There really isn't any "beginner rig" out there unless you talking about student rigs, but those are not really meant for someone with a license and are normally bought by dropzones. It really just depends on how much money you have. Buying used is generally the cheapest way to go but it can be hard to find a rig that fits you and fits the size of canopies you want to put in it. Keep in mind you can have a the harness altered to fit you, make sure you factor in the alteration cost. There are certain options that would not be considered good for beginners so make sure you consult your instructors before making any purchase. If you plan on buying new, it is a good idea to get with a rigger or instructor and go over all the different options and how they work. I don't know about you but I wanted to know everything I could about this life saving equipment. The more you know the safer you will be and you will be able to choose the right equipment for you.
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    Skydiving and camping?

    My first thought is National FOREST! Meaning trees! I don't know about you but finding a good landing area in a National Forest might be difficult. I don't like the idea of landing in a tree.
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    From what I have heard from Skydive Houston and Skydive Dallas, they have done well with the groupon. Of course there are a percentage that are never redeemed and those that are redeemed usually bring in friends or family that buy tandems along with the groupon.