beowulf

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  1. Yeah Disfellowshipped people are ones that broke a major rule and everyone who is a Jehovah's Witness is banned from having anything to do with them at all. Even speaking to them. Unless the have to work with them. Then only as long as it has to do with work. That is the quickest way to get them to leave you alone. My mother is a Jehovah's Witness. I told her when I was 14 that there was no way in hell that I would ever get baptized as a Jehovah's Witness. She promptly kicked me out to live with my Dad.
  2. exactly just as billvon said. I totally agree with that
  3. to elaborate on my previous post. I will never get an AAD of any brand and feel like Aggiedave does about them. It should be up to the individual whether or not they feel they should have one.
  4. I guess I will never jump at Skydive San Diego. Sorry you feel that way about cypres's
  5. I just disagree that watching scary movies has anything remotely to do with risking your life or facing innate fears such as the fear of falling. They just dont compare. I have met people that love to watch scary movies but would never consider skydiving or anything that would put them at risk of dying.
  6. they are getting pretty loud, If I dont get some altitude soon I am going to have to shoot a couple of them. Pray for blue skys for Dallas, TX so far I have only repacked my main twice today OHHH the insanity
  7. school loan and credit card luckily I found a great deal on a very little used talon and tempo 150 reserve and a pd 9cell 150 next rig was payed for mostly by a 3k bonus from work
  8. I highly recommend all of the John Sanford "Prey" books. Just bought his latest Mortal Prey. Very good books. Or Ender's Game and sequel's by Orson Scott Card
  9. I was on one of those CREW jumps. It was my first. It was definetly a great weekend. Great jumping with you.
  10. Did my first CRW today 4 stack and full rotation and almost a second CRW is really wild. I cant stop smiling. It was really cool.
  11. I never gave much thought to doing CRW till yesterday. After a long day of jumping I was packing my gear up when one of the local CReW dogs was trying to get people to try some CRW and asked if I would give it a try. Well who was I to say no? Did a four stack and rotation, almost a second rotation. sweeet I am still smiling.
  12. I currently have 115 jumps and dont have a cypres so I really dont see why you wouldnt jump with out one. I dont worry about getting knocked unconcious or for some other reason not being able to pull my reserve. I dont mind risking my life. I personally feel the amount of risk without a cypres is acceptable and that is what it all comes down to. What is acceptable risk to you, not what someone else considers acceptable. If you jump with a cypres the risk of death is less then if you jump with out one. How much less depends on who you talk to. Its up to you and how much risk you are willing to take.
  13. Did 5 jumps Sat all with my new Havok. It is great! took me a little bit to get used to having a full face helmet. I was doing mostly sitflying and stand. Had no problem at all with it. Just had trouble hearing the Audible. Might just need new batteries in it. If that doesnt work I will probably mount it inside the helmet.
  14. Some times I think that there are things that I would have done differently, but then I realize that those things along with all the good things make me who I am. How I reacted to the circumstances and the decisions that I made as a result of them, good and bad, are who I am. I dont want be some one else. I like me with all of faults and all of the good things. If I changed everything then I wouldnt be me. Dont get me wrong there are alot of faults that I work on changing about myself but the struggle to better myself is also a part of who I am. I wouldnt change a thing.
  15. Just got my Havok in and so far I like the way it fits no pressure on my glasses at all. The way the front shield locks down I dont think there is much of a chance of it flying up during any type of dive. It feels really secure. Cant wait to try it out
  16. Thanks I think I will buy it. Should have it in time to try it out next weekend
  17. I am considering buying the Havoc RW helmet. How many people out there use it and what are the good and bad aspects of it. The reason I am considering it is because the descriptions state that it will accommodate perscription glasses.
  18. Saturday at SD Texas I had a partial canopy collapse then reinflated quickly. I flew through a dust devil. One of the guys that was behind me had a full collapse and fell for a little bit then his canopy reinflated long enough for him to land. Needless to say I was feeling pretty nervous. I didnt notice the dust devil till I was in it. Always keep an eye out for swirling dust and debris and avoid landing anywhere near them.
  19. Skydiving has always been on my list of things to try at least once before I die. So when in 1994 I happened to drive past Pheonix Skydiving (now called Chicagoland Skydiving) and saw their sign with phone number to call about jumping. I was so excited about the possibility of jumping that I called them as soon as I got home. They told be it would cost $150. I said "thats all". Little did I know how expensive this sport really is. I was very cocky doing my first tandem. Didnt even bother to read the waiver. Just initialed and signed it as quickly as possible. I was more interested in the training and getting up to altitude. I just wanted to jump. finally jumped what a rush knew I was addicted right away thousands of dollars later here I am still jumping!
  20. Try both SD Dallas and SD Texas. I have jumped at both and found I liked SD Dallas best.
  21. My name is Robert Villalobos and I am a Network Administrator. At least thats what I do to pay for jumping. Its a lot of stress. Nothing like hacker movies make it out to be.
  22. question: When your parachute opens how fast do you go up? Answer: I dont go up at all?