mrubin

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  1. I jumped there when I was in Switzerland years ago. Still the most beautiful views I've seen during a skydive. And dropping into the valley felt really weird when I started to see ground level with me but I was still in free fall. I remember them telling me to be careful when tracking away at the end of a jump because the ground will come up to meet you if you track to far. Have fun! "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  2. mrubin

    Russiagate

    No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  3. To me it sounds like you made the right decision. Skydiving is not for everyone and doing it to make someone else happy is not a good idea. Let skydiving be your wife's thing. Hang out at the dropzone if you want and you can still be part of the community. And if after hanging out for a while you decide that you want to give it a try, the sky will still be there. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  4. Is it just me or is Melania embracing Mike Pence? "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  5. It takes me 1.5-2 hours each way, depending on traffic. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  6. Not connecting threads on dz.com, but I saw this unfortunate placement of headlines and figured it needed to be shared. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. Too much yoga is probably not the problem. I started doing yoga to help my skydiving and the body awareness I learned helped a lot, so stick with it. You only have a few minutes of free fall and are hopefully more focused on safely completing your dive than getting the exact body position that you want. More jumps and some time in the tunnel will get you more experience, which will help allow you to expand what you are aware of in free fall. The more experience you have, the less overwhelming all the sensations are and the easier it is to be aware of the smaller things. For now, stay safe, have fun, relax, and breathe. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  8. We got our Bolt EV for a price in the mid 30's, which isn't unreasonable for a brand new car. Add in the over $10k in rebates and tax credits we got and the price drops into the 20's, similar to a new Camry. And even if you ignore all that and still insist on using the 80,000 miles, that's still less than 4 years at the rate we are driving it. We've been really happy with the purchase and I hardly would consider us upper class. If I was upper class I would be driving something much faster and sportier than my 7 year old Subaru with 185,000 miles "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  9. I had one in my left shoulder and the pain was gone for a few months. My issue ended up needing surgery, but the cortisone injection allowed me to get through the summer and some travel that I had planned pain free. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  10. Great job! "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  11. mrubin

    SpaceX Parafoil

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05/this-is-what-a-payload-fairing-looks-like-as-it-returns-from-space/ The photo looks really cool. They just need to figure out a way to collapse the slider after opening. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  12. Very smooth and professional but you can hear the aircrew's tone change when they are asking to have medical crews waiting on the runway. I'm guessing the change happened when they were told about the passenger who got partially sucked out. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  13. As a California resident it sure doesn't seem like the state is imploding on itself. In my area (Los Angeles suburbs) there are tons of new jobs and a number of new housing developments and community improvements under construction. I even did a quick Google search and the crime rate is better than the national average for cities of this size and decreasing. I know that my area doesn't necessarily represent every part of California but having lived here for most of my life and having friends and family all over the state I feel pretty confident saying that things are not imploding. What specific things make you think that California is so bad? "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  14. That's what confuses me. It appears that the students in the article are planning an anti-abortion protest which seems to be inline with the conservative agenda. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  15. The last male northern white rhino has died Self driving Uber fatality "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery