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  1. I don't know if it was a "quick reaction" so much as they just happened to break off just before the other jumper's canopy crashed straight through them. I sure hope conversations were had after this jump...
  2. That is a great idea - I don't know why I never thought of that - I fall like a greased safe (short and curvy) and quite often need sweatshirts - and having short arms, the sleeves always pose a challenge to me in keeping them in place. Thanks!!
  3. I don’t have that canopy any more and haven’t in a while... so I don’t remember Haha. Whatever came with the canopy new.
  4. I used to have a Pilot 168. Most beautiful, slow, snivelly openings. Except every so often, BAM. CRACKER. Hard to enough to make me see stars and need advil. We couldn't figure out why, didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it (nothing noticeably different about pack jobs, body position etc. on those particular jumps). We eventually just figured it needed to remind me who was boss every so often.
  5. I like going to the first unread post in a thread automatically. That's very useful. Also - is there a way to have the forum mark all posts as read automatically once you leave a forum (like the old version did)? I forget to click the blue button, and then when I go back the next day I can't remember what I've read and what I haven't... or is it just me? Nice work on this - it can't be easy!!!
  6. What if one never wants to do high performance landings? Does that mean they should never downsize?
  7. Interesting link. Thanks. Sounds like a bullshit lawsuit. I have not heard anything about Canada changing laws regarding waivers.
  8. There is no actual CSPA Rule on what kind of jump must be a first jump. That is DZ specific, the only CSPA rule is that student parachutists must be accompanied through all phases of their skydive by a CSPA rated instructor. So technically, if a DZ had that type of program, you could do a PFF jump as your first jump. Although, almost all DZ's require a tandem or IAD before PFF.
  9. CSPA has not donated any money to the museum. Izzy Perry VP, CSPA
  10. I guess it depends why your coaches/instructors become coaches/instructors. I didn't do it for the money, and I know a bunch of others who didn't either. I LOVE doing coach jumps and teaching. But I don't do tandems or PFF, so perhaps I'm a bit of an anomaly.
  11. I know of a lot of Canadian DZs that do their best to help newbies progress and retain jumpers. I am hoping Pchapman was being tongue in cheek :)
  12. Some smaller Canadian DZ's do not have those kinds of resources :) At our DZ, there are a few of us that make sure that Solos have things to work on to get their A, and we try our very best to make ourselves available to do Coach jumps. You can go to manifest and tell them you need a Coach 2, and manifest will make an announcement for Coach 2's. I know myself in the last few years most of my jumps have been 2 ways or coach jumps We also are going to be doing a thing this year where a couple of us dedicate a day or two a week to specifically work with Solos and A/B licence peeps for them to get their requirements and licenses. So if people come out on those days, there will be at least two of us dedicated to only doing Coach jumps or two ways or endorsements or whatever people need. Also we are working on something to do 3 and 4 ways involving novices.
  13. It certainly wasn't my funnest jump.. but one of my most memorable! I have also heard the "don't flare" advice for the same reasons. I think I honestly just forgot or felt I didn't need to flare. There was a lot going on in my head at the time...
  14. What John says below - leave brakes stowed on rear canopy, fly the front with gentle toggle input, gentle flare at the bottom.