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  1. I just got an old P1 that fits perfect and I plan to learn with. I can't afford anything else so I have to do with it. I have a lot of sewing experience doing sail repair and was hoping to add some inlets as the P3 has on the front only, wings and legs. Is this worth doing? If anyone who used to jump a P1 can give me their opinions how it flew, how they think it would improve with inlets... or anyone who has added inlets to any wingsuit, if it was fairly easy let me know what they think. Thanks!
  2. Wow! Pretty insane, base without deploying....i wonder how long till someone does this without a rig on, hopefully never!
  3. Most forums have one, very useful for seeing what is new without browsing every forum, be great if you add one
  4. The most entertaining person in skydiving, Blue Skies Scotty
  5. Its a combo of a couple of things. First my coaches have been watching my canopy skills, and feel that I'm ready for each down size, and I keep pushing (learning and practicing as much as possible) to get downsized because the transition gear at my DZ in my size are a hot commodity. If my coaches and I feel safe at a size that is something that can be "mine" for the weekend, I'd rather do that then possibly get bumped from loads because my rig is already in the air on someone elses back. Not a great reason to downsize IMO, don't rush things. At least 100 jumps @ a 1 loading is a good idea, i did about 300 and loved every one of them
  6. Enjoyed these, are the final results for the whole meet avail somewhere?
  7. Seatbelts can also cause problems in some cases. A buddy on the latest LODI crash was belted thru the harness. He told me that there was no way he would have been able to unbuckle his seatbelt afterwards, couldn't even see it, another jumper had to do it for him, so imagine if there was a fire. Yes maybe it saved him or someone else in the actual crash, but maybe not. Also cases up in the air when every millisecond counts. I use seatbelts when I can, but there are some negatives, just maybe the positives outweigh them.
  8. I've landed big canopies with broken steering lines before, not a big deal in my cases, Rear riser and PLF. I've also cut one away, because it was almost time for a repack anyways.
  9. Pretty sure Bob Wright, Grand Bend Canada has 10k or more, he did me back in 83, and he's still going
  10. still completely insane to not let a healthy 55yr old take up the sport I know some TMs in their 70s who do several tandems a day, and pack as well
  11. I also wondered about the practice pull, maybe it would just be fun to do one with no rig on...where is that thing?
  12. Maybe someone could integrate some GPS into one, that shows the unit if horizontal speed is involved, and at what point it ends.
  13. Lodi DZ...amazingly $5 for a hop+pop, (100 jumps = $500) $15 for 13.500
  14. Well done! ^ sounds like a nightmare, more than 7 years, wow
  15. Just looking at the first page of the incidents forum...seems like a lot of plane crashes lately to me! More than usual? Ever been in one? Does it worry you much where you jump?
  16. I arrived an experienced jumper (over 1000 jumps), but had not jumped in 15 yrs, no logbook, gear or licence. Bill asked me where I used to jump, then just said, "Once your out the door it's like riding a bike, take a 210 for the 1st jump" Awesome, thanks Bill. I ended up there for 3 months, bought all the gear and did camera for some tandems. Really fun times around the firepit, living in the bunkhouse, great people from all over the world. The jump prices still astound me, I was paying more in the 80s! The main thing is...if you stay for more than a few days, work around the DZ or you will be told to leave. Always offer to help with anything, filming landings, airplane "hangerupers" Empty the garbage, clean the bathroom, always say "yes Bill" to whatever he says, jump every day and never break any of his rules...and you will stand a fair chance. Bill is absolutely the most experienced skydiver, DZ operator, jump pilot, manifester etc that you will ever meet, so do as he says. He is also a nice guy, Cathy is super nice as well. How many times they brought amazing meals for everyone at the DZ, Turkey dinners with all the fixings, great bbq all beef dogs for lunches, really great DZ. I highly recommend and look forward to going back. Just be good, or for sure you are gone! Bill puts up with nothing
  17. I did mine at Zhills in the late 80s. I think it was an easter boogie, Jerry bird was doing it, Mr Douglas and Southern cross were there. We did a sunset 20 way, then drank beer and tried to get laid.
  18. Seriously great deal. Can I use the pass at all 3 of your DZs?. So glad i saw this thread!
  19. I'd be interested in seeing this thread updated, should be done every year or so, now 4+ years and everything is irrelevant.
  20. If I paid the $250k for a ticket, I'd seriously consider asking for a refund, if they won't give it, I'd still pass on the trip I think. Would be nice to go to space for 5 mins, but not worth the risk with a new program....5 mins is not a long time!
  21. do you know approx price at Silicon Oasis for a week at that time....1 person?
  22. Damn, I live in Dominican Rep...seems to be the only Caribbean island with no ban/plan upstaged by our island sharing Haiti
  23. Awesome! Congrats to all that made it happen, Paragon, UPT, PD, Vigil, and $ from all us google users!
  24. Glad you're at least feeling emotionally stable, I would obviously not let anyone jump with a TI that had been contemplating suicide. Even the fact you had such a rough life would make me hesitant TBH, nothing to do with your choices.