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    World Team Fails to Break Record

    Very sad to hear about the loss. Perhaps next year? Another attempt?
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    History of Women in Skydiving

    AWESOME!
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    Hey Bro, Check Out my Go Pro

    I'm only at jump 125......i think it would be cool....but maybe next year>
  4. http://skipro.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/t/strada-glove.jpg I'm using something like this. I can move all my fingers and thumb and it keeps the hand warm but the tips of my fingers....OUCH! COLD! Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  5. Yeah i know how he is. I just spent an hour answering emails from friends asking "So who was the old guy on tv!" Sigh...that producer needs to be taken out and shot! For not putting up his name when they showed him on Dicsovery.. Ok that aside, leather gloves? Right now I'm using neoprean gloves. I like them for two reasons. One they have feel. In that i can still feel the hackey. The other is that they are "sticky" and grabbing is much easier. But I will have to dig out my motorcycle stuff and see what i can find. With respect to the cold. Is there anything we should be on the look out for with respect to our safety equipment? AAD's or other that may be affected by the cold? Thank you! Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  6. Yes I was amazed how much more thirsty i was after just one jump! And on my last jump this past Saturday when it was 40F on the ground and very colt at altitude i had dressed in layers and my core temperature was warm. And though i was wearing wake board gloves...and though the palm of my hand was warm the tips of my fingers were painfully frozen. Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  7. OMG that's so funny considering USAF's Project Mogul Was that the one where teh USAF was dropping off dummies from 100k ft which may have been misidentified as aliens? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  8. Skygod willing it will be a mild winter. And maybe those of us here in the north east may get some mid winter jumps. When jumping in the winter what should a new jumper watch out for with respect to both equipment as well as body? Thanks in advance! Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
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    what in your mind when you see this

    Ok if i told you he's got less than 200 jumps is that ring a bell I don't think you mean this is Shah? God no it's not me. But i do know that there are some wing suiters in Iran and there is a Persian skydiving club in Tehran. I wonder if it's them? Who knows? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  10. Pesky MBA got in the way! Had a chance to speak to a few people with significantly larger number of jumps and I now have a much much better idea as to how to spot people from the aircraft and how to adjust my solo jump. Thank you guys and gals! Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
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    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    I know it means nothing from me but thank you. I agree 100% Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
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    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    peregrinerose There is a time for fun and a time for being serious. this is serious! I don't want to ever get hurt again or worse see any of my friends get hurt for being dumb! So again in advance thank you for carring about us not so smart n00bs! Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
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    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    Spare parts? I mean it does sound sick but I've seen first time riders get sold 1L 200hp bikes so that the manager could then buy the bike off of the kid after he turned it into a surf board! http://hellforleathermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/zx-10R-crash-599x328.jpg Spot the dude in this photo of a n00b on a ZX-10R. Or maybe they student just wants some thing small to pack? I mean packing a 200+ sqft wing is hard work? Either way thank you for caring for us n00bs. I wish there were more peole in this sport and in this world like you!
  14. Sorry I will jump more..I was going for my MBA...so i could only jump once a month now it's every other week!
  15. If i ever behave like this please pull me aside and have a talk with me. Thank you Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  16. Thank you everone, i greatly appreciate the info! Though it was safe and I was far enough away it was still too close for me. Thank you Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  17. So you tracked up jump run. What did you need our help figuring out, again? Well not tracked...flipped and back slid I guess. Just want to make sure I did the right thing? should I have pulled as soon as i saw them under me? Should I have tracked forward? Should I have tried to get behind them? I went right? Was that right? I don't know...I only have 85 jumps and I'm asking how i could have done a better job or if what i did was the right thing? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  18. So spot them till they deploy? Or spot them as to see where they are going and go the other direction? Oh sorry I forgot to state that I started tracking perpendicular to the jump run but my flipping and attempted sit flying was so bad i ended up moving back on to jump run. Or I can just stop being silly and not try sitting or getting too unstable. Just to be on the safe side? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  19. A few weeks back I was jumping at a new drop zone and it was the last jump of the day so it was just me and a tandem so the DZ utilized their Cessna. We flew up to 10k and due to the tandem being really really tall the tandem went out first. I was told to give a 10 second count. I was wearing just basic ballistic motorcycle pants and a t shirt and wanted to work on doing some back flips front flips and seeing if I could even start a sit fly. I knew I was going to be very squirrelly in the air. I clearly indicated this to the tandem master and he asked me to give him a count of 10. The tandem went out, I slowly counted to 10 looked at the pilot to make sure everything was ok and went out. I did a few flips and tried to sit and ended up on my head...ok then pulled up to a belly track at a little north of 7k ft. I saw the canopy of the tandem deploy. Assuming he was at 5k ft I had a 2k ft separation vertically and they were behind me by say 400ft. I was in a track so I could see them behind me. I tightened up my track and pushed my right shoulder down so as to angle my track away from their perceived direction of movement. Every now and then I would glance over my shoulder to make sure I was in the clear. When I was below at about 4k ft I got stable waved off big and deployed. We both landed just fine and after I profusely apologized to the tandem master. We spoke about it and knew I was above him and was looking out for me. He commended me on tracking away and we spoke more about the situation. In case an odd situation where a tandem goes out first before a belly flopper like me. Should I just give them 20 seconds? And work my way back for a long spot? Or should I forgo the acrobatic training and track perpendicular to the jump run so as to ensure I have the greatest separation from the tandem. However I understand now more than ever why tandems go last. Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
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    Wrapping a brake-line?

    Lazarus, I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. But please please be careful. I was jumping a 260 Navigator that was "ragged out" and all of my landings were HARD PLF's until one day it bit my sorry ass and I ended up with a nice titanium rod in my right shinbone. Now can I prove that the chute was ragged out? NOPE! I don't have enough experience then nor do i have enough now. But I do know that right after my accident two people with thousands of jumps, jumped it and both agreed it was ragged out and cut the lines and the parachute has gone missing....... But such is life and no hard feeling on my part...no one knew and i was not smart enough to ask. So that said, I would suggest you get on another parachute ASAP! A parachute with no flare is like a car with no breaks. It's just not safe. Now it could just be lines or it could just be you but.....talk to your instructor ASAP get some videos of your landings, have a rigger check out the lines and have someone else jump it. Please cover your ass. Getting hurt sucks, getting things checked out only costs you time. Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  21. STNAD BACK! And declare me your PERSIAN GOD! http://planet1051.com/research-shows-scientific-effects-of-roller-coaster-on-womens-boobs/ Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  22. I thought they floated from island and eventually became my rum? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
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    Skydiving boring with time?

    Yeah what he said! How can it be boring? I mean there is so much to learn in this sport! it reminds me of Yoga. I've been practicing Yoga for a good 8 years of my life. And every class I learn a little more and do a little more...... How can it ever get dull? Wait...there are cute ldies in my yoga class...! AH HA! Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  24. Then we have AliG! http://champagnebucket.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/ali_g_indahouse.jpg This right here hurt my head! Wait what! hu? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!
  25. Hum...what type of suit are you wearing? Are you jumping with a sky hook or RSL? Cypres or Argus? And what did you have for lunch? Life through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. The only thing that falls from the sky is birdshit and fools!