thrillstalker

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  • Main Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    the farm
  • License
    D
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    700
  • Years in Sport
    5
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Tracking

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  1. thrillstalker

    stowed slider ?'s

    Easy fix and we old school swoop nunya's have been doing it since looooong before the reserve flap magnet was invented. Sew a square patch of fuzzy velcro onto the back of your jumpsuit collar and sew a mating hook velcro patch on one the end of a 2-inch strip of trim tape and then sew it to the base of the first patch. Once you pull the slider below the steering toggles, simply twist it up, wrap the velcro strap around it and anchor it back to the mating velcro. Your slider will sit collapsed right behind your head and well away from the reserve flaps. In the event of a cutaway, the velcro tears free with only a few pounds of tension. It works better than the magnet, is easier to reach and manipulate, and costs almost nothing to make and install. You can also skip collapsing your slider with the kill lines if you like. A tight twist will do the same thing and the strap (no more than 2 inches long) will keep it from unrolling. That will be one less thing to do while packing. thanks! "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  2. thrillstalker

    stowed slider ?'s

    has anyone ever heard of a stowed slider causing problems with ep's. i was thinking if you had a self induced malfuncton after stowing your slider with a stow on your reserve flap, bad shit could happen right? "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  3. thrillstalker

    Hard Deck - where is yours and why ?

    below 1800- no canopy out i go reserve @/by 1800- choppy chop on the main if malfunctioning below 1800- aircraft emergency, go reserve avereage main canopy opening for me is about 5-800ft. if i only have 1 shot below 1800 i want the best shot i can get, so i will go silver. "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  4. thrillstalker

    new to skydiving and looking for help!

    what area are you in? uspa.org "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  5. thrillstalker

    What is the best Cessna jump plane

    grand caravan "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  6. thrillstalker

    South Jersey Newbie With Some Questions

    the escrow process is basically usinga 3rd party to buy gear. say you want to buy a rig from me. you send it to chutingstar and they perform an inspection of the rig. if it is good to go, you send them the money and they send you the rig. basically just keeps everyone honest. "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  7. thrillstalker

    St. Patties day weekend Fitzgerald?

    the sweet ironies of life "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  8. thrillstalker

    Saber 2 question

    actually it has been the roughest one i've experienced. imagine this: snivel snivel snivel snivel BAMMMMMMMM!! it felt like a gorilla tried to tear my leg off! "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  9. thrillstalker

    Saber 2 question

    my 210 at 1.2 is pretty regular at 6 to 800. had a stuck slider once and it was 2000. "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  10. http://www.uspa.org/AboutSkydiving/SkydivingSafety/tabid/526/Default.aspx "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  11. thrillstalker

    Wingsuit flying

    just track, angle flying is way more fun than wingsuiting "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  12. thrillstalker

    St. Patties day weekend Fitzgerald?

    the first year i went to fitz i had about 35 jumps. i'm a farm jumper, and we will be closed and at the fitz boogie. Hans, the farm dzo is running tandem ops at the boogie. all of the farms rental gear will be there. i will personally give you a briefof the dz and possibly, time permitting (i'm editing tandem videos) be able to make a jump with you. check you message box, ill pm you my phone number. "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  13. thrillstalker

    Written warnings...

    a bit of an overreaction, dont you think? if you want someone up your ass 24/7 with a little sticky note making notes on every safety violation, you should get the government involved. "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  14. www.skydivethefarm.com skydive the farm in georgia total a-license package, $1999 (aff,4 coachjumps,gear rental,pack jobs, flight 1 canopy course). pretty much all you have to do is show up and jump. during the summer they fly 7 days a week. awesome/safe staff. 55 acres to camp on or a bunk room if that's more your style. 2 bathrooms and showers on site and plenty of friendly people to hang with. call hans, the dzo, and see what he has to say. 404 295 5000 edited to add: camping and/or bunk house is free "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."
  15. thrillstalker

    Transporting rig by bike

    [replyAnyone here transport their rig on their bike? Any suggestions on the best way to do this? every weekend it's warm enough to ride. the rig is in the back t-bag. you just need to find one with a pop top. the rig fits and you dont kill your shoulders/back. "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be."