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  1. thrillstalker

    new to skydiving and looking for help!

    what area are you in? uspa.org
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    Saber 2 question

    my 210 at 1.2 is pretty regular at 6 to 800. had a stuck slider once and it was 2000.
  3. http://www.uspa.org/AboutSkydiving/SkydivingSafety/tabid/526/Default.aspx
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    Meat and 2 veg.

    you also need to think of the landing. if you dont have a perfect stand up you might fuck your shit up pretty bad. road rash on your ass doesnt sound very appealing to me.
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    After 20 years, back in the air!

    hell yeah buddy, welcome back. i recently got to jump a blackhawk myself, they are some awesome machines and probably my most memorable jump. blue skies
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    New to the sport (AFF student) - need some help.

    sound like you need someone to blame and picked the aff I's. dont get discouraged, you just have to get at it until it clicks.
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    First Jump Course Complete

    just remember to smile and relax, you are doing this because it is fun
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    Heya, new addict here :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruHAnLrvDiI
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    My 1st jump is tomorrow

    welcome to the sky buddy. you want to jump and that is the first step in making it real!!! what type of jump are you planning on doing (aff, static line, tandem)?
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    What Up From San Diego (sort of..)!!

    welcome to skydiving! i am not telling you what you should do, just what i did.
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    AADless

    they are completely different devices and i dont see any correlation between the two. the rsl will not cut your reserve closing loop if you get dirty low with nothing out.
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    Safire2 vs Pilot vs Sabre2

    i have a sabre2 so ill comment on that one. i absolutely love the canopy. it flies great, flares great, and is all around fun. it is a very general canopy. it doesn't excel at anything, but there are no real cons either. i get end cell closure on almost every opening, but i've gotten used to it. off heading openings are also common, but my packing and deployment position are getting better and so are the openings.
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    Hi from Kansas City!

    welcome to your vice, enjoy life
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    welcome a new skydiver in North Carolina !

    welcome to the sport, it's a hell of a thing. here is a great book to get you acquainted with canopy flight. http://www.amazon.com/Parachute-Its-Pilot-Ultimate-Ram-Air/dp/0977627721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296601883&sr=1-1 also the skydivers information manual (sim) is a good thing to read before your A license test. http://www.uspa.org/SIM.aspx
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    DZ's in ITALY

    you wanting to do tandem or aff or are you experienced?
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    Where do we go from here???

    i'd work on keeping current
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    more than one AFF level jump in a day

    the pace of your aff will go according to you. if you can make multiple jumps in a day mentally and physically, then do it! i think the most i did was 3 levels in a day.
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    UK Jumper

    i think they get crazy jumpsuits for students on purpose. the one i jumped through my aff made me look like a pumpkin. good luck with your training and blue skies
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    Did i see this on a container?

    http://www.chutingstar.com/ call them and ask
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    Hi folks

    poverty is to skydivers as honey is to bees. enjoy your new addiction
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    First Jump.had trouble breathing

    it is mostly a mental thing and not physical. i have never had a problem with breathing in freefall, but you can put your hands in front of your face and take a couple deep breaths, that should take the rushing wind factor out of it.
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    Hi!

    relax, smile, and enjoy the ride!!!
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    Just Getting Started

    welcome to the forums. you picked a great place to jump, i also jump at the farm. are you going to be up there this friday or saturday?
  24. idk but that was fucking awesome!!!
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    One month in and I am hooked !

    way to knock them out.