johnbamburg

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  1. Never mind, I'm done here. I'll stick to asking the opinion of real people at my DZ No trolls there to confuse things What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  2. I didn't say Skyhook Handle. I said skyhook and reserve handle. The skyhook being located on one side of my rig and the reserve handle on the other. Are you just trying to be difficult??? Almost all others understand what I mean. The phone conflicts with the areas to grab the the handles. It protrudes from the inside of the jumpsuit pockets to the area of the "rsl", skyhook, reserve whatever you fly. Please all knowing 500 jump wonder. Don't make it difficult What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  3. We just had our annual Safety Day at the DZ. I personally think this is the best thing a DZ can do for it's people. Allot of knowledge and allot of topics that don't get hit on very much but are important. One topic was the occasional off DZ landing that occurs and how good it is to have a cell phone with you while jumping, to contact the DZ to come pick you up. I have 2, but both are too big for the small pockets in my jumpsuit and an Iphone, actually gets in the way of my skyhook and reserve handles on my rig. A cell phone seems mandatory, any ideas on a smaller, talk only phone to tocall back to the DZ?? What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  4. I have to agree Mike, I'm jumping a Volt 185 and can't help but say how much I like it. I own two rigs. One main is a PD Saber2 190 and the other main is the Volt. I know the Saber2 seems to have more of a following at my DZ. But the Volt flies better and definitely gives me better landings. Even in no wind situations. What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  5. johnbamburg

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    I really enjoy my Volt 185. I have great landings, even in no wind. I kno folks think...Really, South Africa. You just gotta open your mind
  6. 85 jumps, ended up with 2 rigs. afp and all. approx 9k What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  7. Well, I have to say thank you to everyone who help me through this little issue. I finally realized that no matter the altitude...The hill is the hill. Relaxing and making a good presentation into the relative wind on the 5500' floater exit HnP riding the hill and pulling toward the end was suddenly easy. The samte with the 3500', diving exit HnP. The same hill....pull toward the end. It all went down with no issues once I wrapped my mind around the fact that altitude really doesn't matter when pulling this close to exit. I'm now on to self supervised solos and a feww jumps away from my A license check dive. Thanks to everyone What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  8. I prefer the same. But I realize that as I progress into RW with others. I need to be able to handle a floater exit with at least some proficiency. I'm re-doing the HnPs tomorrow. I don't see a problem anymore. " I Got My Mind Right Now, Boss ". I know there's plenty of time and I'll just watch the airplane and take the time. What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  9. So, after pooching the first one, someone thought that doing one from a lower altitude with less time and more stress would help you nail it? I kinda push for it. Thinking well the first one didn't really count. Let's do the one that counts. The truth is that the first one was allot better than the second. I wasn't exactly stable but I was flopping and spinning like a fish on a boat deck. It just got worse and to the coach's defense. I pushed it ahead. What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  10. I think I mean what you are describing. I said dive but I mean presented to the prop and straight toward the end of the wing of the aircraft. I apologize. I don't have my nomenclature down yet. But....what you said What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  11. Not to contradict your instructors, but the general point of (a) low hop & pop(s) as part of training for AFF students is for at least one such exit to be un-poised, to simulate the conditions of an emergency exit. I understand and If I were given a preference for exit. It would be a dive, chest and pelvis to prop. But I don't think it would have made a difference on the first 2 screw ups. I simply went completely wacky. What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  12. See, That's the screwy part of the whole thing. In our AFP we do 2, Hop and pops. One from 5500 and the one that counts from 3500.I screwed'm both up. That's OK though I'm just adding them to the 25 I need and I'm going to do a Re-Do on Friday. I think I was just overthinking and letting my mind get ahead of what the present moment was. I also never really put the dive flow through my mind correctly. As I've thought about it since....There really is allot of time. At least 8 seconds before anything critical, (altitude wise) can happen. Breathing and smiling. even with these hop and pops, is going to be my savior I think. What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.
  13. We have both a King Air and a Caravan at the DZ. Both of these ridiculously poor Hop and Pops were out of the Van. And yes it was from a "floater" position outside. What you do speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say.