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  1. I am a TI with about 250 tandems out of a 182. That is totally creepy and unnecessary. We go to 10k. I don't have them sit on my lap until 9k or higher usually (unless we are the only two in the plane and we are climbing faster than usual). I am fucking your mom right now
  2. The local FSDO where we file paperwork will actually require you to specify ground crew details in the CofA. I am fucking your mom right now
  3. So I have this very good friend who is going to Germany soon (like a few months from now). She just (like last week) got her A-license. She asked me where she should go to jump in Germany and if she would be able to with the USPA A license. I gots no idea Brah can someone please feed me some information about this so I can feed it back to her (pun intended) #yeahididnotfindanythingreliventbysearchingfirst...dicks I am fucking your mom right now
  4. There is a chart in the IRM titled "Student Skill and Knowledge Sets"(mine is the 2012-2013 version. I do not know if that is the most current or if the chart has changed since then.) The left hand column on the chart indicates the jump numbers and supervision requirements. Coach is not listed as a supervision option until 45 second delays. And at this is clarifies "S/L I until 45-sec. delays, then Coach" for the jump numbers says that this is between jumps 13-15. I attached the chart I am fucking your mom right now
  5. I have one and use it with the visor out. The visor for this helmet is a real pain in the ass. If you jump anywhere where the weather gets cold it will fog up no matter how well you breath. That being said I really like jumping with it without the visor. you get most of the protection offered from a full-face with the openness of a open-face. overall I would not recommend it over a helmet with a visor that can open and close. I am fucking your mom right now
  6. Any new word on how this is going to work as far as how much time a person can book/how much the time is going to cost (other than the cost of the cruise)? I am fucking your mom right now
  7. Use smart phone to take a picture of the doc and email that to that= 2013 fax. That is what I did and it still took a while, but I did't have to fiddle with those old timery faxy thingymajigs. I am fucking your mom right now
  8. I only read the first post in the forum, but I'm sure what I am about to say has been said already. L&B has the EXCELLENT customer support. I had an old optima that broke in half for no apparent reason. I sent it in to them asking "can it be fixed and how much will it cost me to fix it." The email reply I got was "send your return address." I sent my address to them and two weeks later I had a brand new Optima II in the mail NO CHARGE. This company BACKS their product 100% even when they should charge for repair/replacement. Hell this unit was probably 3-4 years old! L&B is the best. I am fucking your mom right now
  9. I'll speak a little as a guy who maybe put a camera on about 50ish jumps to early. (and who probably didn't seek out enough advice.) No matter how conservative you say you will be, you WILL think differently when you have a camera on your head. period. end of story. no ifs ands of butts. You may not take more risks like pulling lower or doing more crazy stunts but your focus WILL be elsewhere then it should be. There is not getting around that fact. I am fucking your mom right now
  10. go to about 56 min and there is a little explanation on the tunnel. I am fucking your mom right now
  11. "A new feature on the Quantum-class is "RipCord by iFLY", a skydiving simulator set in a recirculating indoor recreational vertical wind tunnel.[17]. Reservations for RipCord will be able to be made online in advance of the cruise. All the features of the Sports deck are complimentary, although Royal Caribbean will charge for pictures and videos taken of RipCord participants" better be sure and book your time before setting sail! Its on wikipedia so you know its true I am fucking your mom right now
  12. But seriously how hard is it to use a knife to cut a rubber band without cutting the bag. I mean.... maybe if you have the dexterity of a 3rd grader then you probably shouldn't use a knife to take care of a rubber band. I don't have knife that i carry on me so if i cant just pull it off then i use a ball point pen to get underneath it. I am fucking your mom right now
  13. Epinephrin (aka adrenalin) release from skydiving probably has little effect on your heart rate over time. It is true that excessive beta receptor stimulation on the heart will result in down-regulation, however, in skydiving we also have a large increase in cortisol. IE epi may try to down-regulate the receptors but cortisol is going to bring them back. Additionally it is not likely that the short bursts of epi you get from skydiving would be long term enough to even cause this down-regulation even without taking cortisol into account. I would take a much more long-term type disorder to really get a significant down regulation here. In this persons dissertation ( )a distinction was made between cortisol levels in up-jumpers and 1st timers. The 1st timers had increased cortisol levles a lot longer throughout the days. What this means to us is after skydiving a lot our brains stop thinking of it as super duper stressful and dangerous, and thus we don't release as much cortisol. Since the stimulation of EPI is similar to this I would also expect that we don't release as much EPI either. Just because you have unhealthy life habits does not mean you will actually be unhealthy. Everyone's body responds differently to crap food. These behaviors just give you a higher risk of being unhealthy. So in terms of heart rate (which I presume you are then correlating to blood pressure or other health indicators) and the effect of skydiving: Other lifestyle choices likely have a much more to do with your heart rate than skydiving. Hell if EPI could make my heart work better I would be running to the doc for a standing epipen prescription. That being said there is no doubt that skydiving is hard work and if you are at the DZ all day and pack for yourself then you may be getting a decent workout that might make you more healthy in general. But this is related to any kind of physical activity not just specifically skydiving. I am fucking your mom right now
  14. Watch this video. Some good info about rubber bands I am fucking your mom right now
  15. Oops is all he has to say about #147 at 1:52... you have got to be fucking me. That is practically attempted murder. That shit is how we die. I am fucking your mom right now