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  • Main Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • License
    D
  • License Number
    31822
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    500
  • Years in Sport
    3

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  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  1. Why would they have to jack prices if efficient, higher paid employees are bringing in more profit than inefficient, lower paid employees? Franchise Owner: "Man, I really thought that minimum wage hike to $9/hr was gonna kill us, but now we have efficient employees who can sell more and provide better service. Our profits are just as good if not better....How about we capitalize on this - lets jack the prices and blow it all to hell." I'm not following. Increasing the minimum wage does not increase the value of minimum wage labor. It increases the cost.
  2. My expectation is it will be the existing language but with the number increased. I believe it is container opening. I wonder why they didn't raise all the hard decks... This is pretty lame in my opinion, making a mandatory altitude change for everyone based on the performance of an optional piece of equipment. While I'm philosophically opposed to this, it won't affect my behavior as I always pull by 3,000' unless I have good reason to do otherwise. But when AAD firing altitudes are forced up (which I'm guessing is where this is headed), that's a different story.
  3. I'm not coming unless there are naked balloon jumps. Or at least pants off dance off [Beer]
  4. 1) Having a D-license makes you eligible for a PRO rating which often involves jumping at night. I think it would be a terrible idea to do a nighttime demo if you've never executed a night jump under controlled circumstances. 2) Licenses are meant to be a demonstration of proficiency. Jumping at night demonstrates that we can safely jump under severely hindered visual conditions. I agree with the sentiment that canopy proficiency is probably lacking in the USPA license requirements...but that is a separate topic. BLUF: No one NEEDS a D-license. If you don't feel up to satisfying all of the requirements, then don't. Cheers!
  5. Here are mine: 1) Not suck at belly flying 2) Get coach rating, and be a good coach 3) Lose 20 lbs. 4) High altitude jump (20,000 ft. or higher) 5) Naked jump 6) Get a 150 sqft main, with heterosexual colors 7) Get my D-license
  6. Thanks! Sounds like we are on the right track. I did see that SD Houston is moving and plans to be up and running again before we get there. Doubt we'll make it to 4 dropzones while we're there, but who knows! Cheers, -Garrett
  7. Hi! My gf and I will be visiting the Houston area 14-17 January, and are trying to decide where to jump in our limited time there. We will most likely spend at least a night in Austin as well. Been hearing good things about Spaceland, SD Houston, and SD Temple...mixed reviews about SD San Marcos. Anyone know of any events going on anywhere that weekend that might be worth checking out? All suggestions and input are welcome! And anyone who'll be around we are always looking for people to jump with
  8. I have not, but it's something I'm interested in too. Not 40k, but more like 30k feet... Not sure what part of the country you're in, but I know they periodically go to 30k in west tennessee, and I think also in Davis, CA. I believe the cost is something around $250-$300.
  9. Check out Skydive Greene County, OH. They say they are open all winter, call to see if they are jumping. Hell I might see you there!
  10. I heard Skydive Greene County in OH will jump on nice weekends all winter. Less than 4 hours from Ann Arbor. Best of luck!
  11. Sweet!! Will you be comming with "a contingent" as well? Yes!! I think there's like 20 people from Start coming down
  12. Plane ticket, hotel, and an hour of tunnel already booked!!
  13. I'm interested in this statement. I always heard and hear this. 1 year after I had LASIK done, I went for an annual eye exam and the optometrist said she could not detect any scar of any kind in one eye, and only a tiny scar in the other (using her instruments). She said she would not have known I had LASIK done if I hadn't told her. Does the absence of a scar not necessarily indicate 100% healing?