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Everything posted by trig78

  1. Low average! 12 jumps on static line,6 stabilized jumps (with a drogue) and on free fall in 2001. I had no idea what was happening after the exit, completely unaware of where my legs were, my arch sucked.... Spinning every time and tumbling too on free fall. When I continued jumping in 2010 I was much happier with my performance. It took some time for it all to sink in. Never had problems with canopy flight or landing, probably because i flew paragliders I got Sabre 2 WL 1.25 at jump 30.
  2. Did few jumps at the Beromuenster. Loved it. Very expensive though.
  3. Does anyone know of some DZ along the blue line, or close to it, that is open throughout the week? (see attached photo) I'm going paragliding for the weekend and I'd like to make few jumps on the way back home. Cheers, Igor
  4. I got my Phantom 2 when I had 30 jumps, does that count as one too many I only jumped it twice when I had 120 jumps though. It seems much easier to fly than a TS even if deployment is a bit trickier.
  5. When I was 12, eleven years before my first jump
  6. Same goes for cars, you can't just drive anything you like. But in some, not so well standing countries, it's common to see a guy with 100+ jumps flying something like Katana at 1.5+ WL ...and wearing a wingsuit There are no rules in those countries because there's not many skydivers which is why not many are killing themselves, which is why nobody cares.
  7. It's good to rent a car mate. I did a same thing in April this year only I landed in Vegas and drove to Eloy and after 7 days I drove to Perris and Elsinore. It's only 5 hour drive I paid 600 dollars for Hyundai Elantra for 25 days.. Try to get a car in the city as it seems to be cheaper then at the airport. I stayed at the bunkhouse and I'd do it again. If you have a car it's easier to get to the town for shopping and food. It's a great place mate, enjoy it.
  8. All good on my side, eating dust in Iraq and thinking where to go jump next :) I hope you girls win that thing. I'll keep on voting....
  9. Yo, I remember you from Eloy and Elsinore last may. Voted Cheers, Igor
  10. Very sorry to hear this. I met Fonz first time I was at Mesquite in 2009 and he quickly became my favourite person there. Great attitude and always there to help a noob. My sincere condolences to family and friends.
  11. I shared few thermals with hawks while paragliding. Sometimes they will soar right next to the wing. Pretty cool
  12. I'll just stick with my G2. I wish they just offered a non fogging visor for it. Until then I'll continue using anti fog cloth
  13. Good that Mike has answered, got me worried there. I never waited more than few hours....and that was when i e-mailed him at 3AM
  14. ...and you never even met any Serbs Thanks Csaber, I'll be there early on the 9th
  15. I just did two weeks tour. Eloy, Perris, Elsinore, 73 jumps, two hours in the tunnel, coached jumps, canopy course......great times. Keep in mind that some DZ's are slow during the summer
  16. My first comp, woohoo. I hope there will be jumping on the 9th too.
  17. Mate, there were no parachutes 200 years ago!
  18. While it's nice that someone is making studies to show that an extreme sport is safer than public thinks, those numbers would probably be much higher if they wouldn't calculate all the tourists that got onto a raft once but just the people that are actually doing it regularly.
  19. +1 As for whitewater kayaking i believe it is more comparable to BASE jumping. There's few fatality lists on the net. If I'm not mistaking, years back it was regarded as the deadliest sport.....Now we have BASE.
  20. About 15 -20 mins, Sabre 2 170. I still like to make it look neat and never rush.
  21. 5 hour drive...that is after full day of flying to get home from work It, doesn't happen too often that i get to enjoy that 5 hour drive.
  22. I had a similar experience with few suit manufacturers. Then I discovered Chutingstar . They are awesome, I get all the answers i need and I don't have to deal with anyone else. As for Icarus, my next canopy will come from them just cause of their cool attitude and the ''fuck yeah'' sticker
  23. I had a similar idea a while back. I had the money and will to do it but it's not that easy. To get the jumps you need to get as many ratings possible in six months you would pretty much have to live in the States, spend arround 35-40 grand on that project......and than find a ''real'' job because you would not get a job on a full time DZ with that experience. You would also have to jump so much that you would probably get burned out and sick of it after a month, let alone six. Check out the replies i got;search_string=career%20in%206%20months;#3860443 Good luck brother