chuckakers

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chuckakers last won the day on May 20

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    Skydive Spaceland Houston
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    10855
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    USPA
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    6500
  • Years in Sport
    32
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    Formation Skydiving

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  1. Try contacting David Munoz. He has military style s/l connections everywhere. https://www.facebook.com/davidskysharkmunoz
  2. Pretty slick ride, Mike. Something tells me you'll keep her busy.
  3. Trying contacting Dr. Nancy Grieger. She is a jumper and writes health-related articles for Parachutist. She can probably offer some advice. https://www.blueskiespt.com/
  4. For a USPA drop zone, see the Basic Safety Requirements in the SIM.... https://uspa.org/Portals/0/files/Man_SIM.pdf
  5. I won't knock the Wings, but I can speak about the Curv. I have owned three of them and every other rig R.I. has made since I purchased my first Talon in 1985. The Curv is the most innovative rig ever. The bio curv and bio yoke along with the shape of the container completely hug the body while not restricting movement in any way. Sandy Reid has refined the rig starting "way back" when he first produced the Voodoo - late 90's. He's really good at what he does. R.I. service is top notch as well. They never disappoint in impressing.
  6. It would seem to me that from a safety perspective it shouldn't matter under most circumstances whether the movement group goes before or after tandems as long as they fly away - perpendicular-ish - from the jump run line of flight. Could it be that it's preferable to have experienced jumpers land off than tandems?
  7. I don't know that it was a good idea, but back in "the day" we tacked a square of inch thick foam padding inside the pack tray to fill some area.
  8. How long will that thing last doing butt slides? Just about every ultra HP pilot I know slides a lot.
  9. Thank you. Support for our family comes in many forms and I'm grateful for yours.
  10. Skydiving may not be a thing for you these days, but for 40,000 USPA members it is. Besides, after tomorrow the "real election" will be over. The USPA election goes on through the end of the month.
  11. Sorry, I meant to say I give a lot of credit "for the problem" to the TI. I agree with everything you said. I've shot a couple thousand tandems and it was most typical to see the TI check my position before tossing.
  12. Great minds think alike. I have one on every jumpsuit. Front of my right thigh (I'm right-handed). If you don't have a hook knife when you need one, you may never need one again.
  13. Didn't appear to be any f'ing around or selfish decisions going on. Looks to me like a confusing (non-existent, actually) count. Never any rocking, hand motioning, vocal counting, or other obvious signals to indicate when the TI was leaving. You can hear him say "ok" (which the camera flyer may not have heard) then he just exits. Based solely on the video, I give a lot of credit to the TI. 2 cents