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  1. Something to think about, this is the first time your body has experienced freefall. It could be multiple factors that made you nauseous. Some of the combination factors could be blood sugar, nerves, your nervous system being overloaded, adrenaline rush, and emotions. So, give yourself some time to process all of that and then try it again.
  2. Cookie just posted the notice of the new helmet on FB Cookie's FB annoucement skydiverek - I was sure, I haven't been that active in the sport the last few years.
  3. No problem :-) I was kind of curious. I thought at one point Cookie was supposed to make an impact resistant helmet, or something like that, so I was wondering if that was it, though it doesn't seem like it.
  4. According to their FB page (jedi wear) it is a new helmet that is in production. However, it is weird that there is no mention what so ever about it on Cookie's website or FB page Jedi Wear FB Post
  5. My aunt shared a link with me about Adeline Gray and her live jump on a nylon parachute. It is from the Manchester Historical Society and on a public access tv channel, so I cannot attach a link directly to the video. I also think the video will only be up for this month. If you are interested, you can go to, select Manchester, then Manchester Program Schedule, and "see the entire schedule", go back to Saturday 1/15/2022, and select the Manchester Historical Society show. It was on at 12:00pm and 8:00pm est.
  6. I have only jumped in Eloy, but there is Skydive Phoenix in Casa Grande, south of Phoenix. And Skydive Buckeye, in Buckeye, west of Phoenix. Both have an Experienced Jumper tabs on their websites. There is also Phoenix Skydive Center, but I do believe (and could be wrong) that it is mostly tandems there. I did not see anything about experienced jumpers on their website.
  7. Fear is completely normal, you body is going through all kinds of new sensations and experiences. It Do you best not to over think things. Trust what your instructors say and listen to them. Stop trying to over-analyze things. Also, RELAX and breath :-) It may be difficult at first, but keep working on it. And the more you do it, the easier skydiving will be. This is not a competition and you don't have to be perfect, especially when you are first starting.
  8. Has anyone seen this yet?
  9. Skydive Arizona should be able to help you with that, though their school is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. It should be sunny and warm during that time of year and there is generally little chance of rain. But like bsipe said it might be difficult to get all 25 jumps in during 1 week, 1 1/2 - 2 weeks is more likely to get it all done.
  10. I have a question :-) After they separated, and the camera person still has all of that wrapped around their foot when they opened. After they get under canopy it looks like they were trying to get it off their foot, and did, which then got caught in their canopy. So the question, was removing it the best decision? I know not seeing what, where, and how tight, etc, it all was makes it difficult to say what exactly should be done, but what would you do in that situation?
  11. Florida police department will test your drugs for coronavirus for free. They will even come to you! I wonder how many people have, or will have, their drugs tested It is Florida after all
  12. From my understanding, the dropzones near there focus mostly on tandems and not very good for fun jumpers as you won't be able to get a lot of jumps in.
  13. Without knowing why your shoulder has restricted movement it is difficult to say what to do. However, maybe start by scheduling an appointment with a physical therapist or a massage therapist. Or you may need a combination of both. It could be that the weak muscles are over powered by stronger muscles or other functional issues, and a physical therapist should be able to help with that. For massage, make sure to do some research before scheduling, there is a very wide variance of how beneficial their work will be and how good they are. I would look for one that does therapeutic massage and/or sports massage. For some massage therapists it is just a job and they don't really care and pretty much just rub oil or lotion on you, and some truly want to help people get better and try to find the source of the issue. If neither of those help, it may be a bigger issue and you may need to see a doctor.
  14. A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man consults his portable GPS and replies, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude. She rolls her eyes and says, "You must be a Republican!" "I am," replies the man. "How did you know?" "Well," answers the balloonist, "everything you tell me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you're not much help to me." The man smiles and responds, "You must be a Democrat." "I am, replies the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," says the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."