theplummeter

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  • Main Canopy Size
    149
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160

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  • License
    D
  • License Number
    34357
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    700
  • Tunnel Hours
    6
  • Years in Sport
    10
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    50
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    15

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  1. theplummeter

    Hinged knee braces?

    I jumped with a Shock Doctor 875 for a season while waiting to have ACL reconstruction a couple years back. It worked great and I had no issues jumping with it. After surgery my Orthopedist and physical therapist advised me when I could jump again and that I should not use a brace anymore.
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    Carry-On on Check Rig on Airlines?

    I've always carried mine on because I'm afraid of what could happen if TSA has unsupervised access to my handles. I have a rig sleeve, usually remove my hook knife but forgot last time I flew (about a month ago) and made it through both Denver and San Diego without any issues. About 6 years ago at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway a TSA agent attempted to lift my old rig by the metal reserve ripcord as it came out of the scanner. The reserve pilot chute hit the floor but the free bag didnt move and I was able to carry it on in a trash bag. Thankfully i was heading home from Eloy or that really could have been a trip spoiler. The agent apologized and the supervisor had me fill out a form that got me a check to pay for a repack. I have a Curv now with pillows and the rig sleeve has velcro stretch covers that wrap around the cutaway and reserve handles.
  3. theplummeter

    San Diego 9/12-9/18

    I ended up at Skydive San Diego and Oceanside twice each. Neither were fun jumper meccas but I never had to jump alone and was able to make multiple loads at both places each day. Both are awesome dropzones with perfect weather and plenty of room for landing and packing. I dont know that I would take a trip to San Diego exclusively for jumping, but while here they are scenic and fun places to get 3-7 jumps a day and good enough that I didnt feel the need to hang out on highways for several hours to jump in Perris/Elsinore.
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    Softest opening canopy

    If we're going to have a discussion on the softest opening canopy we should probably start with the Crossfire2 and then just end the discussion.
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    San Diego 9/12-9/18

    Do San Diego and Oceanside get consistent winds?
  6. theplummeter

    San Diego 9/12-9/18

    I’m thinking I’ll try to hit San Diego and Oceanside at least once and hit up Perris and Elsinore for longer days. We’ll see how nice work is to me.
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    San Diego 9/12-9/18

    I’ll be working in the San Diego area in mid September but I’ll be doing night shifts so I should be free every day from about 10am to 10pm (minus commute to Kearney Mesa). I was wondering if anyone had current dropzone recommendations or would be interested in jumping together. I’ll have a car and my rig, feel free to reply or send me a message.
  8. theplummeter

    Sabre 2 openings

    I’ve been jumping Safires and Crossfires for a long time, but spent my last four jumps on rented Sabre2 canopies. I hate the openings (harder and more off heading than what I’m used to) but once open they fly great and have an amazing flare.
  9. theplummeter

    Denver block coached time

    I just tell them I want the $850/hour coached special.
  10. theplummeter

    New York comedian pokes fun at Casa Grande in video

    Some of the new developments off I-10 are pretty nice, Jimmie Kerr Boulevard, on the other hand, is the boulevard of broken dreams. I've been thinking of moving there so I could live like a king and jump at Eloy while avoiding the cold of the upper midwest.
  11. theplummeter

    Seeking a serious mentor

    If you can afford it, joining a tunnel league down in Park Meadows will hasten your progression and hook you up with like minded people to jump.
  12. theplummeter

    Denver block coached time

    They sell block time at $850/hour coached, but you can buy it in increments as small as 10 minutes. So I book three 10 or 15 minute sessions per week and pay as I go. You don’t have to do it all at once.
  13. theplummeter

    Denver block coached time

    I'm just starting hour 3 with Rich. I've been taking a break from jumping nursing a reconstructed ACL, PCL and meniscus and cant wait to hit the skies after all the tunnel time. I'm doing the $850/hour coached special that they have here (and probably all of the ifly tunnels).
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    Kayaks are evil

    They're the younger cousin of outrigger canoes in Hawaii that claim the limbs of unsuspecting tourists that paddle in the waves of the shore break.
  15. theplummeter

    Trading a rig

    I have a Curv with a Nano 160, Safire3 149, and Vigil 2. I was on a Crossfire2 129 but am just starting to jump again after getting 2 new ligaments in my knee and am wondering if I would be happier with something larger. Eventually I may want to work my way down to something smaller and faster again but have been jumping a 210 and 190 rental since I came back last week and am wondering if a 170 would be a good canopy for the season, but 150 is the biggest that my Curv will hold.