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    Who was the first

    Who is the one you know of? When did they get their D? USPA will have the information you're looking for. Have you sent them a query?
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    Container and canopy size question??

    Ask them: http://www.sunpath.com/
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    300fps in 4k

    Sounds wonderful...& wonderfully expensive.
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    Buying my first helmet. Any tips?

    Grab a Benny from Chutingstar. They're a great helmet @full price. I've had one for years (old liner style), & have never regretted it. I would argue that it offers significantly more protection than that Bonehead you're also considering.
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    One armed skydiving

    While you're waiting for more replies to come in. I'll direct you to our search function. In the upper righthand corner of this page, you'll see a search bar. Typing in the query "Amputee" brought these results: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=search_results&search_forum=all&search_string=amputee%20&sb=score&mh=25 Lots of good info, there. Good Luck.
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    Just completed my FJC.

    Ya musta done well. He flashed you a You're #1 signal ... Congratulations. The fun is just beginning
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    tandemskydive after ear-operation

    Hi, Your English is perfectly understandable. I wasn't able to follow that link. Sounds like you had a Myringotomy. It's unclear from what you've written. You speak of pressure changes, but then mention earplugs. Earplugs help w/loud noises, not pressure changes. If you're sensitive to the slight pressure changes of a pressurized aircraft. Free fall pressure changes will surely cause you loads of pain. If your Ears can't equalize pressure fast enough. You'll rupture the Eardrum. Intense pain, vertigo, & nausea will be the results... Sorry, but you should definitely talk to your Doctor before jumping. Best of Luck.
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    The Optima2 is more accurate, much more adjustable, & has canopy alarms. You'd be giving up a lot of functionality for a data logger you don't really need. Just my $0.02
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    GoPro shuts off on jumprun

    FWIW. I asked GoPro about repair costs when they start acting up. In not so many words. They said it's a throw away. They won't even try to repair them.
  11. Thank You for posting this. I've been waiting to hear more specs on this camera. Edit to add: http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666484161#overview
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    Deaf - radio assistance

    Hi, There's a search function in the upper right hand corner of the screens. Deaf + AFF yielded this: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=search_results&search_forum=all&search_string=deaf%20aff&sb=score&mh=25 Enjoy your AFF.
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    Demo Streamer Set-up

    Demos @105 jumps? W/non-standard equipment to add to it???
  14. Here, I think these are the two incident reports you want: http://www.uspa.org/USPAMembers/Safety/AccidentReports/tabid/81/ctl/Detail/mid/785/Default.aspx?xmdata=SakVDx0DWDBWKevXSEaFG8q0yqbUsWn7g%2frJ8aSiOTXFABbPaL5hYGNd%2fOIhOd4bbuW%2fDa4UKe5TTDhQgDTgFg%3d%3d http://www.uspa.org/USPAMembers/Safety/AccidentReports/tabid/81/ctl/Detail/mid/785/Default.aspx?xmdata=SakVDx0DWDC7BbQjSAU7FuylgIVHKQUWV5aS6%2fX5SlNWRFj0YB76nRCKs6PwCA70%2b0WyBadzdeAtG3jghD8ioA%3d%3d
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    Beginner skydiver needs results

    Hi, The Forums have a search function in the upper right-hand corner. You'll find all your answers through there. Here's a start: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=search_results&search_forum=all&search_string=first%20rig&sb=score&mh=25
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    Looking for jumpsuit advice

    Hi Ryan, I'm new, but can help you this much. I'm also a lightweight @155#s. I used to struggle mightily to keep up w/200+# friends when I was only wearing shorts & a tee shirt. I couldn't arch hard enough. I bought a tight fitting Bev suit w/nylon front & spandex back & arms. I now have quite a comfortable speed range. I actually have to de-arch to slow down for guys weighing 250+#s... I'm sure more experienced fliers can more efficiently fly their bodies. Even so, they use the fast suits, too. Good Luck.
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    Upper Amputation

    Hi, I'm very sorry for your injuries. There is a wealth of info here for you: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4097270;search_string=jumping%20with%20one%20arm%3F;#4097270 http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3949259;search_string=jumping%20with%20one%20arm%3F;#3949259 http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3694355;search_string=jumping%20with%20one%20arm%3F;#3694355
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    Hello from Switzerland

    Pssst: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?forum=28; Willkommen
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    doing flips and things

    Rocking It!!! Awesome, dude. Until now, I've only seen pictures of you flying on your back.
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    Tandem Landing Tips

    FWIW, I'm not an instructor, but have done three tandem jumps. I'm a fit & trim guy, but was unable to get my legs up enough for the first landing. For the others, I grabbed the harness above my shoulders, & used the TI's body to leverage against. The result was being able to swing my legs up effortlessly, bringing my body into an "L" shape.
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    Optima II

    Old school dogma holds that one shouldn't buy an Audible until >100 jumps. I disagree. Arguably, I think students/newbies need these the most. I bought one once off student status. I've already had an Alti fail on me. I went low because of it. I'm too new to recognize altitudes by eye. This wonderful little device gives me an additional layer of safety. It's a stress reducer for me. I don't rely on it as a primary means of alt. awareness. It's a backup for if my alti fails, or I get distracted by increasingly challenging group dives. You can adjust all the warning alts, & the volume AND pitch of the alarms (very important for me w/my auditory nerve damage). Read its capabilities on L&B's site. It does everything you could ask. One thing I didn't realize before buying it. You can track your altitude during the climb in real-time, ten foot increments. Compare it w/other wrist Altis & Audibles. You'll find it's drop-dead accurate. The new case is water-proof to all but repeated dunkings in the pond. You can cram it in your helmet, & sweat on it for years w/o worry. With two means of altitude detection, I'm much safer in FF & the landing pattern. Throw in L&B's legendary customer service, & it becomes a no-brainer. $200 is a whole lot cheaper than a broken leg, or worse... Thank you, L&B.
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    Cost of Class A?

    FWIW. Had I not gotten hurt. My A would have only cost me about $2400 for everything. I live in a pricey part of the country. Dunno about Colorado.
  23. Captain1976 jumps there often. He'll tell you whatever you want to know: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=4074278;page=4;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;
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    Skydiving with weak ribs

    *How old is your Girlfriend? *How long ago was the injury? *Which ribs, & how badly were they broken? I've broken at least one of 'em. I suspect I also had a cracked rib when I did my first tandem. Now, they don't trouble me @all. Any more of an explanation from the MD? Bones mend. The weakness then becomes the areas surrounding the prior fracture. The only reason I could see his caution would be multiple fractures of each affected rib. Especially the smaller ones. Either that, or the Doc doesn't understand what a jump is like.