waveoff5500

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  • Main Canopy Size
    90
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    113
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    AerOhio
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    32087
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    2000
  • Years in Sport
    7
  • First Choice Discipline
    BASE Jumping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    365
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1500

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    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes

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  1. waveoff5500

    need advice on landing

    100 jump wonder disease is rampant! "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  2. waveoff5500

    need advice on landing

    atleast youre funny, ill make sure to point that out in your BSBD thread "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  3. waveoff5500

    need advice on landing

    does your rig smell like vinegar? "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  4. waveoff5500

    need advice on landing

    have you considered not being a barely measurable douche? so what if he has money for a new rig? if youre not a 100 jump wonder yourself id be surprised, and that means not too long ago you didnt know anything either. to the OP, one possibility is that you were jumping student canopies before the one you have now which ill assume is a sport canopy. sport canopies tend to be higher performance than student canopies even at a wing loading around 1:1 so chances are you might not have timed the flair as well as you may have with a canopy where things were happening slower. looking straight down will add to the speed you might feel, but more importantly it will mess with your depth perception. the key on your first couple of dozen jumps is to remind yourself to look more towards the horizon as you enter your final leg of landing. youll start to dial in your flare height and can adjust if youre a bit low by using a quicker flare, or higher with a slower initial flare. but until youve broken the habit of looking straight down youll have trouble being consistent with your landings. good luck and go over the flare and canopy flight with your instructors who have helped many people with this! "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  5. waveoff5500

    Fundraiser for Andy Copland!

    hes quite known around cincy and ohio in general in BASE as far as i know he was jumping a velo 79. hope he pulls through and gets better and tones it down a bit. rad guy wish him all the best. "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  6. waveoff5500

    Vector 3 Lead Time

    hey man, first off v3's are a really nice rig if you size them right. they suddenly become the most uncomfortable rig when you put canopies that are too big in them. downsizing isnt a constant, it happens at different rates for different people. going from a 190 to a 135 in 1 year is quiet a big leap. if you truly want to take canopy flight further then you have to respect the details of it that take thousands of jumps to master. sure small canopies are fast and fun, but they take a lot more attention to control and when things go wrong everything happens much much faster. in the long run if you downsize too quickly youre going to short change yourself from enjoying solid canopy flight that youve built up over a reasonable progression. my advice would to either buy a used transitional rig that will get you down from a 170 to a 135 and jump that while practicing consistent patterns, accuracy and all modes of flight with each downsize you do when you get to the 135 youll not only have gained a set of preferences that you dont have not, but youll also be able to order a container for the right size canopies that will last a long time (120 - ?? cross braced). its easy to say you want to jump high performance canopies but it takes patience and an attitude thats geared towards detail. either way good luck and keep up the respect for canopy flight "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  7. waveoff5500

    Is removable slider worth it?

    you dont have to collapse the slider before you stow it. just grab it and roll it up from the middle. and then stow it. keeps the kill lines from flapping around and saves time when packing as you dont have to uncollapse the slider. "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  8. waveoff5500

    velocity sports mini hell wedge handle

    great thanks a lot! "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  9. waveoff5500

    Which downsize first scared you?

    when i went from a sabre2 135 to a katana 135 it felt the same until i popped my toggles, then it felt like a rocket! that was a fun transition "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  10. waveoff5500

    velocity sports mini hell wedge handle

    anyone know what the mini hell wedge reserve handle option is? im assuming a low profile D ring? thanks! "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  11. waveoff5500

    safire 2- Openings after injury

    i had spinal surgery at l5-s1 and started jumping a safire2 after recovery. most of the openings were very soft, but the hardest opening ive ever had was also under that canopy. if your pelvis is healed correctly though you shouldnt have a problem i would think "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  12. waveoff5500

    Looking for advice

    hey if you have the money go for it. get it inspected of course, but i think owning your own rig especially early on is a big contributer to staying in the sport for some people. as for packing, just practice as much as you can and learn about your gear which will boost your confidence. also go to safety day at your dz and meet people and instructors. good luck! "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  13. waveoff5500

    AFF advice

    thats the biggest challenge of a sport like skydiving. stick with it and keep trying, learn about your gear and how everything works. its normal to be afraid, but you can learn to control it. "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  14. waveoff5500

    Meat and 2 veg.

    yes! absolutely...but i kept it clean! "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653
  15. waveoff5500

    Optima2 with Hypeye

    exactly, not just trying to stir the pot haha "its just a normal day at the dropzone until its not" 1653