Trafficdiver

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Trafficdiver last won the day on May 13

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    Freeflying
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    Formation Skydiving
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  1. Trafficdiver

    Big SOB:)

    I'm 5' 11" 240 and I have not broken any planes, yet.
  2. Trafficdiver

    Youngest Swooper?

    Matt Mullins was tearing it up a couple of years ago when I was out there. I think he was 17 or 18 and flying a Velo. He must have several thousand jumps now.
  3. Trafficdiver

    Monterey Skydive should be called out!

    BEST TROLL EVER!!!!!!
  4. Trafficdiver

    First jump: Tandem or AFF?

    If you’re asking whether to do AFF or tandem you are ready to do AFF.
  5. Trafficdiver

    Skydiving is NOT like riding a bike

    Totally agree. You need to stay current to be a good skydiver. Welcome back!
  6. Trafficdiver

    Tunnel Rigs and Skills Translating From Sky to Tunnel

    Chris you live 5 minutes away from Skyventure NH and in 8 years I have never once seen you there. How do you know what the tunnel is like if you have never tried it?
  7. I would contact skydive Danielson in CT, explain your situation and ask for Andy.
  8. Trafficdiver

    Hello friends! SoCal newbie here!

    Yes I have a suggestion. Sign up for AFF. All of the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place after that. Stop talking to your old friends about skydiving. They can’t understand and there is nothing you can say to get them to understand, so don’t waste your time and breath. You will meet lots and lots and lots of people who will understand the more you jump and you will enjoy each jump more than the last. I promise .
  9. Trafficdiver

    Katana's dont kill people...

    Maybe you shouldn’t post in a public forum with such thin skin. As for a Katana, I like mine as long as I open somewhere near the DZ cause otherwise she ain’t going to make it back and it’s not a fun canopy to land in a backyard,
  10. Wow! You talked on a ham radio from CA to MD. That's amazing. I worked with a Ham Radio operator who said that transmitting from State to State was only possible with a big antennae or on the top of a hill. Across country is unheard of.
  11. Trafficdiver

    Phase 2 - Delayed Reaction...

    If I were to start a new thread every time I got bursitis from smashing into the walls I'd have 100 threads going on it. Walk it off Wan...you'll be fine.
  12. Trafficdiver

    Boogie Calendar!

    One change one addition. 8/29-9/3 Tiki Bar Boogie Skydive New England ME 9/13-9/16 TSK Boogie The Ranch NY
  13. As a total noob (yet to start AFF, did 1 tandem, 6 minutes in the tunnel) I can't wrap my head around this. I know this is going to be an expensive hobby, but 70hours of tunnel, at a minimum of 500$/hour (tunnel time costs about €600-700 without coaching as far as I can tell in Belgium/Netherlands, so more like 800$), would mean learning head down would cost you about 35.000 USD? That's a years salary right there... OP didn’t ask about learning head down, his question was how long till he could do bigger way stuff in the sky. Just to fly off the net on your head is quite a bit less. But yes. To be a competent HD flyer that is safe in the sky and can fly in large formations is going to cost you at least that. Lots of the top flyers out there have spent way more than $35,000...way more. Even if you work at the tunnel, you are going to be paying a lot in terms of making less than you could if you had a different, higher paying job for the three to four years it takes for you to get awesome. With all that being said I still think it’s worth it, I’d piss the money away one way or another...so...at least I look sexy in a stiff breeze.