pj_jumper

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  • Home DZ
    Niagara Skydive
  • License
    A
  • License Number
    12012
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    170
  • Years in Sport
    2
  • First Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1
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    Formation Skydiving
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    1
  1. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    A canopy transfer with a ram air reserve is never a good idea. Sparky Who rocks the round reserves and does these said "Canopy transfers" any more. Sounds completely insane to try on a square. Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  2. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    Every skydiver needs to put thought into their drills for different scenarios, and always be ready for the unexpected. It amazes me that some people fear their reserve. I would say I "fear [the] reserve" in some way. Never thought of it like that. But it's a natural instinct to not want to use your "last hope". Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  3. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    It seemed like the jumper in the video was low. his broken english description said something about 1000ft. it seems that he made a good choice tho. I didn't apreciate how he blamed the packers for any of the errors. Mentioning the line coming unstowed and not how he pulled it through rather carelessly rubbed me wrong. I don't think it's an excuse to be lazy and pay for pack jobs. then blame the packers for your problems. But I take all that back because videos are very one dimensional and hard to get a full picture of it. Enough on that I know at this point you want to harp on me so your hoping I say something ridiculous. Thank you for your posts Forget all the peripheral stuff. I´m still not clear why you thought the cutaway was dangerous. 1000 feet is not dangerously low, if thats what you thought..... When in doubt, the safest thing to do is cut away and pull your reserve. Of course you need to be aware of your altitude, and make a decision one way or the other at your hard deck. There was nothing dangerous about the cutaway, at all. 1000 feet is prolly his hard deck (as is mine). He got there, wasn´t happy about landing his canopy safely, was decisive with his decision making, and executed his EP´s perfectly. All actions which will help keep him safe in a stress situation. Be careful about slinging words like "dangerous" around. Somone might believe you and injure or kill themselves because they thought cutting away was dangerous. It simply isn`t so...... Ok i apreciate the explination and I agree. I do not have cutaway expirience and shOuldnt talk like I am an expert there agreed back me up and say that his description seemed a little like he was not taking responsibility for the error. Only mentioned a packer making a mistake. Etc Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  4. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    It seemed like the jumper in the video was low. his broken english description said something about 1000ft. it seems that he made a good choice tho. I didn't apreciate how he blamed the packers for any of the errors. Mentioning the line coming unstowed and not how he pulled it through rather carelessly rubbed me wrong. I don't think it's an excuse to be lazy and pay for pack jobs. then blame the packers for your problems. But I take all that back because videos are very one dimensional and hard to get a full picture of it. Enough on that I know at this point you want to harp on me so your hoping I say something ridiculous. Thank you for your posts Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  5. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    Assuming it is this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfN4RI1B7Ws...been a while since I've seen someone swoop from the southwest corner. Might of even rated a golf clap from the deck. golf clap...hmm not going to get me the girlsis what your saying. Lol Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  6. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    not that this is much of a downwind or anything but whatever a show of some kind of ability. from a while ago http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=mfN4RI1B7Ws Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  7. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    Nice landing btw Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  8. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    You really don't want to hear my answer. I would rather not contradict your point eitther out of respect. 2000 jumps from now I would be able to perform a landing much like that with a far greater safety margin than I ever could at this moment. I can accuracy land proficiently with my Safire and so far so good on the Xfire. slide landings are something I am comfortable with as well. As per my worn out jump pants. I was comfortable landing my Safire in downwind conditions. I appreciate your post thank you I will conclude by saying, in those conditions under what I fly I hope to not find myself there as I would be past my comfort zone. Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  9. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    How many engine out's did you have without a good runway to aim for? We don't have the luxury of being able to go around if our approach isn't good enough this time. Sometimes you even end up trying to figure out where the hell you are. I won't go into the details of this clip, but can you honestly say you could do the same/better? Downwind none the less? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqoxnwxF3CA Yes I know, spot sucked, pulled low, blah blah, again the reasons behind the off landing are nobody here's business. yeah skeptics would say he was lucky but the s turn on final makes me think he picked his spot. i assume there was no out behind him and downwind was necessary etc yeah not to judge. i dont judge any more here. lol Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  10. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    And on top of all your other madd skilz, you're psychic. That's pretty awesome. "Madd skilz" what are you? 14? Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  11. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    its not that we dont believe you can land well for 16 jumps without getting hurt. You could probably easily land a velocity loaded at 2.2:1 in ideal circumstances. Its that in the worst possible scenario most experience people doubt you have the safety margin with 1.4 WL to deal successfully. That takes hundreds of jumps to build up experience so that you can stay safe in all possible scenarios. Why would you want your hobby to be a ticking time bomb (sooner or later kind of thing). enough said...I have thought these thoughts out based on personal experience and advice given from close friends/mentors. After 3 years of skydiving and over 300 jumps I still jump a 1.2 because a safety margin is nice. I suppose I should be more afraid of canopy flying etc however as a licensed pilot and now 6 years in aviation since i was 19 for better or worse I am comfortable with flight. I agree of course no matter what, my safety margin is narrowed by my canopy choice etc. It's fun as hell tho. Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  12. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    Your right 150 jumps is low for a 1.4 on a Xfire. Just to let everyone know I'm at 166 now so all good. Crisis averted Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  13. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    packing was almost no factor. but pack your own rig is a good policy. i believe its part of the sport that you should learn as well as any. this jumper in the video does not. i wish i were rich like him Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  14. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    Ok this obviously makes more sense to approach this than what I said. Live and learn. I didn't mean to be judgemental just spark up a debate more or less. Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult
  15. pj_jumper

    Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

    This is one thing I think is critical. Pack your own rig whenever possible is a good policy. Skydiving without a parachute is easy, its skydiving twice without a parachute that is extremely difficult