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  1. Superawsome DZ in the Vally of Setesdal. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and the river Otra.
  2. When i last went, it was mandatory that you wear a metal hook knife. The club uses two dropzones. One was north close to the Norwegian border ( near Stromstad) The other is further south ( near Gothenburg) Send them an email before you go to find out which one they are utilizing at the given time.
  3. I'm going to bump this. UPT still havent posted the manual. I will make due with the V2 manual if no one has a pdf V1,
  4. i think they postponed it again 45 min
  5. 15-20 minutes they said just now
  6. should be only a few moments now
  7. i was wondering if any of you have any experience with polarization filters? I know u can buy a sort of add-on lense thing that will reduce glare i also use 720 60fps
  8. Good luck bro! Update us about your experiences!
  9. Yes S/L is a course designed too educate a mass of people. The Student must be very proactive. AFF students are allways looked after by an instructor. The students also get comfartable in freefall very quickly, this is probably why AFF students stick around longer. The first jumps are scary as hell and you don't really fall in love with the sport untill you get some freefall time. In S/L I find that the people who get too 10-15 second delay generally will stick around, but as you can see that is a long way on the progresion plan. That being said I allways get the impression that AFF is very Crash course ish. We often get visits from AFF students who can't pack, don't want too jump low and lack the understanding regarding winds, spotting and planning jump runs So the Con in S/L is that you are left too yourself alot. The Pro is that you get a much more thorough education if you are proactive. We teach students too pack early, You become the master of stable exits , you get comfartable when jumping from low heights and you learn a bunch of other stuff which AFF students seem to miss out on
  10. Hi! We do static line courses at my home DZ. The course is divided in 2 parts, first part is with a static line. The number of jumps you do on a static line might differ slightly from what we do. We have 3 levels, first level is just a stable exit, second is you have to simulate a pull, the last level is pulling out a dummy ripcord. You need 2 subsequent positive jumps to get to next level. Thus the minimal static jumps you have to do is 6. Second part is the freefall part. We use the same system of levels: 5 second delay, then 7,10,15,20,30. The last jumps on this plan are instructor assisted jumps which are designed to teach the student to jump with others. After the plan is complete you have the A-licence which gives you the right too purchase your own equipment and jump in optional hight. Again, this might differ slightly from what they do in the Netherlands. But to answer your question. No, you after staticline is complete you are still a freefall student. You can go to other DZ and proceed with the plan there. But you are still subject to the restrictions as a student. Also the S/L course is more difficult and harder than AFF. S/L has a higher number of quitters per student than AFF
  11. This is correct, I think the main instrukcor wil get more involved in the future.
  12. These are the Norwegian rules which became effective as of march 21 this year. (I just copied the chart and did a quick translation of the details, might be some typos and stuff in it, this is not an official Norwegian skydiving association document but the info is correct) I didn't bother to edit the chart but "elev" = student and "hopp" = jumps
  13. stian

    Your first car

    My first car was a VW Golf 88. Acquired in 2008 during my highschool. Thing about my car is that there was always something wrong, I learned to fix the small problems but the severity of the problems started to build up.. There was a short in the electrical system somewhere (never found it), so I had to disconnect the battery everytime i parked. There was no point really because the dynamo didn't work to well either. So i had to pushstart most of the time, I had to park on a hill if I didn't have any pasengers. The motor in the rear windowviper started smoking when I was on the motorway once, I had to pull in and figure out which circuit fuse to disconnect. Also my bumper fell of when i was cleaverly avoiding the tollstation driving on a farm road. Stuck it on with some all purpose construction and maintenance materiall (duct tape and epoxy). Handbrake broke once, had some dodgey garage fix it, worked ok for a week. It kept stiking and i had to manually get under my car and pull the wire free. This was fixed with steel wire. My exhaust manuall broke of the exhaust pipe, again avoiding toll station on dodgey road, making my car sound like the entire Hells angels population roaring down the road. This was fixed with steel wire and some weird paste i found, paste had to be reapplied once every 10 days or so. My right side indicator light stopped working requiring my pasenger to hand signal. But the most scary thing I remember from my famous days as a 18 year old allstar mechanic days is this: When driving home from the DZ one day I noticed a sharp whinning noise from the back of the car. I found that it came from the rear left side wheel. More specificly the brake drum. With some pictures from the internettz i managed to take it apart, this is when i noticed that one of the 2 locking pins, which hold the whole thing together. Was corroded so badly it had lost its grip on the fitting. Even when you don't apply any brakeing pressure they need to hold in check quite a bit of force. This fact did however not effect me and I proceeded to my father's work shop where i fabricated, with my best abilities, a replica of said pin. This was done with an anglegrinder, hammer, plyers and ( the tool that squeeses things/ keep them in place/ clamp maybe?). I made it out of a large 10 cm nail. It fited nicely and I put together the whole thing and never thought about it again. Having such a car had its ups and downs. I allways drove around with a shitload of tools and duct tape, but I never got annoying calls from people asking for rides and I got an intimate knowledge of how cars work :P Last year it failed the road safety test, and thus i had to scrap it. It was one of the sadest days of my life. What is funny about the whole thing is how much attention I gave to skydiving safety, (because i was a fresh jumper). I would never have considered, as an example, mending my jumpsuit or goggles. I overchecked everything and bothered the instructors on every small detail if it looked abit odd. I never even suspected that the commute to the DZ could have potentially be more dangerous than the skydive :P The lesson I guess is to not let your experience led to overconfidence. I keep this in mind when on the DZ today.