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  1. I was looking for some discussion on a recent BASE jumping fatality in Alberta. I found a new thread on the topic, unfortunately it was immediately locked:;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread I would like to ask why it's not allowed? I'm sure there is a good reason for it, but just curious as to what it is.
  2. CloudyHead

    Packing - a bit of stuffing

    i was having problems packing awhile ago (i couldn't keep it small and tight enough). Right after my first S-fold, I place both knees on the slider section. Instead of doing the second fold right away like most people would, I barely lift one knee at a time and push the sides as far inwards as i can, until all the fabric is under my knees. This way it keeps it all very narrow and tight, and i have to do much less "stuffing" at the end. it's basically the only way to physically pack my new slippery canopy otherwise it gets away from me.
  3. CloudyHead

    You'll probably be fine

    That one drives me crazy. Depends how dangerous you drive, and what you're driving. I don't ride my motorcycle anymore because I think it's far more dangerous than skydiving. The risk:reward of riding it sucks, one small move and its game over. I feel too vulnerable and too close to the ground. I am also much more dependent on how OTHER people act on the road, that drives me crazy.
  4. CloudyHead

    Luke Aikins Planning No-Parachute Jump From 25 000ft

    i think the door he is referring to is the one which is crafted by the pioneer, the artist, the one who is brave enough to be first. Others will then follow through the door and create an entire sport out of it.
  5. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    awesome, I just ordered it and I am streaming it now. I feel like I'm learning a lot of very useful principles. I have his book "parachute and its pilot" as well but have never watched his packing video. thanks
  6. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    Do you have a direct link? I can't seem to find it..
  7. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    That's the technique i was originally looking for. I'll try that next!
  8. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    YES i got it! with the help of that video i was able to stop it from slipping out from under me. It is now in the bag and secured with the first elastic i still dream of the day when machines can do this for us lol
  9. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    thank you for the link, that was very helpful :)
  10. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    most of my learning takes place actually practicing. i like to use the interwebz as a resource to supplement the practice sessions.
  11. CloudyHead

    New Spectre 210 is too slippery to pack!

    Using a traditional pro pack method, I cannot seem to get my canopy into the d-bag. It slips and squirts all over the place until I pass out on the floor. I am left feeling violated and still afraid of what it might do to me next. I am many hours from the nearest DZ, so I am practicing at home without the convenience of a rigger on site. I have heard of a method in which you can actually start off by folding it into the d-bag so you don't need to control it all at once. Is anyone familiar with this technique, and if so can you explain it? (cute little pictures would help too). Also is there a disadvantage to doing it this way? I assume there must be some kind disadvantage, otherwise everyone would be doing it the easier way, right?
  12. Way to early in your skydiving career to get jammed up with DZ politics...Hell, it's way too early in MY skydiving career too! I was dragged into the politics just by choosing another dropzone. Maybe someday they will forgive me for my awful and cruel behavior. And who told you about the dead hookers.. I WAS THE VICTIM
  13. the best part of all of this is that i removed that review a year ago, because i was willing to let this bullshit slide. Now I'm considering reposting my review after that threat. Thanks Jason Warren
  14. and by "they", i mean specifically Sheldon Driedger. In my review, i never talked bad of the dropzone, only him. The situation which involved dz-to-dz bickering involved only him too. I never had anything against anyone else from skydive southsask. When i made my way to alberta to jump, i actually ran into two people who didn't want to jump at MJ as well, because of him.
  15. oh yeah that's a great point! But it's a horrible point when you take into consideration that we are dealing with peoples lives. If students are made to feel stupid for asking questions, can that not lead them into a dangerous situation which they were afraid to talk about, with fear of being humiliated? This isn't "trashing' anybody, its mere observation of rude behavior towards students. I refuse to keep quiet about it when they start harassing other dropzones that i visit.