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  1. shorehambeach

    The Cheapest AFF Course DZ

    YouTube and Ebay. Good luck. Post your videos.
  2. Great question and the answer above from Skybytch is perfect. One additional thing would be to find out what weight would be the maximum and then see how motivated you are to skydive by getting down to that weight. Although this seems obvious there are 2 benefits: 1. You get to join this mad world of skydiving 2. You will find it far less physically demanding and therefore enjoy / progress better Good luck and let us know how you get on
  3. Over 400 jumps on Pilots (210 188 and currently 168) and one bad opening which was my fault for pitching while in a full track Great on heading openings.
  4. shorehambeach

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Me too. Cant use this site really now. Glad its still in
  5. shorehambeach

    DZs in Europe

    Skydive Royan in France (West Coast ) They run a porter from dawn til dusk from April and are the main training centre in France for their equivalent of AFF. Beach jumps - very friendly DZ with English widely spoken. Not much coaching but the plane goes up a lot. Campsite nearby or cheap accommodation at the DZ Skydive Algarve in Portugal - another DZ right on the coast. Brilliant DZ (Its USPA) fast planes getting 15k - great coaching great staff.
  6. shorehambeach

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Me too. I can no longer use the site properly.
  7. shorehambeach

    Great beginner canopy for new A license jumper?

    I personally like PILOT canopies - but its all about personal preference. I get consistent on heading and gentle openings and a decent flare. I flew a PILOT 210 (40 jumps) then 188 (200 jumps) and now have a 168 (180 jumps) and weigh 180lbs In contradiction to an earlier poster - don't buy something for one season - learn to fly that canopy like your ass depends on because it does. The more stuff above your head means - when the shit hits the fan - you have more chance and the better you know and have flown that canopy the better and less stressful the outcome will be. Another great thing to do it get on a canopy course. Money well spent. Blue Skies.
  8. shorehambeach

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Hi Meso on the old site you’d go to the forums page and could see all the topics and it would show you how many new posts (if any) where posted so you could then click on that topic and go to the last one and read it. This was the same for both mobile and computer. When I go to the site now (whether mobile or computer) I can’t see this - or the new way of showing it doesn’t make sense to the way I have been navigating it for 6 years Perhaps it’s just me !
  9. shorehambeach

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Yes. Without this function I am completely lost and cant use the site as I will have to manually look at each sub forum
  10. shorehambeach

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Maybe i am doing something wrong but i always entered the site via the forums and could see straight away the new posts in each topic. This seems to have gone now so i a pretty lost and am not reading the forums.... I am accessing via computer and mobile... HELP !
  11. shorehambeach

    Merlin suits ...anyone recently get one

    Yes ULLA the owner is brilliant and the suits are superb !
  12. shorehambeach

    winter sun aff from the uk

    Skydive Portugal - jumping everyday including Xmas
  13. shorehambeach

    December weather Algarve

    Hi Kris It’s probably the best place in Europe to jump in December. As the other reply said they have weather holds due to the wind - being on the coast but near mountains the thermic winds build up as the day gets warmer so get there early - don’t wander in at 11am and find you missed the first few loads that had no student hold. Blue skies
  14. shorehambeach

    Winter Europe / where should I go?

    Skydive Algarve in Portugal. Fast planes. Great weather. Open 365 days a year.
  15. shorehambeach

    Recommend a DZ (US)

    Skydive Deland in Florida. Plenty of planes. Plenty of coaching available. Some UK instructors.