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  1. shorehambeach

    The Cheapest AFF Course DZ

    YouTube and Ebay. Good luck. Post your videos.
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    Has DZ.com run it’s course?

    Yes and the traffic for the site has fallen off a cliff since the new look. Its no coincidence. Have a a look for yourself at the stats. I have no skin in the game - I just really miss DZ.com Its like a ghost town now.
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    Has DZ.com run it’s course?

    Yep completely agree. The site traffic has fallen off a cliff. Its not FB that has ruined this site its the newlook / overhaul. The easy format and simple way to follow and catch up has been ruined. DZ.com was a superb forum to my pre-skydiving days and has always provided to be a great learning tool / valuable insight since i started jumping several years ago but now its simply doesn't work as the ease of use has gone. :-(
  4. 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
  5. 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.
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    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Me too. Cant use this site really now. Glad its still in Basejumper.com
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    DZs in Europe

    Skydive Royan in France (West Coast ) https://www.europhenix17.fr/en/ 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 https://www.skydivealgarve.com/ - another DZ right on the coast. Brilliant DZ (Its USPA) fast planes getting 15k - great coaching great staff.
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    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Me too. I can no longer use the site properly.
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    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.
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    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 !
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    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
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    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 !
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    Merlin suits ...anyone recently get one

    Yes ULLA the owner is brilliant and the suits are superb !
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    winter sun aff from the uk

    Skydive Portugal - jumping everyday including Xmas
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    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
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    Winter Europe / where should I go?

    Skydive Algarve in Portugal. Fast planes. Great weather. Open 365 days a year.
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    Recommend a DZ (US)

    Skydive Deland in Florida. Plenty of planes. Plenty of coaching available. Some UK instructors.
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    Sticking on a 2 piece tracking suit

    Good stuff thanks.
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    Sticking on a 2 piece tracking suit

    Thanks
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    Sticking on a 2 piece tracking suit

    Hello Brothers and Sisters I have about 250 tracking and angle jumps (about 125 of them coach jumps) - I have a Pheonix Fly 2 piece tracking suit arriving - Can i just stick it on and fly or should i get some dedicated suit training. What should i take into account flying with this suit (apart from I will have mad skills obviously ) Thanks
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    Starting AFF in two weeks. Scared AF!

    Thats a great bit of insight into how our brain works. I've always tried to work this bit out. Think I might steal this one Bob.
  22. Ha ha that sounds like me so here my input to add to the others: For the whole of my AFF my heart dropped when we got to altitude. The door was a blur that I somehow managed to exit (thanks to my instructor) During my consols (there's less pressure as you've no instructor exiting with you) it became easier. At about 50 jumps the door monster had quietened down - it came back each time i was learning something new though but I had more coping skills to deal with it. You learn to channel the fear into focus. For me i've found that the people who have struggled with AFF and persisted have been the ones who have stayed in the sport long term. I was laughing to myself last week in Switzerland when I was in a helicopter jumping out thinking back to the door monster and how its now my best friend. (until i learn something new !) Good luck. Keep on keeping on.
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    Cilliers Trial UK.

    Thanks that makes sense. Apologies if it was a repetition of what you'd already stated.
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    Cilliers Trial UK.

    Just asking that's all ! Does the BPA have the power to ban anyone from jumping at a UK BPA affiliated DZ ? Has it ever revoked someone's BPA license ? Or given them a lifetime ban?
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    Cilliers Trial UK.

    Would the BPS's blanket insurance policy that covers us have any provisos that would preclude him from future blanket coverage?