May 25

Missed a freebie

As the day was getting towards the night, and id lived in a tent on the DZ for the last few days, I had to leave, but, one last lift was going up, and this was going to be a free jump for competition competitors, but, i was unable to take part as i really needed to leave, damn……

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May 25

Jump 130, Low alti solo

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Good stable exit from 7200′. As i was first to leave the plane, i tracked away before slowing my fall and deploying at ~ 3200′, and landing within the 25M landing zone

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May 25

Jump 129, 3-way

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3 Way jump with Kris & Dougie. 2 way linked exit, me and Dougie, then Kris joined. We created a chain, holding onto each others feet, then all released and turned 180 degrees, before linking back up, and repeating. Break off and track away at 5k, and deploy main canopy at 3.5k, before landing within 25M landing target

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May 24

Loads of updates coming

Loads of updates are coming. Im now on nearly 130 jumps, have finished the last few jumps of a canopy course i started, have cured my fear of low altitude exits, literaly thrown out at the shallow end, taken part in the BPA nationals, and won a bronze medal for accuracy landings. Lots of updates coming soon…….

EDIT, jumps 105 – 130 have now been updated

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May 23

We have a winner

Once the scores were all totaled up, and first and second places for the intermediate category were announced (1st place winner has 900+ jumps, 2nd place 1100+ jumps) it was between me and Lewis (who has 200+ jumps) and, my name was called out, OMFG!!! I only entered for cheap jumps, and now here I am, getting a national champion medal. Some serious drinking is called for………..

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May 23

Jump 128, Nationals final jump

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For this jump, there are 2 of us who can possibly get 3rd place. Luckily for me, I get to jump after the other guy, so ill see him land. The first load exit the plane, and I watch Lewis like a hawk, all the way to the ground. He lands within the circle. I now know that i MUST do the same to be in with a chance. I exit stable, and deploy after ~ 15 seconds. Everything is going great, untill the final 50 odd feet of landing, im being blown sideways. I try to correct it, but i need to flare to land safely, and land less than 2M to the right of the 5M target, well within the 25M target zone. We will have to wait untill the final announcements to see the outcome of this jump…….

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May 23

Jump 127, Nationals 9

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Good stable exit from 5100′, Deployed after ~ 15 second delay. Winds are still quite high so once again landed short of the 25M target, and no score 🙁

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May 23

Jump 126, Nationals rejump

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Exit from 5000′. Rolled on exit but quickly got stable, Deployed after ~ 12 second delay, winds still pretty high and still landed short of the 25M target. No score, again 🙁

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May 23

Jump 125, Nationals 8

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good stable exit from 4800′. Deployed after ~ 12 second delay. Winds have picked up since the last jump, and a landed short of the 25M target, but, as the wind was over a specified limit 30 seconds prior to my landing, i get to rejump, so this score will not count 🙂

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May 23

Jump 124, Nationals 7

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good stable exit from 4900′. Deployed after ~ 12 second delay. Landed inside 25M zone, but overshot my 5M target by ~2M. No score, again, GRRRRR! 🙁

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