Jumping off the 10 meter tower

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Jumping off the 10 meter tower

Post by nafod » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:56 pm

Really cool video. The lady at 7:05 is my favorite.

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Post by powerlifter54 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:32 pm

Boat school graduation requirement. Female black classmate decided she wasn't up for it.

Waived.

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Post by buckethead » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:38 am

That was captivating. I was rooting for them more than I ever rooted for the Broncos.

Interesting psychology. At Navy, peer pressure made 90% of us spend less than 10 seconds on the platform. I'd bet it would have a similar effect on these people

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Post by johno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:01 pm

Reminded me a little of airborne operations, except for all the thinking about it. Because of my big gun, I got to "stand in the door" and be the first one out for many of my jumps...just a gas. But had I ever hesitated, the jump master would have put his foot in my ass, because he had a whole lot more Rangers to put on the DZ.
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Post by climber511 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:18 pm

Overall the girls had more guts than the guys. Some of those boys were just chicken shits. And the old gal pulled it together and got it done !

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Post by johno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:41 pm

These days it's pretty much a requirement: the girls do everything boys can do, only better.
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Post by Sangoma » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:05 am

johno wrote:These days it's pretty much a requirement: the girls do everything boys can do, only better.
The adage of the feminised society. Complete bullshit of course.
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Post by Tirofijo » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:20 am

johno wrote:Reminded me a little of airborne operations, except for all the thinking about it. Because of my big gun, I got to "stand in the door" and be the first one out for many of my jumps...just a gas. But had I ever hesitated, the jump master would have put his foot in my ass, because he had a whole lot more Rangers to put on the DZ.
Fun fact: most jump refusals are from Blackhawks. When jumping a UH-60, jumpers sit in the door with their feet dangling outside and 'jump' by scooching off. They have a full view.

When jumping the door of a C-130 (a much more common jump), only the lead jumper 'in the door' can see anything. The rest of the jumpers are cramped up and can only see the back of the head the jumper in front of them. Once the jumpmaster says go, there's no time to think or look around and decide if its a good idea or not.

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Post by bennyonesix » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:52 am

Sangoma wrote:
johno wrote:These days it's pretty much a requirement: the girls do everything boys can do, only better.
The adage of the feminised society. Complete bullshit of course.
Yeah this is not true of any aspect of society I have been involved in.

But I know nothing of the military and it is theoretically possible that is the one area where they exceed male accomplishment.

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Post by Bobby » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:50 pm

bennyonesix wrote:
Sangoma wrote:
johno wrote:These days it's pretty much a requirement: the girls do everything boys can do, only better.
The adage of the feminised society. Complete bullshit of course.
Yeah this is not true of any aspect of society I have been involved in.

But I know nothing of the military and it is theoretically possible that is the one area where they exceed male accomplishment.
Well,the females did look better in the shower in Starship Troopers.....
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Re: Jumping off the 10 meter tower

Post by johno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:38 pm

Tirofijo wrote: Fun fact: most jump refusals are from Blackhawks. When jumping a UH-60, jumpers sit in the door with their feet dangling outside and 'jump' by scooching off. They have a full view.
That makes sense.
Tirofijo wrote:When jumping the door of a C-130 (a much more common jump), only the lead jumper 'in the door' can see anything. The rest of the jumpers are cramped up and can only see the back of the head the jumper in front of them. Once the jumpmaster says go, there's no time to think or look around and decide if its a good idea or not.
Yep. And even if you wanted to refuse, the jumper behind you would probably run you right out the door.

As a 90 gunner, I was the Bundle Chaser, so I could land close to the bundle that held my gun & ammo. So I got that "in the door" position, and an incredible view as we approached the DZ.

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Watching the vid, I imagined how I would approach the jump. I think I would just walk off immediately. No thinking about.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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