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An introduction to skydiving

An Introduction To Skydiving

Skydiving, as the word implies, is an activity in which you’ll be literally diving down from the sky with some safety measures, of course. It’s done from an airplane or a helicopter which takes off from a drop zone, which is like a small airbase.

A Bird’s Eye View Of Skydiving

If you’re planning to do this breathtaking activity, then you should be prepared to know that skydivers would usually exit their airplane at the height of 4000 metres or 13,000 feet. After doing so, you would have to do a freefall for a period of time and then you could open your parachute to slow down your descent until you reach a safe and slow landing speed.

Generally, the chute should be fully inflated by the height of around 2,500 ft. In fact it is part of the law that skydivers should jump with two chutes. One would be the main chute and the other would be the reserve, just in case the main parachute would fail.

Once your parachute is in its full inflation, you now have the ability to control your speed and direction using your chute’s steering lines. With that, technical manoeuvres could be executed by experienced skydivers giving them the ability to land with great accuracy. In fact, there are even some competitions held on being able to land in a specific spot with the most precision and style.

Other than bundling yourself out of the plane, opening a parachute and floating your way down to Earth, skydiving also have some specialization areas, and here are some of them.

Formation Skydiving: Creating Art While You Fall

During the freefall period of the jump, some experienced skydivers would combine to create and hold different formations before they breaking off and open up their parachutes and float down to earth as normal skydiving does. In fact, the world record for this kind of skydiving is actually a 400 man dive. The formation was maintained for 4.25 seconds from the altitude of 25,000 ft. in Udon Thai, Thailand.

Freestyle Skydiving: A Solo Performance

This kind of diving can be a very entertaining one. It is where the skydiver would perform some acrobatic manoeuvres and stunts, such as rolls, tumbles and graceful formations by himself throughout the freefall period and before he opens his parachute. Freestyle dives would also need the participation of another skydiver.

The second diver on the other hand would not do any kind of stunts. However, he would be the one to film his partners’ performance through a camera that is mounted on his helmet. This kind of dive is actually a registered competitive sport that was declared in 1996 by the FAI.

Free Flying: Do It Your Way

This is considered to be the art of controlling your body and having the ability to move through different static positions while you are in the freefall period of your jump, before you open your parachute. If you’ll be doing dives like this, you would have to do some manoeuvres like Sit Flying, Back Flying, and Head Down. These would allow you to have more control on your speed and trajectory. You also have to do some exit rolls or tumbles at the end of your freefall stage so that you can safely deploy your parachute by the time you reach the right altitude.

The download has changed movies forever

The Download Has Changed Movies Forever

Why would anyone want to download movies, anyway? Watching movies at home has never been easier, with just about everyone having access to DVD rentals or, even more convenient, a home DVR device. We can now record and watch movies and television on our computers or handheld devices, when and where we want.

Conducting an online search for “downloading movies” will prove the point: There are countless sources that claim to offer unlimited, free, full-length movies. But not all of these sites are created equal. Yes, there are many sites that do legitimately offer what they promise, but there are more than a few not what they say they are.

With so much choice at your fingertips, there are a few pitfalls that can easily be avoided if you know what you are looking for. The trick is to know how to navigate through a sea of promises to find the site that will truly offer you value, selection and ease of operation – not to mention a safe downloading platform that won’t harm your computer.

Remember: Computer files come in a variety of formats, and it’s important that you know whether what you are downloading will be compatible with DVD player or media player. There’s no point in downloading files you can’t use. There are certain widely acceptable formats that are likely to work on your device, so it’s wise to go for those.

As an added bonus, files in these formats will also usually take less time to download. It’s a good idea to educate yourself on file types and find a site that offers what you need.

Also, since it’s quite likely that you’ll be burning the movie to a disc, you’ll have to find out whether the files you are downloading can be burned onto a garden-variety CD or whether you will have to purchase DVD discs, which are more expensive and you’ll need to have a DVD burner to get the job done.

If a picture says a thousand words, you want the picture quality of downloads to speak volumes. Make sure you are dealing with a site that promises excellent picture quality.

Most sites will promise that their movies will be high quality, but you will want to seek out one that will offer you a guarantee – and a refund. It’s like checking out a store’s refund policy before you buy: You want to know you have some kind of protection in case you aren’t satisfied. These sites are the ones you want to deal with.

Don’t be left to fend for yourself. You’ll want to find a site that offers 24-hour customer service, and if that customer service includes live chat, so much the better. Because downloading movies is not a nine-to-five endeavor, find a site that can offer you help when you need it.

These are just a few of the things to watch out for when you decide to download movies online. As with any dealings that involve the Internet, it’s important to know what and who you are dealing with, both to protect yourself and to ensure you get the very best media available.

So, before you decide to start downloading movies from the first site your search engine spits out, make sure you know what you’re getting into. In practice, downloading movies is no different than downloading any other files, but there are some special considerations you need to keep in mind. Fortunately, with a little of the right guidance you can be on your way to expanding your movie collection with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Memphis wins against tulane

Memphis Wins Against Tulane

This was not the best way the Memphis Tigers could have asked to become bowl eligible but they will take it however they can get it. Without the win, the Tigers would not be playing in a bowl game. Memphis has taken an easier road to a bowl game in previous years. This might be a blessing in disguise because it caused the teams to build character. This is the fifth bowl season the Tigers have had in the past six seasons.

Memphis is one of six Conference USA teams to play for one of the conferences possible bowl games. They whooped Tulane 45-6. There were 25 seniors on the team and they will get a curtain call since they have played their final home game. The Tigers finished 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference. Tulane was 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the conference.

“Don’t really care where we might be going now,” said Tigers’ coach Tommy West, whose team won its season finale for the fifth straight year. “It’s good that this group of seniors gets to go out on a good note … and the bowl game means we get to go back to work in a week, continue to get better and build for the future to replace those seniors.”

Memphis at one point was 0-3 and they knew they had to win some games if they were to become bowl eligible. They won three games in a row and had a 3-3 record with 6 games remaining. They in dramatic fashion to Louisville, a long-time rival, so you know that had to hurt even worse. They also lost three of their four top quarterbacks via injuries.

Arkelon Hall had an injured thumb. Will Hudgens had an injured knee. Tyler Bass had an injured knee too. Hall and Hudgens got injured in the first quarter in a game they ended up losing at East Carolina. They knew if they were going to be playing in a bowl game, they would have to win despite their more than fair share of injuries.

We had to get really creative,” said West, whose offense still managed to rack up 10 games of 400 or more yards but started getting the yards on the ground.

The Tigers had a good running attack, running for 379 yards on the ground. They had 109 yards via the pass. That was a total of 488 yards and those yards were reflected in their blowout win. Curtis Steele, a junior, scored a touchdown and had 135 yards. He ended the year with 1,175 yards which is the fourth best season in Memphis Tigers history. Steele ran for 100 yards in all six of Memphiss wins.

“He opened a lot of things with the way he could get the tough yards,” said West.

The Tigers used the wild formation in the Tulane game. The Tigers used the wild formation to snap the ball to Steele or other wide receivers on the team like seniors Maurice Jones and Steven Black. Jones and Black had a total of four touchdowns and 59 yards. Black scored three of the touchdowns.

Brandon Washington, a junior, had 77 yards. Brandon Ross, a freshman, had 57 yards and the Tigers last touchdown.

“We had to get creative after losing the quarterbacks, but we’ve also become a good running team again,” West said. “We’ve always been a team that can throw, but to win consistently, you have to run the ball.”

Hall just got back from a thumb injury. He threw 12 passes, completing 10 of them for 109 yards.

The Tigers had their best defensive outing of the year. In the game, they allowed 222 yards and forced 3 turnovers.