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#212307 Bring Murf Back.........

Posted by jamie-the-para on 29 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

Bring Murf back....And let us sell our gear on here for free or we will sell it else where....Simple!

Murf has been banned from UKS and is not fair, he posted links to somewhere on facebook you can buy and sell 2nd hand gear ..... The forum is here so people in the skydiving community can share information and buy and sell new and 2nd hand kit, it used to be free so whats changed??? i think someone is out to make a quick buck.

By banning Murf, who post's alot of useful things on UKS and some of you may not agree with what he says 100% of the time but isnt that the point of an open forum?


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#193709 Whose Fault?

Posted by TomD on 30 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

Here's another one to consider: Someone takes a Static line (with extension), and hypothetically ties you up, locks you away and never lets you out. The result is a a much better online forum. Whose fault, if anyone, is this?

Answer - Yours, for being a bellend
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#212422 Bring Murf Back.........

Posted by COB on 31 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

How about a different approach - why doesn't the BPA buy the forum out - turn it into the official BPA UK skydiving forum (kind of is anyway) and stick it on the same hosting that exists for the main website. This would sort out a number of issues -

  • Council elections - if used by all rrunning for the election to give backgrounds, manifesto etc.
  • Remove the cost of premier membership to sell - covered in your BPA membership
  • Official communication channel from council to membership base (again kind of is anyway)
  • If the current admin/moderator skillset needed then hire them officially on a nominal to be agreed fee - retain the skills and enthusism and loose the financial burden

Probably lots more pro's but it's time to leave the office and brain switching off...

It's not like the association can't afford it - think of it as an investment opportunity.
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#194316 Over Active Admins

Posted by BlueSkyBri on 04 February 2011 - 10:54 AM

At first I was a little disgruntled when I discovered that I had to pay £5 or £20 to sell something on UKS.

After following these very similar conversations for several months, I've still nothing to sell here yet I am reminded of how much I use the site and how dull my day at work would be if I couldn't dip in here every now and then.

I'm happy to pay 40p per week for that entertainment, which is fuck all considering I spent £18 on three drinks last night (in a rip-you-off-london-bar that I hope not to visit again). Those drinks most definitely did not give me a whole year of entertainment. Unlike UKS.

So I signed up for premium membership this morning. I might sell something in the future, I might not. It doesn't matter.

Long live UKS.
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#240194 Mis-Sold item by Tricky

Posted by Skykitten on 24 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

High percentage of wankers in this sport, especially BPA fs types. The right thing would have been to refund your cash for the crappy goggles.


oohh....aren't you a charmer.


No wonder you find so many wankers in this sport with an attitude like that.  

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#239078 Downsizing

Posted by dan_maden on 11 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

Well, It would seem some apologies are in order.  I’ve not felt this ashamed of a posting since I libelled the Jolly Fat Man last Christmas.

I Should have made it more apparent that my previous post in this thread was meant to be taken as a joke.  In future i’ll try to remember to end my jokes with “lol.” rather than starting them with “haha”.

I would therefore like to say Sorry to vincenzo57, the Uks readership & Uk skydiving in general.

But I reserve the biggest apology for the “School of Fast Progress in Downsizing and Radical Flying”.  As any students of the aforementioned school will know Student Canopies extend below 99sqft.


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#247842 Why Nobody Should Skydive (And What We Can Do About It)

Posted by buzz on 26 April 2016 - 01:43 PM

It costs £25 for coaching at Tilly.


Or to be more precise, you pay £25 annual club membership and get free FS coaching, and the coaches flight ticket is covered by the DZ, this works for FF and WS (when we have FF and WS coaches on the DZ), you also get reduced flight tickets and tunnel time at cost when we run tunnel trips.


I guess I am now one of the old school, and as a CI one of those responsible for introducing new regulations/gradings when necessary. I can assure you that the majority of people round the table at STC do not want to stifle fun and enjoyment in the sport, and have far more experience between them that you ever will.


We see the stupid shit people (possibly like you) try to pull every weekend because they have mad skills and don't think the rules apply to them. Let me say that I for one wish more of them took a leaf out of your book and take their potential incident abroad like you do, it certainly makes the sky safer for my jumpers, who certainly know how to have fun.


Oh and as for swoopers, you a lot have died, but as tragic as that is, they only killed or injured themselves, WS and TR and FF casualties generally include an unwitting third party, and there lies a key but very pertinent difference. I don't want anyone killing or hurting themselves on my DZ, but I really don't want someone killing or hurting someone's because they were a fuckwit.


I am all for sticking your head above the parapet and do so regularly, but you sir, are a buffoon.

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#247683 Does The Paperwork Stay With The Container Or The Reserve?

Posted by nigelh on 13 April 2016 - 06:05 PM

So do we get a sneak peak at the 'proposed logbook' ?

If you carry all 4 logbooks do you get a LB1 sticker?

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#238008 Feedback on the AGM

Posted by chrisjudd on 30 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

Sweet merciful crap. On a scale of 1 to off topic.


In summary, you would have liked the pilot's meeting to be allocated a longer slot.


There, that was easy wasn't it. All that other chuff is repetitive superfluous crap that you can do to death in another thread (oh wait, you already did). This is not the place.

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#236727 How best to remember deceased friends at the AGM?

Posted by eightwayliz on 18 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

I voted a minute's silence, and no applause. Celebration is for the bar. Silence feels respectful, and a minute's applause could feel disrespectful, especially if you didn't know the person. And what if somebody unpopular dies? - it would look like one big "woohoo, they're dead" if everyone cheered?! And what if somebody's one-minute-applause is less raucous than somebody else's? - death is no place for popularity contests. A minute of silence is a great leveller, it enables everyone to mark the moment in their own way, and it's unique as you rarely get silence from large groups (but often get applause). Silence is also easy to take part in - if you're the recently widowed partner of someone who's just gone in then performing with a crowd to make it through a minute of applause at the height of your grief could simply be asking too much, and yet how could you not join in either? 


PS I don't think I've ever met a skydiver who would want to be remembered by a minutes silence.


You've met me. Please don't assume stuff about what people would want after death when you haven't asked them yet - as you say it's a very personal thing. I'm an introvert, I'd hate a minute's applause in my memory. Silence all the way please.  :thumbs:

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#210562 Retention

Posted by Joellercoaster on 08 December 2011 - 11:05 AM

For example recently Buzz wouldn't allow me to jump my own rig. I walked away. He was completely sincere about the reasoning. But I decided to walk away.

I'm sorry to pick up this one quote from a large post on a different topic, but:

Buzz being "sincere" in his reasoning and not allowing you to do whatever you want is his job as a CCI. The reason he's a CCI is because 1) he cares enough to do it day in, day out, despite it being a thankless job, and 2) he has an enormous amount of experience at making good calls about safety. This is something that, with all due respect to your experience so far, you do not have.

The correct response is not to take your business elsewhere. Sport skydiving is not (whatever some sport skydivers might think) a "service industry". It's a community. The correct response is to realise he genuinely knows what's best for you, and to stick around because there will probably be other times he'll make his experience and care available to you.

Opinion shopping is not a good way to have a safe early skydiving career.
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#209787 Heat Sports

Posted by chrisjudd on 21 November 2011 - 09:40 AM

the message is that KT is doing everything he can right now to sort things out

How about contacting the people he's shafted to give them this news directly? That doesn't seem too much to ask really! I reckon people would have been a lot more understanding had he actually informed them of what was going on, rather than just vanishing abroad with no explanation left for all those who have given him money :raise:
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#247777 Why Nobody Should Skydive (And What We Can Do About It)

Posted by Scotty on 22 April 2016 - 08:24 PM

Complete and utter marketing nonesense.

JESUS. How out of touch is the BPA.

You are the BPA, what are you doing to drive things forward? Anyone can sit on their backsides and moan, if you want change do something positive about it.
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