You're getting down to the bottom of the barrel now.
You've obviously never seen my barrel. This one is much closer to the bottom. These pictures speak to something I haven't seen for years; skydivers with both engineering and sewing skills creating essentially one-off canopies and then (for the most part) having the courage of their convictions and jumping them. No military contracts going on here, no thought of huge riches -- just a personal challenge and lots of time. The canopy in the OP was designed by someone whose name you'll recognize, and its design was the subject of a multi-page article in Parachutist.
(This post was edited by howardwhite on Oct 2, 2007, 2:47 AM)