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councilman24  (D 8631)

Nov 15, 2012, 7:12 AM

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Re: [jclalor] Boogie's

Four excerpts from Pat Work's "United We Fall". ALL newbies should read this

The first is from Fall 1972 and refers to the Richmond RW Festival. Talks about boogieing at night.

The second is from March 1973 and refers to the Bayou Boogie but I don't think it's a skydiving event yet.

The third is from June '73 and refers to 'boogie goggles". And jockey goggles. The norm for many years and still for me are Kroop googles which were really designed for and still used by Jockeys. I would have thought that boogie googles WERE Kroop googles. Pat if you read this what were Boogie googles?

The fourth refers to boogies as fast action jumps, or different style of jumping. 1973.

A couple of different places Pat is referring to boogies as events in 1975.

Chime in Pat.Smile

"The First Relative Work Festival.

A beautiful new event happened ... a lot of people who love to jump outa airplanes in groups drove a buncha miles to be with their people in Richmond, Indiana on September 9 & 10, 1972. A hundred-twenty RWers jumped at the first RW Festival ... there were no prizes or competition, there were no judges or hassles, just RW for the sake of RW. The City of Richmond hosted it, Tag Taggart honchoed it and everybody loved it.

The city charged admission to whuffo cars and made several thousands of dollars to support the Boys' Club. The RW people made several big stars out of a Twin Beech and a DC-3. All the self-styled, super-hero RW types made three tries at a 30-man and succeeded in FUBAR-ing all three in front of the lens of Carl Boenish. Everyone else just giggled and went up and made 18-mans and other big round things with no problems on "garbage" loads. Saturday night saw bonfire, boogie and the most beautiful RW films ever seen - Carl Boenish's great flicks of Jerry Bird's All Stars flying at the XI World Meet.

I believe the Richmond RW Festival was wonderful for the sport. The fact that 120 people from all over the Eastern half of the USA (plus California, Australia and Montana) came reflects the tremendous interest in good ol' RW jumping. I doubt that any recent local competition drew as many people. A lot of people had a lot of fun. More people oughta have old-fashioned RW Festivals, trackin' contests and Scrambles.

RWu, Fall 1972"

"C.G. Returns.

Comes this mysterious letter. "Thought you would like to know that I ran into C.G. Godfrog the other day. Seems somebody gave him a bad spot at Z-Hills and he landed his cheapo in a swamp where he was rescued by some Zephyrhills swamp frogs. I guess they were pretty impressed to have such a celebrity drop in, even though most swamp frogs don't know much about skydiving except what they watch from their quagmires.

"Anyhow, C.G. taught them all about swoops and other neat stuff like that, so now a bunch of swamp frogs are logging swoops in their frog logs. C.G. says they didn't know much about skydiving, but they really turned him on to the Bayou Boogie. He used to sit around on toadstools, but down there they use mushrooms; `puts a whole new perspective on things,' says C.G.

"C.G. heard about a 30-man attempt at Elsinore and thumbed his way out here. As it turned out the Hueys didn't show so they used two Beeches and two Howards. We thought it was a 27-man, but Ray Cottingham's pix the next week showed that it was only a 25-man with two guys breaking wrists less than half a second after a grip was lost, and another less than a second after that. Well, C.G. was pretty upset about that so he split back to Z-Hills for a Big Swamp Stomp they have planned for Easter."


Father Farkle

RWu, March 1973"

"....Goggles ... Some that allow good vision. Jockey goggles and boogie goggles are good.

RWu June '73"

""Fun jump" is a deceptive phrase. On the ground after the jump, OK, that's what it's all about. If you fly with people who dig a full-tilt boogie, fun is faster and BIGGER. This isn't confined to stars, either. Try a two-five or three-five accuracy stack from a Twin-Beech sometime. It'll blow your mind. It's the same trip as freefall. You can blow it really easily with a case of "heads-up-ass" flying. Accuracy is RW with the ground. Try it, together....
Tom Phillips, RWu. March 1973"

(This post was edited by councilman24 on Nov 15, 2012, 11:46 AM)

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