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grimmie  (D 18890)

Oct 30, 2012, 5:25 PM
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Hard to believe Tom Piras died 20 years agoUnimpressed

Bill Jones (and family.)
Rob Harris
BT Taylor
Dale Gates
Ray Cottingham
Jack Jeffries
Scotty Rhodes
Dale Stuart
Mike Michigan


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 30, 2012, 5:26 PM
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No there's no need to hero worship, and he was just being a grumpy old fart.

That said it is nice to know milestone people and general trivia.

Tiny Broadwick
Tom Piras (good reference for never being too good to die)
Joe Kittenger
Dan Poynter, bill booth, Ted strong
Your AFF instructor!

It's not about hero worship it's about having some clue as to the history and pioneers of the sport many proclaim to love.


fossg  (C 16560)

Oct 30, 2012, 6:17 PM
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Pat Works. Also read his book "United We Fall"


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Oct 30, 2012, 6:53 PM
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Steve Snyder - inventor of the AAD
Domina Jalbert - inventor of the ram-air chute
Wallace Carothers, DuPont chemist - inventor of nylon


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airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 30, 2012, 7:06 PM
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http://www.uspa.org/...bid/101/Default.aspx


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Oct 30, 2012, 10:49 PM
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In reply to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvMGLJ0xww

Bill Cole Cool

'Chuteless' on dizzdotcom

Its a goodamned shame everytime I hear some new student/wuffo talk about watching a video of a guy skydiving without a rig to know they're not talking about this jump but about that redbull drinking biker twat.


RUN_FMX  (A 59418)

Oct 31, 2012, 2:04 AM
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In reply to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvMGLJ0xww

Bill Cole Cool

'Chuteless' on dizzdotcom

Its a goodamned shame everytime I hear some new student/wuffo talk about watching a video of a guy skydiving without a rig to know they're not talking about this jump but about that redbull drinking biker twat.

__________________________________________________
That redbull drinking biker twat has done as much for several sports as Bill Cole or anyone has done for skydiving.


nigel99  (D 1)

Oct 31, 2012, 2:30 AM
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In reply to:
No there's no need to hero worship, and he was just being a grumpy old fart.

That said it is nice to know milestone people and general trivia.

Tiny Broadwick
Tom Piras (good reference for never being too good to die)
Joe Kittenger
Dan Poynter, bill booth, Ted strong
Your AFF instructor!

It's not about hero worship it's about having some clue as to the history and pioneers of the sport many proclaim to love.

True, but nowadays the two get muddled up often. Look at the posts after yours regarding Travis...

But as far as getting grumpy about people not knowing them, whats the point? I'm a skydiving addict and obsess over the sport, other people its just something they do to get laid Laugh


mchamp  (D 32129)

Oct 31, 2012, 2:32 AM
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Entire PD factory Team:
Jonathan Tagle
Ian Bobo
Jason Moledzki
Shannon Pilcher
JC Colclasure
Pablo Hernandez
Brian Vacher
Ian Drennan
Jessica Edgeington
Thomas Dellibac
NOT PD team, but canopy pilot Curt Bartholomew (Alter Ego) & Nick Batsch (Alter Ego)

Known for their movements around in the sky:
Martin Kristensen (Skywalkers)
Vince Reffet (Redbull/Soul Flyers)
Fred Fugen (Redbull/Soul Flyers)
Havard Flaat (Skywalkers)
Kristian Moxnes (Skywalkers)
Mickey Carpenter (Volare)
Fabian Raidel
Scott Plamer (UPT?)
Peter Nilsson (Nordicflight)
Petter Jonsson (Altair/The Swedish Freefly Mafia)
Andy Malchiodi (SoCal Converge)
Matt Hill (Kristal)
Julien Guiho (Team4speed)
Raphael Coudray (Team4speed)


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 31, 2012, 3:08 AM
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Entire PD factory Team:

Known for their movements around in the sky:
Martin Kristensen (Skywalkers)
Vince Reffet (Redbull/Soul Flyers)
Fred Fugen (Redbull/Soul Flyers)
Havard Flaat (Skywalkers)
Kristian Moxnes (Skywalkers)
Mickey Carpenter (Volare)
Fabian Raidel
Scott Plamer (UPT?)
Peter Nilsson (Nordicflight)
Petter Jonsson (Altair/The Swedish Freefly Mafia)
Andy Malchiodi (SoCal Converge)
Matt Hill (Kristal)
Julien Guiho (Team4speed)
Raphael Coudray (Team4speed)

Dude seriously where's
Amy Chemasexi,
Steve Curtis
Jason Peters
Will Pesek
Olav Zipser
His Ex Girl whose name I always forget SlySlySly
LOICSmile


freakflyer9999  (D 99999)

Oct 31, 2012, 4:53 AM
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Don't forget Guy Manos


craigbey  (C 31991)

Oct 31, 2012, 6:01 AM
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There are plenty of names in the sport, but the ones that mean the most are those who continue to act as coaches, organizers, instructors, riggers, mentors and guides. The people who have consistently been there -- at the DZ -- helping others over 10, 20 and even 30 years.

They may have names like John, Phil, Sky, Cliff or Sandy. They are at your DZ. Get to know those people by name.


Divalent  (C 40494)

Oct 31, 2012, 6:05 AM
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LOL! I bet you're now sorry you asked. I count over 50 bios you "should" now go look up.

IMO, it's way more important for us to know, for example, how our 3-ring works then to know that Bill Booth invented it. IOW, the knowledge they uncovered, the lessons learned, the techniques developed, etc, are what are important.

Which is not to say that knowledge of the history of the pioneers in the sport (or the current list of top swoopers, etc) is necessarily uninteresting and/or without value, but it's more of a cultural element of the sport.


piisfish

Oct 31, 2012, 6:06 AM
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They may have names like John, Phil, Sky, Cliff or Sandy. They are at your DZ. Get to know those people by name.
you say that like there would be people who did anything important at her DZ ShockedShockedShocked yeah yeah, you should know nothing happens in Elsinore LaughLaugh


Bip  (D 573)

Oct 31, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Here is my list of Skydiving Names. No particular order.

Scratch Garrison
Roger Hull
Roger Nelson
Jerry Bird
Bill Booth
Norman Kent
Ted Strong
Dan Poynter
Jack Gregory
Mike Mullins
Tom Piras
Carl Boenish
Pat Works


virgin-burner

Oct 31, 2012, 6:28 AM
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i'm surprised no-one has mentioned Scott Lutz yet! Laugh


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 31, 2012, 6:39 AM
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i'm surprised no-one has mentioned Scott Lutz yet! Laugh

Post #13. In relation to the "Madd Skilz" and lessons learned crowd.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Oct 31, 2012, 7:01 AM
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IMO, it's way more important for us to know, for example, how our 3-ring works then to know that Bill Booth invented it.

Ah, but if you know that Bill invented it - and you know what he looks like - when you run into him at a skydiving event, you can ask him any question you might have about it. Can't do that if you don't know who he is, can ya?

Other names to know -
Kate Cooper
Tony Domenico
Al Frisby
Carol Clay
Purusha (Patty) Crocitto
Deanna Kent
Bill Newell
Ray Cottingham
Soss


Rick  (D 28557)

Oct 31, 2012, 7:16 AM
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A great ambassador to the sport and everybody's friend Johnny Gates


NovaTTT  (D 17887)

Oct 31, 2012, 7:47 AM
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All these high-falutin' names being tossed about but the one name that matters is the one that has been ignored and overlooked!

You don't need to know anything that you can't learn from the greatest sky-jumper of them all:

Wally Gubbins

Angelic


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 31, 2012, 7:55 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvMGLJ0xww

Bill Cole Cool

'Chuteless' on dizzdotcom

Its a goodamned shame everytime I hear some new student/wuffo talk about watching a video of a guy skydiving without a rig to know they're not talking about this jump but about that redbull drinking biker twat.

__________________________________________________
That redbull drinking biker twat has done as much for several sports as Bill Cole or anyone has done for skydiving.


Sorry no...but thanks for playin'! Laugh


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 31, 2012, 8:30 AM
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i'm surprised no-one has mentioned Scott Lutz yet! Laugh


I did...


chuteshack

Oct 31, 2012, 8:42 AM
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Dick Morgan, Elek Puskas, Joe Gonzales, Steve Snyder


zoobrothertom  (D 9397)

Oct 31, 2012, 8:49 AM
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A lot of military jumpers will never forget Paul Rafferty.


feuergnom  (D License)

Oct 31, 2012, 9:08 AM
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There are plenty of names in the sport, but the ones that mean the most are those who continue to act as coaches, organizers, instructors, riggers, mentors and guides. The people who have consistently been there -- at the DZ -- helping others over 10, 20 and even 30 years.

They may have names like John, Phil, Sky, Cliff or Sandy. They are at your DZ. Get to know those people by name.

what he said!


strngely enough I am missing Skratch Garrisson aka Ben Daniels...


(This post was edited by feuergnom on Oct 31, 2012, 9:10 AM)


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