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BrianSGermain  (D 11154)

Apr 27, 2004, 7:52 PM
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I just wanted to invite those who have read the new book to share their input in this thread.

Bri


NeedToJump  (D 27247)

Apr 27, 2004, 8:40 PM
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I just got the book in the mail today and will read it and write about it very soon. I found your seminar and the book that I got from it very informative and look forward to reading this new one. Smile


psw097  (D License)

Apr 28, 2004, 5:44 AM
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I finished it about a month ago. I liked it. Some more detail in places would have been nice and I expect that your rev 2 will elaborate more. The book was a very quick read and made for good reference after your seminar.


JumpRu  (D License)

Apr 28, 2004, 6:19 AM
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This is the best book about Parachutes I have seen so far!!!

Samurai pilot


gus

Apr 28, 2004, 6:31 AM
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I'm waiting eagerly on my rev 2 issue. Any idea when it'll be shipping?

Gus


HCnorway  (D 48503)

Apr 28, 2004, 6:53 AM
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I can't find this book on your webpages Brian. Or is it the Owners manual that you have given out as a book?

The manual I have red, but if there exists a book I'd like to get it, and learn more.


NeedToJump  (D 27247)

Apr 28, 2004, 7:22 AM
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I'm waiting eagerly on my rev 2 issue. Any idea when it'll be shipping?

It's shipping, I got mine in the mail yesterday.

"The Parachute and Its Pilot 2nd Edition"


sammer  (A 43037)

Apr 28, 2004, 7:35 AM
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I can't find this book on your webpages Brian. Or is it the Owners manual that you have given out as a book?

The manual I have red, but if there exists a book I'd like to get it, and learn more.

See this thread for some info on Brian's new book:
Learn More, Live Longer

Still waiting on mine, but looking forward to reading it.


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Apr 28, 2004, 12:15 PM
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My copy just arrived in the mail today. So I look forward to finding the time and reading it. Blush


weegegirl  (D License)

Apr 29, 2004, 6:39 AM
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Started reading it last night and it's fascinating. Great information... great explanation. I'm learning a lot. Thanks, Bri! Cool


MuffDiver  (B 5296)

Apr 30, 2004, 10:33 AM
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Just ordered my copy, will let you know what I think soon.


blueskies120  (D 24197)

May 3, 2004, 4:56 PM
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Hey Brian,
I did receive your book and when I opened the cover and started to read it, I could not put it down until I finished it. I took that thing everywhere I went just in case I would have a few extra min. to read more more more. Thanks Brian for all the good tips on canopy flying and life in general, Great job.


Cloggy  (C License)

May 4, 2004, 3:46 AM
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The book is on the Big Air Sportz webpages now.


Amazon  (D License)

May 4, 2004, 11:45 AM
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I read the First Edition and am reading the new one now.. more input to follow.. but its a good read Brian.

I think anyone can learn someting in there... and it might keep some new pilots or some old ones.. from getting into doing stupid canopy pilot tricks.


Designer  (D 5771)

May 5, 2004, 7:20 AM
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Brian,working on reading it.Alot of the first half I knew already from my NASA intro to aerodynamics class.Of course the most important test pilot info you taught me!(Is this area covered enough?)This basic material should be required reading for "All Canopy Pilots" regardless of experience level.My only gripe so far are the mentions of "Airlocks"(selling reasons?)and your ability pat yourself on the back too much?Is that really important to "Getting the needed information out to who might need it"?Again,nothing personal,I am enjoying your book.As Always being honest.


BrianSGermain  (D 11154)

May 5, 2004, 8:05 AM
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I that particular chapter, I tried to objectively tell the story of the evolution of the parachute. One step in that process is airlocks. I do continue to believe in this design, but tried to remain factual and neutral in my representations and descriptions. That was a really hard thing to do, considering I believe so firmly in the safety implications.

It's hard to keep my mouth shut when safety is on the line.


Xaosrules  (D 9518)

May 5, 2004, 10:27 AM
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Brian - where can we get the book. Can't find it om Your homepage. We would like some copies in Norway too.Wink


hookitt  (D License)

May 5, 2004, 10:43 AM
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I know that Gravity Gear carries the book. It's not listed on the site so just send an inquiring email.


BrianSGermain  (D 11154)

May 5, 2004, 11:31 AM
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You can find ordering information on the site now. Sorry for the delay.

Bri


SCR10480  (D 27870)

May 6, 2004, 6:45 AM
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Fantastic! Simply fantastic! I haven't been able to put it down. So much information, in a very easy to read format. Can't wait to attend a seminar!

Thank you Brian!


deurich2003  (D 26668)

May 7, 2004, 9:05 AM
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Great information. Can't wait to try the max speed rear riser barrel rollsWink. The skydiving world needed something like this and now we have it.

Now for the critisizm...

A bit hokey from the ying/yang, good force/bad force, west religion kinda thing. The content is excellent however the delivery could be a lot more refined (IMHO). I don't like to read the first paragraph of anything a find grammer/spelling mistakes.

The product could be easily polished with thorough editing. Why not take this extra time with something that reflects so much time and effort already.

Brain, thanks for the information and knowledge. Keep it up.


BrianSGermain  (D 11154)

May 7, 2004, 9:27 AM
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Actually, the second printing is the fully edited version. I knew there were still some errors this time, but I felt the need to get it out there as quickly as possible. We also redrew the diagrams properly.

As for the philosophical stuff, think of it as broccolli: it's good for you...


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skynole

May 7, 2004, 9:52 AM
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I don't like to read the first paragraph of anything a find grammer/spelling mistakes......

Brain, thanks for the information and knowledge. Keep it up.

Sorry dude, couldn't resist....

Maybe a Freudian slip though, and I won't take offenseWink


MuffDiver  (B 5296)

May 7, 2004, 12:07 PM
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Now thats funyWink


ManBird  (D 28001)

May 7, 2004, 1:02 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I don't like to read the first paragraph of anything a find grammer/spelling mistakes......

Brain, thanks for the information and knowledge. Keep it up.

Sorry dude, couldn't resist....
You forgot...
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Now for the critisizm...


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