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drag plane (pendullum) funny story

 


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Apr 8, 2002, 2:15 PM
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I am back doing demos again on a "traditional" GK-type team, so I have been doing a bunch of CRW again. I always loved doing CRW at the bottom of skydives back when we all jumped "square" parachutes. Mis-matching didn't matter much back then.

The team I jump with used brand-new StarTrac 1 and 2's; I jump a "1" obviously, since I am pretty small. Anyway, we were out at Raeford training last Monday and were doing CRW rotations, downplanes, and pendullums (drag planes). I was bottom guy on a pendullum with Johnny Mulford in the middle and Dave Dicks on top. We headed down the windline at about 2000 feet and transitioned the tri-plane to a pendullum at around 1500 feet. Dave dropped the downplane at 1100 and Johnny and I smoked the downplane down to 300 feet. I was the steering guy and Johnny was the "grip" guy, so when he let me go he RIPPED THE SOLE 90% OFF MY SHOE! I didn't really figure it out until I landed, then I laughed like hell. I duct taped it back on and continued to jump.

Just wanted to pass that along.

Chuck

My webpage HERE


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Apr 10, 2002, 4:36 PM
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Pendulums (penduli? latin?) RAWK, whuffoes can't believe how they fly...Smile

Cya
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coconutmonkey  (D 24601)

Apr 11, 2002, 6:58 PM
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amazing what a lil 100mph tape will do...

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Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Apr 12, 2002, 1:02 PM
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That is correct! I taped the sole of that shoe back on until I get off my ass and shoe-goo it. I think the tape adds character to those US Postal Service high-tops.

chuck

My webpage HERE



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