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Calle  (D 15140)

Mar 9, 2006, 1:51 PM
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I know that this is not the place for ads, but I have had my eyes open for a lightning 143 for some time now, without luck. I also saw an ad saying "wanted: lightning 143", that was over a month old, in the classifieds section. Where are all the old lightnings? Do they wander into the desert to die after a couple of years or are they exploding when they are used up?


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chuckbrown  (D 19538)

Mar 9, 2006, 1:56 PM
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The 143 is probably one of the most popular-sized Lightnings out there. Good luck finding a used one. There was one advertised on the CRW dog e-mail list last week, but was scooped up before the seller could even respond to my e-mail.


Calle  (D 15140)

Mar 9, 2006, 1:59 PM
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Okay, thanks... How do I join the list?


tri160  (D License)

Mar 9, 2006, 3:11 PM
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Why yes it was and it's at my house now thank you very much! My 126 sold within an hour of going on the list also.Smile
To get on the list email Wendy Faulkner.
crwdogs@boxofclue.com


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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Mar 9, 2006, 4:00 PM
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Yeah. The CRW sport is growing so used Lightnings are hard to find. Especially 143's. And what makes it worse than freefall canopies, is that while a freefaller may graduate from a Sabre to a Stilletto to a Velocity, but other than changing sizes cuz of weight gain :-) CRWdogs tend to keep the same canopy for years. You'll get a lot more use out of a new Lightning than you would a freefall canopy, because people tend to always want the latest and greatest freefall canopies..

Heck, I bought my first 113 new. Bought my second one used only because my first one was in the shop for some major repairs! The last one was bought new because my first one was lost somewhere in the jungles of Spain never to be seen again.


justinb138  (B 28762)

Mar 9, 2006, 9:13 PM
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Hey Wendy..

Have you seen any 193's for sale lately? Smile

Had a chance to jump the new plane at SD Temple yet? Cool


dragon2  (D 101989)

Mar 10, 2006, 4:52 AM
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Well we still have some 113's lying around... And a 126. 143's are hard to get.

This shop in The Netherlands usually has plenty of Lightnings for sale: http://www.parachutecase.nl/...kel/mains/mains.html They have 11 right now (prices in euro's of course).


dragon2  (D 101989)

Mar 10, 2006, 4:53 AM
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See my post above, they have 3.


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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Mar 10, 2006, 5:33 AM
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The only Lightnings I've seen for sale are the ones Saskia pointed to below.

The new plane in Temple rocks tho. I'm excited. I've already been talking to the new owner about getting a CRW boogie going there in June. More info to come..


chuckbrown  (D 19538)

Mar 10, 2006, 5:36 AM
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In reply to:
Why yes it was and it's at my house now thank you very much! My 126 sold within an hour of going on the list also.Smile

Damn you. Damn you all to hell!!!! Wink I think my teammate scooped up your 126. It's a small world.


tri160  (D License)

Mar 10, 2006, 6:27 AM
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I think so too. It's on its way to Dave Dewolfs.


homer  (C 35146)

Mar 10, 2006, 8:04 AM
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I know how you all feel I looked and looked to no avail. Thanks to Wendy putting me in contact with a jumper I REALLY hope to meet someday and personally thank (Paul Bliss) I have a 160. There are a few jumpers who have whoreded the canopies for themselves Frown and never jump them. I'm not going to name any names but they know who they are. Keep looking and asking one will show itself.

Safe Docks,
Scott


stratman05  (C 35552)

Mar 10, 2006, 10:25 AM
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Had I been back home, instead of the west coast, it would have been gone in a minute...but I slacking a little Tongue


Usarig  (D 11893)

Mar 10, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Somebody sell me a 143...please. I have a 126 that I might let go.


Shark  (D 24499)

Mar 12, 2006, 6:34 PM
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Just sold one to Dave H. Cool I think he loads a 193 pretty well, too. Sly I only put a dozen jumps on it, but only flying with some Frog friends. Most of the time I jumped a "borrowed" 143. 143s are very rare.


krkeenan  (C 7860)

Mar 13, 2006, 8:59 AM
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Re: [Calle] Where are all the lightnings?

In Brett Clark's trailer.


elizfowler  (D 15563)

Mar 14, 2006, 4:29 PM
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Oh Scott!

Glad you are jumping that 160!

Have fun in ZHills this weekend...


CReW  (D License)

Mar 14, 2006, 10:08 PM
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In reply to:
Re: [Calle] Where are all the lightnings?

In Brett Clark's trailer.

Is THAT where Dave keeps em.


homer  (C 35146)

Mar 14, 2006, 10:10 PM
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Elizabeth, forgive me I said it was Wendy who put me in contact with Paul not you. I wouldn't have gone to Puerto Rico last month or Florida in another 7 hours if it wasn't for your help. It's my goal with the Lords Blessing to be jumping it for the 100 way. Great canopy pretty much flies itself. I look forward to jumping with you in the near future.

Safe Docks,
Scott


elizfowler  (D 15563)

Mar 15, 2006, 4:13 AM
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Just glad that you are getting in the air with it Scott, that is the important thing. Really hope you have an enjoyable and very productive CRW Weekend in ZHills!

Looks like a beautiful weekend ahead and you have a great group and organizers to help you get a lot out of it!

Look forward to meeting you along the way too.

Regards,
Eliz


krkeenan  (C 7860)

Mar 15, 2006, 6:05 AM
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In reply to:
It's my goal with the Lords Blessing to be jumping it for the 100 way.
Scott

Many are called, but few are chosen...well, I guess 100 are chosen. Wink Good Luck.

Kevin K.


elizfowler  (D 15563)

Mar 15, 2006, 9:08 AM
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Kevin!

Thats ANOTHER # you have? CHOSEN # ?

What a GREAT year you had indeed!

Have fun at ZHills...look forward to seeing you again at some of the events.

Warm Regards,
Eliz


GordonH  (D 9505)

Mar 15, 2006, 10:31 AM
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I'm also looking for a 143, I have a 160 with less than 150 jumps to part-ex/sell.


plastic  (D 10050)

Mar 19, 2006, 12:36 PM
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You looking for a 143, hope you lost some weight since i last saw you!

plastic


mrobiette  (D License)

Mar 19, 2006, 2:04 PM
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Last time I talked to him he was about the same weight as me, so I guess he's not el gordo any more!

I guess we'll find out at Easter, will be interesting to see if we can still put a wedge together, and who's going to pilot. Should be fun...

Cheers
Martin


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