Have a rigger build you a dbag style bag thats linded with a ziplock bag to prevent the ashes from slowly leaking out in freefall. Finding a rigger that can make it with split corners and will still seal up is the best combo. Have it be arm mounted, right above the wrist so you can still take grips and present grips for a formation. Velcro closed works well from what 've heard if its double width velcro with a handle to open the flap. (Think shrivel flap on a base rig, tell your rigger this and he'll know what it is). If you want the release to be seen on the ground, add flour, talcum, or some other substance to the ashes to make the easier to be seen. When you go to release the ashes hold your arm way out in front (avoid dumping them into your face)and peel the bag open. The ashes will be gone in the blink of an eye. Have the video person aware of who has the ashes so they can get the best lighting and avoid eating the ashes as the spread and he falls.
I saw a release dive where everyone wrote a note to or about the person, then they burned the notes and added those ashes to the ones to be released. They also added some rose petals and released those too. Very cool and let a lot of the grieving go in the dive.
In that case, I have seen a 2 qt liquid container from walmart used. The lid can be loosely held on top and then pulled off at the appropriate time. With a little tilt the burble will suck out the ashes. There have been other methods using canvass bags that open on 3 sides.
Just some suggestions.
quade (D 22635)
Nov 5, 2002, 12:31 PM
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