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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jul 9, 2007, 6:54 PM
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What was the last time you saw someone really reaching for the dead center, and on peas, not one of those wimpy tuffets?Tongue
This is Coy McDonald at Elsinore in 1965, a member of the Army team which lost to the Marines in a jumpoff to represent the U.S. at the Adriatic Cup meet.
Photo is from Sky Diver magazine. Lyle Cameron notes "The PCs just didn't perform in Elsinore's mindless heat."

HW
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JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 9, 2007, 7:59 PM
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Hi Howard,

I remember that photo very well. Note the long risers the Army boys used.

Cameron took EVERY opportunity to knock the ParaCommander; Crazy. However, it was THE canopy for many a year.

Jerry


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jul 10, 2007, 5:39 AM
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Ah, yes, Lyle was absolutely prescient in his early leap onto the Crossbow bandwagon.Tongue

To be fair, though, the same issue has a long story about jumping the PC. Aimed at newbies, it's a complement to the earlier and definitive Daryl Henry article, "Commanding the Commander," which was published both in Sky Diver and Parachutist.

HW


councilman24  (D 8631)

Jul 10, 2007, 9:34 AM
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Any way to post the PC article?


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 10, 2007, 9:58 AM
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Hi Howard,

I remember both articles: Daryl's was the complete article on how to fly the PC (man, did we ever study that writeup, plus the standard Sat. nite tavern arguements on whether he was right or not); where the 2nd article was more in the line of 'How to love your PC.' I cannot remember the author of the 2nd article; who was it? Tongue

Jerry


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jul 10, 2007, 10:33 AM
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In reply to:
I cannot remember the author of the 2nd article; who was it? Tongue
Dave Becker. Never heard of him.
HW


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jul 10, 2007, 10:38 AM
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In reply to:
Any way to post the PC article?
I can scan and make a PDF, but such things are almost always too big to post here. I can email to people who PM me with an address (but it won't be overnight, as I'm currently swamped with projects.)

HW


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 10, 2007, 2:19 PM
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Dave Becker. Never heard of him.

He was a west coast-type; had his name in SKYDIVER quite a bit back in those days; rather hard-core accuracy guy.

Jerry


Krip  (Student)

Jul 10, 2007, 5:17 PM
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HI Jerry

The only part I think I can remember about the article is "No hook turns to low to the ground" (under x') Pirate

SOS 1163Angelic (Baby)


(This post was edited by Krip on Jul 10, 2007, 5:20 PM)


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 11, 2007, 9:26 AM
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Hi Howard,

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Ah, yes, Lyle was absolutely prescient in his early leap onto the Crossbow bandwagon.

One other little tidbit about this; in '65 Hal Evans put on a competition in Las Vegas and Daryl Henry showed up with a prototype Pioneer Para-Twin rig (their version of a piggyback and in Canada he could jump it without a TSO). Well, Daryl got injured on a layout landing and Cameron went on about how the Pioneer piggyback was dangerous and rarely worked, etc, etc. The story that was going around was that the Pioneer reserve hung lower on your back after opening and this is what caused Daryl's injury. Crazy

Jerry


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Jul 11, 2007, 10:02 AM
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The Sixth World Meet monument being dedicated in Orange Saturday is surrounded by a granite curb. One of the curbstones remembers Hal Evans, and Joyce generously contributed to the monument project.
I'm sorry Daryl won't be there for the event; he was an important part of the meet, in ways beyond his participation as a member of the Canadian team.

HW
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