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Kirils  (D License)

Dec 3, 2002, 6:42 AM
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Could anyone explain the Muff Brothers thing? I was at the Goodtime boogie in Parkman this last July and there was a lot activity where the Muff Brothers were mentioned.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Dec 3, 2002, 6:50 AM
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They defy explanation, but for more information go to:

http://www.muffbrothers.com


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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Dec 4, 2002, 12:44 AM
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When I was learning to jump, at MB #1's home DZ, there was a very common saying:

"You'll be awright, you got your muffs on."

I'm still not sure what it means, but every now and then I toss it out at exit, just to see who laughs.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Dec 4, 2002, 8:45 AM
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I love my muffs. I am gonna permanently attach them to my oldest frap hat.

Chuck
yes, I am a muff brother


Kirils  (D License)

Dec 4, 2002, 1:28 PM
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Well, I'm still in the dark. Is a muff just a name? Are there muff sisters? Do you wear a muff? Can you smoke a muff? Do you eat a muff? Can you pull a muff over your ears? Does a muff "muffle" your voice? Can you get "muffed" off?
Any assistance in solving the muff mystery is appreciated.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Dec 4, 2002, 3:48 PM
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go to the website. The simple answer, though, is yes, we jump with ear muffs on our head in order to get a number, then regularly afterwards if we feel like it. It is a band of layed back, in it for the fun, skydivers who get together at boogies and party and jump together, exactly like the Rodriguez Brothers. As a matter of fact, the two bands are very similar and many, many people are members of both loose-knit organizations.

Chuck


Chief  (D 25365)

Dec 6, 2002, 9:50 AM
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In case you could not bring up the web site, here it is for you:

Muff History

Dennis McGlynn, Steve Jester, Jeff Miller and I made the first muffdive in Longview, Texas 11/1/1986.

Dennis Is mainly responsible for the momentum of Muffbros,

He used to wear some pink earmuffs around the drop zone in between jumps, Jeff started calling him muff brother and I guess it stuck, That's pretty much how muffbro's started, and the rest is history.

Rod Fugler


bobsled92  (B 25314)

Dec 15, 2002, 11:14 AM
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In reply to:
Could anyone explain the Muff Brothers thing? I was at the Goodtime boogie in Parkman this last July and there was a lot activity where the Muff Brothers were mentioned.
I'm M.B.#2990 at the Rantoul WFFC
We did a "magic Carpet" jump as some us us were inducted. We hit an average speed of 201mph and my muffs made a nice cut into the back of my ear but, it was worth it.
All Muff Brothers jumps are about FUN, no egos and smiles with friends around the GlobeSmile.
p.s. I miss the little town of Pflugerville, I'd be near better weather to.Unsure


Skydiver40TN  (A 21034)

Jul 12, 2003, 1:06 AM
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I became a Muff at Quincy 2000, on my 295 skydive, jumped with Papa Muff himself. Muff Bro's is about fun, no pressure skydives. If you dont get in, no one gets mad, dont take yourself too seriously, jump with up and comings, show em a good time. If some one at the DZ yells "HEY ASSHOLE" all Muffs turn and say "What!"


bobsled92  (B 25314)

Jul 12, 2003, 8:20 AM
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Yep,
I'm reply "WHAT?", with pride now.
the Muff JUMPS in did with Johnny Gates, @Rantoul, were the more remembered onesWink.
My home Dz friends kept me busy and I honestly preffered the Muff over the "practice competition" RW.
"Still stuck in PA",
-Grant


Skydoug  (D 14845)

Jul 25, 2003, 10:21 AM
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I got my muff # (515) somewhere around 1993 with the dubious honor of having Steve and Dennis as my inductors. The video is one I will always cherish. Hey guys, if anyone from here jumps with them, tell them Doug Ackerman from Lodi says "hi!" Wink


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jul 25, 2003, 5:44 PM
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In reply to:
I got my muff # (515) somewhere around 1993 with the dubious honor of having Steve and Dennis as my inductors. The video is one I will always cherish. Hey guys, if anyone from here jumps with them, tell them Doug Ackerman from Lodi says "hi!" Wink

I got my 915 in 94.... gues that year was busy! lol ... and it was with Steve and Dennis too!


andie2skydive  (Student)

Jul 26, 2003, 12:44 PM
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Thsi site brings me to an ad. Is it right?


jverley  (D 16677)

Jul 26, 2003, 1:51 PM
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It should be http://www.muffbros.com


yamtx73  (B 29458)

Jun 30, 2006, 6:00 PM
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http://www.themuffbrothers.com/ seems to be the new site as of September 2005... there's no info on how to become a Muff Brother though...


bch7773  (C License)

Jul 3, 2006, 11:27 AM
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I made my MB jump with THE johnny gates. a 12way magic carpet ride. Cool


Yawatuc  (B 24171)

Dec 26, 2011, 8:05 PM
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Ok I am a Muff Brother(MB) 3219, I sign all my jumps with my MB # and not my USPA #, USPA does recongze MB the last time I looked.

So how do you become a MB??

Easy make at least 1 point with another MB while skydiving with earmuffs on!!! Thats all it is to it for the most part!!!

The next is just helpful!!!
Enjoy Skydiving!!!
Enjoy making stupid jumps like jumping with rafts, cenitpeds, alagators ect... (swimming Pool objects or beach objects)
Main and farmost have fun!!!


lekstrom10k  (D 3001)

Dec 28, 2011, 6:11 AM
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In reply to:
Well, I'm still in the dark. Is a muff just a name? Are there muff sisters? Do you wear a muff? Can you smoke a muff? Do you eat a muff? Can you pull a muff over your ears? Does a muff "muffle" your voice? Can you get "muffed" off?
Any assistance in solving the muff mystery is appreciated.
I started jumping in 1967 and a phrase going around then was "No sky to high ,no muff to tuff". That would answer your question about eating one. while not actually swallowing it.Never got my nymber wish I did though


Krip  (Student)

Dec 28, 2011, 7:50 AM
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Hi

To the OP.

My MB number is 2925 and I'm a offical card carrying Asshole.

Most people know that Women can be assholes. Their referred to as MB with bumps.

http://www.muffbrothers.org/index.php/members

RIP


(This post was edited by Krip on Dec 28, 2011, 7:54 AM)


CazmoDee  (A 51915)

Jan 8, 2012, 8:21 PM
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I got my number (4313) out of a Caribou at Zhills!



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