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Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Dec 12, 2002, 10:09 PM
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just a quick post from arizona -

after 13+ jumps we held a 300 way for 7 seconds. julie and i are currently pretty drunk, so i think i will hold off on the serious updates until tomorrow. some highlights:

breakoff on jumper extraction is scary when the jumper in question has a momentary pilot chute in tow

the alpha team is awesome for hanging in there while we get to do the 'glory jumps'. we couldn't have done it without them.

we had some awesome pilots, and the skydive az team never let us down. this record took the efforts of nearly 1000 people, not just 300.

finally, i am in awe that we managed to have 300 close-to-perfect skydives all that the same time, and the worst injury after 3900 consecutive jumps was a broken ankle. maybe that's the most important stat of all.


Jessica  (B 25202)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:12 PM
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julie and i are currently pretty drunk

That mental image is almost as funny as that of you trying to pick up women.

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maybe that's the most important stat of all.

Preach it! Congrats, you drunk bastards. We're all damn happy and proud.


(This post was edited by Jessica on Dec 12, 2002, 10:36 PM)


DZBone  (D 14358)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:33 PM
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Pretty damned amazing. You guys make us all proud to be a part of a sport that can accomplish things like this.

Nice one!


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:40 PM
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Congrats Bill and Julie! It's highlights like this one that make us sit back, take a big HUGE collective breath, and sigh a breath of satisfaction of a job well done.

Thanks for keeping us informed so we could celebrate across the globe with you! Smile

ltdiver


AggieDave  (D License)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:41 PM
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Congrats Bill, never a doubt that yall would get it. Oh, and yall owe major beer! Tongue

Hopefully see you again in Eloy in a couple week, then I can shake your hand and tell you how cool you are.


quatorze  (A 39233)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:48 PM
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julie and i are currently pretty drunk,

Damn, Sir, I should hope so, party like rock stars, or better yet as a WORLD RECORD HOLDERS, all 1000 of you deserve itSmile


Gawain  (D 29213)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:51 PM
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Great job!! Congratulations!! I'm happy for everyone in Arizona! Fantastic!! Cool


grega  (D 100020)

Dec 12, 2002, 10:52 PM
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Congratulations. Great job. Cool

Now what. Will you try a bigger record. Or will you seddle with 300-way?


bivar  (B 42662)

Dec 12, 2002, 11:15 PM
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Respect!!!
Dude, we are proud of you. I don't know what more I can say.

(If you talk with any of the norwegian participants, give them my congratulations too.)

Bjrn Ivar, Grenland fallskjermklubb.


DivaSkyChick  (A 37273)

Dec 12, 2002, 11:18 PM
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WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO I SAW IT FROM THE GROUND!!!!

Amazing fly by afterwards, too! YEAH BABY! YOU GUYS DID IT!!!!!!

M


murrays  (C 1285)

Dec 12, 2002, 11:30 PM
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Congratulations and well done Bill!

Absolutely awesome feat of planning and execution. Kudos to all.

Tell all the Canucks on the load we're real proud of them.

Blue skies,


fudd  (C License)

Dec 13, 2002, 1:44 AM
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Congratulations Smile

Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!

Did you ever consider that according to NASA you could have landed the formation Tongue
according to this post


ChasingBlueSky  (D License)

Dec 13, 2002, 1:45 AM
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WOW! What an amazing site! Glad to see you guys are all safe as well.

Wish I could be there to party with you!

So just how much beer do ya'll owe?Cool

Congrats again!

Bo


Unutsch

Dec 13, 2002, 2:40 AM
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RIGHT ON!!!!!!

p.s. what's next? a 300 way + 100 freeflyers making the outter circle??? something else?


skreamer

Dec 13, 2002, 2:43 AM
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Congratulations on being part of that record Bill. 3 900 jumps with only a broken ankle to show for it is a major testament to the organization that went into this!

Smile


evilivan  (D 100593)

Dec 13, 2002, 2:45 AM
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Absolutely bloody excellent! Congratulations to you all.....


pkasdorf  (D 40)

Dec 13, 2002, 4:13 AM
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The most sincere congratulations from a very far, southern corner of the skydiving world!! Please, get past your hangover and as soon as you can, fill us in with the details! and, once again,

CONGRATULATIONS!


petur  (C 74)

Dec 13, 2002, 4:19 AM
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Congratulations everyone!!! SmileSmileSmile

Anyone know the exact date / time of the record?


(This post was edited by sangiro on Dec 20, 2002, 9:10 AM)


Vallerina  (C License)

Dec 13, 2002, 6:19 AM
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Congratulations, Bill!!!!!!!!!!! That rocks!!!!! Just post some pictures, updates whenever you get the chance! I'm so excited for you guys, and I can't wait to hear more!


steve1  (D 23640)

Dec 13, 2002, 7:01 AM
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Congratulations, Bill. What an accomplishment! Steve1


WILDBILLAQR  (D 29042)

Dec 13, 2002, 7:12 AM
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THEM!THEM!F**K THEM!CoolCoolCool
GREAT JOB!! HOW ABOUT 330?


JeffGordon  (D 24650)

Dec 13, 2002, 7:25 AM
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Great job!!!

Hope you survive the hang over.


Blue ones


rendezvous  (C License)

Dec 13, 2002, 7:31 AM
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congratulations bill and thanks for all the updates and making the effort to keep us in the loop. It made it that much more exciting for us to be able to feel being a part of it.


Deuce  (D 25597)

Dec 13, 2002, 7:45 AM
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Neat. Congratulations!

JP


dreamsville  (D 25528)

Dec 13, 2002, 7:46 AM
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The 100 may have to be hybrids. It sounds like the 300 get to moving pretty slowly. Alternatively, if you had special suits you could slow the fall rate. It's been done.

Harry


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