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hparrish  (D 25090)

Mar 29, 2008, 12:32 PM
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With the addition of the Paraclete XP Tunnel in Raeford, NC and the influx of Freeflying talent that we are anticipating in the Carolinas..Now is as good of a time as any to bring back Jive Jam. Jive Jam is a gathering of Intermediate and Advanced groups of freeflyers that meet several times in a season to work on challenging Freefly, VRW, or Big Way skills.



What it WILL be in 2008 :



1.) I am bringing Jive Jam back to its roots. The Primary Purpose is for Freeflyers of like capabilities jumping together and trying new challenges.

2.) It is intended for Intermediate and Advanced Freeflyers Only.

3.) A Chance for Advanced Freeflyers to give back to the sport and do Advanced Jumping.

4.) A Chance for Intermediate Freeflyers to learn from the Advanced, and gain the skills necessary to take the next step.

5.) It will have a year end goal of attempting a 20 Way (Or Larger), NC State Freefly Record.

6.) Fun and Challenging for All.



What Jive Jam WONT be in 2008 :



1.) It wont be an Invitational Event : But I ask that folks be honest about their skill level. If you cant fly your slot in a 3 Way Freefly jump and take clean docks, then Jive Jam is probably not for you. I consider this a minimum Intermediate requirement.

2.) It wont be a Beginners Skills Camp that offers Basic Freefly instruction.

3.) There wont be Organizer Slots

4.) There wont be Discounted Jump Tickets, unless the DZO wants to do it.

5.) There wont be Fees to attend.

6.) No FrillsYou Show Up because you want a challenge.

7.) The Event will no longer travel outside of the Carolinas. All Events will be hosted at Carolina Sky Sports, Raeford, Chester, or Paraclete XP. (Sorry Im a new Dad).





Im looking for feedback from those who are interested in attending. Jive Jam has traditionally focused on VRW and Big Way skills, but Im interested in hearing what the group as a whole would be interested in.



1.) Im not opposed to bringing back Space Balls, Tubes, Big Nasties, Flocking, Tracking, Hybrids. What ever is going to get folks together is what Jive Jam will be about.

2.) How Often are you interested in attending: Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-Annually???

3.) Im by no means a Freefly Master, I expect all to feel free to step up and organize a jump.

4.) Im hoping we can get the Advanced Freeflyers to step away from 1-2 jumps per event to take up the Intermediate Groups and Challenge them..Push their Comfort Zones. The remainder of your jumps can be Advanced. Remember above when I asked you to give back?

5.) What do folks think about Jive Jam Tunnel Events?

6.) Do You think email or DZ.Com is the best place to update everyone regarding Events and Schedules?



Drop me a line and tell me your thoughts. Jive Jam will run from April October 2008 just like past seasons. I really hope to see everyone out there this year, I think North Carolina is going to be an exciting place to Freefly in 2008. I know Im really excited.


Harry P


hparrish  (D 25090)

Mar 29, 2008, 12:34 PM
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The Jive Jam 2008 Schedule has been finalized. The first event will be held April 19-20 at Carolina Sky Sports, Louisburg NC. Hope to see a big turnout.



Jive Jam #1 2008 / April 19-20 / Carolina Sky Sports

Jive Jam #2 2008 / May 24-25 / Raeford

Jive Jam #3 2008 / June 7-8 / Skydive Carolina Chester / Rodriguez Brothers Family Reunion

Jive Jam #4 2008 / July 19-20 / Carolina Sky Sports

Jive Jam #5 2008 / August 30-31 / Raeford

Jive Jam #6 2008 / September 27-28 / Carolina Sky Sports

Jive Jam #7 2008 / October 18-19 / Raeford

Jive Jam # 8 2008 / November 14-16 / Raeford Tentative NC Head Down Record Attempt. I will need assistance with making this an official State Record Attempt..IE getting judges and or officials to verify the record.



Im also working out details with Paraclete XP to host some Jive Jam Tunnel Camps, for those that want to work with the Instructors to Fine Tune skills. I personally go to the tunnel as much as possible, about once a week. Ill post more details when I finalize things.





Harry P


mktoson  (A 37559)

Apr 2, 2008, 7:15 AM
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Good to see someone trying to get this thing moving along again. Kudos for that Harry. I'll try to make as many as I can. A jive jam tunnel camp every now and again would be awesome as well.


EXTremeWade  (D 29835)

Apr 6, 2008, 5:29 PM
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This season is going to rock, no doubt!! JJ was so fun a few years back when I did it at Raeford and CSS. Its a smart, organized, and professional way to get the free-flyers skills more up to par, and beyond!! Be there people.

Wade


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Apr 7, 2008, 3:12 PM
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Only 12 days awaySmileSmileSmile Since it's been raining the last two weekends my balls are dying for some fresh air.

Just look at them, so sad...
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hparrish  (D 25090)

Apr 7, 2008, 6:47 PM
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I've got a 25` Tube for some jumps. If anyone else has a tube bring it........We can have pylon races.


flyzbar

Apr 8, 2008, 9:36 AM
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Glad to see the event is taking place, I will be there, arriving probably sometime in the morning, ready to jump.

Look forward to seeing all the old JJ crew.

Blue Skies,
Benji


hparrish  (D 25090)

Apr 8, 2008, 9:55 AM
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We'll see about the balls..............Paul Fayard might be okay with them so long as Jon Randolph is around. Or atleast someone he trusts won't lose one.....We can get out over the Tree's / Swamp.


EXTremeWade  (D 29835)

Apr 8, 2008, 2:45 PM
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Simmon can Ball Master, just fine. We did two or three jumps at west point last year, head down, and many, many sit jumps at Suffolk. He has many different ball speeds too. Talk to em' for sure.


hparrish  (D 25090)

Apr 15, 2008, 9:11 AM
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4 Days can't wait.......


EXTremeWade  (D 29835)

Apr 15, 2008, 1:13 PM
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In reply to:
4 Days can't wait.......

Yes sir..just 4 more..I cannot wait!!


hparrish  (D 25090)

Apr 18, 2008, 7:44 AM
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Hey Folks,

The weather is actually supposed to be decent tomorrow until the late afternoon. And even then, there is only a 30% chance of rain with winds 10-15 mph. Sunday is the same.

So Jive Jam is still on, and Ill be there at 9AM. May be a good idea to get started early just in case. Look for me..Ill be the Ugly Fat Guy in the Ugly Yellow Jump Suit with too much confidence and a really shitty attitude bitching and yelling at everyone any time they screw up or miss their slot. Thats a joke for those that dont really know me, except the Fat Ugly Guy comment. Thats true.

A couple folks have asked about lodging..Ill have limited space in my camper, there are a couple camper slots that Im sure Nancy would let someone use for the weekend, there is Tent Camping as well and a CLEAN Shower facility. Here is link to the CSS Page for Hotels. http://carolinaskysports.com/TheDropzone/Lodging/tabid/178/Default.aspx


Tunnel Camps

Ill be asking tomorrow, but would like some feedback on email too. What do folks think about Jive Jam Tunnel Camps on Friday Nights before the Raeford Events?

Im in the process of negotiating rates with Paraclete XP. Any Rates I get approved will be exclusively for Jive Jam and I definitely believe in spreading the love and sharing any rates I get. I have lined up Selwyn Facey and Chris Gray (Awesome Tunnel Instructors), to run the tunnel camps. I think the camps will be a great way to fine tune skills necessary for Big Way. And yes even for those that are already great freeflyers.The Tunnel is invaluable.

So PLEASE let me know the interest level in Jive Jam Tunnel Camps. Id like to get a headcount and Firm Dates worked out. I need at least 4 people per hour, any less is too tiring unless you already have Tunnel Muscles.


Harry P


hparrish  (D 25090)

Apr 21, 2008, 3:05 PM
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Thanks to those who came, I had a great time. Even though turnout was light, it was the first Jive Jam of the season and the season openers have been historically light on turnout.

Simon I enjoyed playing with your Balls. Folks are going to take that where the want to regardless of how I word it. So I'll make it easy for them. I'm definately down for a 140, 150, and 160 Ball if you feel like making them.

Unfortunately we have little to No footage, due to an overly cautious S&TA not liking some camera helmets. But we managed to pull of some nice freeflying this weekend. Please make sure you have cutaway systems on your camera helmets for future events or bring a spare helmet.

I look fwd to next month at Raeford. And hope to see more of you out there.


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Apr 21, 2008, 6:21 PM
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No worries Harry! Simon to the rescue! I got a bunch of footage despite the evil S&TA and even a few hot photographs of one our ball jumps (See attached below).

I hope to shoot a bunch more photographs at Raeford next month. Anyone want to volunteer as my camera whore?

And by the way, the teaser vid has been released of my upcoming DVD. Check it out here:

http://vids.myspace.com/...amp;VideoID=32672662

Let me know what you think Cool

-Simon
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EXTremeWade  (D 29835)

Apr 23, 2008, 6:48 AM
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Hey Simmon,

Great shots..I look like an ass with my tongue all out!!

Anyways..I wouldn't mind being the camera whore for you since I have experience shooting your Rawa/XT. Take care, and let me know how things are and what you think.

And Harry..thanks for getting it all together. Hope to see you all soon at Raeford!! Its going to be a blast!

Wade


hparrish  (D 25090)

May 12, 2008, 3:42 PM
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Next Jive Jam is at Raeford, NC May 24-25th. See you there.


SimonBones  (D 28573)

May 16, 2008, 5:37 PM
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No I'll see YOU there Laugh

I made a new ball, it's a fast mofo. Hope you likes :)


EXTremeWade  (D 29835)

May 19, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Maybe I can keep up with her after last flock dive, shit!!!


hparrish  (D 25090)

May 29, 2008, 9:13 AM
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Well I have to say that Jive Jam was allot of fun this past weekend.

Thanks to Simon for the Balls, and Atmonauti Jumps.

Thanks to all who made it out, I had a Blast and hope you did too.

I put together a Video from everyones footage. I've uploaded to both DZ.Com and Skydiving Movies.Com, so once they are available I'll post links.


hparrish  (D 25090)

May 29, 2008, 9:24 AM
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There will be a Date Change for the Jive Jam Schedule. Jive Jam #3 (June) will move to June 28-29 at Raeford.

I will still be attending the Rodriquez Brothers Family Reunion Boogie at Chester, on June 7-8, but this will not be a Jive Jam Event. There are just too many Boogie Activities going on to make Jive Jam feasible during this Event.


Date Change Jive Jam #3:

Change From June 7-8 / Skydive Carolina Chester / Rodriguez Brothers Family Reunion

Change To June 28-29 / Raeford NC / Raeford Film Festival.


SimonBones  (D 28573)

May 29, 2008, 2:26 PM
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Video posted! Here is the link:

http://www.skydivingmovies.com/...ion=file&id=6999

Thanks Harry for compiling that Cool Don't forget to rate it 5 stars and post a flattering comment Wink


hparrish  (D 25090)

Jun 19, 2008, 4:42 PM
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Reminder.........The next Jive Jam event will be held at Raeford on Sat-Sun June 28-29. Jive Jam will overlap the Raeford Film Festival & Military Appreciation Boogie that same week.

I'll be showing up to the Paraclete XP Tunnel Thursday Night 6/26, at 8PM. PM me if you want to meet me there.

I'll be at the DZ on Friday June 27th to do pure fun jumping, then we will get down to business of Jive Jam on Sat & Sun.

Hope to see a big turnout.


Harry P



Jive Jam #3 2008 / June 28-29 / Raeford - Combined with Raeford Film Festival & Military Appreciation Boogie.

Jive Jam #4 2008 / July 19-20 / Carolina Sky Sports

Jive Jam #5 2008 / August 30-31 / Raeford

Jive Jam #6 2008 / September 27-28 / Carolina Sky Sports

Jive Jam #7 2008 / October 18-19 / Raeford

Jive Jam # 8 2008 / November 14-16 / Raeford Tentative NC Head Down Record Attempt.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Jun 20, 2008, 11:24 AM
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In reply to:
I'll be at the DZ on Friday June 27th to do pure fun jumping

Must be nice. My dropzone won't jump on any Friday afternoon. Or any other afternoon for that matter except for the weekends.


dharma1976  (D 28634)

Jun 22, 2008, 7:11 PM
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I am tentatively signing up to come down that way for one of the jive jams...

gotta figure out the dates with the lady

TongueTongueTongue

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hparrish  (D 25090)

Jun 26, 2008, 7:11 PM
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It will be nice to meet you in person. See you there.


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