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malarame  (B 31409)

Sep 5, 2008, 8:13 PM
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When I bought my rig, one of the questions I asked the guy I bought it from was if the canopy had a name. He looked at me like I was crazy and asked why he would name a canopy. Since then, I've asked a handful of other jumpers if they named their canopies, and I've gotten the same reaction every time (well almost every time. One woman laughed and said her canopy was named "Sabre2").

The way I see it, something as important as a canopy ought to be named. You don't want to show disrespect to something that regularly saves your life, since you never know when it might get angry and turn on you. It's sort of like naming a boat, or even naming a house (which I've seen people do).

So how many of you out there have a name for your canopy? Am I completely crazy for even thinking about it?

And in case you were wondering, mine is named Mary. She's named after the city my dz is located in, Saint Mary's.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Sep 5, 2008, 8:20 PM
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Yes, your crazy.Crazy

If any of mine had a name it was 'piece of shit' when it landed me like crap.Wink


Broke  (A License)

Sep 5, 2008, 8:23 PM
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I heard OH FUCK is popular


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Sep 5, 2008, 8:33 PM
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In reply to:
If any of mine had a name it was 'piece of shit' when it landed me like crap.Wink

Yep... one of my old canopies was an Apache 170. Landed like shit every time. "Piece of shit" is what I called it.

My favorite name for any of my canopies when it gave me a slammer of an opening was "you fucking cocksucker!"

Thankfully, I haven't had a slammer in my last 600 jumps. Laugh


skyshimas  (D 29263)

Sep 5, 2008, 9:38 PM
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they are my "babies" part of equipment that gives me the most joy!


Tuna-Salad  (C 38765)

Sep 5, 2008, 11:57 PM
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When I get my own rig.. The canopy will be named Thor


niu

Sep 6, 2008, 12:19 AM
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In reference to openings or landings?Smile


virgin-burner

Sep 6, 2008, 12:54 AM
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In reply to:
In reference to openings or landings?Smile

ThorS sH(l)ammer!

LaughLaughLaugh



oh,, and to the OP: yes-yes, you're crazy! i never understood people giving things names, maybe with boats that's fine since its tradition, but naming cars, bikes or "the bride of the solder", thats just plain stupid.. and i make an exclamation for houses too, there's a region here where almost every (old) house has a name..


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2cmyzx  (C 3254)

Sep 6, 2008, 5:15 AM
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There is a guy at our dz who jumps a Typhoon 150, and at times when new jumpers ask him he replies, "It's a ASS SPANKER 150"!


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Skwrl  (C 36419)

Sep 6, 2008, 5:36 AM
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Mine is named "Openyoumotherfucker."

At least that's what I call it whenever I see it for the first time in a while.


poe62  (C 36932)

Sep 6, 2008, 5:51 AM
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I had one we named "Tilt-a-Whirl" Anybody who saw it open (or jumped it) said the same thing...that damn thing always guaranteed one scary hell of a ride. Wink


LuckyMcSwervy  (B 32709)

Sep 6, 2008, 6:18 AM
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I've only solo jumped student rigs twice (so far), but when I see the canopy open, I've said, "Sweet!".

When I get my own gear I'll probably name her "Sweet Bitch" or something like that.

I had a while car that I called Whitey or Blanca.
I have a black CR-V that I call the Gato Negro.

Wink


NewGuy2005  (A 50256)

Sep 6, 2008, 10:29 AM
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I didn't name my canopy, but I used to call my whole rig "'Ol' Reliable."


Loonix

Sep 6, 2008, 10:55 AM
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Mine is known as the YMCA canopy. It wasn't named by myself though, but it MAY have something to do with the rainbow-colors on it... Smile http://loonix.technigga.net/...ame=skydivinggallery <- there.


DougH  (D License)

Sep 6, 2008, 11:27 AM
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I can't repeat the name of my canopy around polite company.

I usually only call it by its actual name when it doesn't something I don't like on opening. Sly


aardvarkeater  (C 37868)

Sep 6, 2008, 11:48 AM
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I refer to mine as "You Fucking Bitch" whenever it slams me.Laugh


shropshire  (C License)

Sep 6, 2008, 1:32 PM
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In reply to:
I can't repeat the name of my canopy around polite company.

Y'should be O.K here thenTongue


kkeenan  (D 22164)

Sep 6, 2008, 1:44 PM
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Chick thing.Wink


Rover  (D 241)

Sep 6, 2008, 2:47 PM
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In the 80s there was a canopy in these parts known as 'the purple people eater' due to its regular ability to mal.


auburnguy

Sep 6, 2008, 2:56 PM
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mines named "please don't make me spend the rest of the day getting you out of a tree"


Baksteen  (C 708753)

Sep 6, 2008, 3:46 PM
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In reply to:
mines named "please don't make me spend the rest of the day getting you out of a treeI really need to learn how to pack and/or deploy stable"

Fixed it for ya..


labrys  (D 29848)

Sep 6, 2008, 8:48 PM
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I've never really thought about a name for my canopy but if one were to come to the front right away I guess it would be

"goddamnyoustopopeningoffheadingforonefuckingjumpokandwhileyoureatitwhynotinflateyourendcellsandletthesliderdownthelinesatthesametimeandbythewaythanksforopeningiloveyou"


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Sep 6, 2008, 10:07 PM
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Mine's Frankentron. After the lineover burnt a hole in the bottom skin My master rigger and I were talking about taking the canopy apart to use as a model to bulid another one. We ended up patching to get me through to winter so I told him to use any color except orange so it wouldn't match. It's got a red patch on an orange cell with a pink line attachment.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Sep 7, 2008, 3:45 AM
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I call mine Sweetheart. She's always been very, very good to me and I wouldn't offend her...ever again.

She a very jealous girl, though. When I bought a second canopy, she let me know her feelings with a few strange openings. It took a week's worth of sweet-talking and soothing words to get her back to normal. She now understands that the second canopy is only there to take some of the workload off her and that SHE is my first and only love.

I'm very protective of her.

Silly? Maybe. But true.


peregrinerose  (D 28983)

Sep 7, 2008, 3:58 AM
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I have Fred and Zoe.

Fred is definitely a guy. Very simple, straightforward, behaves exactly the same way every single time I jump him, listens to inputs but at his own sweet pace.

Zoe is full of life and energy and definitely a girl. Opens consistently, but always on her own terms. A bit jealous if I jump with Fred or if she doesn't get jumped at least once a week. She's very touchy and sensitive.


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