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Antigua

Mar 12, 2009, 8:24 PM
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Skydive Carolina is pleased to announce CarolinaFest 2009 to DZ.com! CaroilnaFest will be a staple in the Carolinas for years to come and we are excited to announce this event which will combine the annual Rodriguez Brothers boogie with much, much more! There is something for everyone, so join us for a great week of fun!

Here are the details:

http://www.carolinafestboogie.com
June 2-7, 2009

CarolinaFest Blog - Learn about continuous updates for CarolinaFest at:
http://www.carolinafestboogie.com/Blog/Blog.html

Facebook Group Page - http://www.facebook.com/....php?eid=34102458099

ORGANIZERS:

Kirk Verner (FS)
Luigi Cani (wingsuit & fun)
Amy Chmelecki (freefly & VFS)
Eric Deren (freefly & VFS)
The Brothers Gray (wingsuit)
Joey Freeman (FS)
Jan Lane (FS)
Dave Colucci (freefly)
Chris Wagner (FS)
Pepe Rodriguez (zoo - who are the Rodriguez Brothers!!)
Arizona Divewerkz

AIRCRAFT

Hot Air Balloons
Helicopter
Twin Otter
Casa
King Air

FREE JUMPS
They're back!!!!! We introduced and executed this at SkyFest last year
and we are bringing it back this year - FREE SPONSORED
TWIN OTTER LOADS...not a few jumps here or there.....HUNDREDS OF JUMPS!!!!! This was unprecedented and we are working on bringing you more free jumps to add value to your boogie registration (Last year we gave away 572 free slots).

Many thanks to our current load sponsors:

CaroNet
Dilworth Billiards
Florence Honda
Hendrick Honda
Freefall Photo
Olde English District (2 Loads)
Skydive Carolina
Sunshine Recycling
Sunshine Steel

Great vendors will be present! Organizing and complimentary canopy skills camps for all collegiates participating in the University of South Carolina Flying Gamecocks Skydiving invitational.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT EVERY NIGHT
VIDEO CONTEST- Winning video wins a FREE Cypres 2!
SPORT ACCURACY CONTEST - FREE L&B altimeter!

TRAINING CAMPS
Training camps will be offered thru the week including:
Canopy Skills Camp with Luigi Cani
Freefly Training with Dave Colucci
Wingsuit Training with The Brothers Gray

JUMP FOR THE CAUSE
Proceeds from EVERY sport skydive made will benefit JUMP FOR THE CAUSE! Come out and jump! You'll be supporting the ladies!

HELP THEM CALL HOME
PLEASE bring your used cell phones to this event! All cell phones donated will be used to purchase phone cards for the troops to be able to call home! For more info on this visit: http://www.helpthemcallhome.org

SUNSET TRACKING DIVES Join Dave Colucci at the end of every day for sunset tracking dives and the Brothers Gray for sunset Flocking Dives!

RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS REUNION
Want new parents? Looking to reunite with old family? Jump with the Rodriguez Brothers at the home of the Rodriguez Brothers and meet your new brethren at the witching hour on Saturday night.....NAAAAAAAAA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA.........NA-NA-NA-NA-NA......NA-NA-NA-NA-NA............NA-NA-NA-NA-NA............HEY!!!!! WHO ARE THE RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS?!!!!! Jump with the infamous Pepe and Delfina Rodriguez!

The event is building and we have a few major announcements to make in the coming weeks! We are stoked and are looking forward to a great quality event!

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popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Mar 13, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Re: [Antigua] Skydive Carolina presents CarolinaFest 2009 June 2-7 [In reply to] Can't Post

I have been corrected. Free loads idea by Carolina James, free jumps by Skyfest J as he has done for years.

I don't know about everybody else, but I had a kick-ass time at Skyfest08. J and Carolina both did a great job.


jcadiver  (D 29006)

Mar 17, 2009, 9:54 PM
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ORGANIZERS:

Kirk Verner (FS)
Luigi Cani (wingsuit & fun)
Amy Chmelecki (freefly & VFS)
Eric Deren (freefly & VFS)
The Brothers Gray (wingsuit)
Joey Freeman (FS)
Jan Lane (FS)
Dave Colucci (freefly)
Chris Wagner (FS)
Pepe Rodriguez (zoo - who are the Rodriguez Brothers!!)
Arizona Divewerkz

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WOW!!!! what a lineup of organizers!!!!

it sucks that my company moved me to Arizona, would have enjoyed being there for the entire boogie but I will at least be there for the weekend!!!

See you there!!!!!






AndyU  (D 29675)

Mar 23, 2009, 7:57 AM
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Re: [blueskiesbill] Skydive Carolina presents CarolinaFest 2009 June 2-7 [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
i mean come on now the two weeks before his....i mean that to me is just flat out disrespectful

James and Skydive Carolina were already throwing an event every year around this date before he joined up with Skyfest last year. He had the Family Reunion Boogie on June 16-18, 2006 and again on June 8-10, 2007. When he combined with Skyfest in 2008, it was originally told to us, as a combination of the two events. So now that they have separated again, you are saying that he can't run a boogie around the time that he always did in the past year?
I'm sure that there is a lot in the background of what's going on, but that should not affect us from going to one or the other, or even both. There are always boogies happening within weeks of each other, while some are on the same days.


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Mar 23, 2009, 10:44 AM
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I'm trying to figure out getting there. Had a blast with you guys last year! I'm guessing that Charlotte is the best airport to fly into? Any kind of carpooling ideas yet for to/from airport if anyone ele is flying in?








Antigua

Mar 23, 2009, 2:26 PM
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Hi Simon, Charlotte is definitely the best location to fly into directly. If you need help with carpooling, pm me your travel arrangements and we'll see about getting you hooked up with a ride from the airport.

Happy to announce that another load has been sponsored by Doggy Styles Mobile Grooming, putting us up to 231 free skydives sponsored thusfar. We are pushing forward for much more and we are excited as more is added to this event.

In terms of some of the negativity expressed on this post....all are welcome to their own opinions as is the trend on DZ.com. Much has happened behind the scenes and there are two sides to every story. Much of what has been expressed here has been based on a lot of misinformation that we will not respond to, as it only adds fuel to a fire that shouldn't even be burning. Both events will be fun. If you can go to both, go to both, if you have to choose one, then choose one, but at the end of the day.....have fun, that's why we skydive. Whether 50 or 100 or 500 people show up to this event, we are focused on quality, having fun and keeping a positive vibe throughout.


blueskiesbill  (B 30169)

Mar 23, 2009, 5:02 PM
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In reply to:

hope you guys have a good time...you def have some great organizers, some great events, and some great ideas (maybe not yours orignially) but that is how the skydiving community has grown to where it is now by sharing ideas .....

blueskies

thus the reason why i stated the above.....i thank you for understanding the opinion aspect but in the end we are all a bunch of adrenaline junkies that love falling at high speeds and coasting the clear blue skies under our canopies...have fun and be safe

blue skies!!!




Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Mar 27, 2009, 5:04 PM
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Re: [Antigua] Skydive Carolina presents CarolinaFest 2009 June 2-7 [In reply to] Can't Post

I just spent (too much) time trying to clean up this thread. So, if you notice posts out of sequence, that is why.

From now on, if you want to post about CarolinaFest, post here. If you want to post about SkyFest, post in that thread. Don't spent your time fussing, appreciate that you now have the option of going to another boogie in June if you so choose.


twitter  (B License)

Mar 29, 2009, 9:01 AM
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You deleted a lot of posts that didn't break any forum rules (even rules specific to this section). If an organization had been listed as attending and wanted to make it clear that they are NOT in fact attending due to the dishonest, immoral nature of this organizer's event, how is that not ok to post that here? Crazy

If people are only allowed to make happy-go-lucky posts about an event and aren't allowed to actually discuss it, what's the point of having a forum? If an organizer simply wants to state that their event is taking place and not have it discussed, then they can just have it put on the calendar and leave it at that.


katiebear21  (D 28324)

Mar 29, 2009, 11:59 AM
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If you don't like the rules go join some other free forum or volunteer to moderate one! You might find out it's not as easy as it seems!Smile


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Mar 29, 2009, 12:28 PM
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You deleted a lot of posts that didn't break any forum rules (even rules specific to this section).

It should be understood that we try to treat everyone equally, there shouldn't have to be a rule for that.

Usually, there are two sides to every story and the truth lies somewhere in between. This forum is here so people can learn about events and then plan and organize their attendance with their friends. If you want to bicker with someone, take it to Speaker's Corner. If you want to complain to me or Sangiro, send us a pm. Any further complaint posts by anyone will be deleted.


billeisele  (A 5643)

Apr 2, 2009, 3:07 PM
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60 days away for the first big boogie of the summer, June 2nd at Skydive Carolina

hopefully hit the Farm in April, Florabama in May and then Skydive Carolina in JuneSmile

then pay for it all in July and August Unimpressed


MudPuppy  (B 32021)

Apr 8, 2009, 7:36 PM
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Hopefully I will stil be inport so I can goCool


alexbitt  (C 37363)

Apr 9, 2009, 7:53 AM
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cant wait to come back to chester, james. you threw a great boogie last year and i know that this summer will be no different. anyone complaining about free jumps is off their wack


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Apr 22, 2009, 5:28 AM
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people who are "in the skydiving business" are to be thanked for what is a 24-7 type of job, and for all their "off-season" efforts,, which MUST be accomplished in order for ANY event to run smoothly..Unimpressed

I travel much less than I would like to,, but my 14 hour drive to Skydive Carolina , last june, was simply One of the BEST times,,,, I've EVER had at a DZ...CoolWink ( we even got to drive accross the New River Gorge Bridge, which i had Never yet seen...CrazyUnimpressedUnsure )

and I have HAD some FINE FINE times , over the years...CoolWink

I was impressed with The staff, the volunteers, the regulars, and the visitors....
SD Carolina handled logistics so well that they could be a template.... for how it's done...
Huge crowds of jumpers, great on - the - spot decision making.. handling everything from registration, to manifest, to hot HOT HOT daytime air temps,, ( over 100 F.. for days... ) ,Unsure Refueling of aircraft, AND skydivers.. Food concessions,,, Ice water filled coolers, available in 4 or 5 locations, clean up after 4 or 500 jumpers,, on a daily basis...UNflappable organization and communication....Air Conditioned Shower Trailers,,,,,,,,

I saw Nothing but smiling faces,, from All,, inlcuding J from Skyfest.....Smile

NOt sure just why or who decided that Skyfest would relocate further east for this year... BUT that does not require that SD Carolina must forego hosting their OWN Boogie during the early June time frame....Unimpressed

as skymama said,, there ARE 2 sides,, sometimes 3 or 4 sides to everything... but ya' know What???? i don't really care about that,, and don't wanna have to deal with it...
regardless , Both events merit attention from the jumping community, and hell YES.. both merit Our support......
I do wish they were still partnered Up...... but that's not my call......

Sooooo.. I DO hope i can attend both....
as a show of support for EACH group, since I am like Switzerland.....
I stay Neutral....
If one is looking for fun, good organization, new skydivers to meet and to befriend, GREAT aircraft, and Top-notch "behind the scenes " efforts.....
then you can't miss,,, with BOTH of these events...UnimpressedWink

I'll be setting my sights on Chester, out of gratitude to that staff, for alllll they did last year, and then, full of joy and good memories, i hope to make the same sorta drive again later in the month to support Jay....and the entire Skyfest concept
why?????
'cause i'm just a nobody and therefore do NOT have "to choose sides".... the joys of being a nomad...
with a few hundred bucks available for lift tickets....
and a smile on my face..Laugh
Why Not work together to make June memorable this year,,, by supporting both these fine events..
Just MHO.....
peace

jimmyTavino
POPS 3935
scr 6190
scs 4876
nscr 1817


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Apr 22, 2009, 10:09 AM
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All I know is that I'm looking forward to getting some pretty wild ass fun time freeflying going on Smile

Once that is all settled for the day, then we'll get some wild ass fun time beer and nekkidness going Shocked

There should be a sign up list going around soon for big way streaking.


Snowwhite

Apr 23, 2009, 5:08 PM
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Hey Antigua! Dave (Streaker, Raya Rodriguez) and Beth (MiniJefe Rodriguez) Hope that Raya is well enough that we can travel that far to be with all of our RR bros and bummpy bros for another GREAT family reunion! We had such a terrific time in 07 and we hope to see a couple of hundred of you again this year! Somewhere I have fabulous pictures of the goings on in 07. If we can figure out how to do it, we will post a few. Man that was a great time!


streaker  (A 47552)

Apr 23, 2009, 5:55 PM
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Smile

Here are a few pics from 2007. Snowwhite & I had a great time.

We miss all our Skydive Carolina friends and I'm hoping to be well enough to jump again soon.

Our best wishes for nothing but bright blue skies for 2009.

Warmly welcome all new brothers and bumpy brothers into the family.

Raya Rodriquez (Streaker)Cool
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katiebear21  (D 28324)

Apr 27, 2009, 9:49 AM
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Them used to be called "beer butt chickens" but now they're more commonly referred to as "sit fly chickens"!

I love me sum sit fly chickens!

Dale, cook me sum chickens!Tongue


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