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ralu  (C License)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:06 AM
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Mine was a round, russian made T4-4MP. I get nostalgia when I think of her..Blush
ralu


wmw999  (D 6296)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:28 AM
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The first one I owned was a Starlite, in a Starlite piggyback. I put about 400 jumps on it, and really loved it.

Wendy W.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:43 AM
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a red/white/blue Papillon in a blue mini system.


murrays  (C 1285)

Feb 20, 2003, 8:49 AM
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Another Papillon owner! In a Jerry Bird "fastback" rig.


darkwing  (D 4164)

Feb 20, 2003, 9:57 AM
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A ParaCommander (Clown pattern) in a custom Guardian Rig (Silver/Blue). It was hot gear.


smooth  (D License)

Feb 20, 2003, 10:26 AM
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Without checking my logbook . . .

The first canopy that I jumped was a 28 ft 7-TU.
The first canopy that I owned was a custom colored (para-puke) Para-Commander .


steve1  (D 23640)

Feb 20, 2003, 1:55 PM
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The first I jumped was an unmodified t-10 in the army. When I started sport jumping I had a 28 ft. (7 T-U). The first rig I owned was a solid red, Mark 1 Para-commander. I also bought a new Navy Blue Super-Pro harness and container. My reserve was Pioneer chest mount with a 24 ft. inside. I wish I still had that rig. Steve1


Kinaa

Feb 20, 2003, 3:02 PM
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In reply to:
Mine was a round, russian made T4-4MP.
There is one (and last in Croatia as I can think of) that is airworthy here in my club. You can come and jump it if you like.Wink


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 20, 2003, 3:51 PM
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Mine was a ragged out Fury 220, d.o.m around 1986 (same as my first container, an SST Racer - y'know, with the exposed risers over the shoulders). I bought it used in 1990 and put a little over 200 jumps on it. Was great for doing casual CRW at the bottom of RW jumps Wink


skr  (D 981)

Feb 20, 2003, 5:28 PM
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> The first one I owned was a Starlite, in a Starlite piggyback.
> I put about 400 jumps on it, and really loved it.

Now *that* is hard core :-) :-)

I had my first malfunction on a Starlite. Well, actually,
I had had a few reserves out from screwing around
in my younger days, but that Starlite was the first one
that didn't open when I meant for it to.

1975, jump #1701, the last jump of the nationals,
there I wuz ...

We, the Exhibition Team, were demo-ing this new
sequential stuff at the style & accuracy & speed star
nationals. The meet was over, the winner, Captain
Hook had just organized a beautiful 32(?) way star.

We were next, how were we going to top that?
We settled on a 25 way diamond, which had never
been done before.

In order to be sure that everybody got a good look
we built it right over the crowd and held it to 3,000 ft.

I loved tracking over a crowd, especially with a
piggyback and wearing smoke, so in the heat of
the moment I may have been a little low.

WHACK ! The legendary Starlite opening, except
that the stabilizers on one side were all tangled with
the steering lines.

Possibly due to the over boogie factor that week
I hadn't had much sleep, so I decided to do the
classic screw around with it, lose track of altitude
and get myself into really deep shit maneuver.

I was really into it when I heard this distant voice
saying "Cutawaaaay!". Somebody up above had
been watching the show.

I woke up - Oh, yeah, right - glance down - I can
do it - ching, ching, shot and a halfs - falling away
with one leg stuck out about 15 or 20 feet trying to
keep that smoke bracket away from my reserve and

Poof! Beautiful 26 foot lopo conical.

I had no trouble with lack of sleep after that, I was
wide awake for 2 or 3 hours.

Skr


propblast

Feb 20, 2003, 6:18 PM
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First was a unmodified T-10.
First "square" was a 210 but cant remember who made it. The container was a Quasar.


jaymundo  (D 22179)

Feb 20, 2003, 6:23 PM
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28TU that someone had put in yellow dye......Therefore it was yellow and orange with yellow lines........Envy of the DZ! had it in a NB8 .


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:07 PM
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T -10,,,for my first 3 jumps,,, then a red and black and white 28" lopo. for about 15 more
First main I ever owned was a Green and black and white French Papillon.......in a stylemaster rig,,,chest mount reserve.... shot some good downwind accuracy with that papillon..Smile... Started jumping a para plane cloud,,, full time,,,, only after I had over
1,000 jumps on a round main.....


ralu  (C License)

Feb 20, 2003, 11:30 PM
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It would be interesting to jump in Croatia Smile
As for T4, thare are about 20 at my dz.
ralu


Kinaa

Feb 21, 2003, 2:22 AM
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Consider yourself invited.Smile

I.P.


JnL  (D 14541)

Feb 21, 2003, 6:14 AM
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Church Window PC


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Feb 21, 2003, 8:51 AM
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The first canopy I jumped as a student was a military MC1-1B. After my prerequisite static line jumps I actually made free fall jumps with it!

The first canopy I owned was a Cruiselite XL made by Para Flite.

John


TequilaGirl  (C 32240)

Feb 21, 2003, 11:16 AM
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Mine was a Sabre 150........


Faicon9493  (D 9493)

Feb 21, 2003, 6:14 PM
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My first canopy was a Pioneer Viking Superlite. It was made to compete with the Para-Flite Strato-Cloud.


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wmw999  (D 6296)

Feb 21, 2003, 6:45 PM
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I remember them; I had one for my first square. Not a bad canopy.

Wendy W.


dayle  (B 6689)

Feb 21, 2003, 8:37 PM
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Hey, that was my first rig too!!! I had a 135 tomcat in mine though, with a round reserve. Don't know when mine was manufactured, but it was old when I got it 4 years ago.

The exposed risers really scared the shit out of people....lol


FallingILweenie  (A 32605)

Feb 21, 2003, 11:56 PM
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triathlon 160 skybarge...lookin to downsize if anyone wants to give me a sabre 135!


mikeat10500  (B 3715)

Feb 22, 2003, 11:24 AM
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mine was a cruselite 220...cruse lite, land heavy!


n2skdvn  (B 22375)

Feb 22, 2003, 6:42 PM
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first jumped, manta 288

first owned falcon 175

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colmurph  (B 3680)

Feb 24, 2003, 2:11 PM
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Mine was an Airforce B-11 28' flat circular with a 7 gore TU and a sleeve pulled by 2 pilot chutes to prevent "burble". Moved on to a modified T-10 because the landings were too hard (I weighed around 225 at the time) My reserve was also a 28' flat circular with a single T.
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