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Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 23, 2012, 3:59 PM
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Words of advice from Shannon Pilcher, Performance Designs Factory team Canopy pilot.
http://vimeo.com/51214222#


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Oct 23, 2012, 10:36 PM
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But my landings suck. I need to get a smaller canopy so I'll land like those Red Bull guys. TongueLaugh

Shannon, those are words of wisdom. I just hope the people who need to hear it start listening some day. Unsure

BTW, Does PD know you're counseling peeps to keep jumping their current canopies? Do you know how bad that is for sales? Laugh


wildcard451  (D License)

Oct 23, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Words of advice from Shannon Pilcher, Performance Designs Factory team Canopy pilot.
http://vimeo.com/51214222#

Clearly he feels threatened by others and does not want them using their skills to beat him.


excaza  (C License)

Oct 24, 2012, 4:08 AM
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I can't imagine broken or dead people buy many canopies Wink


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Oct 24, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Words of advice from Shannon Pilcher, Performance Designs Factory team Canopy pilot.
http://vimeo.com/51214222#

Clearly he feels threatened by others and does not want them using their skills to beat him.
LaughLaughLaugh Thanks for the laugh.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Oct 24, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I can't imagine broken or dead people buy many canopies Wink
CrazyLaugh

Yeah, in fact it gluts the market with a lot of used gear. Tongue


Krip  (Student)

Oct 24, 2012, 3:41 PM
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I can't imagine broken or dead people buy many canopies Wink
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Yeah, in fact it gluts the market with a lot of used gear. Tongue

Hi John

But there's always a new guy who wants to downsize and is looking for a good deal on a smaller canopy.

Rcyclying worksUnsureFrown

R.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Oct 24, 2012, 4:54 PM
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But there's always a new guy who wants to downsize and is looking for a good deal on a smaller canopy.

Rcyclying worksUnsureFrown
Yep, you and I have seen it enough.Unsure


EOCS  (C License)

Oct 25, 2012, 4:35 AM
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Words of advice from Shannon Pilcher, Performance Designs Factory team Canopy pilot.
http://vimeo.com/51214222#

Clearly he feels threatened by others and does not want them using their skills to beat him.

I agree! now whered i put my 75 Velo?


(This post was edited by EOCS on Oct 25, 2012, 4:36 AM)


cocheese  (D 24000)

Oct 25, 2012, 5:06 AM
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I always say "If you can't land your canopy in front of the pop machine at the dz like you're in Mt. Dew commercial, then you're not ready to downsize yet."


Bill_K  (D 30260)

Oct 29, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I always say "If you can't land your canopy in front of the pop machine at the dz like you're in Mt. Dew commercial, then you're not ready to downsize yet."

Well crap... I'll never be able to downsize then because I REFUSE to even attempt to land near ours... that darn thing is 45-50 feet or more deep INTO the hanger and I'm not willing to fly my canopy in there... Unsure

Tongue


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Nov 1, 2012, 1:17 PM
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I always say "If you can't land your canopy in front of the pop machine at the dz like you're in Mt. Dew commercial, then you're not ready to downsize yet."

Well crap... I'll never be able to downsize then because I REFUSE to even attempt to land near ours... that darn thing is 45-50 feet or more deep INTO the hanger and I'm not willing to fly my canopy in there... Unsure

Tongue

Then you've got no business downsizing!!! Cool



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