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Namowal  (A 63059)

Oct 30, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Back when I started the sport, an older jumper mentioned to me that he found it annoying that a lot of the younger jumpers didn't recognize (or hadn't heard of) distinguished jumpers from the past and even the present.
In your opinion, is there a list of skydivers you think all of us should be familiar with? Who are they? (Aside from yourself, of course Wink...


Ashtanga

Oct 30, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Roger Nelson. Gene Paul Thacker.


DocPop  (C License)

Oct 30, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Jim Slaton



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juggalo17  (A 64149)

Oct 30, 2012, 1:02 PM
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Lew Sanborn D-1


Ashtanga

Oct 30, 2012, 1:08 PM
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Dan BC
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scottd818  (C 41314)

Oct 30, 2012, 1:34 PM
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Brian Germain


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 30, 2012, 1:49 PM
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There's a couple lists.

- Historical:

Sanborn, Istel, Ottley, Morehead, White. There are others, but those are the first that come to mind.

- Pioneers, but a little more recent:

Bill Booth, Ted Strong, Dan Poynter. Again, there are others.

- Champions:

Dan BC, Kirk Verner, Rook and Missy Nelson, Eli Thompson. Again, many many others.

Camera:

Norman Kent, Joe Jennings, Greg Gasson, Brian Buckland. Again, many others.

One good reason to know who the "names" are is because a few of them post on here.
And sometimes people don't quite realize who they are. It can get a "bit" amusing.

http://www.dropzone.com/...post=3409804#3409804

And don't forget the most famous of all skydivers...

DB Cooper Angelic

Who else has a thread of over 1000 pages (pages, not posts).


Divalent  (C 40494)

Oct 30, 2012, 1:58 PM
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And for completely different reasons:
- Ted Nelson
- Sangi


JohnnyMarko

Oct 30, 2012, 2:04 PM
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Jeb Corliss


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:11 PM
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Bill Booth - 3-ring


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:14 PM
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In reply to:
And for completely different reasons:
- Ted Nelson
- Sangi

Yeah, I was thinking of including the "Learn from their lessons" category, both dead and alive.

It would include the Madd Skilz crowd like you listed, but it could also include those who pushed the limits just a bit too far.
Patrick De Guyon, Shane McConkey, Eli, JT and others.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:18 PM
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Not just jumpers, Stories and history. But I'll add to the list.

People:
Paul Fayard, Jim West, Mike Mullins,Scotty & Tami Carbone,Don Kirlin, and of course me.

Books:
Cowboys Caravan, The Bluegrass Conspiracy

Stories:
About the World Freefall Convention, Any of the original jumpers and groups out west(Cali and TX.),Couch Freaks, Lost Prairie,SkyFest,The Z-hills Turkey Meets, 10-way speed start comps,The Marvins Boogies, Nationals in Muskogee...oh and the St.Patricks Boogie or Fitz 2013.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:21 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
And for completely different reasons:
- Ted Nelson
- Sangi

Yeah, I was thinking of including the "Learn from their lessons" category, both dead and alive.

It would include the Madd Skilz crowd like you listed, but it could also include those who pushed the limits just a bit too far.
Patrick De Guyon, Shane McConkey, Eli, JT and others.


Oh Oh oh...that Lutz dude.Laugh


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:44 PM
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Off the top of my head, here's some I didn't see yet. Carl Boenish, Jim Handbury, Ray Cottingham, Sammy Ramos, Tom Sanders, and Steve Fielding. Let me get my nap and I can probably think of a few more!


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:46 PM
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What about :

Dave DeWolf
Moe Viletto
Bob Sinclair
Robert Pecnik


piisfish

Oct 30, 2012, 3:17 PM
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In reply to:
Patrick De Guyon
that would be De Gayardon

Others, for various reasons
Loic Jean-Albert
Jari Kuosma
Carl Boenish
Eric Fradet
Marco Manna
Marco Tiezzi
Olav Zipser

As said above, the list is Loooong, just trying to add names which were not mentioned yet


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Oct 30, 2012, 3:23 PM
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Tom Piras. He taught us all how it was done - and then he bounced. He wasn't wearing a helmet, but at least his Cypres was turned off.


piisfish

Oct 30, 2012, 3:24 PM
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Oh and also Andr-Jacques Garnerin who successfully descended for the first time (case of French wine) with a parachute in 1789


obelixtim  (D 84)

Oct 30, 2012, 3:35 PM
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Captain Hook.....


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 30, 2012, 3:54 PM
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Was going to add Tom but couldn't remember his last name.


flyboy6554  (D 12846)

Oct 30, 2012, 4:17 PM
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Jerry Bird should be on the list. One of the truly great RW organizers, instructors, coaches etc of his time and era.

And a great guy to boot!!


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 30, 2012, 4:33 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXfm24p2ISE


ELMO! Cool


DocPop  (C License)

Oct 30, 2012, 4:36 PM
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Not much love in this list for the canopy piloting guys.

I guess that's a reflection of the sport though.


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 30, 2012, 4:40 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvMGLJ0xww

Bill Cole Cool

'Chuteless' on dizzdotcom


nigel99  (D 1)

Oct 30, 2012, 5:06 PM
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No there's no need to hero worship, and he was just being a grumpy old fart.

That said it is nice to know milestone people and general trivia.

Tiny Broadwick
Tom Piras (good reference for never being too good to die)
Joe Kittenger
Dan Poynter, bill booth, Ted strong
Your AFF instructor!


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