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1st mal pack job

 


flyhy  (C License)

Aug 17, 2003, 6:11 PM
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Packed my first mal for our cameraman. It was his first mal, jump #325. Here's what happened:
it was a good packjob - but I left the bag on top of container to get a pull up before s folding the lines and placing the bag in the container. While I was away the bag fell off, through some of the front riser lines but when I came back, it looked all clear. The pilot chute was still at the 'clear' side of the lines, but I thought it must've fallen through the lines so I pulled it back. - Wrong end, the pilot chute was actually clear and I should've pulled the bag back through the lines. (Does that make sense?)
Anyway for pix check out:

http://www.geocities.com/nzskies03/mal.html

So what do we learn from that: never lose control of your packjob!


diverdriver  (D 19012)

Aug 17, 2003, 6:15 PM
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http://www.geocities.com/nzskies03/mal.html


alanab

Aug 17, 2003, 6:19 PM
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i dont see any pics there!?!


Unstable  (D 28930)

Aug 17, 2003, 10:35 PM
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          How did the guy you were packing for take it????


FrogNog  (C 34484)

Aug 18, 2003, 10:50 AM
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>How did the guy you were packing for take it????
>=============S. Smith================

Which direction does the beer-buying go? Do you buy beer because you packed your first mal? First mal you packed for him? And this was his first mal, his first mal from you, and his first tandem camera mal? See, the way I count (and I admit I'm quite new at this), he could end up having to buy 3 units of beer to your 2. Then he would have to communicate his feelings with the relative quality of the beer. Wink

P.S. Glad he was OK in the end. (He was OK, right?)


flyhy  (C License)

Aug 18, 2003, 5:56 PM
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He was actually quite happy about that mal. He said it's good to be over it and don't have to worry about that '1st one'. -And it was quite a nice one too, no high speed, not even spinning around or anything. :)

No, it was his shout of course! I bought us two a beer after work.... and I had to entangle the cut away all messed up main.



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