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freefaller76  (Student)

Oct 17, 2003, 5:32 PM
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When was the last time anyone seen someone jump a Para Commander? Anyone know of someone jumping one recently (the past few years)? Given that they were last manufactured about 20 years ago is it likely that there are any still out there that are jumpable? Just curious.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Oct 17, 2003, 5:41 PM
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I jumped one in early September. It was packed in a dbag in a gutter gear piggyback rig. Very sureal under it.


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Oct 17, 2003, 6:39 PM
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In the days of PCs, gutter gear was conventional gear, piggybacks were, by definition, not gutter gear.

Times have changed, haven't they Wink

Wendy W.


darkwing  (D 4164)

Oct 17, 2003, 6:47 PM
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within the past year at our DZ one was jumped more than once. There is even video of it involved in a three-stack with two crw-dawgs docking on it. The Official Harvest Moon Boogie video from last year has it.


lazyfrog

Oct 18, 2003, 1:11 AM
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did 3 jumps this summer, still alive


tonybrogdon  (D 12855)

Oct 18, 2003, 1:15 PM
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I made 60 jumps on my MarkV PC back in 1979 at the Pettersburg DZ in Virginia. I sold it in 1980 when I bought my first square a Stratus Star five cell. My PC had soft landings compared to my previous canopy, a T-10 where we did PLF's to land and it never hinted of a malfunction.


AggieDave  (D License)

Oct 19, 2003, 5:26 AM
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Kim Fuller, Doc Stewart and Russell Webb have all put jumps on PCs more then a few times in the past year.

Kim has some SWEET vintage gear in incredible shape. I heard a rumor of a never been jumped PC somewhere at his house.


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Oct 19, 2003, 8:25 AM
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Just got my belly wart re packed for another go at it when the density altitude improves with fall.

Kim Fuller does, indeed have a brand new PC. Seen it with my own eyes.

Mine aint so shabby either. It's in a conventional miltary container, and the canopy itself has white lines and no tears on the center line cover.

If you want to jump it, contact me.

Russell M. Webb


sducoach  (D License)

Oct 23, 2003, 3:08 PM
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Got two, one old one new. (well newer)

Looking for another rig to set one up in.

Blues,

J.E.


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Oct 28, 2003, 6:57 AM
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Round is sound, or so they said.
Attachments: rw paracommander jump waller 3 16 2003 B.JPG (21.2 KB)


usedtajump  (D 6813)

Oct 28, 2003, 7:27 AM
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In reply to:
Just got my belly wart re packed for another go at it when the density altitude improves with fall.

Kim Fuller does, indeed have a brand new PC. Seen it with my own eyes.

Mine aint so shabby either. It's in a conventional miltary container, and the canopy itself has white lines and no tears on the center line cover.

If you want to jump it, contact me.

Russell M. Webb

Hey Russell, is that the same PC you started on at Seagoville?Shocked

Jerry


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Oct 28, 2003, 9:33 AM
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No, this is the one I had in Seagoville. Wore it out.
Smile
Attachments: rw seagoville pc .jpg (33.2 KB)


usedtajump  (D 6813)

Oct 28, 2003, 9:51 AM
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That's the one that a guy bounced off of on opening and ripped a panel out of isn't it?


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Oct 28, 2003, 11:52 AM
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That would have been Kelly. Bouncing off a canopy is what I did in 1991. He came right on through.

Crazy


SkydiverRick  (D 13360)

Oct 28, 2003, 1:48 PM
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In reply to:
Round is sound,

But a square will get you there.


poppenhager  (D 47)

Oct 30, 2003, 2:07 PM
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Hey Rick,So will a round (if you know how to use it)!!
Pop D-47
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SkydiverRick  (D 13360)

Oct 30, 2003, 2:24 PM
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In reply to:
Hey Rick,So will a round (if you know how to use it)!!
Pop D-47

You never had to send the jeep after me. TongueLaugh


lazyfrog

Nov 1, 2003, 11:26 AM
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planning to do some more next summer, also T10 jumps Tongue


jumpgod  (C 32095)

Nov 20, 2003, 1:05 PM
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used to watch often back in the 70s as people jumped them regularly.

nowadays, i see them every once in a while.

my uncle jumped old military gear back in the 80s with C9 rounds. openned from terminal. a;lkdjf ouch...


bch7773  (C License)

Nov 20, 2003, 1:26 PM
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one of our riggers has one. We've been trying to convince him to bring it out. I'd like to jump it just once to say I've jumped a dinosaur Cool


billbooth  (D 3546)

Nov 20, 2003, 2:38 PM
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After making my first Para Commander jump in 1966, I remember remarking, with great confidence, "No one will ever make a better parachute than this!"

You know, when I think about it, I was right. What we jump today are actually more nylon wings than parachutes.


quatorze  (A 39233)

Nov 21, 2003, 5:07 AM
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Jeff, here are the pics of Robin and Burke that are on the website
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  CReW_PCandsquare.jpg (25.2 KB)


wingnut  (D 27688)

Nov 21, 2003, 10:05 PM
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when the air gets a little calmer and patrick is out at my dz i'm gona jump his pc. it's been jumped a few times. i want to be the first to do it at our new location....


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Nov 26, 2003, 11:15 AM
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Nope, I can't imagine anyone who'd be dumb enough to jump gear like that.... Wink

_Am
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chuteless  (D 41)

Nov 26, 2003, 11:18 AM
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I just bought a Russian PC with about 15 jumps on it. I'll definitely get some use out of it next summer.

The Para Commander is one of the very best canopies ever made.

Bill Cole D-41Laugh


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