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High Fashion photoshoot and an old round canopy

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It looks like it could be the exact same canopy. If it is, how did you make the connection?

Some say C-9s do not have "pucker vents" at the apex but my 1951 vintage orange and white candy stripe USAF surplus C-9 sure did. Bought it in 1968, Jumped it well into the 1970s. I am pretty sure I was the last guy jumping a cheapo at Pope Valley.

Man did that beast land hard. OUCH. I was on a college student budget and was always a gen or two behind on gear.

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2018 marks half a century as a skydiver. Trained by the late Perry Stevens D-51 in 1968.

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***It looks like it could be the exact same canopy. If it is, how did you make the connection?
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I sold that canopy as a prop to a photog. After that it was just a matter of connecting the dots :)

Amazing. I post a fashion shot and you ID the exact canopy. What are the chances? Hope you got top dollar. That canopy is now famous.

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******It looks like it could be the exact same canopy. If it is, how did you make the connection?
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I sold that canopy as a prop to a photog. After that it was just a matter of connecting the dots :)

Amazing. I post a fashion shot and you ID the exact canopy. What are the chances? Hope you got top dollar. That canopy is now famous.

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:)

Here's another commercial that I sourced gear for.

Yes, it's cheesy, but I will still take credit :)

https://vimeo.com/121253819

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Any video with a DC 3 low pass is good by me, even if they got the shutter speed wrong in one segment.

A high speed low pass with props appearing nearly standstill is soooo wrong. But perhaps it was intentional? You know those cinema artistes'.

Lots of cool old gear. Looks like some of the stuff I jumped in 68 when I started.

Keep up the good work. Real gear, not kludgey props. Saw one pathetic video with jumpers wearing camping knapsacks.

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Here's another commercial that I sourced gear for.
Yes, it's cheesy, but I will still take credit :)
https://vimeo.com/121253819



Geez, it makes me cringe to see her dragging that nice white parachute across the grass like an old rag.

Not to mention Mr. Joe Cool bailing out with one side of the cut-away hardware not connected properly.

That DC-3 sure is sweet though.

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Any video with a DC 3 low pass is good by me, even if they got the shutter speed wrong in one segment.

A high speed low pass with props appearing nearly standstill is soooo wrong. But perhaps it was intentional? You know those cinema artistes'.

Lots of cool old gear. Looks like some of the stuff I jumped in 68 when I started.

Keep up the good work. Real gear, not kludgey props. Saw one pathetic video with jumpers wearing camping knapsacks.

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The blue container is a Pioneer 3 pin
the OD canopy is a good old unmodified T10R
the harness she wore is an oldie - a surplus 2-shot OD container with an all white T10R
canopies for the background are old Strong 26ft LoPo's

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Bessie,

Yes, having the cutaway cable loop sticking out from under the Capewell cover was so eye catching and obvious that it must have been done on purpose. Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck to think that somebody might actually jump it like that.

Bob

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