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kkeenan

Magnets, Bitch !

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One of my favorite lines from, "Breaking Bad".

After 40-something years of skydiving, I still run into odd stuff.

Climbing to altitude in the Twin Otter at DeLand yesterday, I pulled out my little tin box of Altoid mints to pass around. That plane has straddle-type seats, so everyone is packed in facing aft in the cabin. As I was holding the mint box, trying to get it open, I felt the box pulling strangely in my hand. Just as I got the lid open, the box jumped out of my hand, spilled all the mints, and stuck to the riser cover of the guy sitting in front of me. I hadn't realized until that moment that I had been holding it directly over the magnetic closure of the riser cover of the guy's Vector container. Those are some strong magnets Mr. Booth puts in those things.

Kevin K.
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Dude, you are so awesome...
Can I be on your ash jump ?

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billbooth

Looks like we are going to need yet another warning label! Damn!



I won't claim the idea, bit I heard that a name had already been given to a theoretical pilotchute-in-tow mal in which the magnets in riser covers latch onto the magnets in a D-bag and stop the deployment.

It would be called a Mag Lock. :-)

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billbooth

Looks like we are going to need yet another warning label! Damn!



On the rig?

Or should it be on the tin of mints?

I can see it now:

Warning!!!! Due to upset and spill hazards, do not place open tin of mints near strong magnets.
"There are NO situations which do not call for a French Maid outfit." Lucky McSwervy

"~ya don't GET old by being weak & stupid!" - Airtwardo

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