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  2. someone is posting a Navigator and a Sigma370 on l.a craigslist.advertised as parasails! price $100 .something tells me these are stolen
  3. ParrotheadVol

    DB Cooper

    I made my first road trip in a few weeks today (to Alabama of all places, the very week of the Alabama - Tennessee game). I'm a little behind on podcasts, so today I finally got around to listening to the Marla podcast. I gotta say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd like to hang out with Marla some time and throw back a few Miller Lites.
  4. This thread started with a simple product announcement … perhaps not within the letter of dz.com policy, but almost harmless. If the OP used "fucking sexy ass skydivers" as a verb, that is correct English, Dutch, etc. However the choice of vocabulary might offend some of the delicate flowers in the audience. Back in the good-old-days, skydivers were lewd, crude, vulgar, etc. and the dz was a safe place to vent our frustration with the "real world." many skydivers prided themselves on their "dirty biker" image. Sadly, most dzs have become more and politically-correct during this century. Boring! I have used skydiving as a cure for depression for almost 40 years. I started as a sport jumper back when sex was safe and skydiving was dangerous. Sadly, I was kicked out of the skydiving crowd after a plane crash. Bullies started the pushing, then my boss parked airplane wreckage where I had to look at every day on my way to work, then lawyers insisted on dragging out a simple lawsuit for 8.5 years. The odd thing was that I worked hard at physical rehabilitation during the year immediately after the crash. I could not explain clearly why I was working so hard, just knew that I had to "get back on the horse." I only lasted a year and a half until the airplane wreckage was permanently parked near the airplane gate. Since then I have been diagnosed as: insomniac, anxious, depressed,acid reflux, heart murmur, PTSD, etc. I have read dozens of books about PTSD and earlier today watched Sebastian Junger's videos on PTSD. Hopefully this new book offers advice on how to recover from that sort of long-term depression.
  5. pchapman

    Bluetones skydiving music group?

    Nope, didn't get any off-thread answers. Just your one reply after 10 years! One could ask on the oldschool skydiving facebook group...
  6. Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    Cookie G3 New Lens Medium Matte Black

    $300.00

    , Arizona - US

  7. yobnoc

    Flip Colmer RIP

    Are these videos posted anywhere else? They won't load in this format for some reason.
  8. Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

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    Great Container always taken well care of, in excellent shape! Model/Size: Sunpath Javelin Odyssey RSK C-19. DOM: 05/2016 Jumps: ~1350 jumpsOptions: Skyhook, 4-ring articulation (hip and chest rings), Molded SunPath Backpad, Spacerfoam leg pads, Soft Reserve Handle, Lower Lateral Configuration: Stabilized Lateral System (S.L.S.), Standard Front Riser Dive LoopsOriginally Fit: Sabre2 97 OP 113 Original Owner: 5’11” 160-170bsCurrently configured as a left-handed throw out; we'll cover the cost of changing if you'd like it converted to right-handed.contact steve@rhythmskydiving.com

    $1,700.00

    - US

  9. Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

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    Great Container always taken well care of, in excellent shape! Model/Size: Sunpath Javelin Odyssey RSK C-16. DOM: 05/2016 Jumps: ~950 jumpsOptions: Skyhook, 4-ring articulation (hip and chest rings), Molded SunPath Backpad, Spacerfoam leg pads, Soft Reserve Handle, Lower Lateral Configuration: Stabilized Lateral System (S.L.S.), Standard Front Riser Dive LoopsOriginally Fit: Sabre2 97 OP 113 Original Owner: 5’5” 140lbsCurrently configured as a left-handed throw out; we'll cover the cost of changing if you'd like it converted to right-handed.contact steve@rhythmskydiving.com

    $2,000.00

    - US

  10. Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

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    Awesome Container in excellent shape! Main lift web replaced in 2015 Manufacturer: UPT Size/Model: V304 MLW 17.5+1 DOM: 04/2013 Jumps: ~1500 Options: Skyhook RSL Louie Loops Padded Stabilizer Semi-Stowless bag Hook knife Freefly mod Freefly handle Soft reserve handle Variable geometry harness Back pad Leg pads. Currently the BOC is a left-handed throw out, but we'll cover the cost of changing to right-handed if the buyer wants that. Originally Fit: Sabre2 97 OP 113 Original Owner: 5’11” 160-170bs Steve@rhythmskydiving.com

    $1,400.00

    - US

  11. swooperman

    Bluetones skydiving music group?

    Did you ever get a response to this post? Jeff Barbani is still playing music around town (San Diego). He doesn't jump much these days.
  12. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    Tom, Another, the Lycopodium Clavatum.. the pill lubricant. The conclusion was Cooper was a pill popper. Hahneman had and used Dramamine and Compoz during his hijacking. How do we find out if these contained Lycopodium Clavatum, especially the Compoz as it had a foil wrapper which requires a pill lubricant. I have researched the early Compoz tablets and can't determine if it was coated. It was changed in the late 70's as one of its ingredients was banned. FBI - "Prior to eating a Dramamine pill, the hijacker broke the pill in half and required the First Officer to consume half of the pill. The First Officer stated he thought the hijacker would parachute from the plane once they were airborne. He further suggested that this individual should be compared with D. B. Cooper, who hijacked a Northwest Airlines plane in Seattle previously." FBI - Compoz - “This tranquilizer was given to stewardess ________ on 5/5/72, by the Unsub hijacker of flight 175. According to ______ hijacker handled this foil package without the benefit of gloves.” "Compoz contains a long list of ingredients, some of which are known to have sedating effects at doses higher than those in the patent medicine. The contents are scopolamine (a sedative), the antihistamines methapyrilene and pyrilamine maleate (which also have sedating effects), salicylamide (a pain reliever), extract of passion flower (believed to be sedative at high doses) and the B vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine and niacinami de." "Dr. Rickels said that scopolamine, to name one ingredient, could produce such side effects as blurred vision, increased pressure in the eye, urinary retention and, at high doses, mental confusion, excitement and delirium." https://www.nytimes.com/1973/01/14/archives/study-criticizes-effect-of-compoz-review-by-fda-ingredients-listed.html
  13. gowlerk

    Pilot 210

    Time Left: 29 days and 14 hours

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    2006 pilot 210. I got it a few years ago as part of a package and never jumped it. It came to me in nearly new condition. No damage and few signs that it was ever jumped. Not even the usual cross port fraying. It does have some sign of use from the slider rubbing on the bottom of the lines. I would guess around 50 jumps. Certainly less than 100. Shipping to US or Canada by mail included in price.

    $1,500.00

    , Manitoba - CA

  14. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    Tom,, Particle pattern on the tie.. The tie has what appears to be particle concentrations in horizontal lines on the front of the tie and if you look close on the front of the back piece of the tie.. Hard to imagine those patterns of particles deposited while the tie was worn. That suggests the tie was rubbed across a sharp/narrow object.. as if it were used to wipe something or it was stored folded laying on the particles.. The control tie particle distribution looked completely random, the cooper tie was not. The tie was manufactured/sold around 1964. It had lots of time and environments to collect those particles. It seems unlikely they all came from one environment.
  15. BParker

    DB Cooper

    Great! So no more talk about the Amboy chute and endless posts arguing about it? Nice to see Tom Kaye post on here (had to sift through a few pages to actually see that he posted).
  16. skypharr

    Flip Colmer RIP

    Hey Folks, The past weekend we had the opportunity to release Flips's ashes- one more skydive for him. Skydive Tecumseh was a wonderful host, the weather cooperated, and we had friends of his from all over the country paying respects. Flip flew well as the crowd of friends and family watched from the ground. His ashes formed a column that morphed into a cloud than he floated across the sky, visible for all to see until the final jumper touched down. Organizing credit goes to Ray Ferrell, and the attached videos were shot by Steve Kenet and Alan Merhar Blue Skies my Friend, Blue Skies Mark Flip's ash dive - Steve's View.mov Flip's_ash_dive_-_Alan's_view_(1).mov
  17. pchapman

    Simple Video triming tool needed

    That Win 10 Photos app feature is handy to know about. Although it is set up more for editing videos together, so it takes a few more clicks to get to editing a video -- one can't just drag a video onto the app. Have used AviDemux but found the interface a little confusing and awkward. I like Free Video Editor, by DVDVideosoft. Quick and easy trims without re-encoding. Only for single videos, not putting together multiple videos like the Win 10 Photos app can. Great for cutting down the nowadays huge GoPro videos of a jump to keep just the good bits. Caveats are: 1. De-select the crapware it tries to install when installing the software, 2. Someone online said that the later versions wouldn't save without re-encoding, but the company still states that it does, as one of its features. Not sure what that's about or what is true. I'm running an older version 1.4.4 that works fine.
  18. flyhi

    Diff between RW & Competition jumpsuits

    Windline Skydiving Equipment out of Lake Wales makes a nice jump suit for a little lower price.
  19. d4skydive

    iFLY Charlotte

    We’re always on the go in the Queen City, especially when we’re going up. Rise above the ordinary and feel the thrill of indoor skydiving.
  20. Between the 7th and 12th October, Skydive Arizona (Eloy) held the 22nd FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving and the 13th FAI World Cup of Artistic Events. We have a collection of images from the event in a slideshow above, all photographs are taken by Bruce Griffith, while scores listed below have been gathered from results.worldskydiving.org
  21. Razvanescu

    Full rig No AAD

    Time Left: 29 days and 7 hours

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    Stunt container, Raven I reserve and Stiletto 135 for sale. Main canopy still slippery. No reline needed.

    $1,000.00

    Brasov - RO

  22. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Much ado about nothing. Okay, everyone was right on this subject. The FBI is still telling everyone they can't discuss the chute because it's evidence. Thought it wasn't. Someone is keeping secrets about an item they allegedly dismissed what...eleven years ago now? The main thing I care about lately is for those movie companies to make their announcement so I can be let out of that confidentiality agreement. It's been in place for nearly three years now, and I try to keep the faith about it and play it straight with them. It is hard sometimes. Message I got from them earlier this month said I should expect an announcement soon. Well, I certainly hope so. No FOIA requests for me. I don't mind discussing the case, hosting the sites at Quora and WordPress etc, but my active investigation into the Cooper case is closed. We even have a movie coming, and I'm pretty sure on that now. I have gone above and beyond and that's enough, sometimes against the greatest of odds...and a fair amount of negativity. But I've always been a stubborn sort anyway. After all this Cooper stuff is over I'll probably go back to sci-fi. And wonder why I ever got involved in the first place, or sent that original message to Skipp Porteous. Funny how things turn out sometimes.
  23. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    That's more of your position than mine.
  24. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    Here is what Tom emailed me just a while ago.... We didn’t see the chute when we were there on the first trip with Larry Carr. It was not an issue at that time so we had no interest and didn’t ask. When the controversy showed up, we asked Larry Carr about getting the info on where it was found and we were denied because he said it was a junk yard. When we went to Seattle again and met with Curtis in person we asked if we could test the chute to see if it was nylon and we were turned down. So yes both answers were right.
  25. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Well, that's the best news I've heard all day. (*smiles*) Beats arguing this or that. Any public interest in the case is always a good thing. I'm told I will *finally* get an announcement about the first dramatic feature film ever planned on the Cooper hijacking, and prior to Christmas. I sure hope so. I have been under a tough confidentiality agreement since about January 2017, and frankly I am tired of it. They want to release in 2021 for obvious reasons. My thought is either do it, or let me out of it. I like the check each year, but it has been stressful sometimes. Good luck with the producers.
  26. TomKaye

    DB Cooper

    Answer a couple of questions and create a controversy. Ok I am here, ask away. You guys can post my emails. PS talking to some producers that might spend some serious dollars on the case (fingers crossed). Tom Kaye
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