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  2. Sincere apologies for the delayed response. This season's flu is a real bitch...That is very unusual - it seems to be a case of the WYSIWYG editor just not loading... I've taken a look at your account and there's no kinds of limitations being imposed. I also used the admin tools to check whether it's account based or computer based, and when I test your account it seems to work fine.This suggests it may be an issue on your browser. Can you do me a favour and try use a different browser as a means to test?
  3. SpacemanSpiff

    Cookie open face helmet (Large)

    Time Left: 29 days and 22 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Cookie helmet with Flat Lock top camera mount. Size - Large Includes removable chin cup.

    $140.00

    Seattle, WA

  4. SpacemanSpiff

    Alti-2 Neptune

    Time Left: 29 days and 22 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Fantastic like new condition. Always used as an audible. Includes numerous parts and wrist mount components. (Note - In the photos you may notice some "bubbles" on the screen. These are from the original protective screen cover that's still on the device.)

    $180.00

    Seattle, WA

  5. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    What? No bite on your plans for the November event? I suppose you will get around to that sooner or later. Updates on the upcoming Cooper Campout in Oregon: We've selected a rally point that is easy to find. It is in Estacada. That is a small town about 20-25 miles SE of Portland. Rally point is a food store that opens at 5AM. We caravan out of the parking lot at 7AM. Anyone who can't make it to the rally point in time will have to use the provided maps. The reason for choosing the store is in case anyone needs to pick up last-minute supplies. From the rally point to the actual campsite is about 25 miles, in the Mt Hood National Forest. If you come late and try to reach the site and get turned around somehow, try our cells, or if you have a CB radio we monitor channel 14 during daylight hours. Anyone wanting to day hike away from the campsite will be offered one of our handheld Midland CB units to take along. Maps, cell numbers, and all other information are provided after you contact us saying you want to attend. (In case you are considering coming along) So far, we have seven confirmed folks coming, plus me makes eight. Greg the Techie Guy had to drop out for this one because his girlfriend isn't doing well right now. I'm allowed to say she will be all right, but that she has been at the ER twice in the last month, and is now seeing her doctor on a regular basis. She will be some time recovering from what ails her, but she WILL recover her doctor says. All 12 episodes of Darren Schafer's Cooper Vortex podcast have been copied to a flash drive. We're going to play them sometime during the trip, in order. We will probably spread it out over a couple of days. Other Cooper-related media being offered (if people want to watch) is the promo reel on the upcoming Cooper movie, the Treat Williams/Robert Duvall pic The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, and a collage of historical film and still bits specially produced by AB for this trip. Most people will probably watch the Hollywood shootout scene from Heat. That last bit about Heat was a joke, of course. We've decided to do the free BBQ on Sunday afternoon that weekend. I saw THIS TABLE for camping at someone's house. It weighs nearly nothing, folds down to ALMOST nothing, and can hold up to a hundred pounds. The supports are strong and the slats are hollow aluminum. Picked one up today from REI in Tacoma. It's cooler than the picture. Can't wait to use it. We've moved the cutoff date for new contacts wanting to attend up from June 16 to June 3rd. After that, we go with the people we have up to that point. That's ten days from now. Bruce at Mountain News has made an announcement at the Cooper Forum. He's leaving for New York next month to visit his mom and won't return until near the end of June. I think it's okay to say that since he's already made it public in a couple of places anyway. So...if any of you out there are considering calling me up at 8PM on a weekday, (Meyer!) asking me to fill up my tank, and drive 40 miles (again) to do a welfare check on Bruce...please DON'T. He's fine. If he's reading this now, our best to his mom. One thing Bruce and I have in common is that we both have elderly parents. My mom is 85 and still doing fine. The location of the next Cooper Campout has already been pre-selected. The one to Oregon in June will almost certainly be our LAST one to Oregon. The next campout will be held in August, at Trap Pass in the Olympics. Trap Pass is pretty much the highest spot you can safely drive to in the Olympics, and the road ends in a stunning spot with some of the most beautiful views of both Puget Sound and the Olympics you can imagine. For this trip, you really need a truck, although my two-wheel-drive Nissan truck made it up there okay. You do need some clearance under your vehicle to make this trip, though. In other words, no sports cars or motor homes. I don't mind showing map shots and pictures of this place. It's a great area, especially as the sun goes down. When we went there in October 2018, there was still zero snow and only one outside visitor over a three day camp. It is 26 miles from the main highway, which is Highway 101. It is seldom visited. We are accepting advance requests to attend this one.
  6. valeschmied

    For Sale PD Reserve 143

    Time Left: 29 days and 20 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    PD Reserve 143 R Price : $500 AUD Colour : Red S/N : 143 R 9663 DOM : SEPT 1995 Selling on behalf of a friend. Perfect condition, fabric still feels crispy.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    , Queensland - AU

  7. SpacemanSpiff

    Phantom 2

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Phantom 2 wingsuit Excellent condition (even the leather on the bootie is like new) Options - leading edge foam, leg cutaway, back inlets, pilot chute pouch Made for 6' 0" & 190lbs Price $333 + shipment.

    $333.00

    Seattle, WA

  8. FallingHobo

    Mirage G3 -M2 and PDR 143 for sale

    Would you sell just the container?
  9. JerryBaumchen

    LARGE GEAR

    Hi Mark, Yup; but I did not want anyone to think it is in the 'standard' category. Jerry Baumchen
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  11. HappyHawaii

    Pilot job in Hawaii, starting next week!

    Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

    • WANTED
    • NEW

    Turbo 206 and a 300 HP 182 flying from a quiet oceanfront airport on the Big Island. Housing and a vehicle is included. Coverage for the short or long term starting on the 28th on May needed. 500TT minimum and 1000 preferred. contact Happy by email fly@bigairtours.com for information. Aloha!

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

  12. pchapman

    LARGE GEAR

    Fair enough, there is that TSO C23b, based on 1949 standards, that makes things 'more legal' by having few limits!
  13. mark

    LARGE GEAR

    The TSO is silent with respect to deployment speed. In most cases, skydiving aircraft are flown at less than 150 mph.
  14. DougH

    LARGE GEAR

    OK I will be that asshole, 280 is big bro! Even if you can pull off the equipment aspect it will make it harder to do the fun group aspects of skydiving. I know you are 6-4, and when you are tall the pounds add up, but how do you carry the 280? I am wondering if you are carrying extra weight you can lose, or if you have over interests like power lifting/body building that are a big factor in the weight? I am a midget in comparison at 5'6 but I carry a lot of weight on my frame relative to my size due to my build and weight lifting. I always have to balance wanting to have easier skydives with my friends against the desire to put on a bunch of weight to make lifting easier (and for vanity).
  15. JerryBaumchen

    LARGE GEAR

    Hi Mark, The Mirage is TSO'd as a C23(b) Low Speed Parachute; not to be used in aircraft over 150 MPH. Jerry Baumchen
  16. aironscott

     Dave Dewolf

    Rest in peace Dave. You will forever be a friend, idol, mentor and inspiration to me. Like many, Dave trained me initially to be a rigger. After a few years I got good at it. One night in Eloy Dave, Weird Wayne, Dave Mahoney and myself were sitting around a campfire. Mahoney and I had the loft there at the time. Listening to Dewolf and His Weirdness discuss so many things that were way above the heads of Mahoney and mine was one of the greatest treats of my life. Respect, Love and Peace to you my friend. Mahoney and I still talk about that night. "There's a pork chop in every can"
  17. Abogadoche

    PD Silhouette 190

    Is this still for sale?
  18. footballhokie

    Mirage G3 -M2 and PDR 143 for sale

    Time Left: 29 days and 14 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Mirage G3-M2 with a PDR 143 for sale. Fits 129-170 Main. I'm 5'10" 160# Reserve DOM: 8/07 Container DOM: 7/06 About 800 jumps, 7 Repacks on my card, I think 13 total.

    $2,200.00

    , Florida

  19. mark

    LARGE GEAR

    UPT, Mirage, and Jumpshack are all C23b manufacturers, i.e. no TSO weight or speed limits. Sunpath Javelins are currently certified for 300 pounds and 170 knots. The newest RI rigs are certified for 325 pounds and 150 knots. PD makes tandem reserves and military reserves certified for much higher weights than typical solo civilian applications. These require more altitude for opening, so other altitudes (opening, malfunction decision, AAD activation) need to be adjusted upward. Tandem reserves are readily available, and PD military reserves occasionally find their way to the civilian market. --Mark
  20. SStewart

     Dave Dewolf

    Dave had many "saves" himself and when you multiply that by all the riggers he trained the numbers would be in the thousands. A life well lived.
  21. Time Left: 29 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Voodoo V1 container (3/01) with Aerodyne Sensei 91 cross-braced main has green spectra lines (7/11), Precision Micro Raven 120 reserve (1/00) (never used!). Rig has no AAD! I am 5’9” 150 pound, fits a little snug on me. It would go up to 6’ and 180 pound for sure... Reserve last repacked by a rigger last year February in Australia. Container professionally cleaned. The rig haven’t been used in a last 3 years due to shoulder dislocation. The container is professionally modified to a left-handed deployment, also by a rigger. Paypal and North America only!!! Thanks for checking out my rig! Have a nice day! Blue skies!

    $2,250.00

    Bellevue , Washington - US

  22. accumack

     Dave Dewolf

    A giant in this sport! R.I.P. Dave say hi to Joe Smith!
  23. pchapman

    LARGE GEAR

    At the OP: Rigger Lee got at this a bit, but you'll be pushing the certification limits of standard gear. Some rigs are certified to the old traditional 254 lbs (jumper plus gear), others as high as 300 lbs, but I'm not sure if there's anything beyond that. (Unless one uses adapted tandem or military gear.) So it might be hard to be totally legal. Not that people haven't slightly overloaded gear before. People over 230 lbs (without gear) skydived even when nothing was certified past 254 lbs, so with the available gear they were always overloading it a little. Reserve canopies have a similar issue to the rig itself. E.g, the biggest PD reserves, whether regular or Optimum variety, max out at 290-300 lbs for certification. So, similar to what Lee is saying, you at least want to maximize things in your favor by considering gear features that are more forgiving of high weights and speeds.
  24. Unstable

    LARGE GEAR

    I want to second this feedback - being a larger jumper and the increased snatch forces RiggerLee mentioned, you are at higher risk for line dump with increased consequences associated with more mass traveling at higher velocities. At a minimum, I would steer you away from stowless (fully or partially) bag designs. While you are at it, consider a Firebolt as a main canopy. Full elliptical (fun to fly) and a very deliberate sniveler. Originally marketed towards camera flyers in the mid-2000s. The Firebolt is also a hybrid design, which will help with volume and ease of packing.
  25. SethInMI

     Dave Dewolf

    You add "indirectly" and you would have a LOT of people.
  26. JerryBaumchen

     Dave Dewolf

    Hi Gary, That is what I will always remember about Dave. A fun guy to be around, Jerry Baumchen
  27. SWP123

    Mirage G4 M3

    Time Left: 29 days and 10 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    -$1100/OBO -DOM 12/2010 -450 jumps -Built for 5’11” / 170 lbs -Generally holds 135-150 main / 143-160 reserve -Articulated harness, RSL, 24” risers, dive loops, soft handles, freefly tab, hook knife -Container only, no main/reserve/AAD -I’ll pay shipping to your rigger, US only

    $1,100.00

    Spokane, WA

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