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  1. 2 points
    My $0.02 (maybe worth that much, maybe not): It depends on what the use would be. For a 'true' turn rig, as similar as possible or identical would be best. That's for someone who's going to be jumping so much that they'll be swapping back and forth all the time, for essentially the same jump. An active camera flyer is the best example I can think of. Land, dump rig #1 with the packer, toss the data cards to the video editor, stuff the other cards into the cameras, grab rig #2 and off you go. If it's someone who wants a 'sporty' canopy some of the time, but not all of the time, then having different setups may be worth looking into. Swoopers often have dedicated 'comp' rigs and 'fun jump' rigs. So do CRW guys. In those cases, having a rather different canopy in different rigs has to be 'managed'. Don't ever get them confused. Different color rigs, different color canopies, other things to make it hard to mix them up would be important. Just having it as a 'spare' rig really isn't as good of an idea as it may seem. You'll have your shiny new rig to play with, so it won't get much use. Keeping it in date, and rarely jumping it gets old. If you aren't in a position to actually need a second rig on a fairly regular basis, you'd be better off selling it. Use the money to pay a packer. I've seen some very good ones pack in time to make short calls. Impressive to watch. Again, my $0.02.
  2. 1 point
    Four old guys are walking down a street. They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents." They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true. The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, gentlemen?" There's a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini. In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis shaken, not stirred and says, "That's 10 cents each, please." The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, "That's 40 cents, please." They pay 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They've each had two martinis and haven't even spent a dollar yet. Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?" "I'm a retired tailor from Phoenix," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, Liquor, beer it's all the same." "Wow! That's some story!" one of the men says. As the four of them sip their martinis, they can't help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have any drinks in front of them and haven't ordered anything the whole time they've been there. Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, "What's with them?" The bartender says, "They're retired skydivers. They're waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price.
  3. 1 point
    Yesterday afternoon gas price increased $0.20/gal. I fear this is just the beginning. President Trump got us to energy independence JB wiped that out in less than one month.
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