ryoder

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  1. I also use this suit with 2 differences: - I ordered it with the material doubled, so it is even more effective. - I ordered freefly cuffs on the legs, so I can also use it for FF. It makes a very nice all-purpose suit. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  2. Hey! Those Quakers do DAMN good pack jobs! Just remember that if you watch, it is forbidden to speak while he is packing. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  3. ::breath, breath:: ~R+R Hey, I just located Dave's website! http://www.electricamish.com/ "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  4. No, you don't look anything like Billy-Bob Thorton. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307987/ "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  5. Hmmmm......that would depend on how big your.................plane is! Hey, size isn't everything! How fast it can get up to altitude is important, too! "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  6. And some people at that DZ STRONGLY disagree with that rule. On a 2-way linked FF exit, I took a knee HARD right in the jaw. Had it not been for my Factory Diver, that would have been broken jaw and/or teeth. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  7. LMAO!! You're only asking because you want someone to change your flat so you don't have to get dirty. I LOVE to get dirty! "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  8. WHAT DZ would let you jump at 17? As I understand, the waiver is a contract giving up your right to sue, and a third party cannot give up your right for you. (LawRocket, can we get an opinion?) If you can't wait until you are 18, then contact Mike Mullins to see if he will adopt you.
  9. Oh, swell; Next you'll have the squirrels lined up in your yard waiting for their turn. Then you'll have them at your door complaining they want a BIGGER Squirrel Flinger with TURBINE power. Then you'll have neighbor McNasty complaining about the flung squirrels landing in his yard. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  10. If you are getting LESS freefall time in a track, there is something really wrong with your tracking. I'm 6'2" and 225 out the door. In a stable belly I average 125-130m/h. In a solo tracking dive, I average 90-95 m/h. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  11. The easiest way to identify them is to search for postings by "ron" to see who he is squabbling with today, and then avoid them. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  12. Have you noticed with the RWS system that when its new, the stiffness of the bridle can push the kill like semi-uncocked? I noticed this a bit over the past couple years, with various new Vector3/M-series/Microns. By no means was it a scientific study, just something I noticed. I hadn't noticed that happening, but I like the fact that I can cock the bridle with the canopy bagged and in the container just before closing the flaps. And I don't need to worry about the killline capturing the canopy. In fact, my standard procedure is to cock the PC before I start packing, and then cock it again just before closing the container, to ensure I never pack an uncocked PC. I adopted this practice after the day I had packed my rig, and then about an hour later it occured to me I couldn't remember cocking the PC. So I pulled out the PC, and sure enough, I had packed myself a mal. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  13. I can't understand WHY some companies continue to build collapsible PC's this way. A quick glance at how the Relative Workshop does it proves there is a hell of a lot better way to do it. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  14. After looking at the profile, and seeing "Lo-Po Reserve", I declare a troll. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  15. No. A parachute is not a controlled substance. Thinking that harassing sellers of small canopies will keep small canopies out of the hands of the inexperienced, is as naive as believing that anti-drug laws will keep drugs out of the hands of users, or that gun-control laws will keep guns out of the hands of criminals. And what would we do to non-jumpers who happen to come into posession of parachute gear? Do we start harrassing pawn-shop owners who happen to sell a parachute? Is a car dealer responsible for deciding whether the rich kid with $250,000 in his pocket is really experienced enough to buy that Ferrari? I have no problem with a DZO setting requirements about what is an appropriate WL, but trying to make it a seller's responsibility to do background checks on a jumper's experience and skill is just plain dumb. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  16. IF (you are a "power-user") THEN you have a choice of Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris x86 (but if you were a power-user, you would already know that) ELSE get a Mac "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  17. Least ground-hungery canopy: http://www.paraflite.com/html/paris.html
  18. You should have deployed the main. Firing a reserve into a loose toggle is what killed Carl Nelson, (Roger's brother). "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  19. In the early '90's I was living in St Joseph MI. The nearest DZ was at Gobles, just West of Kalamazoo. On one of my first jumps there, we were climbing through 7K when one of the locals commented: "Hey, you can see the Chicago skyline today!" Me: "Yeah, right." Him: "No, really! Look." Me: "Well I'll be damned!" It was really weird looking; Sort of like a black cardboard cutout standing in front of a white hazy background. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  20. ryoder

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    "Bogans" and "Westies"??? Can we get an Australian-to-American translation? Hmmm he closest I can think of is an Urban Redneck When I spent about 18 months in Fort Worth TX, I was fortunate to have a long-time native take me aside and explain a couple terms: "Shit-Kicker": A multi-generational Texan who really works on a ranch, i.e. a actual "cowboy". "Goat-Roper": Someone who had only recently moved into TX, and ATTEMPTED to be a Shit-Kicker, by emulating their dress and mannerisms, but never quite got it right. So would the latter definition apply to Bogans & Westies? (And are these terms synonyms, or do they mean something a bit different?) "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  21. ryoder

    Ug boots

    "Bogans" and "Westies"??? Can we get an Australian-to-American translation? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  22. I don't know why I forgot about this; Enjoy: http://www.paraflite.com/html/paris.html "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  23. I once read a posting by a girl who had been on a long trip with her boyfriend. They had a CB radio in the car which was turned on, but they weren't using it. After an especially boring stretch of driving, she decided to do something to "make him happy while he drove". As they were cruising down the lefthand lane passing some trucks, the CB suddenly came to life with an announcement from a truck they had just passed: "Listen up! There's a motorist in distress driving a white Honda! He's losing air pressure fast! But not to worry, 'cause he's got a beaver working overtime on his valve stem." "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.