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    Ramada Oceanside
    1440 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058 (6 miles)
    Phone:(760) 967-4100
    Fri/Sat/Sun: per night
    $85/1 King
    Rate Code: "Skydivers"

    Super 8 Oceanside
    3240 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 (3 mins drive)
    Phone:(760) 757-7700
    Rate: 1 Bed (Queen/King) $95. 2 Double Beds: $99
    Rate Code: "Skydiver Rate"

    Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms Hotel
    Address: 909 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054Phone:(760) 721-1543
    Rate: Rate will go away on May 12th.
    1 King: $167 + tax
    2 Queen: $176 + tax
    Full breakfast. Over 30 items to chose from

    Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina
    Address: 1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054Phone:(760) 231-7000
    Rate: Rate will go away on June 8th
    1 King: $165 + tax
    2 Queen: $179 + tax
    Breakfast. Free Parking. 10Min walk from beach
    Rate Code: “Skydiving Event” - click to book!

    Baymont Inn & Suites Oceanside
    3170 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
    Phone:(760) 757-2200
    $129 + tax per night for a room with 2 queen beds

    Quality Inn
    1403 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058
    Phone:(760) 721-6663
    $120 + tax per night for a room with 1 king bed
    $159 + tax per night for a room with 2 double beds

  2. "LIVE BIGZ" 2015 is ON!! June 13-14, 2015


    LOs: Mikey Carpenter, TJ, Mx, MadJohn to name a few!
    *WHERE: San Diego, Ca ("Tsunami skydiving" in the beautiful skies of Oceanside)
    *** WINGSUIT: 500 jumps + 70 wingsuit jump MINIMUM***
    *NO REG FEE!
    *PAC 750 plus a Super Otter TURNING ALL DAY SAT & SUN!
    *Beautiful masseuse Laura Paluch will be out both days!

    Live Bigz Throw Down 2014 was AWESOME, 2015 is gonna be off the hook!!

    The way it Rolls:
    In the spirit of the energy of Robby "Bigz" Bigley Who we lost to a tragic accident in 2009, this event is all about giving back. One of the fathers of innovation in freeflying and sequential work, Robby never charged a registration fee for his events and when not organizing world class skydives, would fun jump with anyone who walked in the hangar door and leave them walking away with a smile on their face. He saw everyone as equals and selflessly always gave back and paid it forward. In this spirit, jump numbers and tunnel time aside, for the 3rd year in a row, we will all gather to jump with those who share the sky with us, those we all "family".

    ALL of the LOs are world-class skydivers here to organize YOU for 2 full days, giving back in the best way they can. Yep, they're giving back to YOU to keep the true sense of LIFE alive. We feel so fortunate to have the talent we do in such an amazing sport, paying it forward never felt so good.

    Yeah, that's the LIVE BIGZ WAY. If you've never been, we're excited to have you. Guaranteed, you will feel the energy and will be inspired, wanting more and ready to give back to the world even more than before. If you've been to this event before, well, you get it, You've felt it. We can't wait to see you again!

    YOUR ORGANIZERS: (awesome list right?!?)

    The organizers will be paying special attention to low to mid level jumpers of all disciplines while also organizing advanced level skydives. WHY?? As most of us are all very aware, it can be difficult to get organized by some of the best in this sport without hefty boogie or coaching fees. THIS WEEKEND, IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU! So what about those of you that shred the air and aren't necessarily in that bucket?? Well, here's your opportunity to GIVE BACK. YOU BECOME AN ORGANIZER as well! Look around you, smile, grab someone you don't know and ask them to jump!

    Mikey Carpenter
    Donagene Jones
    Mike Knight
    David Gershfeld - Sat
    Alana Fulvio
    plus more to come!!

    And others TBD - Rich is pulling some awesome rabbits out of his hat very soon!

    BOOGIE FEE: $0
    (That's how "LIVE BIGZ" events role. We don't believe in charging you to just show up)
    PLANES: Pack and Super Otter ALL DAY LONG SAT &SUN
    JUMP PRICES: $25.00

    Lunch (Sat & Sun):
    Food trucks/vendors will be out to bring us their awesome food for you to buy (cash only)

    $TBD SAT NIGHT PARTY!! all included
    Feast Dinner + Kegs + mixed bar
    ** Same price for drink or eat only
    *** All $$ made after we break even goes back into the Boogie fund so we can do this again next year!

    AUCTION/RAFFLE - to raise $$ for the next Live Bigz event
    - SPONSORS: RigSleeve, RedBull, LiquidSky, Gopole and more!




    LIVE BIGZ!!!
    Alana and Rich

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    I wonder what these two are up to right now....


    What a great true to who they were and will always be to us.

    It's hard to believe everytime this happens that you're never going to see your friend again in this life time - puts it into perspective, everytime, how important everyone around me is and that making that evident is so important.

    I'm going to miss walking into Byron, seeing Tom crashed out on his side of the couch near the video area and his cute/graceful leg thing he did on landing. His mumbling will be missed and the "ch-ch-ch ca-ca-ca" sound he would make over the intercom at random times of the day. But I will mostly miss your understanding of me - you always put me into check with one glance when you weren't sure what I was doing, it always made me think..thanks for that.

    Kisses to Cumi and a HUGE hug to Shanny. Love you Tom.

  4. Couldn't believe it when I heard it on Saturday. We've lost another really good one.

    Mike was a wonderful person...full of energy, playful, adventurous, and a dear friend. I was so very fortunate to have known him and to have become closer to him as friends in the past couple of months.

    To his wife and everyone else that loved him, I'm so sorry. Taft has become like a 2nd home to me and is such a wonderful place; His energy will be greatly missed.

  5. Shan.....dammit. Don't want to believe it's you.

    So many wonderful times we had. From the Prarie to Rantoul, Chick's Rock to our many skydives at home; Never seizing to make me laugh and smile. I will miss the "Katana dog fights."

    It was a pleasure working ground crew for you girl...any time.

    We will miss you at girl's night - we'll hold a place for you.

    Love you ~ lana

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    I am of course biased, but why not try Skydive El Sol in Cabo? We have now a King Air and we are freefly friendly. Being a small drop zone you can pretty much do what you want.

    Thanks :)
    If you come with a bunch of friends you won't regret it. But just in case, check Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Escondido. All are beach boogies. If you want to be inland go to Skydive Cuautla.

    When are these two boogies, anyone know?

  7. I am in need of Alaska airline miles/unused ticket for a trip I'm taking at the beginning of October.....Have some you might spare? (I will pay ofcourse). If you have them, do you know if they can be transfered over to someone else?

    I take frequent trips and would love to take miles off of people's hands if they're not going to use them (generally on ANY airline).

  8. I'm arriving at Midway at 10:30pm Monday the 20th and could use a ride to the dz. I also put a rental car on hold (just in case) if anyone wants to share one, it's pretty cheap. I'm leaving Sunday on a 2pm flight if anyone wants to carpool back at that time.
    I also haven't secured a place to stay, so if any of you want to share a room or have any other ideas let me know. Email me.


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    It seems to me that YOU have not done your research on both sides.

    You've said that more than once now and each time it comes across as "You couldn't possibly have done your research, otherwise you'd agree with me."


    And if you were to disagree with that, you would unfortunately be mistaken and uneducation yourself on this subject.

    Simply because you've chosen a side does not make you educated on this subject. In fact, many would believe you to be a fool as you've hardly presented anything of substance, yet you stick to your argument and even flaunt your 'evidence' as all that we need to know regarding the hunt.


    so I think that those who think that WE'RE uneducated about it need to do some research themselves.

    There you go. Those who disagree with you can't possibly have done independent research and come to a reasonable conclusion, otherwise they wouldn't disagree with you. The fools! Whether you know it or not you've just insulted a very large group of people.


    Whatever.....You pick apart my statements and twist them how you feel fit. Post the entire statement rather than posting which part fits for you to bash me. I haven't insulted anyone. I've actually left the door open to people to decide what they want on this issue. I am merely suggesting that I have done my research and have decided on the side I want to take. I dont' see an issue with that. I have NEVER said that someone was wrong for thinking that this issue was just or right..have I? Nope. I was merely suggesting that people need to do their research and not try to tell others what research they have or haven't done when they (namely YOU) have no idea what research I've done. As for me not writing anything concrete on this issue....there's not enough room or time for that. People can go read the hundreds of articles that are out there and form their own opinion. I posted to raise awareness.

    What side you take is your decision and I respect it. If you need to read that again, go ahead. But do me a favor, before you put words into my mouth, THINK....

  10. From reading this thread, it would appear that you've read a lot of biased, single-sourced articles and basing your "facts" on them instead of proper research.

    What I have read are 2 sides of the coin regarding this issue. Both sides are biased, both defend their opinions, feelings and ideas. That is the nature of things in this world...there are ALWAYS 2 sides to issues (if not more). I have read a great deal about both sides and have concluded that it's wrong. That is MY idea. That is MY conclusion and you don't have to agree with it or me. It seems to me that YOU have not done your research on both sides. There ARE 2 sides, both isdes have truths and myths...BOTH SIDES. And if you were to disagree with that, you would unfortunately be mistaken and uneducated yourself on this subject.

    Again, what you're missing is the fact that I have picked a side and am sticking to it and defending it. Just because you're not in agreement with me, doesn't make me uneducated about the matter. I can agree to disagree with the other side, but there are alot of you who just claim that WE (the people who are not in agreement with this issue) are uneducated about the subject and are dilusional about what is REALLY going on. It is happeneing and it's not all just and I think that those who think that WE'RE uneducated about it need to do some research themselves.

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    What would you do to the seal hunters? Club them to death, then skin them, and throw their bodies in a pile?

    sounds fair.

    Well, you and alana should get along smashingly. You can start a seal-hunting posse, and go get yourselves some of 'dem evil seal hunters. Yeehaw!

    It's ironic how those who profess to care so much wanting to stop the killing of one species, are willing to commit murder against another. It kind of makes you both look not so kind-hearted after all.

    John, I thought you were educated...this subject has been adressed by me and STILL you beat a dead horse. If you need to refer back and actually READ what I said on the matter, please look at my previous posts....Still you make assumptions and juvenile stamements. I don't see the education in your statments. Let's move on.