sundevil777

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  1. If the manual says to check the porosity, without specifying how, isn't the rigger left with complete discretion to do so in any way they see fit according to their own judgment as licensed riggers? I think that it is reasonable to assert that the language was left intentionally vague by the mfg. I think it unreasonable to assert that the wording of the manual requires a formal test of the porosity with an expensive and not widely available machine. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  2. I just saw today's pitch. It was a lob, certainly, but the way you make it sound, I would have thought it bounced to the catcher like one that Clinton did. You got nothing. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  3. Getting a repack can certainly find previous screw-ups, but because screw ups can happen at every repack, how are you better by doing it more often? People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  4. Kerry's eyes were closed! Bush also threw a first pitch at a world series game, can't remember if it was last year or earlier, and it was a perfect strike thrown all the way from the mound. The catcher didn't even have to move his glove. So, from what I've seen, the count is 1 ball, 1 strike. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  5. These kind of stories remind me why I really don't want to have a high performance car. They are just too much fun to drive, and I admit that I find it hard to resist driving such cars aggressively. Of course not all crashes are due to this, but I think it is wise to eliminate that cause by choosing a vehicle that doesn't tempt me. Much better to get our thrills in the air than on the road. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  6. Just bring both hands down evenly so you are not turning, it is not much toggle input to bring your hand to your nose. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  7. Cloudy? You messed up. I made the first 2 loads and left before 3PM. They would have started earlier if more people were out there earlier. I couldn't stay for the next load. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  8. The same stupid diagram was in both the March and April issue. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  9. Don't expect weather sympathy from much of the rest of the country. To change the subject...do you think you'll ever get 767 tankers. When I left Boeing in '95 they were going to make an internally funded prototype. Sad that the stupid scandals spoiled something so vital to replace the hundreds of old KC135s. The 767 is only being made at the rate of one per month, they will close the production line before too long if the tanker situation doesn't get straightened out. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  10. Your container probably has some coded letter/number combination of some kind that indicates the main/reserve size. Look on the container info label, and then you can go to the owners manual, maybe available online if you don't have it, to confirm what it says should fit. It would also help to know if you think the container is loose or tight now with your current canopy. The pack volume numbers can be very misleading, different methods used to measure, identical canopies can vary, and each time a canopy is measured it can be different. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  11. In my opinion, the other popular location, on the backpad, is even less accessible. You would still have to take your rig off, and it is harder for another jumper to get to it. The other disadvantage of the backpad location is the extra abuse it gets, always against the floor. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  12. There is some good logic to using a non-wing/drag only type of reserve for CRW, especially if it uses a free bag. If you can't get rid of entangled canopies, you don't have to worry about inducing a down plane with a round reserve. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  13. Right, I see it has two rows of seats. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  14. Do you just hold on to the outside, feet on the skids during the climb? People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  15. So, now the govt is able to get a building to fall faster than it normally would when collapsing. That is a neat trick, if it actually had happened. We should be able to turn that around and have anti gravity - no problem. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  16. Some rigs have the control under the top reserve flap, such as the Infinity and Vector. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  17. The diagrams on page 49 of the April mag show a "line of fly trajectory" that is wrong. It shows a trajectory about 30 degrees to the horizontal. This means their horizontal speed is much greater than their vertical speed. No way. The trajectory line is aligned with their body, which is not going to be their true trajectory through the sky. The diagram itself contradicts the trajectory path by including a "no fly zone" because of burble considerations. The guy that is X'd out (in the no fly zone) would cause no problems if his trajectory was along the line shown, but even the article mentions that you have to watch out for causing a burble above you. The pic on page 51 shows a group that seems to be flying at only a very slight angle to the horizontal. The top of the clouds and the color shift of the sky give reliable indication of the horizontal, I think. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  18. It was George Clooney's acceptance speech. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  19. Not at all entertaining. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  20. Apparently the secrets have been available for some time, but as you say, they still are not widely distributed. Are these secrets, including the use of ghost loops, included in the mfg instructions? I think there is great value in a rig that does not require the knowledge of secrets to pack. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  21. Very nice! That would be great for road trip planning. Perhaps a link to the DZ website would be enough to give all the additional info a person would desire without too much burden. The Waynesville DZ in Ohio is no more, I think. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  22. Why are they hated? Because their leaders are facists that want to dominate the world by hate and violence. Unfortunately, the western world has largely accepted the claim that their campaign of hate and violence is in support of the Palestinian people. Why are they hated? A couple of examples: Warning: If you only accept information from so called impartial sources, then don't bother to read the articles below. Martyrs for Sex and Paradise: http://www.naomiragen.com/Column%20Archive/MartyrsForSex.htm The Big Lie: http://www.naomiragen.com/Column%20Archive/TheBigLie.htm People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  23. I believe Skydiving magazine does not have a regular publication schedule, just a certain number per year. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  24. Not quite. My understanding is that PD is the only mfg that has the boxes to be marked at each repack with a slash, or an X for actual use. After 40 repacks or 25 deployments, PD requires an inspection, after which it may be returned to service with a new set of boxes, the number of which depend on PD's judgement. See page 5 of the manual: http://www.performancedesigns.com/docs/Reserve_manual.pdf People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am
  25. What is your new avatar? It might be disturbing to those you would want to help you out with your situation. People are sick and tired of being told that ordinary and decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am