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  1. QuoteI'd like to see these posts disappear from the site. Moderators have permission to lock any user who make an IBTL posts out of the forums for up to 2 days. Please stop this practice. If not, "in before the lock" will become very real to you. Thanks for your help. *** Sangiro- This brainchild of yours seems to be blowing up and getting more popular in a geometric like progression. I like the changes you've made in regard to additional languages, making the venue truly international. As well as, the additional focus forums... You seem to have enough 'Like Minded' Greenies on board now... I'm not a 'putter geek... but I was just wondering why not...if practical; In the interest of band width conservation, Have the "green gang" review and delete a ton of the old and dated "IBTL" and "Troll" started, bullshit threads? There seem to be a lot of unnecessary one liner. ..two word...P.H. posts that add little to the site other than a numbers boost to those doing it... (I'm guilty too! ) And a revenue decrease to you, having to cover the "Romper Room Rants" ...And since I'm on the subject; Would you please go over again how one might make a cash or personal check donation to Dropzone. Com? I and others still in the caveman mentality. ..refuse to conduct any type of financial transactions on the net wire... Yet do feel obligated to "Buck up for a round or two" Thanks, -Jim ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  2. In another forum: Someone was asking who carries a hook knife, and if they've ever used one... My answer fits better here than there! I always have at least one on every jump... Usually I have one of those junk plastic two-finger jobs attached to the Velcro on my wrist altimeter, and a 'Jack the Ripper' in a sewn pocket mid thigh. I've used a knife twice... Once to cut some lines over on a square reserve... I cut 3-4 lines and got most of the spin stopped before smacking the ground 5 feet from the water at Elsinore. A bit scary...but! The first time was back in the mid 70's... I was 19 and jump mastering a student load out of a 182... I had a student in tow. He was slowing spinning at the end of the static line and was not showing any signs of consciousness. Back then, procedure was... If the student were conscious and aware, they were to put both hands on their helmet signaling to the jump master that they were 'ready'. The jump master was then supposed to cut the static line and the student would pull the handle on the front mounted reserve. But... If the student was 'out'... The jump master was supposed to use the carabiner we all carried on the main lift web, to attach himself to the static line... then slide down it to the student in peril. Grasping the students reserve handle you then cut the static line and deployed the incapacitated jumpers reserve. This "John Wayne" fantasy script was actually in The Jump Masters Handbook!
  3. Wing nuts?!? You sick little monkey!!! *** ...And what on earth do you expect to do with only ONE rubber duck!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  4. QuoteYep, Screw it, if a DZ doesnt do something right, fuck em. Go somewhere else. I am sure all the DZO's in the world would really love it if that is how everyone decided to act. I guess the underlying message here is DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING FROM ANY DZ UNLESS IT IS YOUR HOME DZ AND YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. Sad, but appears to be True. *** Hummm... Could it be they're trying to tell YOU something?! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  5. Chocolate bars and Nylons Can't be too careful with some of the spotters these days! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  6. But... BUTT! I guess Everyone has one! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  7. QuoteWhat are you guys jumping? Whats your canopy and wing loading? *** Depending on conditions... I'm on a 170...190...or 260. All relatively docile canopies Was hoping to take delivery on my new rig prior...but won't be here until after Christmas. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  8. QuoteWhat is this a repost? I don't think it's fake :) *** No! Honest!! They ARE spoiled rotten! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  9. It was "Take Your Kids to Work Day" recently. My better 1/2 drives a 'Crowd Killer' for a major airline... We're still tryin' to get a handle on this whole "Kid" thing, relatively recently just becoming 'Parents' We adopted 3 from Russia and these Little Monsters are spoiled rotten... ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  10. QuoteThanks for posting it. I look forward to meeting you *** You Too!
  11. QuoteI vote for Brooks to be the fish, he smells like one. *** Then HE sits by the door!!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  12. *** Oh man Sparky! You must had missed the memo! We all voted!! You're the 'FISH'! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  13. *** That is what I was wondering.. Can the Manufacturer give you problems if you do a Tandem Demo? Getting the proper certification from the USPA board will cover that regulatory and insurance issues... but could the company making the rig screw-up your certs? We used to do tandems all the time into Air Shows... circa 1985...but then the rules changed, and it was getting to be a logistical nightmare anyway, because of the 'status' of being delivered into the show that way... A couple of times we arrived at a particular show, to be told by the promoter that "HE" had promised about 15 'rides' into the program to various VIP's he was indebted to... One of my best was taking this little blonde bombshell named "Kitty" who was a morning F.M. radio DJ... into the opening of the Air Show, she was in a black leather 'Cat-Suit' and did a live broadcast for her listeners via cell phone! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  14. *** I'm not sure where we'll be landing... Keep in mind that there will be a ton of 'celebration' junk all over that area. I have a sneaking suspicion that we will be on, or close to the runway area... everything else will be cluttered up. There aren't even tickets available to get into the 'First Flight' event ! ...following day of our demo. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  15. Check out the PIC of our landing area! Should be great !!! Water's gonna be chilly though... ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  16. Quote Pay attention to the number of people we had on the ground. A good demo starts with meticlous planning and ends with quality execution, none of this is possible without several qualified people on the ground running interference. Yeah team! John Wright *** Saw some of the jump Sunday night... ON NATIONAL TELEVISION! It's Professionals like these, using intelligent planning, superior skills and execution... especially in a major venue like this, that help all of us in the positive portrayal of our sport! The true definition of a "Professional !"
  17. For hunting small game.. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  18. *** No Damage...No Injuries...! Sounds like a sucess to me. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  19. ...Thanks! I thought that was 'Bing'
  20. Got any names to go along with that? ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  21. East County San Diego...2 A.M. Aerospace manufacturing company, 15 yeas ago; I was the head of the company's Emergency Response Team... We dealt mostly with the handling of Hazardous Materials... The place was full of all kinds of acids ( 20 tanks...10 to 20,000 gallons each) And specialized manufacturing machinery to work exotic materials. The local Fire Department would never enter the property until I or one of my team conferred with them EXACTLY what the situation was.. MSDS in hand. One night I had to evac an entire building... and with another ERT member was attempting to put out a Titanium dust fire that was continuing to burn within the enclosed area of a 'secret' machine. 'Ti' fires are tough anyway... and this one was really fine dust that collected in tiny spaces within this multimillion dollar machine... Clouds of toxic smoke fill this enormous structure... Fire department is staged around the building permitter in the event the structure starts to go, but will not enter at this time. We're having all kinds of problems with 'hot spots' etc... I'm in Kevlar...Scott breather on my back, on my 4th bottle of O2...wormed 1/2 way INTO this machine... Hot and Grumpy to say the least! When arriving to 'Take Command' of the emergency, our new company CEO and a pinhead cohort, demand and receive clearance to enter... Walking up to the machine, no life support gear on.. saying; "Here..just blow the dust OUT!" and hit a lever flooding the internal area (where I'm in waist deep) with PURE OXYGEN! I believe I actually got about 4 seconds of freefall before I bounced off the far wall! Hummm. They were sure really nice to me for MONTHS after that one! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  22. *** As Jeff Foxworthy says.. "Here's your sign!" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  23. QuoteAnd this one time, at band camp... *** ...this blonde girl with a really tight little tee-shirt, wanted to borrow my sunscreen...but NO WAY! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  24. Rent a box from 'mailboxes ect..." Start sending 'mail' from 'Joe Schmo Attorney at Law' to them requesting your personnel records... attendance records...ect. Request appointment times for 'deposition and statements' ...Note to those interested; ALWAYS have a home supply of 'Company Stationary' on hand... The FUN you can have! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~