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  1. I'm thorough - what can I tell ya! Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  2. Here's another one http://www.sidsrigging.com/articles/What_do_I_get_for_$40.htm even though it's $50 now Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  3. sid

    Tandem M.S.W.s

    Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  4. sid

    Tandem M.S.W.s

    okay - I've only had 2 cups of coffee so acronyms aren't my strong point this early, what's M.S.W.? Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Packing Instruction

    5 fucking years! Really? Damn I'm getting so old.... okay it's back http://www.sidsrigging.com/ this is the old packing parachutes website, a couple of the external links may not work, but the general study guide does. I'm going to go through it, make a few revisions and then upload an updated version in a few weeks......... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  6. sid

    Packing Instruction

    How about publishing on youtube or google-video? it's an html document no videos but lots of pictures. It'll probably be available by the end of the day, I just needed a prod to start the project.... I'll put up the old packingparachutes site as a download, then next week I'll go through it to make sure any broken links are corrected and reload it......... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Packing Instruction

    When I wrote that I wasn't very good at optimizing things and my bandwidth was getting eaten up. Since then I've had a few people ask me about it and I've sent the old site out to them burned on a cd rom, but since this is the 4th inquiry in about 2 weeks I guess it's time to resurrect it.
  8. sid

    pros and cons of using RSL

    Just after I first started jumping a Tandem I went in after a single riser broke on a tandem rig. The single sided RSL deployed the reserve into the malfunctioning main causing the fatality. I cut the rsl off of my first (POS) rig right then. That scenario was addressed by the manufacturer with the addition of a loop to the other breakaway cable, but I never reconnected the single sided RSL to my rig. Bill Booth (at the PIA symposium where he introduced the Skyhook) said "A single sided RSL is a stupid idea" and for once I agree with him On my tandem rig (Racer Tandem System) I keep the RSL connected until I'm happy with the main, then disconnect one side. I have done several intentional cutaways with the RSL (it is easier to time the reserve deployment when you only pull one handle - of course I pull them both but you only time from the breakaway). They work fine - I just never got around to hooking one up to my sport rig again........ Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  9. sid

    Bar Tack Question

    they look okay to me, as long as they trap both sections of the line (the part inside and the outer sleeve) they should be fine........ Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  10. Jan Mayers is the wicked witch of the west. Now that there's funny! Don't care what side of the USPA divide you sit on, that there's funny Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  11. Following the recent clusterf$#% meeting in Orlando, I subscribed to Skydiving magazine. Parachutist gets a quick scan then thrown on the pile, SKYDIVING gets read cover to cover... the article is really good, Truffer's editorial is really good too (and the article I wrote ain't half bad either ) it's worth subscribing for the $16??? I think. Hell it's not even the cost of a lift ticket. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  12. That just looks like some nylon (maybe Type 4) sewn loosely around the links (usually around rapide links) to protect both the grommet from the link and vice versa. Less bulky than plastic tubing links and demanding less space against the riser covers when the rig is packed. Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  13. sid

    Brand new Rig - THANK YOU JUMPSHACK!

    Yeah, but his new rig before this one, the reserve pack job looked better. Hope life is treating you well Peter. Probably was better Mike, you know I learned everything I know from you Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  14. sid

    Brand new Rig - THANK YOU JUMPSHACK!

    WOW! THat looks like a kick-ass pack job on the reserve too (it was the last one I did before heading North for the summer) Jumps it safely Shaun Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  15. sid

    Reflex Repacking

    No, on the Racer the hat is sewn to the top of the reserve pilot chute. The mesh and fabric is gathered into the coils of the spring as it's compressed. There's no chance of putting it between the hat and the pilot chute. That'd be the guy I bought my Reflex from! He had one catapult save, and at least one more improperly packed reserve pilot chute found after the first incident. I didn't know why he was such a big fan of the catapult system until I found the true story on rec.skydiving. Are racer reserve pilot chutes packed the same way? Dave Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  16. sid

    USPA - Jan Meyer Impeachment??

    What's a life plane? I fixed it! I did state that I was Hooter's right? Distracted and a L'il bit drunk Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  17. sid

    USPA - Jan Meyer Impeachment??

    DILATORY! POINT OF ORDER! Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  18. sid

    USPA - Jan Meyer Impeachment??

    Here's my final impression of the meeting. This was my first time (don't start with the freakin' beer jibes, I'm not in the mood ) to attend a USPA meeting and it will be my last. I was asked to attend by Jan to "offer moral support" and after 4 minutes of hearing Glenn Bangs exhort "DILATORY!" and "POINT OF ORDER!" I was reminded of one of my favorite lines from Blazing Saddles "God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore" then we were thrown out. I stood outside the meeting hall (apart from a 45 minute trip to Denny's) until 2:00 pm and watched several BOD members walk by to go to the restroom and even watch "Mr. Lamarr " himself walk by me several times and offer no explanation as to what was happening inside. At 2:00 pm I gave up. I found out afterwards that I would have been allowed back in at 4:30pm and STILL would not have known what happened regarding the 2 items that I was interested in hearing about (Jan's removal and the Skyride settlement). I left with this impression of "My Organization" - it can kiss my ass. No more articles for Parachutist from me, I'll pay my dues reluctantly, and my notice to quit as an S&TA will be emailed to the RD on Monday. I'm off to Epcot I hope they have a wonderful weekend at the Metropolitan Resort - DILATORY! POINT OF ORDER! DILATORY Y'ALL! Oh, and it was nice to finally meet DiabloPilot
  19. DILITARY! POINT OF ORDER! (I guess you had to have been there ) - I copied and pasted this from the other thread "AFAIK, Kip is resigning because he took a 12 year old on a tandem without a waiver and then tried to file a waiver after the fact to cover his ass and he got busted doing it. Discussion here: http://www.dropzone.com/...tring=worst;#2995711 " and for clarification I'm mad at Bangs and the USPA, not Kip Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  20. DILITARY!!!!!!!!! POINT OF ORDER!!!!!!!!!! in case you hadn't guessed I'm still mad at *PA removed by slotperfect - regardless of his actions or your indignation, he is a member of these forums* Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  21. sid

    USPA - Jan Meyer Impeachment??

    your dues at work....... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  22. sid

    USPA - Jan Meyer Impeachment??

    Nope! That was ME!!!!!! Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  23. sid

    USPA - Jan Meyer Impeachment??

    I tried giving this cheesy, greek god torso statue a titty twister and almost broke it, so I decided to call it quits. I gave up a full day of work for this shit and was locked out of the meeting for 5 hours, which is exactly 4 hours and 55 mins. past my patience level. I hope that somebody added "special Sauce" to Bangs pizza and that he chokes on it! - I'M GONE..... Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
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    Chest Mount Reserve

    Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?
  25. WoW. That there is a smart way to think That's why Scott IS the man Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?