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    Riggers: what will you not repack

    no - that's why I ducked 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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    gear questions

    check out the pictures on my site at this link http://www.sidsrigging.com/skydivers/skydivers_index.htm old gear doesn't have to be dirty gear, just don't try this at home (in other words get your rigger to do it). Sid www.sidsrigging.com 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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    Riggers: what will you not repack

    I stuck this on the other thread, but I won't pack anything with a "catapult" (read secondary) pilot chute, I'm not certifying something as airworthy that probably never was in the first place (duck......) Sid www.sidsrigging.com 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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    Racers and Riggers

    well, I won't pack anything with a "catapult" (read secondary) pilot chute. Not naming brands or anything , but I'll pack Racers any day... sid www.sidsrigging.com 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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    Jump #2000

    if anyone would like to see a short video of Chris landing after his 2000th skydive it's on the team badfish site, news page. http://www.badfishfreefly.com/latestnews/news_index.htm congratulations buddy!!!!!!!!! Sid 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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    Jump #2000

    you better believe it's coming!!!!!!!! If we hadn't got so drunk on Saturday that we forgot where we put the damn shit - you'd have been smelling dairy product for a week!!!!!!!!!!! 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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    Racers and Riggers

    the newer racers have a great tuck pocket that aids riser cover. The vecro acts as a "guide" to keep the cover in place (not well explained, they have a great visual on their web site I believe). I'm glad to see that many other riggers are not falling into that "Charge more for a racer" crap. The only time they should cost more is if you have to change the quick loop, which is not often and a valid part of the maintenance of a quality rig. Racers are comfortable - very comfortable to wear - and once you know how to pack them, no harder than any other rig. The reserve deploys incredibly quickly too (that'a a bonus). 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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    Shadow Racer Question...?

    don't forget - if you get a Racer you'll really piss off your rigger........oh wait, I'm your rigger and I like Racers! pd www.sidsrigging.com 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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    stunts eclipse web site?

    Rob - thanks - I just did the rig and you're right, apart from flaps 1 & 2 closing in a different order it's identical..er similar...er bears a striking resemblance to....oh shit - it's a knock off. Appreciate the offer though. pd www.sidsrigging.com 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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    stunts eclipse web site?

    I really appreciate that - I'll call the owner and see if he has the manual and if'n he does I'll make a copy - if not I'll holla at you! Thanks again pd www.sidsrigging.com 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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    stunts eclipse web site?

    a rigger walked into a bar - oops wrong forum. A skydiver walked into the loft yesterday with a Stunts Eclipse and no manual. I've googled and can't find their web site - does anyone have the url? Thanks www.sidsrigging.com 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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    How to clear a step-thru

    and learn from your mistake! Daisy chain your lines. The best time to do this is as soon as you land and are clear of the landing area and it's hazards (other jumpers). It takes a few seconds to daisy chain, and can save you hours of frustration. www.sidsrigging.com 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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    Walking & Chewing Gum?

    no - let him buy cheap shit - get ragged out equipment at whatever he does and take the absolute minimum of training while adopting a cocky "you can't teach me anything" attitude. It's called Darwinism in action and it helps stop the planet getting too overcrowded. Hey - all you SERIOUS skydivers out there (as in those that take what they do seriously) be safe and have fun out there this weekend...... Sid www.sidsrigging.com 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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    Walking & Chewing Gum?

    ever stood on the ground with a radio in your hand, wondering if they'll listen? Walk and chew gum my ass, that would account for over 50% of the serious & fatal incidents occuring under good canopies right? I"m glad that USPA included the letter though.... Sid 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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    Walking & Chewing Gum?

    Anybody else get a laugh out of the letter in the latest parachutist about the new training programs? The dude obviously missed the point, there is already a system in place to weed out bad and dangerous students - after all we got rid of his ass! Happy paddling you assclown! Sid www.sidsrigging.com 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

    I've pro-packed hundreds of Mantas, they're smaller than tandems and I've pro-packed enough of those things too! Most manufacturers recommend the propack because you're packing the canopy on the same heading that you want it to open. For those interested I have a pro-packing study guide on my web site for free at http://www.sidsrigging.com with over 30 pages of instruction and high res. pictures. There is also a cd available with an extra 200 mbs of video clips (couldn't put those on the web site I'd have got hammered for bandwidth). Enjoy! Sid 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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    Wind on the shins

    a real good friend of mine uses a canvas belt with 2 pieces of light bungee attached. The belt goes around the student's waist during a training/dirt dive and the bungee goes to two loops which slip over the student's feet. Then while they're on the creeper or horizontal trainer they have to exert pressure against the bungee simulating "wind on the shins" - I've seen that it really helps the learn leg awareness as most students have no idea what their lower limbs are doing in freefall. sid http://www.sidsrigging.com 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

    hey - I wrote that music too!!!!!!!! (Don't know whether you enjoyed it or not - I'm just showing off) thanks for the comment about the clip though, (incense on the way, pass the patchouli?) 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

    a couple of people said that they had trouble viewing the video clip - because they didn't have Windows Media Player 9. So I edited all the video on the cd-rom and included it as both wmv and MPeg files. The cd now has 600 mbs of data! I included a sample mpeg file on the demo page at http://www.sidsrigging.com/Articles/packing/packing_demo.htm warning - it may take a while to download, the whole idea of putting the guide on cd was that I didn't have to worry about download times or sacrifice image quality pd 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

    there is a short video clip showing a flaked canopy and the line groups on a demo page on my site. This was the smallest file size (they were saved for a cd-rom so now downloading considerations) and it is meant to be viewed following the preceeding clip which actually demonstrates the flaking process. It's 5 mbs so could take a while to download on a dial-up (sorry). The url is here http://www.sidsrigging.com/Articles/packing/packing_demo.htm and the cd can be viewed here http://www.cafeshops.com/sidspecialties hope that everyone has a safe and fun-filled weekend, now excuse me I need more coffee "SHARON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Hey - someone turned Spring on again in Central New York Sid 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

    I just looked at the library of clips and the smallest one is 5.2 mb. I am pretty sure that's too much to upload here isn't it? (sorry, I'm new around here - don't know too many of the rules), 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

    Okay - the cd-rom is now available at the web site http://www.sidsrigging.com Those that reviewed it for me found it useful, the pages that are for free on the web site are enhanced on the cd with more illustrations, 12 video clips and a photo slide show. In all over 350 mbs of data that you can view on any pc with a browser and windows media player. 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. Quote5 cell technology is quite a bit older. As you would expect, a 5 cell has a much lower aspect ratio, so it's glide slope is even steeper than a 7 cell. It's pretty much one step above a round. Actually I'd rather jump a round. Did a few jumps on some old 5 cell's we found laying around in Fla one time and they freakin' hurt man! Save your cash and get a good reserve. pd http://www.sidsrigging.com 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

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I have a study guide for pro-packing on the web site http://www.sidsrigging.com under skydivers information. There will soon be a cd-rom available at my on-line store that has an extra 11 video clips and a photo slide show, but the basic course can be viewed for free. pd Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?