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  1. sid

    Pack tray question

    Pardon my ignorance but what is an H/C? Harness Container (everything in a skydiving system except the 2 parachutes)
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    New cutaway housing terminal end

    Obviously a lot of thought has gone into this, however it smacks of complicating something that has always been one of the simplest parts of an assembly. The moment I read "Caution do not route the ........." I cringed (although I'm glad that they put it in there). It heartens me that people are always striving to improve the safety of our gear, but I think this is overkill..... keep thinking though 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. Of course! Sometimes you gotta take that call, and I'm sure his ear is close to the riser covers 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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    skyhook

    yes! It's useful in certain conditions but it's not infallible, it won't make you live forever, it is not the holy grail and it should not be the overiding decision on whether you jump a certain rig or even whether you jump or not. It has been seen to fail, it is open to being installed incorrectly in the field.... etc etc. etc. 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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    Price Advice on Javelin

    Does that come with or without a RSL? (Sid runs for cover and ducks behind packing table) 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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    Have you ever given a student drouge rash?

    I voted no, BUT I have a story! I took a young lady in the fall last year who, when showing me her arch bent over backwards from a standing position and touched her head to the floor (VERY flexible). When in the plane I reminded her to arch and (foolishly) said "You can't arch too hard" (hint: I won't ever say that again ). We left the plane, her right foot came outside of mine and she bent herself in 2 (but very tense). I reached back for the drogue and grabbed her foot. I brought my arm back, ensured we were stable and belly to earth still, reached back and forced her foot out of the way and it was a struggle, during which we started to turn. I grabbed the drogue, tossed it, it hit her foot and bounced back merely brushing my arm on the way. It burned through the two layers and the lining of my beautiful Ouragan tandem jacket and seared across my arm, the burn scar is still visible 4 1/2 months later. On the ground she asked me if she had arched hard enough.......... ps: Nancy Tremblay patched my jacket - I love that woman! 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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    Pre Jump Instruction Media Tandems

    that is really good work. We have a transcript of the Booth tandem waiver but your booklet is excellent. Easily adaptable for individual styles of exit etc. Well done! 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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    RSL's from other Manufacturer's

    Just to put this out there for clarification. If you have a Racer the rig comes as standard WITHOUT a RSL. The RSL is an option. Also, because of the design of the 2 riser rsl, if you ordered a rig equipped with the RSL option, it can be installed and uninstalled by the rig owner without impacting the reserve pack job's integrity. 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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    JAVELIN RSL... IMPORTANT, MUST READ

    Nice one!!!!!!!! or you could always buy a rig that doesn't HAVE to...... (my boss puts her hand over my mouth and drags me away from the keyboard ) 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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    A message to Grumpy Tandem Masters!

    I always tell my students "I love this job!" as I hook them up and after the canopy opens.... and I ain't lyin' 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. yep, it's a double cutaway system, you can cut away the reserve (square one) too if you need to. Of course then you're left with the round on your belly most manufacturers have one they'll rent out through the dzo for safety day or for tandem I's who need to do a cutaway 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. because Jump Shack paid me to....... every damn time 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. Dick Swanson (Handsome devil recently featured in Parachutist) never wears a helmet or goggles..... I've made a few jumps without and never wear them for hop'n'pops. Also, once I'm under canopy they come off (so do my tandem student's as long as their contacts are still in) 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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    Argus ADD Lets Talk Quality!!!

    That's interesting.... I looked at the pdf (and I'm not suggesting anything here, just observing) but there are so many basic spelling mistakes (including the name of the company) that it looks as though that letter was written by someone who uses English as a second language. Oh wait! It was signed by Forsythe, that IS his second language!!!!!! 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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    Should Rigging Be a Requirement?

    Andy, I have long thought that one of the requirements for any "D" or "Master" license should be the requirement to inspect and repack your reserve and harness/container system under the guidance of a certificated rigger. I kid you not I had a "D" licensed skydiver ask me to explain exactly what a RSL did....... 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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    Info on Optima Audible Altimeter

    I use mine for just that purpose when doing tandems. I have it set for 1,000 ft, 750 and 500. I like that feauture better than the freefall warnings.... 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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    Packboy/PowerTool replacement cord?

    "G" just asked me where the stitchless finger trap article went from my site, and to be honest I don't know but the Jump SHack version is still on line herehttp://www.jumpshack.com/default.asp?CategoryID=TECH&PageID=Nosewtrap&SortBy=DATE_D 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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    When was your first cutaway?

    Jimmy, I did the research - that was "different drinking" forefathers - close though ps: see ya in a few weeks, try and warm up the North East a little for me willya 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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    When was your first cutaway?

    Jimmy - I thought that you started with wooden parachutes 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. that's probably it..... you know how things go, you start with a working title then........ 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. I believe it's called "The Anatomy of an opening" I think he'll have the datalogger and the vest that we wear to hold it connected to the load cells and altimeters on hand to show people, and I think they'll also have that for view on The Jump Shack stand. I got a sneak preview of the presentation the other day (he's still adding to it" and it's well worth checking out.... 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. we've been collecting data for John (Sherman) over the last few weeks for a presentation he's giving at PIA in Feb. Not specifically reserve data, but opening data collected via a datalogger..... once the presentation is over I think he may have me post it on the jumpshack website. I'll post here as soon as I know for sure.... 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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    What brand canopy do you have?

    I wanna shoot video on that Stevie...... 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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    What brand canopy do you have?

    FireBolt 164 (sport), FireBolt 350 (tandem) pair'o' AngelFire Reserves....... Jump Shack all the way baby! (Shameless too ) 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, where do you get...?

    ah... the way we treat our shit Pete Draper, Just because my life plan is written on the back of a Hooter's Napkin, it's still a life plan.... right?