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  1. What is the deal with Russian military parachutes? I have seen videos that look like they go out on a short bridled drogue
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    Russian paratroopers

    Yes that one
  3. What is the deal with Russian military parachutes? I have seen videos that look like they go out on a short bridled drogue
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    Battleship North Carolina

    Just got done touring the North Carolina, it was absolutely amazing. 16 inch gun turrets the size of a house, steam turbines, giant reduction gears, powder and shell magazines, bridge, communications, navigation, mess galley, bakery, post office, apothecary, laboratory, dental office, surgical suite, machine shop, fire direction control center, on and on and on. I left there in awe of 1930/40s technology. I would recommend it to anyone.
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    Scars

    My wife was having GNO, so I had the abandoned dads and kids over for fire pit, beers and s’mores. One of the dads is a surgeon and the conversation turned to scars. I quoted a military buddy who said “chicks dig three things: scars, tattoos and muscles and I just happened to have all three on one arm.” We had a good laugh and talked about how some guys wanted a big Frankenstein scar instead of a delicate trace of a scar. Again we laughed. My wife comes home and asks “what did you guys talk about?” I told her we talked about several things, including scars, to which she inquired “emotional scars?” Face palm
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    Elon Musk, will he be going to Jail?

    I agree, that is just what I said last year on Speakers Corner. I was laughed at, but we will soon see who has the last laugh.
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    Winning

    It was a good day today. Daughter and son both progressed in their MMA training (9 and 5 years old), wife was promoted to VP and we have a full schedule at the DZ this weekend. Life is good.
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    You can't make this stuff up

    N/A
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    Looking for advice on depression

    +1 on the vitamin D. I used to get mild depression during the winter months, not a problem in the last few years since I started taking a supplement. Although exercise and social engagement are even more important IMHO. A dog might help as well. Dog walking is good exercise and it never hurts to have buckets of unconditional love.
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    Interesting

    https://inhabitat.com/1000-year-old-alaskan-forest-uncovered-as-glaciers-continue-to-melt/
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    Static Line/IAD Training DZ's

    Skydive Happy Valley. Less cost, more efficient at a Cessna DZ, not as steep of a learning curve as AFF and after jump eight, it is pretty much the same as other methods.
  12. I have tried to renew our DZ's membership twice now and have been unable to do so. I might try again after our season windes down.
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    Stuck on PLFs: How to Retrain the Brain?

    Have someone dress up in BDUs, put on a black baseball hat with a gold SSG insignia on the front. During your next jump he will yell at you not to do a PLF through a loudspeaker as you descend. If you still perform a PLF have him run up to you and yell "AIRBORNE!!!, next time you fail to perform a proper stand up landing, I will rip off your f**king arm and shove it up you ass!!!!" You will be cured in about five jumps.
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    Yeah, no

    Nice
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    Yeah, no

    What is up with yeah no? Did it replace um as a delay mechanism? And what the hell does "yeah no" even mean? Is it yes, is it no is it neither or is it both. (To riff on Dr Seuss)
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    Shoes

    Keens Ventilated, amphibious, cushioned and toe protection.
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    Convert tandem rig for large students?

    That makes sense given that the tandem V2 is just a big Vector II.
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Eschew Obfuscation Two atoms are walking down the street. Whoa! Exclaimed the one atom. I think I just lost an election. "Are you sure?," asked the other atom. The first atom replied, "I'm positive." A lot of people don't know this, but I am actually quite famous. A priest, a rabbi and a midget walk into a bar, the bartender looks up and says, "what is this some kind of joke?"
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    "You shouldn't try to pull the handle"

    99.??% will never make another jump in their lives. If you give them the option of pulling and they fail, there is the chance the will feel they did not do well. Let them fly the canopy by themselves instead.
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    Tandem Pants

    +++1 I use ACUs, with a cordura reinforced butt, and slid some padding in the knee pouches. 500 jumps before they disintegrated, and I was able to save the cordura butt patch for their replacement.
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    LG G6

    Anybody see their new commercial? During the skydiving clip the altimeter read ZERO.
  22. +1 Started out on a Startrac 265, in the early 90s swooping killed people so that was not for me, I now jump a Zaos 27 98. Never wanted to get into the business because of the burnout I witnessed, I now run a small DZ and do it all. I had a tough time for a while when I looked around and all of my heroes were either dead or retired, it then dawned on me that it was my turn to take up the mantle. Having done that I am much happier. That said, I could never have imagined myself being in this place twenty five years ago.
  23. +1 Started out on a Startrac 265, in the early 90s swooping killed people so that was not for me, I now jump a Zaos 27 98. Never wanted to get into the business because of the burnout I witnessed, I now run a small DZ and do it all. I had a tough time for a while when I looked around and all of my heroes were either dead or retired, it then dawned on me that it was my turn to take up the mantle. Having done that I am much happier. That said, I could never imagined myself being in this place twenty five years ago.
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    WHY do you swoop?

    Chicks dig it.
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    Sous vide

    Did you smoke them first and then finish in sous vide? I typically smoke and the then finish in an oven but want to try finishing sous vide. No I just sous vide. I do the same with my ribs as well. Three hours on smoke, wrap them and back in the smoker or oven for the last two hours. I have seen smoke then sous vide and SV then smoke online, let me know how you make out.