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  1. Wanted to drop by to say sorry for the loss Michele. I thought of you when I saw an article about his passing. You once sent me a personalized autographed pic from him. As a huge Seinfeld fan, it meant the world to me. I still have it. Sorry for your loss. He made a lot of people laugh in his life and seems to have went peacefully at an old age. I'd call that a success. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  2. I've been out of skydiving for a couple years now, but Tonto is someone I haven't come close to forgetting. I loved his quote... what was it? "The ground is hard, fair, and patient" ? The world lost one cool guy today. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  3. There's a guy whose presense and magnitism traveled through the whole sport. I'm glad he was fortunate enough to go out on top, doing what he loved. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  4. Have you guys seen the new alien logo from Mirage? It's on their myspace page. I also attached a picture of it. I think it's a pretty sweet improvement on the old logo. Looks more fierce along the sides. What are you guys' thoughts? The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  5. Houston won't be as cool without ya. Thanks for the goodtimes and memories I won't soon forget. Good luck.
  6. Damn this guy had four 2nd place finishes at this event before this year. Good for him to stick with it. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  7. You can fly better than myself (prly). Wtg. Relax and enjoy the jumps to come.... The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  8. Kramer

    I <3 Espresso

    Nice to hear you're using Sweet'N'Low. I recently became enlightened as to the hideous effects of such drinks; most specifically when made with sugar. Most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have relatively equivelent calories when compared to a double latte espresso super deluxe frappuchino drink. Err...
  9. Did you ever pause to consider that maybe the people calling you smart are, in fact, quite stupid themselves. And that, while you might think you're stupid, they are too stupid to be convinced otherwise? The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  10. Jeez... I live like a mile from there. I wish I had gotten a chance to meet him IRL. He seemed cool and will be missed. Sorry to all those who knew him well. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  11. I know the feeling. A couple months ago I moved from Indiana to Houston. Stayed up most of the night having a going-away party. Got about 4 hours of sleep. Woke up at 9 am and cleaned the apartment/packed until 7 pm. Left, and drove 18 straight hours to Houston having to stop somewhat frequently to let my puppy out of the car for a piss. Adderall was a good friend to me that night. It was hell. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  13. 9pm every Thursday huh? I'd love to get in on this sometime with you guys. I play tournaments on Stars under the name Ozone23. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  14. Bob, that was an amazing interview. I hope you can take a moment through this hectic week to be proud of what a good job you did. Nice hand. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  15. What's the best airport to fly into? The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  16. You know how people say "it still hasn't sunk in yet". I never knew what they meant by "sunk in" until tonight. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  17. Wow, I just got even more sad realizing I might have seen her so soon. (I'll be in the WSOP this year). The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  18. Speechless.... What a fun girl she was... The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  19. This post is really a struggle for me to get out typo free, because I must admit, I am really wasted right now. But you know that feeling, that feeling that, even though you're wasted, things seem more clear to you right now than they do what you're sober? Well, welcome to my world: I gave up skydiving over a year ago because I met a girl who was worried about me skydivng and didn't want me to do it. I don't regert what I did. I am glad I took a year off and spent time with her. She is a great girl. But now, still at the age of just 21, I realize how dumb it was of me to sacrifice what I wanted to do just to make a 19 year old girl feel safe that I wasn't going to die on the weekends. I never took the time to explain to her that skydiving is a relatively safe sport. Instead, I just quit jumping altogether just to make her happy. Anyway, right now, I am confessing in front of all of you that I want to get back into the sport. I realize it is going to be a slow process, but my dream is to once again be back in a position where I have the vantage point to realize how beautiful this world is through the eyes of skydiver. This post is nothing but my pact to all of you that you will see me back in the sport as much as I ever was before within 2 years at the most. I love skydiving and I love you all. It makes me heartsick at the thought that I haven't seen my close skydiving friends in more than a year. I miss the air. I miss the sport. I miss the love of the world that I possessed while falling to the ground at 165 mph. I will be back soon. I promise you all this. See you soon, my friends. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  20. I am bee twenty-seven one three eight. And I am slightly (okay a lot) inhebriated. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  21. You have WAYYY more posts than me. That's hot. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  22. *Contemplates how nothing but actions in a post kinda sucks* *Vomits* The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  23. David Blaine is amazing. Criss Angel relies on TV editing and the illogical thinking patterns of others in order to gain popularity. David Blaine does things that make you realize what a human being is truly capable of. The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  24. I don't claim to be a gear guru by any means but a buddy of mine is working towards getting his riggers ticket and he sent me this. He didn't want to create a controversy and didn't want to put it on but I told him it should be discussed and made public, I also want to know if something has been or is being done about it. I had him give me all the details and told him I would post it for him so he can remain anonymous as a lot of dz.commers know him. Here are his thoughts: Reserver Micron Container Lock That's the video that will be referenced in this post. I'm not trying to create any bad vibes or badmouth any product but I have recently been showed something that really caused me quite a bit of concern. After I understood how it happened on the Mirage I was concerned if it could happen on my own rig (Vector Micron with skyhook), as the setup is very similar. I plowed through tons of posts on here and found nothing about it on other rigs so I felt relatively safe that it was just a Mirage issue. I mean certainly the other manufacturers woud know if it could happen to their rig or not and let us know right? I explained to the rigger I was working with that it wasn't a factor on other rigs and it was just to the Mirage as I couldn't find any AD's or bulletins on it. He said he remembered an article in Parachutist where a guy made a make-shift cutter that could be manually activated and re-used for testing purposes and the writer of the article did a similar test on his rig. It was about 5 degrees below here and we had nothing better to do so I was game to see if we could create the lock-up situation that the Mirages were prone to. I was surprised to find out that it was rather easy to lock the reserve container up. We did have the loop a little long as you can see in the video that it isn't the best looking reserve pack-job ever done, but certainly a pack job that you may see in the field for sure. We did not lubricate the closing loop as mentioned in the AD for the Mirage but my rigger admitted that he hardly never does it on most rigs anyway. We actually did it a few times and I was amazed at how securely locked up the reserve container was. As you can see in the vid, we had to really beat on it to finally give way. This was the case in a few of the times that we locked it up, some other times it gave way after one hit, sometimes it delayed for a second and then went on its own. But the few times it did lock up was enough to scare the S$%T out of me. Has anyone else done anything like this on other rigs or am I missing some information somewhere? I have looked all over the RWS site found and nothing about it there or anywhere else, only on Mirage's site here. . I think RWS makes an awesome rig, I wouldn't jump one if not, but shouldnt something be done about this? Please pm my friend if you have any information about this that I am missing. This is a quote from Airtec made about the situation with Mirage. Why haven't any of the other companies done the same thing to make their rig safer too? I plan on contacting Relative Workship and asking them if there is an approved modification I can do on my Micron but if anyone else has any info I would appreciate it. The quote from Airtec: "we see a cutter position above the pilotchute as being a very easy and inexpensive way to significantly increase safety. Many factors which neither the container manufacturer nor the AAD manufacturer have any influence over, can be eliminated. We appreciate the action Mirage is taking with this PSB because it eliminates possible side effects from a lot of field rigging errors which no manufacturer can prevent. We encourage other manufacturers of containers with internal pilotchutes to evaluate this cutter location and take similar action as is appropriate." The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!
  25. Anyone have a picture? The FAKE KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMER!!!!!!!!!