lopullterri

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  1. Why is Kelly in a tizzy? Because an unfounded and irrelevant accusation was made? Why doesn't this belong here? If you knew the rigger or jumped with him, wouldn't you want warning? This is Gear & Rigging. Why so angry? Unless you have something relevant to the question at hand, why even post here? I believe that some people consider this theft and some believe it is a breach of contract. Personally, since the money has been owed for over a year...the rigger stated that he had it and then stopped answering his phone...I believe it is theft. Please...Help these guys out instead of helping a thief by getting nasty about a subject you know nothing about, and causing this to be deleted and (once again) protecting a thief. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  2. Correct. You do have that right, however it muddies the waters when you appear to have a bias and point out untruths such as "Post Relationship Grudge". This is about helping a fellow skydiver (and two really nice guys) recover SOMETHING. I stand by what I have said previously...peer pressure. If the guy who bought the rig would contact Greg (and if it is who I think it is, Greg stated inthe past that they are friends...he follows Greg on twitter and is in his google circle of friends)...if the purchaser would apply peer pressure, it may be enough to cause Greg to pay up. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  3. Post relationship grudge? There is no Post Relationship grudge...it has yet to reach Post Relationship status because Greg has failed to comply with the divorce decree. I get collection calls on a regualr basis for him and NOW I heard from Chris about the rig. He was trying to find Greg becasue he was getting no response so he contacted me. Was I supposed to say, "Not my problem?" I was the one who used to take care of all the business end of the rigging and I was the one who did the gear sales. Poor Chris had no idea that Greg could not be trusted. Greg stole from me even while we were married, from my sons and had a rented mailbox to hide all his purchases and Credit Cards and other accounts. Chris is not the first person who has had a dishonest experince with Greg as a rigger...they just won't post on here because of people like you. The only thing that Chris has stated, that is not accurate is that Greg lost it after his divorce. Greg actually lost it a couple years BEFORE his divorce and finally made his move after I started to find out all the lies and the hiding of facts. Once I started to ask questions he became very secretive and the lying escalated...or I just noticed it more. Either you know Greg...or you must have a bone to pick with divorced women in general, because to attack Chris or me (people you don't even know) seems a little unusual to me. Rants about Greg? They will stop when he mans up and complies with a divorce decree and / or I stop getting his collection calls or finding out that he lied, cheated or stole from a friend of many years. To Chris. I apologize for what has happened to your father. And to the other three people who I have been made aware of the dishonest rigging practices...I apologize to you also. I spent years promoting Greg as a great rigger and myself as honest and fair in gear sales. I wish I could have warned you all when Greg screwed me over, but as you can see...people like labrys crawl out of the woodwork and make accusations and then threads get deleted, protecting the guilty. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  4. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    It is messed up...and now that we are in the midst of a drawn out divorce (he did not even show up at the last court date...yet ANOTHER delay..the third caused by him), he thinks he can threaten my job. Says he will go to my employer because I sent him an email from work asking why he lies about everything. Probably not one of my smarter moves, but i spend about 10 hours a day there so not much spare time after. He is a piece of work all right. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  5. lopullterri

    Government ordered drug testing in New Zealand

    Oh my god...sounds like you jumped where I jumped. Talk about Deja Vu... Or, my personal favorite, when the instructor (after being woke up of the couch) is asked by the student (who can smell the booze on their breath)..."Are you OK to jump?" (not knowing that the instructor was also fucked up on E the night before, also). Ah...memories... ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  6. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    From my experience I have met some of the BEST people in the world skydiving...but I have also met some of the worst. Extreme sports are attractive to extreme personalities...and those personalities swing both ways. I have a few people who have my back and I will ALWAYS trust them, but I have also experienced a much larger amount of people who, as soon as it does not benefit them, they will not come near you. No matter what you have done for them in the past. (loaned them money for a reserve or a main...scraped them off the field and then helped them after...with walking, repair of their damaged gear {for free}...helped them get re-current). They do whatever it takes to benefit them...for whatever reason. Whether it is to get on staff or just to feel important...heck sometimes I can't figure out the motivation, but like I said. Extreme personalities. There ARE some great people out there in this sport...I know it. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  7. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    If I out him...and basically by looking at my profile, some people will KNOW who he is...but if I out him it will do no good. He is highly respected as a rigger and a tandem instructor at the Iowa and Chicago area DZ he jumps at. Even though I have a witness to the first time (who heard us discuss it) and the time he did it to a customer (I reamed him about it all the way home that night, in front of my son's), I KNOW it will do no good because not only do they support him...for the last several years I have not been going there with him, so they all think of me, exactly what he has told them. (Apparently he has been planning a divorce for a few years and telling people how awful I am...most of them have never even met me). I know this because I went with him to Taylorville (a club nearby that had a small boogie) last fall and a few people who have been jumping with him would not even look me in the eye (Jim S. in particular...you know who you are). It kills me...really it does because there is more that he has done, but I can't put out here and these people think he is terrific and have no idea of what he really is. As a matter of fact, I expect him to threaten me about this poll, but my preemptive strike to him is: "Don't make me take this further. Don't make me mention this to the Tandem instructor who told you, "That is the most line twists I have ever had in my life", or go to the DZ where it happened to ANOTHER TI that you were ticked off at (remember the story you told me last summer?). I KNOW it will do no good because I am a bit of a whistle blower and no one ever listens...I just usually get a lot of threats and nasty grams from people who want to protect their status quo. Heck, even I did not realize just how screwed up all this was until a skydiver friend told me just how screwed up it was and that I should use it in the Divorce proceedings. I guess maybe I was protecting MY status quo since I was tied to the guy (for 15 years). Guilty (plus, embarrassing). ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  8. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    Thanks DocPop...that was my point exactly. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  9. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    It spun up so fast and hard that I had a hard time getting my hand to the handle due to g forces...then the one cable did not clear...had to pull it out by hand, So I would say that since I did deal with all of that...I was qualified. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  10. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    Honestly...the Divorce is in the works. But what gets me is the fact that even though I have eyewitnesses to the first time (he admitted doing it) and eye witnesses to the time he did it to a customer / previous friend of mine (also causing a cutaway). Yet he has TONS of supporters who have never even met me...and they are even helping him hide finances. I have had skydivers tell me to let it go because he is a good guy. (Yet...they have never lived with him). Only recently has someone encouraged me to do something about it. This is an honest "opinion seeking" poll and I do appreciate everyone's opinions...even the screwed up ones, because it does, after all, prove what I have said. He has skydivers SUPPORTING him on this and some other crazy stuff. It boggles the mind. I have said it before and I will say it again. People disappoint the hell out of me on a daily basis. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  11. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    Yes...that is how it was. But I am curious what others would do...I, myself, did not realize how bad what he did was, until a skydiver friend recently said, "Oh my god, that so is F'd up". How stupid do I feel for allowing it? And apparently there are others out there who don't think this type of thing is a big deal? ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  12. lopullterri

    Line Twists

    What would your reaction be, if someone who held a riggers rating and an instructors rating, packed you intentional line twists...TWICE...one time that caused you hard a cutaway? And then did it AGAIN (as a joke?) to a friend / customer? By the way, you were jumping a high performance canopy and barely cut away before the AAD fired. Apparently the 'person' just did not learn from his "jokes"? ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  13. lopullterri

    Is there a first cut-away info poll?

    Mwaa haa haa ha...Now THAT made me laugh. Favorite conversations from after someone had a cutaway: "There are no bad canopies...just bad packers" "Are you sure you needed to cut that away?" (Never question a decision to cut away. I know I don't want to be the reason that anyone would ever hesitate.) "It was probably your body position". "Someone had a reserve ride. Who is it? Its blue" I answered, "There are two blue reserves on that load. He just hooked turned his landing...it's got to be Todd." (As I watched from a distance). ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  14. lopullterri

    Is there a first cut-away info poll?

    In the middle of a nasty divorce right now. he also did it to a customer / friend, once. Then he charged her for her reserve repack. I was furious. He stated that, "I only put one complete twist in. She should have been able to kick out" (well she couldn't. She was short and heavy and I believe that this was why she had difficulty). so...hell no. I am done with him. (I have witnesses to it too because I reamed him about that one all the way home that night). ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~
  15. lopullterri

    Is there a first cut-away info poll?

    My first malfunction from which I had to cut away was when I bought a Stiletto. My husband was angry with me. Stated that I had no business buying it with less than than 400 jumps...he stated that it was going to spin up on me and that they were known for it (our DZO agreed with him), so when we went to a Boogie he packed me line twists. (Now he had done this once before to prove a point. We were both jumping Triathalon 160's and we had a discussion on the way to Mardi Gras Boogie. He said that if I had line twists I could kick out but if he had them he might have to cut away. On the way to altitude he got this strange look on his face and said, "Let's switch rigs". I said "What?" He said, "I packed you line twists". Well being the gung ho adrenaline freak that I was, I said no. I'll take them. So there I was, kicking out of multiple line twists over a swamp. I landed just fine. At the time, I laughed about it. About less than 2 years later came the Stiletto. When that thing opened it was spinning right out of the bag. I was on my back in seconds and spinning hard. Cut away, flipped over to my belly (I was REALLY low) and opened my reserve. I had an 18 second reserve ride. My free bag was in sight when I landed. When I walked into the hanger he had that same look on his face and said, very calmly, "Did your cypres fire?" (Loop was intact, Cypres had fired. It fired after I pulled). My first and only reserve ride and I have jumped a Vengeance and a Xaos, but I did not let him pack them unless I was watching. Gotta say...it WAS a rush...but it was also an eye opener. ~"I am not afraid. I was born to do this"~