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  1. To Add to my earlier post about Bill Meenach... I was just informed that he passed away lastnight in his nome in Susanville, CA He'll be missed...A good friend, and mentor. He always pushed me to go higher and faster than i ever thought possible in all aspects of my life. Blue Skies Forever Bill....
  2. screwbag

    Vector III

    I orderd my new Vector III M-series and waited inpatiently for the rig to come. when it finally came i tore open the box. I just HAD to put it on. the fit is Great and all the custom embroidery came out better than i had hoped. All the measurements and options were just as i had orderd them... My only complaint was that it arrived almost a full month after the promised date. and they added some extra charges that we had discussed on the phone... Would i do it all over again? Yup Even if i had some service issues, it's still the best rig on the market and i'll keep jumpin one as long as they maintain their leading edge on safety and design... I love My Vector!! And Egan at Relative Workshop was really great about me bing picky about some of my options...THANKS EGAN!
  3. I am not so bold as to say that even an AFF student couldn't teach me something, i have just been annoyed by a small group of idividuals who just haven't done their homework, and just like to hear themselves talk. I feel that even though i have done more research than a lot of jumpers, i still know that i have much to learn, and as the sport progresses there is always more to learn. Thanks for the feedback!
  4. I have noticed, that many new jumpers with 50 jumps or less have been trying to preach about skydiving to jumpers with hundreds or thousands of jumps. these newbies will approach a very accomplished canopy pilot just to tell them how to do their landing approach, or that they are being a danger to others... I'm all for being safe, and i want everyone to go without injury through the term of their skydiving, But please stop to think about who you are talking to when preaching. that would be like me telling joe jennings how to fly camera....c'mon i have 107jumps, how dumb would that be!??! I work in a gear store, and people always try to tell me what gear that someone else should jump, i always welcome advice, and admit that i have a lot to learn, our store is very conservative and safety concious, we won't put a 30 jump wonder on a 150 and we won't let someone downsize until approved by a qualified canopy skills coach. So please just give a moments thought before regurgitating the first jump course to those folks who really could have a lot to teach you. has anyone else seen this at their DZ?
  5. screwbag

    Dolphin

    I have been jumping my dolphin for over 2 years now, with no problems. I can freefly in it comfortably, and the ease of packing (main or reserve) can't be beat. In my gear store I reccomend it to people as a fir-- well initial rig, simply because it's the best value in the sport.
  6. After Tearing up other jumpsuits with bad landings, and being a slow learner under canopy, I bought a Merlin Pro-Comp Suit. The construction is hands down the best that i have seen in a jumpsuit. I work in a Large gear store so I see a lot of suits from all over the world. They have the Best of the best! No matter how hard I may try, this suit is still in wonderful shape, I recommend to anyone who is looking for the best! A few extra dollars for a suit that will last a lifetime...Sounds like a Good deal to me!
  7. I'm trying to find a Bonehead half rak...size large or XL. color unimportant....I have tried enerywhere i can think of with no luck. i'll even take used if it's in good shape....but prefer new....we have one in our DZ gear store but it's too small....maybe a trade? Call me at 909-245-7667 Robert
  8. I find it interested to look up the lesser known names in the same arena... I met an old fly buddy of chucks, by the name of Bill Meenach...they worked together on the old Y-12 project (later called the SR-71) He has some really great stories to tell... so be sure not to forget the lesser known folks...
  9. It's my understanding that the pacific region had a couple of write in votes for mickey mouse... go figure...
  10. I recently developed an odd similarity between the speedometer in my truck, and my alti3 they both seem to tick a bit....oh well i figure i can do the same thing i do when i am goin down the road...guess!! gotta send it in to get checked...oh well....
  11. well this brings me back to when i was learning to pack.....it went something like... holy crap!!! it opened!!! of course it left me with some nice bruises from the legstraps....but hey i learned from it!
  12. I was falling through the atmosphere the other day, coming up on pull time, and I got to thinking.... I have been skydiving for 2 years now, I have learned a lot, had a blast, met some really great people and made lots of new memories. Although I don't get to jump nearly as much as I would like to, I would like to thank all of you whacked out crazy people who fall from the sky, the people who pack their chutes, the people who sit on the ground and ask "wuffo you do that?" and all other people that make skydiving what it is today. I look forward to many more years of skydiving, and thousands of great jumps. I know that catching up with bill dause is never gonna happen but it's a goal right? well, another thought just occurred to me....SHIT!!! i better pull this thing already!!!! blue skies
  13. hey, if you make 'em they will come..... i'd take one...sound like a great idea... put it on a long sleeved tee though...i like them better to jump in..
  14. screwbag

    Altitude?

    So what's this whole altitude thing i keep hearin about...it seems kinda overrated if ya ask me...i mean c'mon....it's just up, right?... dunno...just bored tonite, makin idle chat... blue skies