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  1. jackwallace

    No Pilot Chute Belly Reserves

    When I started to teach I thought I should go try the reserve toss deal. I took a T10 tied one toggle down to put me in a spin (well as good as possible with a T10). Grabbed the reserve and threw it down and into the spin. It ate me. I had reserve all over the place. After that we changed to teaching the student to cut away. I even tried the toss thing on another jump with the canopy in a paper grocery bag. Better but it still sucked.
  2. jackwallace

    the meaning of ...

    Not mentioned is the pea pit was also for IGLOT.
  3. The two things that you might check with your doctor about would be the lack of O2 at altitude and dizziness.
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    Searching for Thunderbow manual

    Like I packed a PC flaked, lay it one sided as opposed to splitting it and folding it back in thirds. Put it in the bag in S folds. I remember the thing having panels and steering lines with a lot of slack in them.
  5. jackwallace

    Searching for Thunderbow manual

    I don't have a manual for it, but remember when I got one it said Pack in the usual manner. HUH? was my thought. You just flake it like a PC. I jumped one in a bag so can't help you with that sleeve. I don't remember them opening hard or anyone complaining about them other than they were kind of a slug.
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    Lew Jacobs

    Just found out Lew died last night in his sleep. I think he was a member of Pieces of 8 ten man team back in the day. HYMM U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
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    Doug Metcalfe

    A real Sky God gone. I knew him from S&A meets. He was my age but I thought of him as a kid. He had so much enthusiasm. He won the nationals at least twice, maybe more. HYMM U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
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    Ray Maguire D-1732

    Well Ray its the day of the Reno finals. Larson and I are still alive. Thanks buddy. U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
  9. jackwallace

    Jenny Martin

    You've been gone six years little one. Feels like a thousand. U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
  10. jackwallace

    AFF Stuggles

    Sounds like you got this sky divin ' thing figured out. Maybe now you can work on world peace. U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
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    AFF Stuggles

    Did you open at the proper altitude? Did you walk away from the landing? U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
  12. jackwallace

    Smoke Jumpers!!

    You can not apply to be a smoke jumper until you've spent at least 2 years, it could be more now, as a wild land fire fighter. Apply to the BLM. U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
  13. There were a few inventive opening systems in the 70's. I used a strap sewn to one end cell. Wrap it around, put one line stow in and cram it in the container. Some pushed the slider up, had rubber bands on the line attachment points on the canopy and would stow a bit of line from each riser group to hold the slider up. That slider attached to the slider was called a pilot chute controlled slider, if I remember right. If would eat the center cell as it went through. I put a slip knot in mine just above the canopy to keep the slider up until I got full bridle extension and it would pop the knot. Yep it worked and yes everyone told me all the bad things that could happen. Worst thing we did was the nose deployment deal. I did it one day and thought my arm was going to fall off. U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
  14. jackwallace

    Cool Skydiving Exits

    Leaving 44th out of a DC3 U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316
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    Larry Bagley

    Jump with him, skied with him. See ya Baggs. U only make 2 jumps: the first one for some weird reason and the last one that you lived through. The rest are just filler. scr 316