jackwallace

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  1. My girl friend has died. Now I ask one thing of you. If you smoke or ever smoked get a chest x-ray every year. If might save your life. Pass this on to anyone you know/meet. They tell people not to smoke, but don't tell you how to take care of yourself if you do.
  2. High: my entire life Low: Watching my girl friend die from cancer the last 2 months and there's not a fucking thing anyone can do about it.
  3. Depends on what you're looking for.
  4. 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.
  5. Not mentioned is the pea pit was also for IGLOT.
  6. The two things that you might check with your doctor about would be the lack of O2 at altitude and dizziness.
  7. jackwallace

    Scars

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Ground jalapenos or habinaros. Sprinkle along the wall, behind frig, etc, outside is even better if you can figure where they come in (notice the-they, there's no such thing as one mouse). They will walk in it, lick their paws and not return. You can check this, as I got the idea from a story about a zoo that did it to keep mice/rats out of their bird exhibit. I put it in my motorhome every year=no mice. And if you live where there are snakes , cut the grass short near the house, of the snakes will follow the mice in the house, then die in a wall, which stinks to high heaven. 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. 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
  14. 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
  15. Remember to go to the James Brown Center of the universe bride in Steam Boat. If you have time go to Glenwood Springs, largest hot springs pool in the world, with bar service too. U can take US 36 instead of the Interstate. At least take it across Kansas. Lot of free camping in little towns. Geogaphic center of the lower 48. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. There is a web site called S.O.S. save our shoulders. 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
  20. How much will it cost to move a ton of dirt? 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
  21. 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
  22. Look on the fan/flywheel shroud. The model, serial number of the engine is usually stamped in it. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. If I was as worried about it as you; I guess I'd have quit jumping. Then if I did that I'd have quit, driving, swimming, flying (commercial and private), riding motorcycles or bikes, skiing, etc, etc. I've seen or known people die in all these things. Its your choice: stay or take your participation trophy and go home. 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