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Everything posted by fallfast69

  1. Anybody remember Don buzzing the big top in the MIG at 600mph one night? Golf carts and cornfields anyone? Jon
  2. Take some pictures of where the accident occured and send them to both insurance carriers. I had to do it once and it made the differance I needed! Jon
  3. It was great to meet you Peter! Funny how when I heard you introducing youself, I knew exactly who you were because of dizzy.com. I'm proud to call Skydive Temple my home DZ, even if I don't jump that often anymore Jon
  4. Chuck Norris's tears can cure cancer...too bad he never cries
  5. Thanks everyone...the correct answer is "A". I'm pretty good at figuring shit out, but this one was clearly way above my education level Jon
  6. I don't know, that's all there is to the question
  7. I'm helping my kid with a question on a test and I can't figure this one out. I already have the answer, but can someone explain how to solve it? A 0.24-kilogram glider moving with a velocity of 0.6 m/s collides with and sticks to a 0.26-kilogram glider moving with a velocity of 0.2 m/s. The final velocity v of the two gliders is A. 0.392 m/s. B. 0.184 m/s. C. 0.092 m/s. D. -0.092 m/s. Thanks, Jon
  8. Hey Zep...I'm pretty sure the Bastard has a penis...you should be good to go ...sorry, you made that too easy
  9. Interesting. On the rig I have, the leg throw out looks original. However, there's still a slot between the padded part of the backpad, and the actual container & webbing, at the lower right, small of the back. So it creates a pouch between the two layers. I don't know why it is there, but it would be perfect for keeping a stash bag if doing a demo or landing off. Hi pch, The "Slot" you refer to was the original pilotchute stow pouch. The pullout lanyard came out and down to a piece of velcro on the side of the bellyband. Originally the pullout lanyard was attached to the bottom of the pilotchute , then later to the top. Here is what happened to me using that deployment system . To this day, I still think of the ugly mess I would have been in if I decided to do the loops instead of pulling
  10. Anyone remember the "saddle". I believe that was created by Bob Chaffin - Texas jumper and rigger...but I may be wrong!!!
  11. This is gonna sound kinda dumb...but I thought the thread title was for a Hamilton Beach Demo - like a new coffee pot If you add "Jump" to the end of the title it might get some responses...juz sayin edit misspelled "beech"
  12. I said yes...but (there is always a butt) how does one make sure the plant isn't bias. Maybe I should have said no because of the political nature of a test like this? ....hummmmm...[scratching head - may be reconsidering]...
  13. I understand everything you said, and anticipated such responses...that's why I said "YMMV". If you ever find yourself with a discomfort like a kidney stone, it is a pain reliever that will do just that, relieve pain...it is that good. Burns all over your body, it prolly won't help so much...but as a strong pain reliever it's very good. House is an addict and I said that as a point of humor...humor...k? Jon
  14. ...yep The're all pretty good signs!
  15. For me...a wonderful pain reliever. Add a little alcohol and it's the perfect pain reliever. I can't sleep on vicodin...but that's ok, it takes the pain away - I'm talking kidney stone level pain! YMMV, but if it works for House, who the hell am I to challenge his conclusions? Jon
  16. Yes...all of the solar system planets. Nothing else really...I like astronomy and find this pic pretty cool. Jon
  17. It's good to see that you can still think about sex after destroying that poor rental bike
  18. Yep...that and a very rare rib-eye...works every time
  19. fallfast69


    I can't help but think "To Serve Man"
  20. Are you asking what "is" my lesson, or what "was" my lesson? I'll answer both What "was" the lesson: I bought a brand new, state of the art, Jonathan 136 when they first came out and I front risered myself, pretty much, right into the dirt...nothing broken. I'd made 50 jumps, or so, on the canopy at the time. A dozen of those were using the exact same approach. At that point, I decided I just may not have everything it takes to continue attempting these kind of landings - my ego was crushed, NOT. It all happened in the blink of a eye I had over 500 jumps, was a static line J/M I, and jumped and taught class every weekend at the time. What "is" the lesson: Prior to everyone having internet access, news of incidents moved rather slowly across the country. We now have up to the minute reports of incidents on this site, and some of the best people in skydiving posting here. And people still don't get it. A wealth of knowlege, experiance, and history are at your fingertips...all you have to do is listen. When almost half of the fatalities are a result of improper canopy flight, and a huge percent are high-performance canopy related, it indicates that not all pilots should be under the canopy the're flying. People aren't listening to what the're are hearing because they don't want to know that something bad can happen to them. Same old story. Again I'll ask: What is so hard to understand about this? Jon
  21. Are you sure it's not a BFG 9000 Nutbuster at Station 13 Nice pic OP
  22. I've never really cared for the Ferrari vs Taurus anaology because of what you said about them both being able to be driven slowly - and that is how people think. The problem is, human nature dictates that they will only drive the Farrari slow for a week or two. There is no question that the Ferrari will be squealing tires in very short order, long before the driver realises what it takes to handle the car properly...wringing it out so to speak. Once the driver "gets away with it" for a while, he will try something that results in the Ferrari and a tree, trying to share the same space at the same time. The Ferrari will crush and bend absorbing most of the impact and the driver, for the most part will walk away. I believe that most people will be extremely careful under their new small canopy for many jumps, just to keep us from talking about them in the incident forum, but sooner or later, they're going to start wringing it out, make a mistake or do an avoidance turn improperly and, faster than they can "shi", they're on the ground with bones sticking out. Unlike being in a car, there is nothing between the pilot and the ground. Swooping and high performance canopy flight can't be done sucessfully for 100s or 1000s of jumps by just anyone - not only does it require an extreme amount of dedication, practice, and experiance...it also requires exceptional vision, depth perseption, quick reflex muscle reflex and a "feel" of canopy flight that only a few people have. When folks can put their ego aside and finally understand that simple fact, our fatalities will start to decline. Jon