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    Randy Iverson

    Sad News..... The Original owner of the "Baldwin Sport Parachute Center" (1970's and 1980's) Randy Iverson has died. I don't have a lot of details yet, but I will update this when I have more info. Blue Skies Randy!!!
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    Selections by Mike McGowen

    Mike was gracious enough to send me an autographed copy. It occupies an important space in my home. Thanks Mike!!
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    Lost art of flat packing

    As I remember, Pro packing came as a result of "Trash" packing?
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    Downsizing questions

    Sabre 2 170?
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    Help: Can't buy beer!

    A couple of gallons of vanilla ice cream, a case of root beer, a package of red plastic cups and some matching plastic spoons. Instructions.... Put a scoop of Ice Cream into a red plastic cup, fill to brim with Root Beer and serve with a plastic spoon. Hand one to each person you see while exclaiming, "I just made a Fu@&ing skydive!!!!!" That is all.......
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    Can I get any Job in skydiving world?

    Are you willing to work for little to nothing, eat ramen noodles, and live in a dilapidated trailer... that leaks?
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    Looking for the NEEDS and DON'T need in a RW suit

    I just got my new Bev Suit in the mail. (side note: after a small problem/wrong color, Bev took care of it and I'm absolutely happy with the suit. Best Customer Service Ever!) I also found ordering the "right" options to be a little confusing. My advice.... talk to one of Bev's Sales Reps. I went to our local dealer and he walked me thru everything. He helped me choose the right options based on my flying style, body type, jumping ability, needs, etc. Everyone is different and everyone needs a suit built for them. Bev's dealers are very good at helping you with that.
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    new wings container

    Yep! I just ordered my 2nd new Wings container. I couldn't be happier with the first one. These are great people to deal with. Our Serial #'s must be really close?
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    looking for members of Bad Wrap/Bad Zen

    Contact the USPA... Maybe some of this would be nice in the new Skydiving Museum?
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    need info on trailing streamers behind fomations

    I use the lightweight plastic (table cloth material) that you can get in rolls at Party America. 3-4 30 feet strips cut to a slight taper. I sew a hem in the wide end and put 2 pieces of foam (water noodles work) in the hem. (about the size of an RW suit GRIPPER) If you leave a space between the middle of the foam pieces, you can fold it in half and tuck it under your jumpsuit. After you dock, just take it out, put it between your legs, let it open, and cross your legs to hold onto it. Lightweight, easy to hold and deploy and, if you have to let it go, it just drifts harmlessly to the ground. Land with it or let it go just as you flair? I'll try to send you some pics....
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    Bonehead Composites
  12. You are now, officially, an adrenalen junkie.
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    A good story about student radio not working

    #1 above!!! Radios are great backupdevices. The primary device is and should be the initial canopy training.
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    Precision Interceptor

    You can start here. F-111.
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    Salt Lake City locals

    Hmmm? Try Craigslist. Look under the Woofo section. Or, Paragear Catalog.
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    Maintaining Composure During Exit

    First, do you think this is a physiological problem or a psycological one? Physiological... get a check up. It could be a symtom of something more serious? Psycological... Make more jumps and welcome to the sport. Jumping out of an airplane is not a normal activity. Fear is something to be expected. Most people need to discover how to deal with this fear. If this fear continues to be debilitating and can't be overcome... Have you ever been bowling? Try reading some of Brian Germain's stuff.
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    Tandem jump whilst a student question

    Definately talk to your TI and let them know. My guess is they'd be happy to make the jump more interesting for you (and probably for the TI as well). Remember to bring your jump log.
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    trouble reading visio display in freefall

    Anolog dial!!!!
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    How do I tell what body size my jumpsuit is made for?

    Have people try it on. When you find someone it fits, you'll know where to start. It'll give you a range to advertise it at. I've done this (successfully) in the past.
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    9 cell vs 7 cell pack volume?

    I'm looking for a 150 Stiletto..... call me. But, check the manufactuers pack volume for your rig and then check the pack volume of the canopy your considering. Whatever you do, don't ask slugs like me for informative answers on the interweb.
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    GoPro Bridle entanglement

    At that point, 7 seconds may be the rest of your life?
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    USPA Nationals 2012

    I'm going if you're going!!
  23. Ask the TI as he's hooking up his student... "Have they figured out why those clips keep breaking yet?"