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  1. Right,
    Anti-inflammatory like Motrin or Ibuprofen,
    Ice and Ice massage is good,
    Didn't know about the brace, I always use athletic tape (cloth tendons)
    But it's best to stop doing what aggravates or it may never heal.
    Healing time can be anywhere from 3 or 4 days to never.
    No alcohol,

    I made that one up.

  2. I'm not pleased with any of the advice you've received so far.
    Is that some kind of lubricant? If so
    I'd like to hear a master rigger weigh in here but if it were mine I'd disassemble immediately and inspect reserve. Thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the ripcord housing and ripcord. Then wash the container in Woolite and cold water using a soft bristle brush to work on that stain. Return components to a rigger for inspection ASAP, especially the reserve canopy and tell what happened. Then reassemble.
    This is your reserve and reserve container, take no chances. I find those pictures alarming. (obviously)

    I don't lubricate my reserve ripcord or housing. I just clean it.
    Let a Master Rigger have the final word.
    T LaVonne
    AFF/ I

  3. When we edit a video that we hope everybody will enjoy, it helps to use songs that have a high recognition factor. Songs that most people young and old already know and like. (not an easy task)
    When looking for some good CRW songs it doesn't take long to realize that ALL songs are written about CRW so it's good to know whatever the editor chooses will relate. The music selections made will certainly say a lot about the editor that chose them so choose wisely. Probably didn't realize that setting music to video was such serious business did you :-) Well, excellence in any field is serious business.

    We gave all the songs suggested above a listen and enjoyed them all,
    except that one. We REALLY did not like that one even if the guitarist did hit some fine licks. Oh well, there's no way to please everybody so have at it and have fun. The right combination can be very rewarding.

    Mest - I Melt With You

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    Thanks for those Cokes. Sent me right over to her cooler and she didn't owe me nuthin, think I did look thirsty. Thanks for the ride to the Airport.
    Guess jumpers just take care of their own, especially when their Farrrrrrr from home.

  5. I pull enough extra of the closing loop through the last grommet so that I can put in the pin, easily press the loop against the grommet, and extract the pull-up without any resistance at all.
    Sure, that's a great trick. Makes a closing loop last a long time.

    I thought everybody knew that gutted 550 was the best pull up cord. What do you think we did with all those 7TU's and T10's we took out of service?
    Those wide ribbons are fun but good for absolutely
    nothing except advertising. Some have even been hurt when they break and they punch themselves in the face and some have been hurt badly when they tried to make some makeshift dive loops out of them. Pull up ribbons are just for fun, not for utility.
    If you feel the need for a sissy pad just make your 550 pull up long enough to wrap it around you hand twice.

  6. Yep, Me too.
    Cheap little globe compass works just fine.
    At a new airport it will tell you which way is north.
    In the aircraft it can tell you when your on jump run
    without looking out the window. In the clouds well, I've never been in any clouds.

  7. Coming off the top just high enough to miss the guy below you then nailing those front risers dropping you down into the burble brushing your buddies tails with you nose as you go by hoping you gain enough forward to put you right in your slot is certainly a lot of fun, and I love it.
    I think the best rotation teams are turning away JUST far enough to nail the opposite control putting them right where they want to be. That avoids any dirty air and leaves nothing to chance, when it doesn't work they know exactly why.
    But this game is still young enough that quite possibly the fastest method has not been thought of yet so have at it, and have fun!