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  1. Tipping an instructor is quite easy if proper stealth is used. Just give a packer, S&TA, or DZO a fiver and have them get down on their hands and knees behind the instructor of choice. (The hands and knees bit should come quite naturally for the packers and S&TA. You may have to work with the DZO a bit.) Then lightly push the instuctor in the chest area. They tip over quite easily as they have no balance on the ground.
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  2. What are the communities feelings on this ? I personally have no problem with a family or persons setting up a fund with a bank to be managed by someone responsible to defray medical expenses. Especially for those with extensive injuries that will probably result in a permanent disability.

    On the other hand, I do have a problem with people asking for donations to help with financial obligations, day to day expenses, and incidentals like room decor ?!?. WTF ? Really ?

    People say, "Oh, they're going to lose their house, car, boat, RV, or whatever. And their credit is going to be ruined. Everybody should pitch in and help them". My personal answer is tough shit, they shouldn't have been skydiving
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    I believe the USPA as a whole pretty much frowns on 8 year olds skydiving even if they are your own kids.



    At the time that occurred, he broke no rules.

    And nobody that I know of has stepped up and said that they paid Snake River Skydiving for a jump while Abbie was the pilot in command. So that is all hear-say and has absolutely no bearing anymore, since Abbie has his commercial ticket.

    Plus I never directly said that M. Mullins disregarded USPA regulations. I said the USPA frowned on children skydiving.
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    He's already shown a disregard for skydiving rules

    So does Mike Mullins. That has never stopped him from being national director.



    What?

    Matt

    I believe the USPA as a whole pretty much frowns on 8 year olds skydiving even if they are your own kids.
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    "I don't think I like the sound of that" ~ MB65
    Don't be a "Racer Hater"

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    10 reasons why I hate Abbie and why he should not be an USPA director:

    1. He's a son of Abraham, he has not accepted jesus as his savior, he would kill his mom for a penny. We are a nation of christians, go back in the desert.

    2. He does that base jumping thing, we're skydivers out of airplanes, that base stuff is crazy and anti-christian.

    3. He flies jumpers w/out commercial licence, totally irresponsible.

    4. He has promiscuous sex with women, sex should only be used for procreation, totally anti-christian behavior.

    5. He has lots of body hair, USPA directors should have smooth hairless chests.

    6. He smokes that weed substance, christans are drunks, drop the pipe and start sucking on the bottle. Pot is a schedule I drug, the most dangerous of all drugs known to peoplekind.

    7. He's a libertarian, as americans we no longer believe in life, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness.

    8. He does not like wind tunnels, we all know that to be a skygod you need at least 100,000 hrs on the tunnel.

    9. Most of his friends are worse than him, look at your friend to know yourself.

    10. He loves his dog, dogs don't accept jesus as their savior and they are doomed to go to hell, hence Abbie will go to hell, we need heavenly directors not hell beasts.

    You left out the sex offender part. :D:D:D


    Oh! And the misapropriation of gold fish.......
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    "I don't think I like the sound of that" ~ MB65
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    I think it's heat, not cold, that kills bedbugs. Heat+rig=bad.

    But I read in Wikipedia that cockroaches can kill them. So you could always introduce cockroaches :).

    Other than that, I got nuthin.

    Wendy P.

    I also believe it is heat. Most insects just go dormant under extreme cold conditions and become active again once the temperature rises.
    "No cookies for you"- GFD
    "I don't think I like the sound of that" ~ MB65
    Don't be a "Racer Hater"

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    can u please take the location name out of the title and body of your post here and on base jumper.. fatalities happen cause newbies go to a site off a name like this. one did this year and jumped the wrong exit point. this exit point actually.

    thanks

    Someone with 400 jumps is a newbie ?!? :S
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    "I don't think I like the sound of that" ~ MB65
    Don't be a "Racer Hater"

  8. Thanks for all of the informative replies. :)
    Below is the response I received from John Eiff ;

    Hello ,

    The Classic accuracy canopy that we built comes standard with bottom surface
    vents. We call them "Soft Cells", which act as shock absorbers. They
    enable the canopy to absorb side loads from turbulence that otherwise would
    displace the jumper a small distance when maneuvering over the score pad.

    Check out our web site for more information. The manuals tab will have a
    picture and description of the soft cell.

    www.eiff.com

    John Eiff
    Eiff Aerodynamics, Inc.
    "No cookies for you"- GFD
    "I don't think I like the sound of that" ~ MB65
    Don't be a "Racer Hater"

  9. Whoever wrote that title on Youtube was probably trying to sound cool.

    For clarification and to keep it simple. A Zepplin is a rigid-framed airship with hydrogen filled baffles. Remember the Hindenberg.

    A blimp (That is what is in the video) in a non-rigid framed airship "filled" with helium.

    Hope you're recovering nicely.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blimp

    Go start the reactor Quade. :P
    "No cookies for you"- GFD
    "I don't think I like the sound of that" ~ MB65
    Don't be a "Racer Hater"