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  1. mnischalke

    Looking for a rigger in San Antonio

    Thanks John! I have to go up there this weekend, but I am just looking for some local talent that's close by for future drops and pickups. Keep your powder dry, bro! mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Looking for a rigger in San Antonio

    I found a post from 2002, but I wondered if there was anybody out there new or better located. I need a repack and cypres 1 batteries. thanks in advance! mike mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  3. mnischalke

    Waldo Morales

    Hard to believe it's been three years. Miss ya brother. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Riggers in central Illinois

    Thanks JP and Chris. I'll look her up! mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  5. mnischalke

    Need a rigger in No. VA

    http://www.skydiveorange.com/rigging.htm William Linne (long a at the end) is a damn fine rigger, and his info is on the above link. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Riggers in central Illinois

    Anybody know of one? I am in Peoria and need a repack soon. The rig is a Mirage G3 M4 with a PD160R and an original Cypres with the relocated cutter. Thanks!!! Mike mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  7. mnischalke

    Potential allies against NPS policy?

    Group Urges Park Service to Keep Doors Open for Recreation Washington - Americans for Responsible Recreational Access is urging the National Park Service not to exclude the millions of Americans who wish to pursue recreation activities in the national parks. ARRA was responding to proposed Park Service management policy changes that became public recently. "Rather than welcoming outdoor enthusiasts and striking the proper balance of conservation and recreation, the proposed policies have the potential of shutting out many Americans from the parks they love," said ARRA Executive Director Larry E. Smith. Smith said the number of visitors to the National Parks has dropped in recent years, in part because of a growing sense that recreation is not welcome. "Just when the Park Service should be working to reverse this feeling of exclusion, it seems intent on putting up more barriers," he added. "The Park Service should come to its senses before these draft policies become a permanent blight on the regulatory landscape," Mr. Smith said. "Let us hope the agency can ultimately see that responsible outdoor recreation and the parks can live in harmony." Americans for Responsible Recreational Access is based in Washington, D.C. It represents the millions of Americans who enjoy the great outdoors and who believe public lands and waterways should remain open for recreational pursuits. Check out their website at http://www.arra-access.com/. Source: Americans for Responsible Recreational Access Media Contact: Bill Noack, ARRA (202) 589-2756 mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Waldo Morales

    Clicky mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Slider Stow for a Mirage? Need Advice/Help

    Slocks mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  10. mnischalke

    the truth about Jimmy Halliday

    I take it that English is not your primary language? Through your redundancy, you actually defined polyglot. However, I am curious to read your definition of idiom. The context is so garbled, your meaning is unclear. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Waldo Morales

    Yet another ill-conceived, hastily planned, totally off-the-hook Team Tigger production. I hope you've shed all your tears, 'cause this weekend, it's all about throwin down Waldo-style. Much like after the service in NoVa last Saturday, we'll be gathering at Will's in Fredericksburg. This Saturday, however, we're planning a more festive event to celebrate Waldo--the man, the myth, the legend--and party till we fall down or do something blatantly stupid. We'll be kicking it off at around 6 p.m. Last week, Will finally passed out at 5:30 a.m., so that should give you an idea of the party window. There's plenty of room in back yard to pitch tents if you want, but it's supposed to be pretty chilly. There should be plenty of room in the house to crash as well, but bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. The only things you MUST bring are yourself and the desire (dare I say "the will") to get good and Waldo drunk. If you would like to support the cause, however, here's a list of things you might want to bring: Liquor(!!!!) -- Will's bar took a big hit last weekend, so we can certainly use more vodka, rum, tequila, bourbon, whiskey and the like. I am sure you know, but Bloody Mary's are a must for any Post-Team Tigger Event. Beer -- Will's bar has a keg on tap, but variety is the spice of life (and a tiggeriffic hangover's favorite accomplice). Bring yer brews, ya boozin foos. Food -- You stab it, we grill it. The stocks of burgers and hotdogs are perilously low, so bring whatever dishes or snacks you'd like to enjoy (possibly a second time later. Also, feel free to bring your collection of entertaining Wally videos or paraphernalia. Shoot me an email to let me know you're coming or to get directions to the house. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  12. mnischalke

    Waldo Morales

    Waldo's website clicky! mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  13. mnischalke

    Loss of fellow base jumper - Tigger

    I didn't want to cross post. Thanks! BD03 Waldo, goin' low and getting wet. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Waldo Morales

    I haven't heard anything new, but I wanted to post some pix of El Tiggeriffico. These were from Floatilla IV in September. Unfortunately, nobody got any photos of Waldo's canoe doing the only Class 2 on the river, which just so happens to be where everybody gathers, especially old spectators. Well, Waldo's boat came through in true Team Tigger form--overloaded with coolers of jiggyjuice and people, all naked. At the very edge of the rapids, Waldo stands up in the canoe, raising the paddle high above is head, shouting "tigger"-somethingorother, which only partly made it out because the boat , try as it might, could only hold out for so long without capsizing. The cheers from the "audience" made up for whatever he was trying to say. Enjoy! mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
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    Waldo Morales

    I regret to inform his great many friends out there that Waldo "El Tiggeriffico" Morales has passed away. He was found at his Richmond, VA, apartment by his coworkers yesterday afternoon. That's the limit of the details I have at the moment. Waldo was a proud member of the Couch Freaks, and a former member of the board at Skydive Orange in Virginia. A helicopter flight paramedic for LifeEvac and an EMT, he was a member of the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps. He worked in Guyanna last fall, and most recently, he returned from serving in the New Orleans area immediately following Katrina. It goes without saying, Wally touched a great many people's lives all over the world, but hopefully this word reaches his friends in the skydiving and BASE communities. His friends are planning a short memorial service for Waldo at Skydive Orange after sunset on Saturday. A party in Waldo's memory will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) at a location to be announced. Fly free, brother, Mike Team Tigger mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  16. mnischalke

    Canopy for turbulence

    That analogy is completely irrelevant to this subject, unless you made big open holes in your rubber raft. Aluminum has been used extensively for canoes btw. A better whitewater analogy might be a kayak. I use a neoprene sprayskirt on mine. It locks the air in. Hmmmmm. Ya know, I can't imagine taking on anything bigger than Class I--much less rolling--without one. Let's do this: Let's take a Lotus 170 and a Sabre2 170 out and fly side by side. We can fly them backwards and see who's canopy deflates, who's retain's air, and who's recovers to stable forward flight more gently. I'll drop my money on the airlocked canopy for the latter two. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  17. mnischalke

    Canopy for turbulence

    Yes, the Vengance is airlocked. No, that wasn't my point. The airlock was not invented by PD, but it did buy the license to build airlocked canopies. All theories as to why aside, PD only incorporated airlocks into the Vengance and nothing more. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  18. mnischalke

    Canopy for turbulence

    While airlocks are not resistant to turbulence, they are resistant to the canopy collapse that can result from it. For more information, see airlocks. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  19. mnischalke

    Canopy for turbulence

    Which is exactly what I would expect to hear from someone who makes his living selling open-nosed breather canopies (which, in fairness, you neglected to mention). I, on the other hand have NO hat in this ring, and I have come to the exact opposite conclusion to yours. I have direct experience flying through turbulence that caused a similarly loaded Spectre to collapse. My airlocked Lotus buffeted like a big hand smacked my canopy, but for the moments that I needed it most, I did not lose pressure, nor did the canopy deform noticeably. I'd venture to say that if PD invented airlocks, or if there was no patent on it, very few canopies on today's market would be without airlocks. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  20. mnischalke

    15,600

    As opposed to the literal meaning of the word, as is often the case in American slang, I used the word "enjoy" in place of "something to chew on" or "do with it what you will." If I had meant "enjoy" to mean "Yeee fucking ha! Let's celebrate the carnage" I might have actually capitalized and punctuated the word. Such as in this case: Have a great day!
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    Snowboard Cut Aways

    Sorry, my intended sarcasm didn't translate as well as I had hoped. Guess I need to use more of these: mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  22. mnischalke

    The Washington Monument

    Niiice. Gigantic balls (and tiny pilot chutes) So how many optics/IR lasers do you think you had on you while taking those pix? mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  23. mnischalke

    Snowboard Cut Aways

    I thought we were talking about a system that could be used for BASE (rapid release), while adequate to actually snowboard to the exit point. If you want to walk around comfortably at the ski lodge pickin up bunnies, you might want to look into another system. Actually, my Clicker boots were Airwalks, and they were extremely comfortable when the built-in center ratchet was released. They were not rigid ski boots by any means. I think that's part of the hype that killed step-in bindings on snowboards. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  24. mnischalke

    Snowboard Cut Aways

    K2 used to make "The Clicker" binding system that was simply a flat step-in plate attached to the board. The boot incorporated a sole click-in system and a rigid backside that negated the use of any of those silly ratcheting systems that ALL the phat phuckers use today. I think that people actually like sitting on the top of the hill ratcheting themselves down to their boards. It's a social thing, I guess. I digress. The Clicker released by way of a single lift-up lever on the side of each foot. The Clicker is certainly ripe for an impromptu rapid cutaway system. Anyway, I think The Clicker went the route of Beta home video recorders sometime around 00 or 01. Lost out to the inferior lazy-ass, I-wanna-sit-here-next-to-the-lift-and-talk-snowboarding-rather-than-actually-snowboarding ratchet shit. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.
  25. mnischalke

    15,600

    Just to clarify, by " ... paying to attend an event ... ," I mean the portion of each slot that goes through Vertical Visions' hands into the NPS pocket. I think the world of JB and can't imagine how BD could be run anywhere near as well without him (and his peeps). He's the guy with the ass on the line, here. So, I will certainly chip in to cover his expenses for being the contracted BASE "entertainment provider" for the year of our boycott. mike Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills--You know, like nunchuk skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills.