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  1. kd5xb

    Stalling my canopy

    I haven't explored this much, but you might try http://web.archive.org/web/20070707182248/http://www.skydivingmovies.com/ver2/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=3454 I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  2. kd5xb

    If you could create the perfect DZ...

    My perfect DZ would be that little grass strop where I learned to skydive in 1978. It was called Big Daddy's, was just outside of Goldsboro, NC, had a seafood restaurant -- a GOOD one -- on the field! Two Cessna 182's. Of course, it would also have 1978 prices! And, the only change I would make is that the DZ would own the airport and the land around it. Am I mistaken, or did I just describe the Lincoln SPC, except with Twotters???? I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  3. kd5xb

    C9 or T-10 rig?

    If you get the right container, a Para Commander will fit nicely. Thirty years ago, I had a Wonderhog with a PC and a 24' flat reserve. Worked good -- even the "little" reserve let me down OK. I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  4. kd5xb

    Best of the season to you all

    Thank you Mr. Cole and crew -- I'd like to second that motion. At this time of year, let's try to forget all the bad and live in all the good! Merry Christmas! I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  5. Dunno, but if there's NO chance of getting out, then perhaps we need to keep safety belts on, even up through 10K or higher. I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  6. Thanks, all. I didn't mean to "rehash old arguments", it just struck me odd and I decided to ask. What's interesting to me, is that -- even though the JM/Coach will refuse to let somebody make an emergency exit at a thousand feet, we still call out "THOUSAND FEET" when we climb through that altitude. I got a chuckle from putting that all together! I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  7. kd5xb

    PZ-81

    Paradactyls & PZ-81 parachutes are a lot of fun, but be prepared... I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  8. kd5xb

    PZ-81

    If it was like my Paradactyl, then -- WHAM! on opening, and WHAM on landing! LOL! I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  9. Thanks, Chuck -- that answer seems to make a lot of sense. And Normiss??? A hahahahahaha!!! (I think...) I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  10. Way, WAAAAAAAAAY back, we were taught that, if we got to a thousand feet, we could get out and go immediately to our reserve and land OK. Today, that seems to scare everybody to death. What gives??? I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  11. I just have to wonder how long that PC has been daisy chained. We'll never know, but there just might be a story there. I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  12. I'm having trouble deciding if it was the downsize from a T-10 to a PC, or the downsize from a PC to a Viking Superlite... I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  13. thanks. was hoping to find some old friends. blue skies Earl I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  14. Chuteless, did you ever run across a guy named Harold, in eastern North Carolina? I have heard the monkey story before, as well as the cat story -- and this Harold claimed to have been there for one or the other -- but I haven't seen him for some 30 years now. I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.
  15. Years ago, I was told that cats fall "back to earth" -- as opposed to cats "return to earth". Of course the guy who told me this was someone who should know, he was pretty "weird". Anybody know Harold? I'm a jumper. Even though I don't always have money for jumps, and may not ever own a rig again, I'll always be a jumper.