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  1. Sounds like a job for the "Mythbusters"....... A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  2. Yes Don, you do post some odd things.... But this one is pretty cool. Ya'll gonna be @ the DZ this weekend? A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  3. where are you hunting at? A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  4. I was visiting the area on business, so I figured that I would jump on the "company dime".... Prior to leaving my home D.Z., I asked around about S.D.O. and several jumpers had been there and gave it a favorable review. Immediately upon arrival, I was met by a very professional staff, who provided me with a great tour and lay out of the landing areas and such. The jumps were great, the plane was very nice and the atmosphere was great as well. I have jumped at other D.Z.'s while away from my home D.Z. and this was a very pleasurable experience. My only regrets are that I was unable to make many more jumps, or stay for the night time festivities due to a lengthy road trip home. Which here once again, the up jumpers and staff all encouraged me to stay and make my treck home on the following day. The location of the D.Z. is in a good location. It is set in a more rural area with several "outs" for the occasional long spot. I would recommend this D.Z. to anyone visiting the D.C. area. I will be back....
  5. Has anyone seen the video of the kid solving the rubix cube while in free fall at SDA on 04-11-09? Really nice. Videographer did a good job too! I found it on utube under search on utube: rubix cube skydive atlanta. It is worth a look. A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  6. Dude, you can not fix dumn.... Prescription meds will not make that shit go away! A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  7. Don check out.....www.nike.com (Just adding fuel to the fire) See you and the new kicks Saturday, you had better have them on... A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  8. Did your wife write this for you.......Tryin to help ya' Don A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
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    Weather sucks!

    Dude, spent all day at the DZ teaching first jump course, hoping that it would clear even enough for a hop-n-pop but to no avail. I know that we are in a drought but does mother nature have to catch up all at once? Can't we get the deficit reduced during the week..... A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  10. Dude, congats! I had my procedure two years ago. I thought that it was cool to have another woman (for lack of a better term) messing with my junk as my wife looked on, and she was cool with it! You cannot ask for more than that, well maybe.... Hope that you have a couple of bags of frozen peas and a case of beer for your recovery. Hey, the good news is that I was back to jumping within eight days after the procedure. And wait until they go from "blue" to black. That's always attractive..... A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"
  11. JWOTE

    Javelin

    When I received my rig, it looked exactly as I had ordered it. Colors were correct and vibrant. Outside of the extended waiting period that seemed to change weelkly, I was happy to have finally received it. When to my supprise, my rigger calls and tell me that I have an extraordinarily large pilot chute accompanied by laughter. The rigger called the manufacturer and advised that the company takes the necessary steps to ensure that the pilot chute shipped with the rig coincides with the size of the main canopy, ensuring that the correct pilot chute was shipped for the canopy specs. After arriving at the drop zone, excited about my new rig. After an altitude hop-n-pop due to the canopy itself being brand new, it was time to go terminal. I was advised by my rigger to set myself up for a possible hard or harder than normal opening. Taking my riggers advice, I did just that. The next thing that I know is that I saw stars after the deployment and every vertabrae in my back popping... Obviuosly not the right sized pilot chute. Needless to say, that was the last jump that I did that day. The manufacturer then shipped another pilot chute in time for our boogie the following weekend. Jumped it twice the first day of the boogie and while repacking, the grommet on the top of the D-bag was found to be tearing away from the new bag...And this is not the same D-bag that was attached to the over sized pilot chute, we still had that one, and shipped it back after receiving the replacement. Now the rig is down for another weekend and I was forced to jump rental gear for the rest of the four day weekend (fortunately at no cost thanks to a great and understanding D.Z.O.). The following weekend I received another pilot chute and D-bag. So far so good. I have been completely satisfied with the rig thus far. I think that when a company exceeds their abilities to perform at an acceptable level of operation and provide a quality product which is expected as advertised. The manufacturer should obviosly take the necessary steps to ensure that customer satisfaction is number one, not the almighty dollar. I know because as you know, quality equipment in our sport is not cheap. I cannot say that my next container purchase will be a Javelin. And I would like to thank the manufacturer for the t-shirts and stickers. They made everything better.
  12. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the skydive that a local radio station (Project 96.1) is giving away to jump into A.M.S. race weekend? A wise man once stated that, "I would rather be on the ground wishing that I was in the air, than being in the air wishing that I was on the ground". Living Life "Just West Of The Equator"