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    Chicagoland Skydiving Center
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  1. My sincerest of sincere heartfelt condolences to all affected by the loss of Dennis. I have only met him twice, both meetings were brief - but I could tell that he was in a league of his own, with everything that he did. He was definitely a character to.
  2. Is the tragedy the reason why U.S. jumpers cannot punch clouds? Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  3. To anyone who is interested...I created Skyventure a wind tunnel POI file that can be loaded into Garmin GPS units. The file contains all 9 U.S. tunnel locations. This may work with units other than Garmin, but I haven't been able to test that, since a Garmin is all I own. Here's the link: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3623316#3623316 Cheers! Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  4. I'm going to be in Florida for new years, and would very much like to be at Zhills on new year's eve. I may have a car, but am not 100% certain. It would be great if someone could give me a ride if I end up not getting the car..
  5. Lucky bastard!... Cool beans, man - enjoy it. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  6. Mike & Nina, I have been hesitant to post anything ever since I found out about this tragic event - nothing I can say will take your pain away, and anything I do will never be enough. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sincerest condolences. You, Nina, your family - as well as all those affected by this will always be in my thoughts. I pray that God imurse you in peace that only He can give. f you need anything - anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. Much love, ~Ralf Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  7. You're making a tandem before the summer ends or I'm personally kicking thy ass! Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  8. I think I know Bob (if we're talking about the same one) wears glasses, kinda bald, balding; looks to be in his 50's, and used to be a cop or in the marines, right?... I met him a few times - very cool, laid back guy. I think he jumps at SDC regularly, but I have seen him at CSC a time or 2. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  9. Yep, my avitar is from CSC... I don't mind waiting at all - it'll give me more time to watch the video a few times over and have everything down - at least in theory. Thanks for the offer too! As for my "limitations" (I guess) - I walk with crutches; rendering it impossible for me to pro-pack because of having to walk the lines, flake the canopy while over the shoulder while standing, etc, etc... PM me when you know when you'll be coming. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  10. Finally - I got a hold of a VCR and was able to watch the packing video someone was generous enough to lend me. Flat-packing (my method of choice) seems simple enough and I am confident I could become proficient with it in time. However, I need suggestions in 1 aspect of it (it is a necessity regardless of the method) - walking the lines... Anyone got ideas? Not only do I want to not be dependent on a packer, but more than that - I have a genuine desire to know gear. I know there are others (even on these forums) that pack and can't walk their lines because of likewise having physical limitations; therefore I know it can be done. I need to watch that tape a few more times; also, hopefully I can get some practice in as well. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  11. [B]CONGRATZ ADAM!!!![/B] It is very encouraging and refreshing to read this I wish you endless years & jumps in the sport! Now...update your profile... ~Ralf Edited to add: Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  12. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  13. No pictures?... Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  14. I agree. Now bare in mind I'm a newbee wanting to learn as much as I can. Therefore, I must ask - is there a difference between a jump that's not to dangerous to have an ADD Vs 1 that is? In my opinion, all jumps are inherently dangerous. However, as it has been said many, many times before - an AAD should never be relied upon over one's training... Having said that, it's yet another safety measure to have just in case; and if such a device is available it doesn't hurt to use it to your advantage. Not only would it have prevented the recent Elsinore incident, but is also an added backup to have in the case of a dislocated shoulder, thus resulting in the very real possibility of not being able to pull the reserve handle. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of
  15. It strikes me as scary to have 3000-4000 jumps with no chops; you're always anticipating that 1ist 1... I hope I have 1 not long after I start jumping. Dialogue/commentary between Divot, Twardo & myself - "from your first Oshkosh when the three of us were riding to or from one of