stratostar

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  1. stratostar

    bonehead FTP replacement strap

    Have you tried bonehead?
  2. stratostar

    using an old reserve as a main

    Just fold it up and put into a big paper bag like from the grocery store and then fold the top of bag so you hold it, jump out count to three and throw the bag in to the relative wind.
  3. stratostar

    B12 Harness for Jumbo PC

    Search eBay I see a lot of that stuff in mil surplus
  4. stratostar

    Gary Peek

    It’s been weeks now without your weekly calls to pester me about airport access, or fill me in on the on going issues of concern or cool stuff people are doing. I’ll miss our long banter of arguing about all things skydiving. Those cds you gave me of your music tracks that you made take on a whole appreciation of your talents. As with all my old timer friends who fill the slots on the other side, you take with you a vast knowledge, much of it not written in books but stored in your lifetime of working in this sport and it’s now lost forever, but for those who truly listened to your teachings. Thank you for all the support you gave to me personally and professionally in airport access. Blue skies my friend, rest in peace you will be missed by many!
  5. stratostar

    Glide Path Nova

    They would fold up on users too low to do anything to save your ass, after a number of people were killed they got banned. I used to know someone who had one and he would land it post ban. Everyone thought he was an idiot for jumping it. Cut away rig would be a good idea if you plan to jump it.
  6. stratostar

    Searching for Thunderbow manual

    Dude that is so awesome! Thank you very much!
  7. stratostar

    Thunderbow manual needed

    That would awesome if you could, I’m still on the hunt for the manual or a copy
  8. stratostar

    Thunderbow manual needed

    Breezy passed away a number of years ago he was a great guy.
  9. stratostar

    Thunderbow manual needed

    Thanks for the input
  10. stratostar

    Searching for Thunderbow manual

    How did you pack into the d bag? S folds on top of each fold or sideways S folds corner to corner of bag like how we used to stuff T 10s into bags?
  11. stratostar

    Thunderbow manual needed

    Anyone just happen to have a Thunderbow manual they’d be willing to part with or copy? I sure could used the help in finding one. Tried the history gang but thought this place might get better results.
  12. I just found a 1971 Thunderbow rig in fairly mint condition. Having never packed one, nor seen a manual in any lofts in the last decade, I’m hoping someone here just might have one in the dust bin of time. I would like the real manual, but would be happy with just a copy of one that at least covers the packing. So if you got one to part with please let me know,thanks.
  13. Yeah I have really nice NOS stuff in my collection. Hell I was thinking it might cool to sign up, but as soon as I saw that DOM BS and no modified, but yet they want steerables lol. Ok now too much hassle to go, can’t use my gear, and he can rent any of it.
  14. stratostar

    How to sight in a ringsight

    I like to have a photo up on the wall above a monitor that has a live view of my camera, and about the distance away/below (for tandems) and then you can sight in the image and line up the sight to match. This process works much better than having someone else assist sighting in.
  15. Well some of those non USPA gm dz’s are not safer, because they were kicked out for ongoing and repeated violations of FARs and BSRs along with bad maintenance practices. So in general yes most the time you’d be safer at a USPA gm dz.... but not always. The offending dz’s that were kicked out at one time used to be GM dz’s. Seeing how Rob brought up the Hinkley crash, it’s doubtful those seat belts would have changed the out come, however not hanging a rotten R985 that spent the last 15 yrs or so on a display plane and not preserved in any fashion, then installed by a non A&P shade tree mechanic, most likely would have changed the out come! That crash was a direct result of one of the people who’s GM dz was kicked out of USPA for life for just those kind of shitty and shady dealings. you can't pay for kids schoolin' with love of skydiving! ~ Airtwardo