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    hop and pop incidents

    When I used to jump at Ft. Cambell, Ky and the ceiling was low we would do "StackOuts". Hop n Pops from 3,500 ft. It was fun.
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    Ideal jump ship

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    The Genius of USPA "Marketing"

    I agree with your point and premise Chuck. As to Bill saying that it's not for non-skydivers I disagree. We're not "Masons."
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    Kids say the darndest things.

    My six year old daughter says: "Love cuts the cheese off badness." I think it's a version of a proverb: "A kind answer turns away wrath."
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    So, You Want to Be a Rigger?

    Awesome OP JHooknSwoop! Used to think 'bout becoming a rigger until I saw how involving that it is. Still would like to one day... Hats of to all of the riggers here. My riggers have never let me down and even saved my life once.
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    Belly Suit

    That new Deepseed suit really caught my eye. Check it out and see what you think about it....
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    finally did my first solo jump!

    Ya just have to find the sweet spot. You will, don't worry.
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    Post-nuptial shut-off

    They say the thing that kills sex life is called Wedding Cake.
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    Head Position in a Track

    When I was an activer jumper I felt like Maxtracking (post breakoff) was one of my stronger skills. I have afterburners on my jumpsuit and I feel like they really gave me alot more speed and possibly lift, of course I would keep my chin tucked for awhile then locate the other 3 jumpers I was with. Near my last jumps I was having some heading control issues which may have been caused by a lazy foot so I concentrated on pointing my toes more and findig a point on the horizon to focus on also. It always seemed that after opening that I was very far from the others both horizontally and somewhat vertically.
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    Skydiving with a cold

    Hey D, at least you didn't have a bunch of snot leave your nose during freefall, land and have someone notice a bunch of brown stuff on your goggles.
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    Customized gearbag

    The second pic is better.
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    What comes after your first hop n pop?

    Keep goi'n! The fun is about to begin.
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    Thanks for posting that link Wendy. It made for enjoyable reading.
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    Mike Igo

    In 1997, I purchased my gear from J. Michael Brown via his advertisement in "Parachutist." Little did I know I would make a few jumps there at Gold Coast a couple of years later, having gone to Camp Shelby for some training. I got to meet J Michael and of course Mike Igo. I didn't know anyone there, but Mike, Travis and J Michael made me feel welcome. I would return in 2004-2005 being stationed at Keesler, AFB and would jump there often during this time frame. Mike was a true professional. He facilitated 2 Twin Otters many a time, one flying the CREW dogs or a local 8-way team and the other for the rest of the jumpers. This all went on without a hitch. He cared for all of the jumpers as you could see him watching all of the jumpers land, accounting for all of them. May God richly bless you Leanne and comfort all of you. Harry Robinson
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    After committing to coach UT football, Lane Kiffin leaves to take a grander opportunity at USC, taking his father, Monty, a great defensive mind, with him. Now his team won't be participating in any Bowl games for 2 years. Now if only something could happen to the Notre Dame program. Ala Brian Kelly
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    Happy Birthday Skydiver!
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    "To be a Vectorman"

    Yes and each gas exerts a partial pressure...
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    Were you in a Fraternity or Sorority?

    Pershing Rifles at UC in Army ROTC. It was pretty cool actually.
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    February, DUBAI... BE THERE!

    Snap! Quite an explosion! Be careful over there bro. Good luck on your quest to go jumping next Feb. I'm sure you'll find some people to jump with.
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    Recently I got to visit a brand new TA that sits right off of I-5 in Arvin. As I visited I couldn't help but stop and think of the articles that were found in Parachutist about that place and feel a sense of nostalgia since skydiving history was made there. Feel free to post your fondest memories of jumping there. I never got to, I could only imagine what it would be like to be in freefall over that desert floor with those mountains in the background. Must have been spectacular. Harry
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    New Racer 2K3

    Nice looki'n rig Matt. Racers have always appealed to me. Be sure and get the t-shirt that has the cats in a round in freefall. I always buy one for my wife.
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    how do you start your morning

    I run into the truckstop and get a cup of java. If I'm hungry, I might get a Bacon egg and cheese biscuit. Used to alternate that with oatmeal. Prolly start doi'n it again.
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    1st static q

    Ahh, StaticLine. Great method of choice. Have fun. I sure did.
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    D-License & a lot of thanks

    Congratulations. You've certainly made the journey worth alot. Sounds like your'e one helluva Skydiver.