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  1. For this years boogie at LP I am working on a project and am asking the help of anyone who might read this thread. I started jumping at Lost Prairie a few years ago and love it immensely. Anyone out there that might have photos of the prairie, past boogies, or random shots I would love to have copies of them. Please send me a PM if you are willing/able to help. I am more than happy to send external hard drives to people for copies of photos, or I am glad to turn photos into digital copies. My goal is to compile all of these pictures and make a scrap book of LP. Once the book is complete everyone will be able to get a copy of the book and all proceeds will go to the Joel Atkinson Skydiver Memorial Fund. This memorial fund allows many people to experience their first skydive or help new skydivers get into the sport. I greatly appreciate any help that can be given to this project and I look forward to seeing you all at LP this summer. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  2. I had a few people close to me pass away and after the funeral I said I was going to try skydiving. Did a tandem and I knew this was fun I had been looking for in life for a long time. On my AFF1 I flopped around enough leaving the otter to lose both instructors. As I watched them fly down to catch me I was able to get stable and pull, as instructed by my FJC instructor, though he was not on the jump I then had a canpoy ride from 12k with a broken line. Landed and broke my hand. From that point on I was determined to become a skydiver. This year I made 140 jumps, have met the greatest people in the world, and love this sport completely. I will continue to jump every weekend possible and want to become an instructor to show others the beauty of our sport. Well, all of that and I like boobies and beer.
  3. 45 sq ft, but I'm not trying to be exact or anything. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  4. I am all about the RSL. It beat me to the silver. I know there are plenty of threads debating the use of them, but I am a strong supporter. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  5. You will have to deal with whatever happens. There is no choice in malfunction and that is why I am constantly trying to learn and talk about things that can happen with more experienced people. I got to my decision altitude and things still were looking wrong so I chopped. I used my training and didn't try to continue to fix it below 2,000' where I was possibly unsafe. There have been a few low cutaways this year that resulted in people dying and I didn't want to be in the incidents thread on this website. From this experience I learned there is nothing to be afraid of when pulling the red and silver handles. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  6. The main landed on a roof. The free bag was on the neighbors roof. Like a rookie I dropped handles when I chopped. Luckily they were between the houses. All of my gear was in the packing tent before I was. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  7. I had my first cutaway this weekend on jump # 155. The night before I told a friend that I didn’t think I would be afraid to chop and that I was actually looking forward to finally doing it so it would not be a mystery. After a great 5 point 9-way I pitched and had a violent opening. After the canopy shook me around I had a line over and was in a spin. I am always very clean and neat about running my lines so I do not believe I packed the line over. I am told that the way in which my opening happened that the line over an end cell could be caused from the opening. Anyways, as the canopy was turning down I made the decision rather quickly to chop. I grabbed the red handle and out loud said to myself, “This is going to be fun!” I pulled red, pulled silver, and then was under a canopy. An awesome Ritzville jumper landed next to me and asked if I was ok. The first thing I said was, “That was fun!” She asked if I was ok again, to which I replied, “BEER!” This was my last jump of the weekend and I had to have my rig repacked this week anyways so I can jump again this following weekend. I guess now I will buy my rigger the biggest bottle of Jack Daniel’s I can find. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  8. PM Sent Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  9. Hey Steve. LP is my home DZ. Fred Sand owns Skydive LP. T-Bow, & Jaque are still around. Don't know that I know Stinky. We usually have somewhere around 6-8 fun jumpers up on the weekends. Come up and make a jump sometime. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  10. It's a blast. Just let it fly free. It's not going to go anywhere, and tucking anything into a leg strap sounds like a bad idea. Opening shock might be a bit painful. Blue Skies, make sure you stand that one up! Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  11. I am looking for a rigger in Salt Lake City to repack my reserve. Does anyone know someone in the area that could do this? Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  12. I have finished my AFF course at Lost Prairie and could not be more excited to be in the sport. Last year I had an interesting AFF 1 jump. I lost both instructors, was able to get stable on my own after that, pulled and broke and A line as well as my hand on landing. After healing up, spending some time in the Seattle tunnel, and the dedication to jump I have just completed my AFF. I am excited to continue on to my A and be at the boogie at LP in only a few more weeks. What a great sport this is and I could not be happier to have my home DZ be Lost Prairie. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.