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Old 04-25-2010, 19:12   #1
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Parachutes!!

Who's still jumping??

I went to a '70s-'80s Skydiving reunion last weekend at Spaceland, southwest of Houston, and have drug my '71 MK1 32" Shortlined Paracommander out of the closet and just finished packing it!! Soon to be Knees in the Breeze!!

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Old 04-25-2010, 23:45   #2
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Soon to be Knees in the Breeze!!
Oh no....here we go......

ALERT: People of Texas, please stay inside and lock your doors...we have a SOG Vet taking to the skies!

I raise my glass to you, and Blood On The Risers, my friend.

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:35   #3
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Who's still jumping??

Soon to be Knees in the Breeze!!

Later
Martin
Not me,, butt I B Jealous...

Martin,, please land on the NORTH side of the river.

We do not want to read about an international incident involving American Special Forces Mercenary VFOG's invading Mexico while liberating a truck load of Dos Equis Gold..

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:54   #4
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Who's still jumping??

I went to a '70s-'80s Skydiving reunion last weekend at Spaceland, southwest of Houston, and have drug my '71 MK1 32" Shortlined Paracommander out of the closet and just finished packing it!! Soon to be Knees in the Breeze!!

Later
Martin
Martin

I still jump. The best thing you can do is donate that rig to the museum. It is way too old to use. Time to get a new one so you will come back to earth nice and soft.

Good luck. SF_BHT
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:38   #5
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Still jumping ...

Yeah, there are several of us OFC that still jump, but I'm not sure I'd want these 57 year old knees landing under a PC, or even my Delta II Parawing that's still in the garage.

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/...ad.php?t=23714

Go for the big ram air.

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:58   #6
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...drug my '71 MK1 32" Shortlined Paracommander out of the closet and just finished packing it!! Soon to be Knees in the Breeze!!
Better make sure that reserve is new!

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Old 04-26-2010, 09:11   #7
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I think I have my old Papillion lying around somewhere, along with a 23' Tricon reserve.

I do not think I want to experiment with the tensile strength of 30+ year old nylon.

Blue skies, hermano.

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Old 04-26-2010, 11:41   #8
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I still jump. The best thing you can do is donate that rig to the museum. It is way too old to use. Time to get a new one so you will come back to earth nice and soft.

Good luck. SF_BHT


If anyone has old gear they would like to donate to the National Skydiving Museum you can go about donating by clicking HERE
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Old 04-26-2010, 16:12   #9
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I got a 7 cell Flight Concepts 265 sqft Main and a Para-Flite Swift Plus 225 sqft Reserve this past weekend. They're in a Talon 2 Rig with a Cypres that's good for 18 months. The main supposidly only has 50 Jumps on it and the Reserve has never been used. Got the whole rig for $1500!!!

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I got a 7 cell Flight Concepts 265 sqft Main and a Para-Flite Swift Plus 225 sqft Reserve this past weekend. They're in a Talon 2 Rig with a Cypres that's good for 18 months. The main supposidly only has 50 Jumps on it and the Reserve has never been used. Got the whole rig for $1500!!!

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Sold all my skydiving stuff in 94 and made my last jump in 95. Had my first spinal fusions in 07.

For me, jumping is now a spectator sport.
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Last jump: DZ Humor at Ft. Huachuca, AZ from a Huey, late November, 1982!

For me, jumping is also a "spectator sport" - save for an occasional dream!
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Old 04-26-2010, 18:16   #12
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I got a 7 cell Flight Concepts 265 sqft Main and a Para-Flite Swift Plus 225 sqft Reserve this past weekend. They're in a Talon 2 Rig with a Cypres that's good for 18 months. The main supposidly only has 50 Jumps on it and the Reserve has never been used. Got the whole rig for $1500!!!

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Martin
Martin:

Congrats!

Big rig for your size. Should be nice, soft landings.

Enjoy and be careful.

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Old 04-26-2010, 21:11   #13
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Who's still jumping??

I went to a '70s-'80s Skydiving reunion last weekend at Spaceland, southwest of Houston, and have drug my '71 MK1 32" Shortlined Paracommander out of the closet and just finished packing it!! Soon to be Knees in the Breeze!!

Later
Martin
Is this the one that saved your bacon at Beaumont?

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:04   #15
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The spirit is willing but the knees are weak.


With a properly applied flare and some low winds working for you...get in the front riser, build some speed and .........surf's up! (knees not required)
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