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7 Days with Nick Grillet aka Junior

Some of the best conversations with Junior didn’t make it into his article. Pearls of wisdom from Junior…enjoy!

The thriving metropolis of Des Moines

The thriving metropolis of Des Moines

What do Nick’s friends from back in Des Moines think of his skydiving career?

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Grillets back home in Des Moines

Grillets back home in Des Moines

Nick’s dad, Sandy Grillet, is a well-known Iowa organizer, coach and 4-way mentor. His mom has never made a single skydive. Hear Nick explain how that works out:

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Nick's childhood around drop zones

Nick likes the girly drinks

Another Nick likes the girly drink

Another Nick likes the girly drink

Former PD buddy/boss/mentee Isaiah McCauliffe began a tradition of ordering the fruitiest, girliest drink for Junior every time he left the table. Listen to Junior talk about what he loves most about these fruity pink concoctions:[audio:http://blueskiesmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/GirlyDrinks.mp3]

Junior prepares another generation of Grillets for drop zone life

Junior prepares another generation of Grillets for drop zone life

Nick talks about his childhood at the drop zone and how much he wishes he could pack tandems again.

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Mandrin, courtesy Eric Deren

Mandrin, courtesy Eric Deren

Listen to the story of Elsinore BTE, IVs, why Meili Modini is a bad influence, and the impact of Eric Deren from 3,000 miles away:

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