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— Issue #46 * September 2013 —
On the Cover
“Soul Flyers Vincent Reffet and Fred Fugen busting a few moves above Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.” Photo by Rolf Kuratle, EAA.
“High pull over Chicagoland Skydiving Center, Rochelle, IL. Photo by Will Glynn.”
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself by Amanda Mandrafino
“Animare DeLand and Skydive New England are bringing safety back.”
“Calendars are available for sale and you can also make online donations at www.tit4tatcanada.com
. We’re always accepting new photo submissions of our calendars as well, don’t be shy. Send your anonymous photo to email@example.com
Skydiving Word to Stop F*ing Up: Bight
- What it is The loop of lines past the rubber bands when your canopy is in the bag. Also called a line stow.
- What it is not bite: Using the teeth to cut into something so you can eat it. Also a small morsel of food.
- What you mean to say “Are those line bights too long?”
- What it sounds like when you confuse bight with bite “Are those line appetizers too long?”
Guest submission by Colorado Chris. If you have a skydiving word you’d like people to stop fucking up, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Byron Loves the Ladies by Karen Woolem
“Lots of ladies, skydiving and Jell-O shots (in that order) complete with tutus, corsets and disco attire.”
2013 Canadian Nationals by Martin Lemay
“Attendance-wise, these Nationals were, as far as most officials remember, the biggest one in Canadian parachuting history.”
by Mara Schmid
“BASE ninjas donned mustaches and redneck attire to hurl themselves off a 180’ cliff.”
World BASE Race 2013: Ellen Brennan, World’s Fastest Woman
Pictorial by Frøydis Asp Ormåsen Photography
See more of Frøydis’ work at extrememoments.wordpress.com.
Chicago: A Photo Tour of the Windy City’s Two Biggest Boogies
- 2013 Independence Boogie by Becky Johns
- Summerfest by Alex and Jess Bittner
- Centerfold Sunset jump by Norman Kent, normankent.com
A Tale of Two First Jump Courses
by Craig Fenstermaker
“The jump, canopy flight and landing were uneventful, as they say in Parachutist. The reception I got upon landing was not.”
Paying the Piper: Mariah Veis, Whiskey Girl
“Most importantly, when I’m really stressed at work, my boss offers me whiskey.”
The BASE Museum and Memorial
by Moe Viletto
“So, every time someone takes the ‘mighty whipper’ their assets go into the Museum Fund that honors them with a dedicated floor.”
Turning Points: 4-Way Girl Power
“I have always been so proud of our sport for many reasons. One reason was the fact that girls did just as well as boys in freefall.”
Daddy’s Little Girl
“There was no way that this sweet little girl I was helping to guide through life would make the rounds on a DZ, but would instead save herself for the med student she would fall madly in love with, sometime in her 25th year of life.”
50 Awesome Things
“41. Rain-day antics. (And all the die-hards at the drop zone rain or shine.)”
“I’m new to skydiving and almost have my A licence. I want to learn about how to spot a SkyGod. Can you help?”