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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 email@example.com.
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“Attendance-wise, these Nationals were, as far as most officials remember, the biggest one in Canadian parachuting history.”
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