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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I want to try skydiving, but the plane would have to be on fire and missing at least half a wing and all if its landing gear.
    Can’t board an airplane with a parachute.
    It might confuse the passengers when their captain boards with one and they might believe that I have no confidence in my piloting skills or the plane’s ability to stay aloft.

    As far as straight shaving is concerned; I don’t advertise that I shave with a straight, if someone is interested I explain, if someone wants to try I am ready to help, but I have no intention to proselytize.

    For me it’s strictly a personal thing.
    Maybe I’m too shy ☺️, but more likely I don’t want to be seen to brag about it.


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    I don't most people don't use a straight razor because they don't have the guts to. I don't think it take guts to shave with a straight razor in the first place but more on point, most people just aren't really all that interested in doing so.

    You certainly aren't likely to convert many people who aren't otherwise interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beluga View Post
    Can’t board an airplane with a parachute.
    It might confuse the passengers when their captain boards with one and they might believe that I have no confidence in my piloting skills or the plane’s ability to stay aloft.

    As far as straight shaving is concerned; I don’t advertise that I shave with a straight, if someone is interested I explain, if someone wants to try I am ready to help, but I have no intention to proselytize.

    For me it’s strictly a personal thing.
    Maybe I’m too shy ☺️, but more likely I don’t want to be seen to brag about it.


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    I don't think that's true, at least not for passengers. I read in SKYDIVER magazine (every new skydiver gets at least one subscription) that jumpers who take their rigs with them on trips often wear it as their carryon. A used rig easy runs over a grand, a tandem rig can go $10K. Not something I'd want to trust the apes in "baggage handling" with plus it'd be hard to replace in time when I got to where I was going.

    There is an award for jumping in each state and lots of jumpers jump everywhere they go. If I was still jumping I'd jump in Indonesia when I go there to see my girl.

    I don't see telling people about what I do as "bragging," I just see it as a way to make conversation. No one has seemed offended, not yet anyway. *Although a couple hardcore Christians said I was "tempting God".....I told them "I'd only be tempting the Lord if I jumped without a parachute." Neither had a reply to that.

    I told my neighbor about the straight razor today and he was rather surprised. I was surprised he didn't use one. This guy is tough as nails and was a sailor. He's got some wild stories about being on ship, and being in jail when in port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnglesMatter View Post
    I don't think that's true, at least not for passengers. I read in SKYDIVER magazine (every new skydiver gets at least one subscription) that jumpers who take their rigs with them on trips often wear it as their carryon.
    Trust me; if you’re the captain of a 777, with 350 plus passengers in the back, carrying a parachute would raise a few eyebrows.

    And I don’t think it's particularly fair to call baggage handlers “apes”, no matter what one’s ancestorship is.


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    Straights are dangerous in some respects.
    Gave one of my friends a straight and I sat there in fear watching him handle it.
    It was an accident waiting to happen, even after I showed him how to handle it.
    Recently he told me that it was too difficult to use.
    Even after my instructions and YouTube references.
    Those edges are deadly in the wrong hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    Straights are dangerous in some respects.
    Gave one of my friends a straight and I sat there in fear watching him handle it.
    It was an accident waiting to happen, even after I showed him how to handle it.
    Recently he told me that it was too difficult to use.
    Even after my instructions and YouTube references.
    Those edges are deadly in the wrong hands
    A knife can be deadly in the wrong hands but few don't have the "guts" to hold one. A straight edge is (much) less deadly than a knife.

    A knife has a much stronger edge. A straight edge is paper-foil thin. You can cut yourself but it's not that easy to kill yourself with such a fragile and tiny edge. It can barely go though all the layers of your skin, not based on sharpness but just based on the depth of the blade.
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    It can barely go though all the layers of your skin, not based on sharpness but just based on the depth of the blade.

    I usually tell the fearful "you'd have to want to kill yourself, in order to get hurt with a straight razor."

    JOB15,

    Your story is funny.....but common these days. I have a friend (he's a great guy by the way) but he told me he "once waited 45 minutes for AAA to come." I figured he'd had some major breakdown. No, he had a flat tire.

    What? It takes all of 6 minutes to change a flat tire and that's with the slow-as-cosmoline-on-a-cold-day screw jack. My friend won't even change his one tire.

    Anyway, I took him to a few shooting matches and he wanted to give that a try. I helped him find a killer deal on a National Match AR 15 from Rock River Arms. *If you do not know that is a premium competition rifle that shoots the standard 5.56 round and weighs 14 pounds, much of it lead weights in the stock.* I went over again and again how he must visually check or put his finger into the chamber to be sure it's empty before letting the hammer down. What does he do? He shoots the rifle in his apartment, through a chair and couch, and into the carpet! Fortunately he lived on the ground floor and the round stopped before going into the unit next door.

    What happened? Since he refused to clean the thing (ever) I suspect his extractor became dirty and slipped off the chambered round's rim. He didn't check the chamber and dropped the hammer on a chambered round. So yes, some people should not have guns just as they should not have sharp objects. *Oddly enough he won a medal with that rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I want to try skydiving, but the plane would have to be on fire and missing at least half a wing and all if its landing gear.
    That's right. I fastened a parachute thousands of time as a glider pilot, but never intended to use it. Only 8 times under the umbrella, 4 times due to military training (3 times from a tied gas baloon, once from an Hercules C130) and 4 times from a Cessna just to try it for the week-end.
    By the way, in the general leisure aviation world, or in the commercial travel planes, you do not have any kind of parachute.

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    By the way, in the general leisure aviation world, or in the commercial travel planes, you do not have any kind of parachute.

    That is true and comes as a bit of a shock to more people than most would think.

    *Thank you for defending your country YoWan. Belgium is an ally but you could have moved there after your enlistment was up. In any event, it's noble to defend one's country, no matter which country it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnglesMatter View Post
    By the way, in the general leisure aviation world, or in the commercial travel planes, you do not have any kind of parachute.

    That is true and comes as a bit of a shock to more people than most would think.

    *Thank you for defending your country YoWan. Belgium is an ally but you could have moved there after your enlistment was up. In any event, it's noble to defend one's country, no matter which country it is.
    Thanks. I just ended a 38 years career as Engineer officer, finishing with the rank Major. Had a lot of interresting challenges and saw the world from USA to Cambodia.

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