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What would a skydiver's life be without all those great boogies and meets around the world? Let us show you the special ones every month and some great Drop Zones around the world.
   [Updated: July 7, 2000]                 Page 2 - For more boogies see Page 1 and Page 3

Boogie Latino in Puerto Escondido
July 31 - August 6, 2000

Skydive Cuautla invites you to be part of the "1er Boogie Latino" in Puerto Escondido. Puerto Escondido is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. It is located only 1 hour from Mexico City by air. This wonderful beach resort has an incredible weather and there is an all-year-round-party felling floating around. Besides, this is an spectacular spot for surfing because its waves are ranked among the 5 biggest waves worldwide!

Puerto Escondido
Photo © 2000 Skydive Cuautla

In this boogie there will be skydivers mostly from Latin America but from all over the world too. The challenge is to build the biggest formation over Mexico (currently it is a 35-way) and you can be part of it. But above it all is to have lots of fun in a warm party environment and great skydives!
Whether you are an experienced skydiver or just a novice, there will be free world class load organizers who will help you to improve your skills. Puerto Escondido is waiting for you with all its charm, friendly people, party, beer, waves, good skydives and soft landings right on the beach.
A Casa 212, a MI-8 Helicopter and an Antonov AN-2 will bring jumpers up to 10,500 (AN-2) and 14,000 feet (Casa/MI-8). Load Organizers will be Fernando Gallegos, Alberto Alibrandi, Juan Manuel, and Saavedra Antonio Montaño.
The registration fee is $500 and it includes 20 jumps, load organizer, Welcome Cocktail and lots of fun! For more information check out the boogie's web site. For reservation call (525) 517 85 29 or send an email to

Jump for the Cause Texas State Record and Boogie 2000
July 21-23, 2000

The "Jump for the Cause" 120-way Texas State Record Event and Boogie 2000 will be held at Skydive Dallas in Texas. There will be two Casas and two Super Otters for your jumping pleasure! Skydives are $18 to 13,500 feet. Brett Bradley will be organizing raft dives and other interesting tailgate/inflatables skydives. There will be drawings, a silent auction, adult beverages Friday and Saturday evening and a Cajun feast on Saturday evening. There will also be several food vendors offering a variety of fare throughout the weekend. Free load organizing, including raft dives, will be available for all levels. The Boogie fee is $30 for all three days or $15 per day. This includes free adult beverages on Friday and Saturday evening. Dinner tickets for Saturday evening's Cajun Feast will be $10 per person.
On Friday, July 21, Skydive Dallas will have two teams competing against one another in the national Speed 60-Way competition. For more information check out Speed 60-Way Competition's web site at
The 2000 Jump For The Cause events are raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research. Roger Ponce de Leon has signed on to the record event and boogie! As with all JFTC events, this one gives you the opportunity to skydive for free. For those participating in the record, every $150 in donations you bring in will get you one of your skydives free! This event will be one for the record books for sure! By collecting $2400 in donations your entire event is covered! -- That's right!-- Free! But you need not be a participant in the record event to benefit! Every $100 in donations brought in will earn one regular jump ticket at Skydive Dallas. There is no limit to the number of jumps you can earn!
Frito Lay has agreed to donate snacks on all three days for all participants! That means boogie and record participants alike will get free goodies. Hooters is donating adult beverages on Friday and Saturday evenings, of course, served up by some of those world famous Hooters girls!
Check out their web site for more information. If you have any questions feel free to email Jennifer Powers at and she will be happy to assist you in any way she can.

Monkey Claw Freefly Jam Review
by Mike Skeffington, Manager Skydive Cross Keys

The first Monkey Claw Freefly Jam of the new Millennium took place over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29 at Skydive Cross Keys in New Jersey. Here are some of the finer points from the weekend's freefly extravaganza as:
* Speedcurve Productions was onboard to shoot their upcoming freefly video.
* We had 51 participants from as far away as Texas, Canada, California, Virginia and Massachusetts.
* Special Monkey Claw jumps included 21-way tracking dives from 15,000 feet, 6-way linked round jumps with three tubes, 16-ways with a base of five tubes!
* Jumper Mikey Palischak won the "fastest man competition" with a recorded speed of 255 mph. A higher speed of 277 mph was logged but the jumper broke the regulation hard deck and was disqualified.
* The Swoop-n-Slide event was dominated by Dr. Adam Rosen who nearly had to treat himself and an "Airblade" on the scene. (In actuality, Bobby P. from Orange kicked everybody's ass!).
* There was free pizza and beer on Friday evening, and Saturday featured 3 deejays spinning all night! Jumpers were treated to a real southern BBQ with a 50 lb. pig and BBQ chicken with all the trimmings. The party raged right 'til the end.
* The ladies of Orange made the "bungee run" particularly exciting by offering up true incentive to the male participants. A bungee run is a 100-foot inflated two-lane race track. Two competitors are hooked to an inflatable wall by 40-foot shock cords, and the object (usually) is to grab a bean bag at the end before falling victim to the bungee. Stakes were higher due to the free spirited ladies from Orange (I'll let you do the honors on that one). What a time! Don't miss the next Monkey Claw Jam scheduled for Labor Day. It's gonna rip!
Check out Monkey Claw's web site for some great photos!

For more boogies see Page 1 and Page 3   

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