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Vol. 14 - November 2000 - English Edition The Magazine from Skydive World


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Here we want to present some of the most interesting, provocative, colorful sites as our "Pearls on the Net". If you have created a unique, funny, informative page, or if you know of such a web page, please send us the URL so we can feature it here!


A Skydiver's Life Story

Thom Lyons dedicates this site to all the people he has jumped and partied with in the last 36 years, and to Dorma Lee Zervos who talked him into making his first jump. On his site you can read Thom's exciting and incredible story of his life. How he started jumping in the early sixties, continued through the war in Vietnam, stomped around California for a while, then went off to Colorado.

A Skydiver's Life Story
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He got married, got divorced, went to Australia, came back to the States, lost his wife. Back to Australia, he watched friends bounce, jumped new gear, old gear, experienced malfunctions and more--the story of a skydiver's life. You owe it to yourself to read it from start to finish.
Thom, who today lives and jumps in Melbourne, Australia, is working at another Internet project, the "Project PI", which has one purpose, to document the history of Parachutes Incorporated in Lakewood, New Jersey, especially the people and aircraft that were connected with it.


Troy Hartman's Website

I loved visiting Troy Hartman's site. The wild, funky attitude which is Troy Hartman is evoked right from the start as you enter his site, and is played out through each link. Troy's site is a perfect example of a web site loaded with personality without the flash that so many sites attempt to exhibit these days. And whether you know just a little or a lot about skydiving and flying, Troy offers very interesting commentary with rich information that is spiced with his personality throughout.


Troy Hartman

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26-year-old Troy's colorful career is already noteworthy and includes his current stint on MTV's "Senseless Acts of Video" as well as some movie and commercial work. Of course this site features some nifty photographs and the like, but what we really liked best was how Troy has managed to put so much of "himself" into his online presence. It gives this web site warmth and depth and one leaves feeling better for having visited there!


Yahoo! Skysurf Team

The slick internet home of the Yahoo! skysurf team features a colorful layout which invites you in to find out more about this talented duo. Just two years ago, team members Stefan Klaus and Brian Rogers got into the X-Games as an "alternate" team. When one of the teams from Brazil decided not to make the trip to the X-Games, Klaus and Rogers made good on their debut appearance at the Games finishing fourth.


Yahoo! Skysurf Team

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Photo © 2000 Craig O'Brien

Last year they climbed the podium to the silver medal step. This year, with only one step left to take, they delivered some cutting edge skysurfing acrobatics to capture the biggest prize in the sport...X Games Gold! Their web site serves up features such as "Meet the Team", "Join the Team", and information about skysurfing as well as an interesting array of photos taken from their recent X-Games victory.

Photo © 2000 Craig OBrien

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