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From: "Virginia M. Jacobson" <virginia at odysseypub.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 13:07:28 UTC
Geeze.............. Where were you a couple of years ago when I got seriously hurt lifting? :-) I can testify that lifting the wrong way is something you will only do once and live to regret the rest of your life. I tried to lift 57 lbs with a 99 lb body and spent the next four day in horrid pain flat on the floor unable to move. My back reminds me about that little miscalculation almost daily ever since. So listen to the Doc he knows what he's saying. My big mistake, I should of gone and gotten a MAN! <G> Virginia Jacobson ----- Original Message ----- From: RIHNAIRCO at aol.com To: rklarich at email.msn.com ; Klusmanp at aol.com ; acro at gf24.de Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 11:02 PM Subject: [Acro] Re: New Pitts owner needs S-1S wt & bal info. A tip on saving the back when lifting the tail of a Pitts. Use a short length of 1/2" rope. Loop it around the tail wheel assembly or spring where it won't slip. Bring both ends up and wrap them around your forearm so that you are almost stadning up straight with your back but can take all of the strain with you bent knees and hips. Use your hip and thigh muscles for the lift instead of your back muscles. (Don't ask a boy to do a man's work.) Hope this tip saves someone from straining the muscles of their back. Dick Rihn Attachement 1: part2.html