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Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides?

 

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Poll: Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides?
I have NOT had both. 62 / 78%
I have had both, and recommend the Skyhook equipmemt. 11 / 14%
I have had both, and don't recommend the Skyhook equipmemt. 2 / 3%
I have had both, and don't have a strong opinion either way. 4 / 5%
79 total votes
 
Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jul 1, 2005, 5:44 PM
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It is new technology so i was taking wait and see approach but i will definitely order it for my next rig.

It has been awailable for over 2 yeras now.


kevinwhelan  (A 443)

Jul 2, 2005, 5:12 AM
Post #27 of 37 (1058 views)
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I jump a teardrop classic with a pd 190 main and a swift plus reserve. I don't do a lot of jumping so wont be getting a new rig for quiet a time.
I would like to get a skyhook system, but Is it only available on new rigs?
is there, or will there be a kit to retrofit other rigs available?


sundevil777  (D License)

Jul 2, 2005, 9:31 PM
Post #28 of 37 (1024 views)
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Re: [kevinwhelan] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides? [In reply to] Can't Post

Only available on the new version of the vectors. A Vector III made before the Skyhook was available can be retrofitted, but that is all. As fas as I know there are no plans for licensing to other mfgs.


AggieDave  (D License)

Jul 3, 2005, 5:58 PM
Post #29 of 37 (992 views)
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As fas as I know there are no plans for licensing to other mfgs.

Bill Booth has commented that he wouldn't mind licensing it out, except other manufactures will have to go through a TSO process for it (which is insanely expensive) and pay for the licensing. Basically its not something that other manufactures are willing to pay for.

With that said, there is a fairly solid rumor that another manufacture close to RWS will be offering a Skyhook within a year.


MikeForsythe

Jul 3, 2005, 9:54 PM
Post #30 of 37 (979 views)
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Bill Booth has commented that he wouldn't mind licensing it out, except other manufactures will have to go through a TSO process for it (which is insanely expensive) and pay for the licensing.
Really? So what is the cost of a TSO for this? What has to be done and is it a minor or major change?
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Basically its not something that other manufactures are willing to pay for.
What manufactures do you have direct knowledge of this?
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With that said, there is a fairly solid rumor that another manufacture close to RWS will be offering a Skyhook within a year.
Are we talking about Jump Shack's "Lariat"? If you are, that is not a Skyhook.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 3, 2005, 10:33 PM
Post #31 of 37 (971 views)
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Re: [AggieDave] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides? [In reply to] Can't Post

I cannot speak for Bill Booth but the last that I understood, the V-3 was using the original Wonderhog C23b TSO-authorization. That would lead me to conclude that it was a Minor Change; which in turn, would pave the way for everyone else.
If I am wrong here, just correct me.


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Jul 3, 2005, 11:54 PM
Post #32 of 37 (968 views)
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Re: [JerryBaumchen] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides? [In reply to] Can't Post

Relative Workshop hold TSO certifications for the Wonderhog under C23B and the VT-1 and VTC-1 under C23C.

Making a speculative guess and assuming that the VT-1 and VTC-1 are tandem-related TSOs, I'd say you're right.


AggieDave  (D License)

Jul 4, 2005, 8:35 AM
Post #33 of 37 (938 views)
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Re: [MikeForsythe] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well Mike, I must have mis-heard Bill Booth then. My mistake.

And no, definately NOT JumpShack. My understanding is a company that you actually work relatively close with.


1010  (B 28561)

Jul 4, 2005, 10:11 AM
Post #34 of 37 (923 views)
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Re: [1010] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides? [In reply to] Can't Post

> I have had both, and don't recommend the Skyhook equipmemt.

If you are the person who clicked the above, (current totals: 51 like polls/ 5 like skyhook/ 1 dislikes skyhook/ 3 no opinion), if you would be generous enough to state why you didn't like it, either to the thread, or PM to me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks! Wink


(This post was edited by 1010 on Jul 4, 2005, 10:18 AM)


JumpRu  (D License)

Jul 5, 2005, 6:18 AM
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That is still "new" to meSmile.


1010  (B 28561)

Jul 11, 2005, 10:13 PM
Post #36 of 37 (800 views)
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> I have had both, and don't recommend the Skyhook equipmemt.

If you are the person who clicked the above, (current totals: 51 like polls/ 5 like skyhook/ 1 dislikes skyhook/ 3 no opinion), if you would be generous enough to state why you didn't like it, either to the thread, or PM to me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks! Wink

Just to close the loop on this, no one has contacted me with why they wouldn't recommend the Skyhook RSL (currently: 56 like polls, 6 like Skyhook, 2 dislike Skyhook, 4 no opinion).

If you desire more RSL & Skyhook discussion try here and here.

Thank you Mr. Booth for all of your contributions to the sport (and my thread).


RogerRamjet  (D License)

Jul 12, 2005, 9:00 AM
Post #37 of 37 (755 views)
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Re: [JumpRu] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides? [In reply to] Can't Post

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i jump PDR126 loaded about 1.4. this is not a record but still it is high WL for, lets say, a tree landing.

Or an unconscious or disabled landing.... but I see your point, faster/higher is certainly preferable.


(This post was edited by RogerRamjet on Jul 12, 2005, 9:01 AM)


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