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antonija

Nov 16, 2009, 5:20 AM
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I was looking for feedback on some "newer" skydiving gear in the Gear section (of webpage, not forums) and found that it is terribly outdated. I was looking mainly at helmets (rawa) and canopies (atair) so I'm not sure if this is isolated or general problem.

It's nice to be able to read feedback from actual users and search function on forums for terms like "radical" (canopy model) and such is not very usefull (some additional filters for search would be nice, also results should really point to a single thread, not a single post, IMO).


Daf  (Student)

Jun 10, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Similar.

Looking for a fall computer / logbook and there's not a section for the Altimaster Neptune II, let alone the newer NIII




Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Jun 23, 2010, 10:01 AM
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PD Optimum Reserve is missing:

http://www.performancedesigns.com/products.asp?product=op


LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Jun 23, 2010, 11:27 AM
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Just giving a thumbs-up to this whole thing. At least 2 years ago (& in various times since) I mentioned the outdated gear database to the admins, and offered my services in helping to update it. Up 'til now, it seemed like the gear database was seen as unimportant.

So awesome job for making this happen! Thanks! I think we're all looking forward to being able to separate the reviews out of the forums and into the gear section, where they really belong. Smile


elightle  (D 5966)

Jun 23, 2010, 1:25 PM
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Wondered why Tony Suits and Bev Suits aren't listed.


IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Jun 23, 2010, 1:51 PM
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Wondered why Tony Suits and Bev Suits aren't listed.

They are there:
http://www.dropzone.com/...ev_Suits/index.shtml

http://www.dropzone.com/...ony_Suit/index.shtml




BKR

Jun 24, 2010, 4:15 AM
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Basik Air Concept, Advance tandem and Seven tandem are missing. So if you need infos, take them from our web site or ask. Nice job
Thank you


antonija

Jun 24, 2010, 4:20 AM
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Nice work!!

I think that video & camera section could do well with switches (bite/tongue/blow; lots of questions about those on the forums), hypeye, cameye and other skydive camera related stuff.




LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Jun 25, 2010, 8:01 AM
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In reply to:
Thanks, I've gone ahead and updated the camera section with the above mentioned items.

And BKR, I have also added those 2 missing BAC items.

One small suggestion -

Under each category, a subcategory of "Discontinued items" would be quite useful. We have a large secondary gear market in skydiving - and while some people might want to go straight for a brand new Sabre2, other jumpers (newer jumpers in particular, who are very likely to use the Reviews section) often find themselves considering a rig with a used Sabre1 (for example).

It would be helpful for them to be able to see reviews from the past items.

I'm not sure what the best information architecture for this need would be - perhaps a sub-folder under each manufacturer & category? For example:


*Harness & Container Systems > United Parachute Technologies > Discontinued Items > Vector 2

*Harness & Container Systems > Discontinued Items > Stunts Adventure Equipment > Eclipse

This would give you the ability to categorize both discontinued products from current manufacturers and discontinued products from manufacturers that have gone out of business.

Keep up the good work!


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jun 25, 2010, 2:07 PM
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Good suggestion on the Discontinued gear!


PD has a few canopies like the Storm and Pulse that need added to the list also.


BH_Composites

Jun 25, 2010, 2:59 PM
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Thanks Meso! The gear section looks so awesome and fresh now!

It took a few weeks of emailing several people before I found the right person to contact for changes. As soon as I got ahold of Bryn, things got done QUICK! :)

We have a Dbox for the CX-500 that we just released today. http://www.boneheadcomposites.com/...m.html?m8%3Aitem=601. We'll also have a new camera helmet and new full face helmet coming out in the next week or so. Should I contact you at your dropzone.com email for these updates or should I continue to email Bryn?

I can hold off on sending the new products until I have a few updates, so that you're not having to update them one at a time if you'd prefer.

Thanks again!!! Cool Sly


BKR

Jun 25, 2010, 9:27 PM
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In reply to:
Thanks, I've gone ahead and updated the camera section with the above mentioned items.

And BKR, I have also added those 2 missing BAC items.

Thank you for this




kewin

Aug 6, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Parachute systems is manufacturing the Vortex II harness/container.

I currently have one, and I loooove it Cool.


ryan_d_sucks  (B License)

Sep 25, 2010, 5:05 PM
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I noticed Liquid Sky jumpsuits do not have a section under the gear area of the site.




ar5000  (D 32005)

Mar 15, 2011, 8:14 AM
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I have searched the Interwebs high and low for a review of the Garmin Foretrex 401 written by a skydiver. This wrist mount device (and a few others made by Garmin) have a mode called "Jumpmaster". It allows you to select the type of jump (HAHO, HALO, Static line), set wind speeds at 1000' intervals, display altitude based on barometric pressure, calculate glide angles, and navigate to a specific target once it detects a canopy deployment.

Would you please add this to the Gear section so skydivers can review it. So far, most of the reviews that actually mention the Jumpmaster mode on GPS review sites only critisize Garmin for including a feature nobody is ever going to use. Lets not let them get the wrong idea.
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Kralovec  (C License)

Sep 27, 2011, 9:25 AM
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I noticed the Phantom X helmet from Square1 has not been added to the database.
http://square1.com/...ers/square1/p520.asp

Skimmer suits are also missing from the database.
http://www.skimmersuits.com/The-suits.html




bofh  (D 13995)

Jan 3, 2012, 5:40 AM
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It would be nice if there was a "Misc" category for various items like Paralog, Skydiving Logbook, FlySight, etc. Or perhaps have a misc software/hardware categories?

There could also be manual links from the product's page to threads about them, like the huge FlySight thread and the spin-off threads for FlyBlind, mount etc.


JJok

Jun 11, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Netpad?


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