Jun 26, 2012, 9:59 PM
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AFF Training Table
Is anyone able to post a photo of a rotatable AFF Training Table that you use at your DZ? I am thinking of the table that students practice their dive sequence on at approx four foot above the ground. My DZ is in need of one and I am looking at getting one fabricated by a local metal worker.
This one is really simple; it's a broken creeper with a new pad, mounted on an industrial lazy susan and old table legs. Cost me around 20.00 to build. It would be nice if it were more sturdy, but it works great, all day every day.
That reminds me of one that I saw in East Troy, Wisconsin - about twenty years ago. It was a free-standing hammock with casters. The fabric was cut out in front of the face. A dummy harness was sewn on the front (bottom side) with fake cutaway and reserve ripcord handles. There was also a "clock" altimeter mounted on the fake chest strap.
I've seen that type too, Rob. It was pretty sweet.
For wingsuit training, I needed something to support the chest but that would allow the legs to drop below the edge, so I've got a "backwards" creeper with the normal chest area cut a bit more slim. The funny part is that I built this exclusively for the WS school, but it gets more use from AFF than anything.
The one I've built was cheap, easy to pack away, and lets the arms and legs drop below the deck with a fair degree of comfort. Were I to build another, I'd make the deck more slender, and the chest a bit more wide/padded. Then again, that probably wouldn't suffice for AFF.