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Evolution Stainless Altimeter

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Evolution Stainless Altimeter
Evolution Stainless Altimeter

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The Evolution Stainless is for the jumper that is looking for that extra something. CNC machined from 304 Stainless Steel and polished to a mirror like shine. The Evolution Stainless is a hand mounted altimeter. It measures 2 inches at the bottom and tapers in to 2 inches at the top. It is 1 inch tall. You will feel as though you are wearing a 6.5 oz. Rolex. The Evolution Stainless comes standard with a hand mount. You can choose from three different o-ring sizes, large (standard), medium, and small. You also have a choice of altimeter strap colors, black, blue, yellow, red, gray, and purple. If you require a special size we can make to whatever length you need.

Added: 2004-11-08 | Last Modified: 2004-11-14 | Views: 1914 | Item ID: 488

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Evolution Stainless Altimeter 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: sdctlc, 2004-11-14


ALTIMETER
The stainless steel version is 6.5oz and is slightly heavier then the Altimaster III at 5.8oz. I did not notice any difference weight wise on the ground after having it on for a little bit nor did I notice it in freefall at all. The extra weight did give it a feel of durability.
Separate from the weight of my new altimeter, it has a couple of things that stood out right away; accuracy and the very smooth feel of the movement. I compared the altimeter reading numerous times to the altimeter in the jump plane. Each time the altitude was crossed, it was spot on. The other test I did was to start a sea level and drive up to the dropzone, about 460. The drive starts at 0 and through basically one big hill climbs to the DZ elevation. Along the way I could see the reading smoothly go up as I went up the hill. When I arrived the altimeter was again spot on for altitude. Though not a definitive test it did show me a high level of accuracy.
The second big thing I noted was the movement, and it is extremely smooth. When adjusting the altimeter to 0 it does not have any rough feel or sticking at all. It is notably smooth in its movement both when manually adjusting the altimeter and visually during in the plane ride up (the plane ride down as well in one case last weekend) and during the freefall.

SERVICE
The level of service I received even before ordering the altimeter made me feel very comfortable with FFA as a company. They were extremely responsive to my E-mails and answered all of my questions fully. I decided to get my Evolution Stainless with a personalized face. David, the owner, promised that I would get exactly what I wanted before they shipped the altimeter. We talked about what I wanted for the face and within a day they had a few choices for me look at via E-mail. I wanted to have some more tweaks and they did it again within a day. In total we went back and forth three or four times with changes. They held true to the promise that they would not build and send me the altimeter until I was completely happy with the design. Once the final face settled they shipped it and it was at my door within 3 days with the promise that if I was not happy they would change it. That option was not needed since the face was exactly as I wanted it to look. The service was great to say the least, and I was very impressed.


CONCLUSION:
The weight, the accuracy and the smooth feel of the movement give the altimeter an extremely durable feel. The ability to get a personalized face is a very nice option but that seems to only be a bonus when you look at the quality these altimeters carry. A couple of other nice features the altimeters have are a Standard field replaceable lens and a Lifetime transferable warranty. Other items are noted on the web page.
In short I am extremely pleased with the Evolution Altimeter I purchased and if you are in the process of looking for an altimeter I highly recommend that this is one that you should consider.



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