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  2. Well, except for a couple key people it's unlikely many employees will be moving from AZ to NC. The Curv and the Javelin are as different from each other as modern H/Cs get these days. I can see Sunpath continuing to produce the Curv and updating it. They did not need to buy out RI. Sandy would have retired and shut it down eventually anyway.
  3. Lucky for you, 4 way can be done from a 182.....
  4. Time Left: 1 month and 20 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    only 200 jumps (1 owner - logbook) DOM 06.2012

    $1,790.00

    Warszawa

  5. St Louis. Turbine DZs are 3+ hours away. Sucks.
  6. Keshet

    Havok C2rve

    Time Left: 1 month and 15 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Havok C2rve, only 10 jumps. As new. Made for tall, strong guy, 1,90 do 1,94 cm and 95 to 100 kg. Shipping worldwide, buyer pays shipping. Located in Croatia, EU More pics and order form on request.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Zagreb - HR

  7. Something to be said for that. I bought an altimaster-2 when I started jumping in 1975. I’m still using it. Wendy P.
  8. HPC

    Merger

    I'm skeptical about the continued production of one of the products (hint coming up). Usually when one company takes over another, the products and/or service, and subsequently most of the employees, of the company being taken over are phased out over the course of several years. Not trying to start anything here, but this has been my observation and has been proven time and time again, and in many different industries.
  9. OwenSearls

    G3 Size M

    Time Left: 1 month and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Was purchased in 2013 and has been used on around 800 skydives. Helmet is still in great condition and as you can see from the photo the inside foam is in fantastic shape and is still very crisp. I am selling as after 7 years I have grown to personally prefer a smaller sized helmet for my head. Helmet has always been stored with the visor closed and the rubber bands are still very strong, not air seep in through visor. Visor was replaced 200 jumps ago and is very clear. Helmet has been repainted with a grit finish.

    $110.00

    - US

  10. There is nothing wrong with wanting privacy, which is different from anonymity. I screen my phone calls. I have a spam filter. No visitors (including media) to the house unless I invite them, or they make a request. I screen comments to my YouTube and WordPress. Only friends I approve can see my Facebook. That is privacy. Anonymity is different. But anonymity is the wrong approach if you plan to create a book or answer media questions regarding the Cooper case. Examples of people who realize this: Geoffrey Gray Skipp Porteous Bruce Smith Eric U Almost anyone who has done a Cooper-related book Yours truly I don't really care if people want to go anonymous, but if they plan on a book, or are asked to appear on a television show, or participate somehow in the creation of a feature film on the case...they are being silly. There is no credibility available to you in anonymity. You have no background, no website, no history, nothing people can check to see if you are a real person with credentials. But having said that, there is still nothing inherently wrong with it unless your only plan is to discuss the case ad infinitum with other anonymous (or known) people. The 'wrong,' if you can call it that, is when you use that anonymity as a crutch to attack others, i.e. sniping at people unfairly or very nastily, from behind a rock. Georger, aka Johnnie Greene, aka using other known characters in the Cooper case exploration, etc is guilty of that in spades. You have not seen his posts outside of Dropzone or the Cooper Forum, or the Bruce Smith site. He has been all over the damn place. (His comments to the Regina Winkles articles were SO bad, using several different names all with the same IP address...that Matt Mullenweg, the co-creator of WordPress, actually got involved.) He has called my house at nearly midnight...the same day he was banned from DZ for personal attacks. I let it go to voice mail. Have the online attacks taken a toll on people? Have they alienated one investigator from another? Is the Pope Catholic? Yes. Look at the reality of things. Several things now exist in that reality as a result. Here is a partial list: 1) The Ariel Store will probably never reopen, and all the Cooper memorabilia there will end up in different hands, mostly by members of Bryan W's family, who are eager to sell off everything, as well as the property, and split it up. They believe they were unfairly treated in Dona E's will. (So far, Bryan has been able to fend them off, fortunately. But he has told me about this situation personally.) Absolutely NO ONE supported AB's efforts to help get that store back up again, even when my own mother proposed putting up over $100,000 from my trust fund. (I inquired with her about doing this the day after we did the fundraiser there in 2016 with Travel Channel.) Poison pen messages and lies by Bruce Smith, such as the one where he says I threatened him, caused me to cancel the whole idea. Most of this stuff came from Smith, Georger, and to a lesser extent, Shutter. Senseless. Shutter's excuse is that he had a blanket policy of non-support to anything done by AB of Seattle in the Cooper case. If we proposed a fundraiser on a Cooper campout and the money was going to Childrens' Hospital in Seattle...he would be against it. 2) Shutter has a very big forum going on the case, but these days not that many people are paying attention. It doesn't help when people post up their latest podcast, or their latest evidence, or their upcoming book, and all the public gets to see is this: "You are not allowed to view pictures or links. Register or Login." That is silly beyond belief by the way. Imagine if the same thing was going on at Dropzone, Quora, or WordPress. 3) Online anonymous attacks, or attacks by people using the same usernames they have used for years, have slowed to a degree, but haven't stopped. I guess that is the GOOD news. 4) Except for a small, very closed group of people, no one works together on practically anything, or supports anyone else's efforts with the public on the case. But the only result of that has been less public interest in the case. The one time I made all the details for one of our Cooper Campouts public, (the one we did last year south of Portland) Georger and his friends jumped out of the woodwork using (again) Bruce Smith's site and made threats against the event, saying they would show up at the gathering spot for the trip and cause trouble. As a result, Tom English and I (he's a friend from the Infamous Nissan support forum) had to move the meetup spot at the last minute. 5) The attacks, the online non-cooperation, the refusal to share certain information, the lack of mutual support...all of this has contributed to some media types ignoring the crazies and the anonymous folks...and coming to people like Geoff Gray and myself instead. What Cooper investigators forget is that THEY aren't the only ones who see the 'bad stuff'. This has caused the hate meter to go off the scale occasionally with some people in Cooperland...but these people refuse to admit they were the ones who caused this situation in the first place. Now we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the hijacking, and my email box has been popping up with more messages on the case than ever before. Sometimes I get a media type who asks me 'who is an expert,' or 'who else can I talk to?' and I don't have a clue where to send them. Maybe Geoff Gray, but except for his participation in the movie, i.e. helping on the script for historical accuracy, he wants nothing more to do with Cooperland. And let's face it...he's helping on that because he's getting paid to do that. I like Geoff, but I wanted to help Bruce Smith instead, get HIM the job. God knows he could use the money. He foolishly rejected the idea, and now blames me, hates me even more than he did BEFORE I made him the offer. This could only happen in Cooperland. Bruce's mistake is that he thought I was BS'ing him about the offer from the production companies. When he realized later that I wasn't...he gets mad at ME about it. Go figure. 6) Cooper conventions that should have been packed houses and REAL public events have been nothing but a few people showing up who mostly know each other anyway. I call them 'mutual back-scratching events'. On the last one, media coverage was less than the one held the year prior. Not a single picture was released of the crowd at the Kiggins Theater. When I inquired on this situation later, I was told by a solid source not THAT many people actually showed up. It was twenty bucks to get in, and you couldn't even buy tickets at the door. EU deliberately trashed our idea for holding the combination event in Portland, even though (looking back now) he would have done much better had he kept his word. He was offered the hosting job and the chance to introduce everyone he wanted to be on the speaker list, as well as some real celebrities. The Cooper Lookalike contest for those $1,000 in Amazon gift cards (donated by AB of Seattle) would have packed the house easily. He insulted a lot of people doing that, and had some secret support along the way, which was not revealed until later. As a result, I am no longer interested in participating in any future Cooper conventions. 7) I know that if all the major players in Cooperland see this post, many of them won't like it, but....the result of all that has happened is very simple. You will all be left in the dust by the public. No one will care, nothing you want will get done. The store in Ariel is probably now history. Major conventions will never happen, and your books will continue to sell poorly. And you will leave me as the sole winner in all of this, and afterward I will be more than happy to extricate myself from Cooperland and move on to something else. For example, I just finished my movie script based on the famous novel by the late, great Marjorie Phleger, Pilot Down, Presumed Dead and it's a damn good story. I own all the rights to that book, assigned to me years ago by both the family and Harper Collins. This project is much more fun than Cooper and comes with far fewer headaches. I may even try getting an agent to approach Disney on it, due to the nature of the story. Cooperland these days is nothing to me but a big, fat headache that I wish to end as soon as possible... LOL our final Cooper Campout is coming in June (if weather is okay). I may just do something I don't generally do on these trips. I may just drink myself silly and PASS OUT. Haven't done that since I was in community college. (*laughs*)
  11. For the record, a little typo, must be 15
  12. Hi Rob, You might want to re-visit that statement. The reason that the FAA issued the AD was because Security was no longer in business and they, the FAA, could not look to them for any solution to the acid mesh problem on the SAC canopies. Jerry Baumchen
  13. Yeah, and the weight limit is really just a guideline in most cases. I've seen guys go through AFF who were much bigger than that (like 6'4 250 but lean). How it's been explained to me is that it's for instructor safety mostly. If the person is large and out of shape, the instructor has a lot more physical stress on their body, as well as potential issues with harness fit. Go for it! You'll be fine!
  14. Time Left: 1 month and 10 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Used it in my cookie for about 50 jumps before stoppings (kids). Works fantastic!

    $150.00

    Portland, Oregon - US

  15. Time Left: 1 month and 10 hours

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    • NEW

    I spec'd this out to match my rig, and stopped jumping almost the day it came (kids). I might have jumped it once or twice at most. Cost was over $600, with options such as: Spandex hidden ankle cuffs / rigid collar / triangle flap w/logo / small leg pocket / spandex hidden wrist cuff / hidden wrist cuffs piping (royal blue) / mesh lining on torso / mesh lining on sleeves and legs - wick away / cordura reinforcement (knee and seat) Comes with carry case. Don't wait 8 weeks, have yours now! (I am 6' and 185 lean lbs when I ordered this. some of the measurements for the suit were: 17" neck, 21" back shoulder width, 42.5 around chest, 33" arm length, 18 3/4" around arm, 10.25 around ankle, 39.5 around waist & hip, 44.25 buttocks, 26 thigh, 19 knee, 68.25 torso length, 34" crotch to ground, 17" calf)

    $440.00

  16. Time Left: 1 month and 9 hours

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    • USED

    I purchased this new and jumped with it maybe 50 times. It's in perfect shape, as new. Excellent helmet, no longer skydiving (at the moment, waiting until kids get older). Comes as shown with carry case / oxygen gear as well I will throw in.

    $280.00

    Portland, Oregon - US

  17. Time Left: 1 month and 9 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I purchased this new and jumped with it maybe 50 times. It's in perfect shape, as new. Excellent helmet, no longer skydiving (at the moment, waiting until kids get older). Comes as shown with carry case / oxygen gear as well I will throw in.

    $280.00

    Portland, Oregon - US

  18. Time Left: 1 month and 9 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    I custom spec'd this gear back in 2012 thinking my daughter, who was on the way, wouldn't miss me making a few jumps. Well, now it's now and I've added exactly zero jumps to the book since her (and now son). I jumped this gear maybe half a dozen times. It's brand new. Everything was custom spec by me. The rig has a riser knife on the leg strap, RSL, Vigil 2 AAD, stainless steel metal, yellow stitching for easy inspection where applicable, mesh back and leg straps. I tried to get the best of everything. Canopies: Main: Icarus Saffire 2 169 - arguable the best intermediate canopy made? I've never heard a bad word about these, and my (limited) time on this one and experience with others is that they are simply awesome. Reserve: Went with the old gold standard on the reserve, PD Optimum 193 (which obviously/thankfully has never been flown). I think it's orange. Yeah, it has to be orange. This is the largest canopy this container will hold. So it is possible to downsize as you advance/desire. I jumped this rig at 6', 195 lbs (a lean 195). Listing includes setup with rig/both canopies/AAD, and the carry case with rubber bands/pull chords/empty spare log book, anything else I can find to throw in. (Manufacturer date on main is April 2012, it's hard to see. I repack it once a year just to see if I still can.) I also have a full face cookie, Solo II, Vertical freefall suit (brand new) if purchaser is interested we can negotiate those too. Please feel free to ask questions, point out anything I missed, and/or ask for more photos! (for the canopy I included the color builder picture because it's the easiest to see the detail for the colors with.) Thank you For pricing: Velocity Container (I paid $2604 back then, I'm sure it's gone up for this spec level, and you don't have to wait!): $2604 Icarus Saffire 2 169 cutom spec is: $2350 - 20% off - $1880 PD Optimum 193 is :$1575 - %10% off - $1417 Vigil 2: $1200 (I paid $1400 but I think they have come down). They have a life span of 20 years according to manufacturer. I've used up 8/20, so 12*60= $720 - 10% off = $648 I throw the carry case/rest in for free.

    $6,550.00

    Portland, Oregon - US

  19. Time Left: 1 month and 8 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Storm 150 DOM 05/14 400 jumps, new lineset

    $1,400.00

    Sebastian , Florida - US

  20. Time Left: 1 month and 8 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Mirage G4.1 M3 (container only) DOM 03/2014 MLW 17.5 Wingsuit mods (dynamic corners, longer bridle, larger pilot chute) I am 5’10 195 lbs, fits me pretty tight, lots of room to go down, not up. 400 jumps Will fit low bulk 170 main down to 120-135 Will fit 160 reserve down to 126 Includes: container, d-bag, pilot chute, risers (23”). No AAD, no reserve, no main. Asking $2000 OBO I’ll pay shipping if buyer pays full price.

    $2,000.00

  21. If that is your true weight you are within the limits of most programs. We are a small Cessna 182 DZ and we would take you without a second thought. Larger DZs with bigger staff and aircraft should have no problem.
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  23. I did not see pictured but I assume it comes with main risers, dbag and pilot chute???
  24. Time Left: 1 month and 8 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    2015 Strong TNT in Navy and Digicam. Petronas 366 Reserve, Vigil 2+ AAD, Aerodyne A2 350 main. System has 92 jumps, 2 repacks, and no rides. Used exclusively in New England. Spare drogue, bridle and main deployment bag. $14,000+ new

    $10,000.00

    - US

  25. do you still have this? and what size reserve did you have in this?
  26. Hello guys So I decided to finally pursuit one of my biggest dreams, to become a skydiver. However, doing my research I found out that most AFF courses has a weight limit between 200-220lb the issue is, I’m big guy, 6ft2, 225lb and its not fat at all, I’m very fit. Does that mean I have to kiss this dream goodbye? Would anyone be able to elaborate or shed some light on this area cause I made a lot of research and I didnt find anything speaking about the topic for this angle.... Thank you Nino
  27. If you decide to chamber-test an FXC Astra AAD, you need a test chamber and a test light. You can use the same test chamber as you did for FXC 8000 and 12000 mechanical AADs. The test light is a special item best bought from the FXC factory. If you have to buy all that test equipment, you will lose money. Just tell the owner to buy a more modern electronic AAD that is still in production: Cypres 2, Marrs, Vigil 2, etc.
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