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  1. Gear came into Pro-Shop last weekend. It will be assembled next Sunday. 10 months! Yee-fucking-hah at last!
  2. Kirk and I worked for the same company from 1988-2019. We never jumped together, he was in San Antonio and I was in DFW area, but we interfaced at work for several projects and found out that we were both jumpers. I believe Kirk stopped jumping in the mid-1990s for "life happens" reasons. Kirk passed away April 14, 2022, due to complications from ALS. He was 62. BSBD brother.
  3. Is this the same guy who was ragging on Icon containers last year?
  4. I ordered a custom Pilot 7 and Smart Reserve from Aerodyne on 8-31-21. I know about the supply lines, material shortages, etc, but this is a standard ZP canopy, not ZPX or UltraLPV. Still no gear. Has anyone else been experiencing delays like this, regardless of manufacturer?
  5. Well, I finally bought one and love it. My main concern was that the flex portion would distort in freefall. I secured it pretty well with two pieces of Gorilla Tape, under the lining on my Bonehead Guner. On my initial jump with it, the flex arm moved up out of my peripheral vision, but a quick in-flight adjustment brought it down to just below the forehead of the helmet and remained there for the next 7 subsequent jumps. I guess the initial blast of terminal air seated the arm firmly into the Gorilla Tape. Altitude warnings, both audible and visible, were spot on with my Altimaster II indications on the ride up, in freefall, and under canopy.
  6. Thanks Chuck, I got ahold of David and put him in touch with Ryan.
  7. I have a friend, ex-Army Ranger, who joined the Airborne Demonstration Team that does mass drops for airshows. He's looking for a DZ where he can do his currency jumps (SL). The ADT only jumps quarterly, and he's trying to accumulate some numbers. I told him that they would probably make him do a 1st jump course. But he just wants to do SL jumps so he can jump in Normandy next year. We're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
  8. So, no one has tried this product? Hmm...
  9. Does anyone have any experience with this Audio/Visual Altimeter? I have a buddy who uses the StickyLight 2B on his closed face helmet, and he loves it. I use an open faced helmet and am looking to hear about YOUR experiences with the FlexiLight. Thanks
  10. Sorry if this is an oft-asked question, but search results didn't bring anything up. What DZs in the US offer jumps at 18k + on a regular or intermittent basis. Which US DZ offers the highest jumps? Thanks, Rick
  11. Don't lay on it with a sweaty body?! That's the only way I know how to pack on a summer's day in Texas!! Seriously though, thanks for the feedback, it's greatly appreciated!
  12. I'm getting ready to resurrect this coming summer (Bless me Father for I have sinned. It has been 11 years since I have had my knees in the breeze!) and am looking at an Aerodyne Pilot. I'm 220 in skivvies, probably closer to 240-250 exit weight, and 67 years old. I need a Volvo station wagon, not a Maserati canopy. Looking at either a Pilot 230 or Pilot7 247. I'd like to keep the PV down if I can. Any thoughts or observations as to durability (primarily), ease of packing, or other thoughts on canopies made from these materials versus standard ZP? Thanks in advance.