aubsmell

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    103
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    126
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  • License Number
    25066
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    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3500
  • Years in Sport
    10
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping

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  1. aubsmell

    PIA Symposium 2007 - DZ.com Roll Call!

    I'll be giving a super sweet seminar on ISO 9001 And AS 9100 in the Skydiving Industry... I promise it won't be boring... quality, quality, quality, the cornerstone of parachute manufacturing!!!! Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    PIA Symposium 2007 - DZ.com Roll Call!

    I'll be there... with bells on... can I borrow some bells? "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Gravity Girl Rocks!!! (again)

    Gravity Girl is the bestest ever... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    canopy ???

    http://performancedesigns.com/silhouette.asp I like the silhouette, it is a very forgiving canopy, that opens nice and flies very well. It is of hybrid construction and therefore packs a little easier, and it that size will pack up a little smaller than all ZP. Also the price is a little better than most all ZP canopies. I is a great canopy for what you are looking for. A "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Croakies?

    Yo... I have been jumping in Native - Gatorz - Oakley's - IronMan sunglasses with Crokies and with a variety of other brand straps, I've flown my birdman suit, done tandems, belly flown all with and without a helmet and I have never lost a pair, or even lost a contact lense... This has been about the last 4 years. On the other hand I have lost goggles and I have lost contact lenses with goggles on... I'm totally converted... however, make sure you have a pair of glasses with clear or yellow lenses for those sunset jumps, cause trying to land in sunglasses after the sun has gone down, is not the safest thing in the world... Later... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Manufacturer Contacts On dropzone.com

    Hey, I no longer work for Aerodyne, so if you could take me off there please, it would be cool. Thanks, Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  7. aubsmell

    Javelin Odyssey Spacer Foam Questions

    Jerry.. That is just batch difference, we get it from the exact same place, the exact same product.. I have a new Icon that has Grey Spacer Foam and it is much softer than any of the black I have ever felt... Take it light... "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Javelin Odyssey Spacer Foam Questions

    The shizzel is the bomb... both of my rigs have it now... I would not buy another rig without it.... It is not mind blowing or anything, but it is a little bit more comfortable, and a little bit cooler (because the air circulates) As for longevity... that is a good qustion for rigs, my computer bag has it, and I wear that a lot more than my rig with a heaver load in it and it is 5 years old and hasn't shown any wear.. Aerodyne's sponsored team Arcteryx has it on their rigs, and the get jumped ALOT and they have had no problem with it... I have Icons they Aerodyne offers it as an option as well, it is the same stuff that Sunpath uses... Later.. "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  9. I spoke to a guy from Chile the other day, who called about some gear, and he couldn't say enough good stuff about this DZ... so I felt motivated and put an air ticket on hold to go down there from Christmas day - the end of the first week in January. I want to go down, and I've emailed all three of the hotels listed on the site, but I havent goten prices back from any of them... My questions: 1. Has anyoone been? Is it cool? 2. Should I bring my surf board, anyone know of any good breaks near by? 3. What would lodging cost for 15 days, where is a good place to stay? 4. I know the U.S. and Venezuela political situation isn't too good right now, should that be a concern for a massive gringo like myself who speaks spanish like a first grader who was kicked by a mule? any further insite would be great!!! "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Which Reserve

    Aerodyne now has all sizes set up as mains to demo, looks like you are jumping a 106, they have the 99 and 110, set up as well... Flyem and post what you think... email s.kimball@aerodyne-int.com to get one... A "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  11. Aerodyne uses the “Bottom Skin” Method. The PIA use the Span of the Top Skin We use the Span of the Bottom Skin The PIA measures the Span of the Top Skin 6” back from the This is not the Max Span or the Min Span. Using the Bottom skin Span measurement represents an exact value, In Aerodynes case this is the Maximum Span. The PIA method does not take the new designs of canopy into account. BTW this is the way I understand it from our Tech Dirctor, I won't comment on other methods or techniques, everyone has an opinion as to what is best and why. You have to understand that also, some companies with some models use numbers like names in marketing as well. To be a bit generic what I mean is this: A company may have a canopy: the "X Warrior 300" may and it may actually only measure out to 293 or it may be 317 but they decide on the name 300 because of it's marketing value. So when you are busting out your calculator to get your wing loading down to the ninth decimal point, you may have no idea what you are talking about. I have to admit that I didn't read all the above posts, I just clicked in from your PM and posted. Regards. Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
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    Anyone know??

    Just as pollster says, it may very well go, there are a ton of factors in what makes a canopy's pack volume and that number floats even on like sizes in like designs. The batches of fabric, tape, and line can fluctuate as much as 10%. That is why manufacturers are a little dodgey when it comes to swearing the exact size of an X 150 or 135, because that number can change with every canopy built. You could get it in there, but I would never sell you one. But if you can get hold of the canopy you may be buying, I'd say give it a try, you never know... with that shoe horn it may fit... but make sure it is safe if you end up doing major cramming, you have a farily low jump number, get a few second guesses in there, and remember this may give you more than just the odd pilot chute in tow... it could give you ugly-lumpy-rig-itus... Which can only be cured by buing the proper size rig for your canopy combo... A- "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  13. aubsmell

    Anyone know??

    not without a shoehorn and some vasiline.. Actually even with those handy helpers I don't think it would work. "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  14. Super sweet.. Thanks, I think this thread can help all kinds of people out for future generations of of drunken college students all over America - nay - all over the world. Also, if you have a college boogie let me know, As one of the Managers here at Aerodyne they have given me great powers over the distribution of pull up cords and boogie goodies. I can hook you up. Also because of the soft spot in my heart (and my head), I give fat deals to college clubs for gear owned and shared by the club. So if you guys ever need anything let me know. Keep the communication open on this and the good ideas coming...!!!! Aubrey "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
  15. Demos from Aerodyne: When we are at boogies we don't charge for the use of our demos. At very busy boogies, we may ask you to kick in for the pack job, or have it packed on the last pack job by a specific packer, and that can run you $5 or $6. Usually though if it slow we cover the pack job, or do it ourselves. For our mail order demos it is $40 bucks for one weekend but this includes shiping to you, there is a lable in the box, you just stuff it back in the box when you are done, stick that lable on and call which ever carrier we used to ship it to you, your $40 bucks paid for round trip shipping, with no hassel on your end. Then there are distributor demos and dz demos that we sell our distributors at a special price to encourage them to have our products on hand to demo. With these is is up to the discression of the DZ / individual distributor to set the price. Sometimes they are free, some times if you have a deal to buy your gear from them they don't charge, sometimes they treat it just like a rental, it really just depends on them and the sitch. We have all of our canopy sizes and models available for mail order demo, if you go to our website you can see what demos may be in your area from one of our dropzone partners, and our distributor partners. The reps on the road usually have a pretty good assortment, depending on the boogie location, if they are doing more than one event in different locations on the same weekened, that sort of thing. (they also usually have a small assortment of Icons) for a mail order demo email: s.kimball@aerodyne-int.com If you want Aerodyne to visit your DZ email: d.guzman@aeroyne-int.com or me a.easterlin@aeroyne-int.com or if you are in Europe a.collentuteur@aerodynt-int.com If you are talking about what price would you buy a demo for; in the case of Aerodyne, we sell our demo's when they get about 100 to 200 jumps on and usually sell them for around $1200 or just slightly more or less depending on the condition of the canopy. Word up G, later. "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"