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Monday, June 17, 2024

Should I Consider Adjusting The Activation Altitude Of My Automatic Activation Device?

Should I Consider Adjusting The Activation Altitude Of My Automatic Activation Device?
Thursday, September 13, 2018

There are several modern AADs available for skydivers to choose from, all of which offer jumpers the ability to offset the activation altitude (temporarily change the activation-altitude settings to compensate for a landing area that is higher or lower than the point of departure). Additionally, both the Airtec CYPRES 2 and the Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil 2+ offer a feature that allows users to increase the activation altitude semi-permanently (until the user changes it again).

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What kind of hardware is best for my rig?

What kind of hardware is best for my rig?
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

When choosing a new or used rig, the metal hardware used in the 3-ring assembly and for harness adjustments matters a lot. Inattention to this detail can make or break a good used gear deal. If you’re getting new gear, some of those great sales and discount deals might be due to hardware choice.

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How do I know if my brakes are rigged and adjusted correctly?

How do I know if my brakes are rigged and adjusted correctly?
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The length between the “cat’s eye” (the opening in the line where you set your brakes before packing) and the steering toggle can greatly influence whether you have smooth flights and great landings. An incorrect brake length can hamper ideal performance from your canopy, and the causes vary. Working with your rigger, you should be able to address any issues without spending a lot of money.

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A Low-Cost Life Saver

A Low-Cost Life Saver
Friday, January 1, 2010

How do I make a closing loop?  How do I know if mine needs replacing?

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