Tony Suits releases new wingsuit: The Foghead

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From Tony Suits:

We are proud to announce the release of our newest wingsuit: The Foghead.

The what?
Let us explain. “Neblekopf” directly translated from German is “foghead” (Nebel = fog, Kopf = head). We chose this name from the Name That Suit competition, as a tribute to our dearly departed friend, Jeff Neblekopf.

Jeff was more than just a friend. His help at TonySuits was invaluable. Working closely with Tony over 10 years, Jeff assisted in the designing and development of wingsuits.
It was during this time that he discovered the German meaning of his last name, which quickly became an affectionate nickname, and then the name of the studio where he showcased his artwork.  And now the name of our newly released intermediate suit.

Tell me more about this new wingsuit?
R2B2 was the prototype, a wingsuit with BIG performance in back and belly flying.

We would like to give a big thanks to:

  • Blue Skies Mag for hosting the ‘Name That Suit’ competition
  • All the people who submitted name suggestions
  • The winner of the naming competition, Aaron Webb
  • Matt Higgins, for providing the comp award, his new book, Bird Dream

Jeff was a talented and enthusiastic individual who lives on in the hearts of many, and it is our hope that this tribute honors him and his wife Sita.

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Cessna from Skydive Sussex flips over following an off airport landing

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incidentsA small Cessna from Skydive Sussex carrying 5 jumpers and a pilot experienced engine troubles and was forced to land off. The plane put down in a field near the Sussex Airport in Wantage, New Jersey.  Due to the wet/muddy conditions in the field, the plane flipped over on landing.  Only minor injuries were reported and all occupants are reported to have been able to walked away. Dropzone owner Rich Winstock was piloting the plane.

The incident remains under investigation.

News Report: NorthJersey.com, nj.com

BSBD Justin Gulley

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BSBDcropSMPerris Valley jumper Justin Gulley died from injuries sustained after a low turn on Saturday, November 29 2014.

The incident remains under investigation. Justin is reported to have been coming back from a somewhat long spot, landing a little away from the main landing area. It is possible that the low turn came about by him trying to turn the canopy into the wind last second.

Justin is reported to have had over 300 jumps, and jumping canopy of medium performance loaded at approximately 1:1.

We send our sincerest condolences to his family and friends and everyone at Perris.

News Reports: The Press Enterprise, Valley News

Edge BASE Jump Magazine – subscription deals

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Edge BASE Jump Magazine is a relatively new publication, catering exclusively to BASE jumpers, or people keen on reading about BASE related activities. They are offering up 2 different deals:

OFFER 1: FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION
This is your chance to get a free trial subscription for Edge BASE Jump Magazine.
This offer is good until December 31st, 2014 – but why wait?  Click this link to sign up. Simply enter your name and delivery email, then click ‘Sign Up’. You will then receive your first email with links to view the last issue of the magazine for free.

OFFER 2: 50% OFF ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
This is your chance to get 50% off annual subscription to this online magazine. Issues are currently released bi-monthly, but will become monthly in the new year. Subscribers receive an email with each issue, containing a link to view the magazine as an interactive flipping book online, and a link to download the PDF version.

This offer is available Black Friday (November 28) through Cyber Monday (December 1). NOTE that Edge BASE Jump Magazine is headquartered in the UK so keep the time difference in mind.

Click HERE to take advantage of this offer. The link will take you to a PayPal payment processing page.  You can pay with your PayPal account or use the option of paying with a debit or credit card (follow the link underneath the PayPal login for that option).

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ChutingStar Holiday Deals

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ChutingStar has plenty of deals for the holidays as always, kicking off with some great ones on Black Friday.  Make sure to read carefully as different deals run different dates.

BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND
  • Free UPS Ground Shipping available on all U.S. orders! Black Friday Weekend Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. Just select at checkout.
  • GoPro HERO3+ Silver $50 off! Just $249.99 Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.
  • Sony AS100 $80 off! Just $219.99 Nov. 23 to Dec. 6.
  • Sony AS100 with Live View Remote $80 off! Just $319.99 Nov. 23 to Dec. 6.
BLACK FRIDAY TO JANUARY 5, 2015
  • Free EXO XL Helmet Case with the purchase of any Full-Face Skydiving Helmet! (G3, Aero, Kiss, Z1 SL-14, Phantom X, Phantom XV, etc.) Just add both to cart! Nov. 28 to Jan. 5.
  • Gear Package Savings! Save up to $100 on all ChutingStar Gear Packages plus Free UPS Ground Shipping for all orders placed Nov. 28 to Jan. 5! Just configure your gear package online (which includes $60-$100 in discounts) and select the Free Shipping option at checkout.
  • Free Pair of Socks with the Purchase of a Pair of Shoes. Any Socks and Any Shoes! Just have at least 1 pair of shoes and 1 pair of socks in your cart for the 100% discount on the socks.Nov. 28 to Jan. 5.
  • Buy 5 Pairs of Socks get 1 Pair Free! Just have 6 pairs of socks in your cart for the 100% discount on one pair. Nov. 28 to Jan. 5.
  • Sony AS20 $30 off! Just $169.99 Nov. 30 to Dec. 27.
  • Free UPS Ground Shipping Available on orders of $99 and up, Dec. 2 to Jan. 5. Just select at checkout!

 

The deals above are for the skydiving side of ChutingStar, but if you are a skater, check out the website for some deals there too!

 

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