Long and short: all risers need to be inspected before next jump by a master rigger (or foreign equivalent).
The Service Bulletin illustrates what constitutes normal wear and what is considered damage. For any risers/rigs showing damage, the rig must be repaired prior to jumping and customer should contact Velocity Sports Equipment for further instructions.
Click here to view or download Service Bulletin, VSESB001
Download the bulletin from the Velocity Sports Equipment website.
For those of you that have always felt that your shiny stainless steel hardware was just a little *too* blingy, fret not. There is a new option in town that allows you to go all “Men in Black” on your rig, to match your all black jumpsuit, black Vans and black helmet with a tinted lens. Snazzy.
From the press release:
Velocity Sports Equipment offering Black Stainless Steel Hardware on the Infinity Container!
Effective July 2nd, 2012, Velocity Sports Equipment has released black stainless steel hardware. Orders for black-coated cadmium hardware are no longer accepted. The black stainless steel hardware holds up extremely well. All new orders with black stainless steel will receive CWH friction adapters in black stainless as well.
Please note that this is not a free option, the cost is $200.00 on non-articulated containers, $250 on containers with hip articulation, and $300.00 additional on Infinity containers with hip and chest articulation.
Please contact Velocity Sports Equipment with any questions you might have at 253.445.8790 or e-mail Gail Lovelace. If you prefer, you can also send a message via the VSE Facebook page.
Felix Baumgartner and Colonel Joseph Kittinger unveiled the Red Bull Stratos project today.
Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, seeks to surpass limits that have existed for 50 years. Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to 120,000 feet and attempt a record-breaking freefall jump that is expected to reach – for the first time in history – supersonic speeds.
Velocity Sports Equipment, maker of the Infinity rig, created the rig and drogue. VSE owner Kelly Farrington says there are some pretty cool features of this rig. Hopefully we’ll get a bit more out of him, and some pictures, for you soon!