Free upgrade to Black Stainless Steel on Infinity Rigs

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From Velocity Sports Equipment – a free upgrade from stainless steel to black stainless steel hardware. Fitting for Black Friday, isn’t it!

Black Friday Ad- Blue skies

 

The offer is valid on new orders only, not valid on previous purchases.  Place your order through your favorite dealer and instruct them to enter BF2014 under “special instructions” on the order form.

Offer expires Dec 8, 2014.

 

Black Friday Stock ad

If you aren’t in the mood for custom or need something quick – here is a stock deal for you!  Visit the Velocity Sports Equipment Facebook page for details on stock rigs.

 

Black Friday 2014, Skydiving Edition!

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This post is a list of all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals we are aware of in the skydiving world! If you are in a shopping mood, we hope you can find something to your liking. Thanks to all the companies and individuals that came out to play!

Bev Suits: 35% discount on suits AND options!  Click for details. Offer good until December 24th.

ChutingStar Holiday Deals: Lots of offers, too varied to sum up – click for details!

Dropzone Apparel: Discounted t-shirts, ship with a free sticker and pull-up cord. Click for details.

Edge BASE Jump Magazine: Free introductory copy, discount on subscriptions. Good through Cyber Monday. Click for details.

Fluid Wings: Deals on apparel, 10% of the Prime – Black Friday through Cyber Monday. RDS special on Black Friday ONLY. Click for details.

Icarus USA: 15% of mains, 10% of the Nano reserve (first 50 orders) – and free shipping!  Click for details.

Mirage Systems: dealer discount – you’ll have to call your dealer to find out the secret details. Click for a tiny bit more info.

NZ Aerosports: Free SkyArt slider with canopy purchase. Click for details and gorgeous samples. (*speedo* cough, *speedo*)

Opening Shock Aerial Outfitters: 30% off on orders over $30. Click for details. Offer good until December 18th.

Performance Designs: Free Buff with orders over $25, discount on hoodies and sunglasses. Click for details. Limited quantities, good through Cyber Monday.

Velocity Sports Equipment – Infinity Rigs: Free upgrade to BLACK stainless steel if you are ordering custom or deals on stock rigs.  Click for details.

Vertical Suits: 10% discount on all suits. Click for details. Offer good Cyber Monday ONLY.

Vinyl Closing Pin sticker: Personalized with your license number! Offer ONLY good Black Friday. Click for details.

Wicked Wingsuit: 50% of a rental, good Cyber Monday ONLY. Click for details.

 

 

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Infinity Rigs: Alternate Bridle Routing

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Kelly Farrington from Velocity Sports Equipment, makers of the Infinity rigs, posted up a note on dropzone.com in response to the discussion about alternative closing methods.  He kindly gave us permission to share that note here.

infinity3dlogoLGSince we’ve gotten multiple emails about this topic today, I’ll throw my response out here for any curious Infinity owners. 
While it is OK to route the bridle from the bottom of an Infinity container, one should be careful to ONLY route the bridle under the #2 flap, and OVER the #1 flap. Tucking the bridle under the #1 flap could lower the security of the main pin cover flap and introduce premature wear.

What interests me is that until about 6 years ago, I had never heard of this malfunction happening. I believe it has become more prominent due to skydivers wanting every part of their gear “tight and tidy”, including the bridle under the pin cover flap- tucking it in so tight and orienting the pin in such a manner that the bridle can start moving before the pin does, giving the bridle an opportunity to impale itself on the pin. 
Social media is also making it easier for people to share the information, possibly making a mountain out of the proverbial mole hill. I would hope that the free flow of information on the web is the main culprit here and that we’re not actually regressing with our knowledge of knowing how to pack properly

Any routing/stowing of the bridle should be done so that any movement of the pilot chute end of the bridle results in either the pin extracting, or more slack in the bridle between the tip of the pin and where the bridle enters the main container.

There you have it!

For more information, check out links with notes from other harness & container manufacturers:

  • Click here to view alternate closing sequence on the UPT Vector container
  • Click here to view an alternate closing sequence on Rigging Innovation containers.
  • Click here to view the bulletin from Parachute Systems for the Vortex container.

 

Women of Infinity

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The gang at Velocity Sports Equipment has taken a quick break from sewing your Infinity together, to put together a tool that will help you keep your boogies and skill camps straight for the next 18 months or so (starting in January 2015 – you are on your own with organization until then).

Proudly presenting: The ‘Women of Infinity’ Calendar:

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The calendar will be offered up on pre-sale at the Leap for Lupus event, to be held at Kapowsin Airsports, WA August 15-17th, 2014. If you can’t make it there, keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for other ways to purchase the calendar after the pre-sale wraps up.
ALL proceeds from the sale go to Leap for Lupus Foundation.  The calendar features 18 months, meaning there will be 18 different sky-chicks for you to admire!
It’s been one fun project, and the Leap for Lupus charity brings it right to the heart of who we are, as skydivers, and what we mean to each other.  Skydivers supporting skydivers! We thank you for helping us donate to this cause.

Click here for more information about the event. The iFly Undercover Ninjas will be attending, sneakily of course, a Northwest Women’s Record is a possibility, there will be dancing, raffle with some excellent swag (you do not need to be present to win!), so get yourself some tickets to support a most excellent call.

 

Velocity Sports Equipment is hiring!

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227917_10151183182514544_537678446_nSkydivers looking to live the dream out of sunny Bend, Oregon –  heads up!

Velocity Sports Equipment – makers of the Infinity rig (which happens to be the one Felix Baumgartner made his little leap from space using) are looking to hire a new team member.

Description

At Velocity Sports Equipment, we are proud to produce a high quality product with friendly and professional customer service.  We specialize in designing and manufacturing harness & container assemblies and related equipment for the skydiving market.  If you have a background in sales, thrive in a fast-paced environment and share our passion for the sport, this is the place for you!   

As a member of Velocity Sports Equipment’s team, you’ll represent the company and serve as a primary point of contact for our customers, dealers, ambassadors and sponsored athletes. In addition to your primary responsibility of meeting our sales goals, you will also be responsible for advertising, social media, attending events and other sales related functions. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Help develop sales strategy to grow the company
  • Meet sales goals
  • Manage network of dealers, ambassadors, and sponsored athletes
  • Answer phones & provide customer service
  • Process orders, invoices & ship product
  • Manage advertising and social media
  • Attend skydiving events, manage booth & provide customer support

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of sales experience
  • Rigging experience a plus

Education: 

  • BA or BS degree, preferably in Sales, Business or Engineering

General Skills: 

  • Personable and effective communicator
  • Self-motivated with effective time management
  • Big picture understanding
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of the skydiving industry

Computer skills:

  • Microsoft, Quickbooks, & Facebook a must
  • Adobe Illustrator, Concrete 5, php a plus

Special Requirements: 

  • Must be willing to move to Bend or Sunriver, Oregon.
  • Travel: Approx 10% of time will be travelling, the remainder will be in the office
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  

Interested parties can contact Sean (sean@velocityrigs.com) for more information or to submit a resume.

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