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Wedge Alti-Mount Install

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The Wedge Alti-Mount by LookMa in Germay is the most secure mudflap altimeter mount available. It has three points of connection: vertically through the mudflap, horizontally around the mudflap and then through the chest strap.


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Vigil II Menu Item: Setup

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To enter the Setup menu, press the button after the self-test section immediately on startup when the menu item "Setup" is displayed.


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Vigil II: Operations Overview

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The Vigil II is manufactured by Advanced Aersospace Designs out of Belgium. It has three parts: Main Box, Cutter and Control Unit. The Vigil II turns on with 4 button pushes. The first wakes it up, which is followed by a Hello and the Vigil II. As the red LED flashes on the side of the unit, press the button.


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Vigil II Menu Item: Info

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To enter the Info menu, press the button after the self-test section immediately on startup when the menu item "Info" is displayed.


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Replacing Vigil II Cutter/Display

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The Cutter and Display are replaceable by your local rigger. The Display must be of the correct version for your unit, so check with the manufacturer. All Vigil II displays are interchangeable.


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Vigil II Menu Item: Config

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To enter the Config menu, press the button after the self-test section immediately on startup when the menu item "Config" is displayed.


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Vigil II: Battery Replacement

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The Vigil II battery is designed to last a minimum of 2000 jumps. The manufacturer recommends replacement at 5 years and mandates replacement at 10 years.


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Tube Stoes Installation

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Tube Stoes by SkySystemsUSA are made out of silicone tubing. Tube Stoes are stronger and last much longer than the rubber bands. The criticism of tube stoes is that lines can roll out of the stoes and aren’t held as securely…which can lead to deployment issues. Jumpers with canopies more sensitive to packing/line stowage being "just right" should stick with rubber bands. Others have found tube stoes to be a great alternative to rubber bands without any drawbacks.


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Installing Slinks with Bumpers

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The PD Slink bumpers keep the tab hidden in the risers, keeps the slider at the top of the risers after deployment and focuses wear on the bumper instead of the riser.


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SkyTie: How to Mount

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The SkyTie magnetic slider keeper is mounted to the top of the reserve pin cover flap. The purpose of the SkyTie is to hold the slider down behind a jumper’s head after the canopy is open so that the slider doesn’t interfere with cameras, the line of sight and/or allows the risers to open up further.


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SkyEyes: Uses & Adjustment

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To adjust and set your elastic strap on your Flex Z goggles, first pull the strap to your desired length. Make a double-hand overhand knot, followed by a single overhand knot.


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Seven: Pin Check Procedures

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All manufacturer's skydiving rigs are slightly different, so check this video and description out on how to give a pin check and put all the flaps back in place for your buddy's Seven container.


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Fun Jumps!

Check out ChutingStar Wingsuit Athlete Oliver "Olee" Finkelde showing off what can be done in an wingsuit!

Wingsuit Video - Oliver Finkelde

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