Skyhook Deployment Video

I would like to thank UPT‘s Riley Marshall, and Lesley Gale at SkydiveMag for showing off some of my photos and videos in a feature article about the Skyhook (MARD). To learn more about the Main-Assisted Reserve Deployment system, and how it differs from a Reserve Static Line (RSL), check out the full article MARDginal Analysis.

Brianne Thompson cuts away with the Skyhook, filmed by Niklas Daniel over Skydive Arizona, Video by AXIS Flight School.

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PD Sabre3 Demo Weekend at AXIS Flight School

Though the Performance Designs Tour Reps were not be able to make it out in person to Skydive Arizona this year – they shipped  a whole box of Sabre3 demos to AXIS Flight School instead! Over the weekend, Nik and Brianne helped jumpers demo the new Sabre3. The canopies were 100% FREE to demo and available in 210, 190, 170, 150, 135, 120, 107, 97, and 89 square feet.

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Photo by Kay Robinson

If you missed your chance to try out this amazing wing over the weekend, make sure to contact PD and ask them about their “Fly before you buy!” program. FYI, the box is currently on its way to Skydive Elsinore for next weekend 😉

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Ray Lardizabal having a blast with the new Sabre3 over Skydive Arizona. Photo by Niklas Daniel.

The best things come in threes. For over 40 years the PD engineering team has challenged and proven what’s possible with modern canopy design. And they did it again. The Sabre3, the third canopy in a lineage of amazing, world-renowned wings, is not just a new wing, it’s a better wing. It redefines the Sabre name. Crisp handling, consistent on-heading openings, huge dynamic speed range, incredible landings, more power, and seriously responsive to inputs. PD Athletes and Test Jumpers agree that this will be one of the most sought-after canopies in the world for intermediate to expert skydivers, the next greatest all-around 9-cell modern canopy.

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Sgt. Remsburg in People Magazine

peoplecover_205x273Back in February AXIS Flight School had the privilege of jumping with American Hero Sgt. Cory Remsburg during the tee it up for the troops event in Scottsdale, AZ. Organized by Operation Enduring Warrior, Cory was treated to a surprise skydive on his 31st birthday.

Today I was excited to discover a short story about Cory on pages 134 – 136 of the June, 2 2014 People Magazine edition.

 

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Skydiving with Cory Remsburg

“On February 26th AXIS Flight School and Johnny Gunn donated their time to perform a demo jump into the Pinnacle Peak Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ for the Tee It Up For The Troops golf outing. Johnny jumped with Army Ranger SFC Cory Remsberg in tandem onto the driving range. Cory was hit by a roadside bomb in Oct 2009 and was left in a coma for 3 months. He is now walking and talking but most importantly smiling. It was a beautiful day and to top it off Tee It Up For The Troops made a generous donation of $3,000 to OEW Skydive.” – MURV

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War Hero Cory Remsburg honored during State of the Union