Equipment Improvements December 05 2010

The final testing for the next generation of UpSki Equipment was discussed and evaluated this fall at the Walter's Hut meetup on Shrine Pass Colorado. Kevin Passmore announced that a small production run of the new Carbon Fiber Control assemblies would be complete by the time an initial production run of 5 canopies was to begin in Early 2011. John Stanford took the test canopies back to his shop for refitting and analysis. Phil volunteered to track down suitable reels for use in the new control assemblies. As of mid-November all modified canopies have been returned to Colorado complete with upgrades for the Harnesses and control center swivels. John worked hard ahead of his and Sara's trip to Patagonia to complete repairs on existing canopies as well. Early November Snow in the high country has opened the back country to UpSkiing. Below is a small slide show of the meeting, testing and recent equipment modifications. We encourage anyone who is interested in purchasing a new canopy to discuss color choices with us before material is purchased for the initial production run. The two test canopies are available for evaluation in the field from our Dillon or Glenwood Springs, Colorado locations. Below is a brief slideshow of equipment testing and upgrades.