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SKYDEX Soft Box

Unread postby zack » Wed Jan 08, 2003 3:03 am

Ok this is mainly a question for PVJunkie. I just got the latest issue of TFN and saw the Gill ad for the new Soft Box. It looks like a great way to improve safety. The ad is a little vague and I was wondering if what it is made out of, how it works etc. Also does it replace the area around the plant box? b/c it looks like a big square piece with the box in the middle. How durable is it?

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Unread postby Decamouse » Wed Jan 08, 2003 7:30 am

Durable -so far seems very durable - Jan Johnson has had one at his camp since last summer - lots of jumps on it. The area where the pole impacts during take-off is not padded but steel with the pvc layer covering it. about the size of a large candy dish - The light green area with the dots shown in the ad is the sydex material that gives the energy absorbtion (Skydex which is a patented material). The candy dish extends about half way up the back slope of the box and out or back towards the runway about one foot. So if you are real accurate an can land there without hitting the upper edge it would be like an all steel box - if you hit the upper edge or any of the surrounding area it would absorb much of the energy. As far as plant and take-off Jan says you cann;t tell the difference. Yes it does also replace area around box - a bit of concrete work is needed to install. Sorry so long winded if you want more explanation/detail - e-mail me
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Unread postby PVJunkie » Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:42 am

If you cant tell.........Jeff is an engineer!!. I am in sales "box is good....box is soft....

We both still vault though, so i guess thats a good thing.

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Box

Unread postby jmayesvaultmom » Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:53 pm

It's hard for you to come down to our mental level isn't it!!! :P hahahaha[/quote]
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Habakkuk 3:19
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he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.

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Unread postby Decamouse » Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:52 pm

a few beers and some cheese curds and a few Ya Hey dar will slip into the language ;)
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Cheese curds?

Unread postby jmayesvaultmom » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:00 pm

What are cheese curds?
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Habakkuk 3:19

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he enables me to go on the heights.

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Unread postby Robert schmitt » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:06 pm

Wow I forget the delecacies of growing up in the dairy state (WI). Cheese Curds Are these little narled up balls of cheese. I believe they are what floats up to the surface in the vat as they are making the cheese. They actually are not that bad tasting.

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Curds

Unread postby jmayesvaultmom » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:08 pm

So like curds and whey???
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The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

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Unread postby Robert schmitt » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:13 pm

decamouse wrote:
few Ya Hey dar


Ya Hey dar!.....you must be from the east side of Sheboygan Co. us west siders say ya der hey once and so... :D
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Unread postby Robert schmitt » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:19 pm

I'm not sure what curds and whey are. But, I reallized that the lumpy portion of cottage cheese is similar to cheese curds-only on a much smaller scale. Cheese curds are bit sized (size of a piece of hard candy)

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Soft Box

Unread postby jmayesvaultmom » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:27 pm

Hey Decamouse .... can you put a description and a pic of the soft bos on here or a link? :D
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Habakkuk 3:19

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to go on the heights.

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Box

Unread postby jmayesvaultmom » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:27 pm

Oops....box
That's Jodie!!



A scripture that makes me think of all you girls and guys pole vaulting....



Habakkuk 3:19

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to go on the heights.


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