Getting to be the end of the summer flying season. Flyable days will be starting to be fewer and farther between.
Quick reminder to all that now might be a good time to shake out your gear, take things apart, clean things up, get things checked.
Toward that end I'm planning a 5-day excursion to Mecca (POTM) for some test-flights on new gear and some Santa-time. I'm up for taking some of your gear with me to your service-provider of choice for annual/semi/bi-annual inspections and re-packs.
If you've never had your gear inspected before, Super Fly does a very thorough job. Porosity, line-stretch, all connection points, any moving parts, all quantified and compared to expected service life. The knowledge is good, but also cool to have a complete, official inspection report handy when I've been ready to turn over my gear.
They've got this impressively wide sail-span hanger that allows them to hang your gear and hoist it completely off the ground (always wanted to build something like that here...) for a thorough visual inspection and cleaning.
If you prefer Cloud 9, they're just down the road a ways from POTM, and I'm happy to drop anything off there for you as well.
Got my email? It's tim[at]flytim(dot)com.