South African (yes, they're all saffas) Freefly Action over Lodi (Photo by Blair Hamelink)
From left: Nicholas Scalabrino, Michael Wooldridge, Oliver Nothen, Ria Moothilal, Louis Whittal, Lehan Bornman, and Cynthia Currie
As a South African skydiver I have developed contacts with gear manufacturers and can provide you with the following:
Vigil AADs, Sorz goggles, various hook knives and Larsen & Brusgaard Altimeters (audible and visual digital altimeters) and batteries.
I'm no longer dealing for Parachute Systems - watch this space for future deals
Just because we live in South Africa should not mean that we need to pay an arm and a leg for gear. It should not mean that buying something in the USA is cheaper than buying it here. Therefore, the goal of AfricanSkyGear is to keep all prices at the manufacturer's recommended retail + VAT (NB. Prices on US websites are not the final price you pay because they add tax on top of the advertised prices)
We keep prices down by doing business in a smart and efficient manner. Our business is 100% above board whilst costs are saved on practices such as bulk purchasing and not having a brick and mortar store. Of course this approach doesn't work without sales and for that we're very grateful for the support from skydivers in South Africa and our neighbouring countries
For us the biggest reward is knowing that South African skydivers have access to quality gear at a fair price. Its no longer necessary for our fellow skydivers to buy gear abroad because its cheaper there.