Re: [stangbanger856] new guy looking to buy a rig and gear. what should i look for?
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Thanks for the info. I'm just trying to get a rough estimate on the cost of it all. I also feel a little uneasy with purchaseing used gear. I rather spend the extra money for new stuff then used stuff. Plus like you mentiond gear my size is gona be hard to find used anyway.
FWIW, I'm a noob, just went through this myself and agonized over the decision. What worked for me was a new container (Infinity), new reserve, new AAD and used main with under 100 jumps on it. Total cost was $6,500.
I can sell the main for what I paid for, so little to no loss there when I eventually downsize. The container can handle two downsizes from my current main. I would have preferred a used reserve, but couldn't find an Optimum in the right size. I probably should have gone for a used AAD.
As others have said, talk with your instructors before buying anything.
(This post was edited by neflier on Sep 19, 2012, 5:57 PM)
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