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x46255  (D 30213)

Mar 3, 2009, 12:09 PM
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I've searched the forums but haven't found anything current in regards to freefly suits. I am looking at buying a new suit and am wondering where I can get the best deal? I need a custom fit with low drag.

I have been looking at LiquidSky, Ouragan, Firefly and FliteSuit primarily...I love my RW suit from FliteSuit but it took a while to come in and I think they are going to be busy building jumpsuits for JFTC in the near future.

Any first hand experiences and recommendations would be awesome.


JohnDeere  (D License)

Mar 3, 2009, 2:20 PM
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I own 2 firefly suit that are great. Both custom made for me and both fit perfictlly when i got them. But i like the liquidsky suit and may look into one of those next time. Ouragan is a bad ass suit just to pricey. I like the look of liquidsky just as much and they are cheaper!


countzero  (D 32712)

Mar 3, 2009, 3:40 PM
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i bought a 2-piece suit from Freak N' Suits this past fall. great service, fast delivery, good price for the suit and a very reasonable cost for the custom design i had them put on it.

i also have a friend who flys camera who has had one for thier suits that's going on it's third year and still looks good, so i know the quality and durability is there too.

check them out-- cheers


NeedToJump  (D 27247)

Mar 3, 2009, 6:01 PM
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I have a LiquidSky freefly suit and LS swoop shorts and absolutely love them both. The suits are the highest quality and look and fly fantastic. Great customer service as well. They are a bit pricey, but definitely worth the money.


LuckyMcSwervy  (B 32709)

Mar 3, 2009, 10:14 PM
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I can loan you my disco suit.

You'd look smashing!! Tongue


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Mar 3, 2009, 10:24 PM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now. Seriously, just came back from Puerto Rico boogie and their suits look fantastic!


LuckyMcSwervy  (B 32709)

Mar 3, 2009, 10:43 PM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now. Seriously, just came back from Puerto Rico boogie and their suits look fantastic!

Yep.... they looked hot. Wink


x46255  (D 30213)

Mar 4, 2009, 5:36 AM
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Yeah...I've been leaning toward LiquidSky too...I was on a load in PR where pretty much the entire load was wearing their suits...obviously they're doing something right.

Anyone dealt with LiquidSky and could tell me about their customer service and how long the average wait time is?

And Karen...there is no way in hell you'd catch me in that monstrosity you call a jumpsuit! Wink


LuckyMcSwervy  (B 32709)

Mar 4, 2009, 6:09 AM
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Yeah...I've been leaning toward LiquidSky too...I was on a load in PR where pretty much the entire load was wearing their suits...obviously they're doing something right.

Anyone dealt with LiquidSky and could tell me about their customer service and how long the average wait time is?

And Karen...there is no way in hell you'd catch me in that monstrosity you call a jumpsuit! Wink

You may want to ask Luis about that one.... his new jumpsuit is a LS. I think he got it pretty fast, if I remember correctly... while he was in Puerto Rico.

And monstrosity?? Hahahahaha!!! Those stripes are just a *little* shiny..... :-) Are you not going to jump with me now... because my jumpsuit is too blingy?? Hahaha!!


x46255  (D 30213)

Mar 4, 2009, 6:25 AM
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I talked to Luis but I wanted more perspectives!

And the jumpsuit isn't the reason I don't jump with you...you have 999,711 more jumps than I do and I don't want you to make me look stupid in the air! But then again I've never actually seen you on a load...Florida...PR boogie...CK...


NeedToJump  (D 27247)

Mar 4, 2009, 6:30 AM
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LiquidSky's customer service is the best I've dealt with. They make sure you love your suit and everything is perfect. I don't know about average wait time, but you will have it within the time period you are told. Both times I received my suit much faster than expected.


LuckyMcSwervy  (B 32709)

Mar 4, 2009, 6:59 AM
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I talked to Luis but I wanted more perspectives!

And the jumpsuit isn't the reason I don't jump with you...you have 999,711 more jumps than I do and I don't want you to make me look stupid in the air! But then again I've never actually seen you on a load...Florida...PR boogie...CK...

Gotcha. I'm actually in the market for another jumpsuit too (shocking!!!) .... the LS ones are pretty cool...

Oh yeah.... I have mad skillz!! LOL!

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But then again I've never actually seen you on a load...Florida...PR boogie...CK...

Boy, that sounds eerily familiar.... Wink That was like a challenge to me to have my B before he comes back. He said I won't, I say watch me, hooker!!

OK - I'll stop hijacking your serious thread...

That is all... Tongue


x46255  (D 30213)

Mar 4, 2009, 7:11 AM
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Sweet...thanks for the input. Anyone else have a similar experience with LiquidSky?


EXTremeWade  (D 29835)

Mar 4, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Man I dont. I currently have a bomber, but its too baggy and its giving out. I just had to add that I just bought a suit from Matter. Its going to fit "tight" and I am looking forward to that! All custom of course, and right at 300 bucks for their fully loaded, custom 5 stripe pro-concept design. I had to take like 20 measurements. This thing should fit AWESOME!!!


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rehmwa  (D 12816)

Mar 4, 2009, 1:10 PM
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Just got a new one a couple weeks ago

Edit: my torso is not freakishly long, nor are my legs freakishly short (i'm rather long legged for my height) - but that's a weird camera angle


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untoldfox  (B License)

Mar 4, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Vertial suits are sick

Made in Canada, he ships everywhere.

http://www.verticalsuits.com/


CarloC  (D 252794)

Mar 5, 2009, 7:20 AM
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You CANT beat the customer service that Julio gives. Its the best in the business along L&B.

http://www.liquidskysports.com/

The suits and pants are just awesome! :)
They are not expensive like Ouragan and the delivery times are pretty fast too!

Blue ones!!!


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x46255  (D 30213)

Mar 6, 2009, 5:50 AM
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You CANT beat the customer service that Julio gives. Its the best in the business along L&B.

http://www.liquidskysports.com/

The suits and pants are just awesome! :)
They are not expensive like Ouragan and the delivery times are pretty fast too!

Blue ones!!!

Awesome...I think I'm going to go with an Ozone suit from LiquidSky...just gotta get measured up. It's cool that they have the youtube video...no questions about measurements. Thanks all for the input!


airathanas  (D 29277)

Mar 6, 2009, 6:45 AM
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You CANT beat the customer service that Julio gives. Its the best in the business along L&B.

http://www.liquidskysports.com/

The suits and pants are just awesome! :)
They are not expensive like Ouragan and the delivery times are pretty fast too!

Blue ones!!!

+1 Worth repeating

I have ordered 2 jumpsuits from LS and I am SO happy with them! It'll take about 2 months to get it, but it is worth every penny!


surfbum5412  (A 49444)

Jun 24, 2009, 7:14 PM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now.

Which is why I would not buy one. It's such a trendy thing right now, it's almost comical.


NeedToJump  (D 27247)

Jun 25, 2009, 6:35 AM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now.

Which is why I would not buy one. It's such a trendy thing right now, it's almost comical.

I don't get it.

It's a high quality, great looking suit. The company has fantastic service. Lots of people like these traits in a suit/company so they buy the suit (trendy). Because of all these good traits, you *don't* want one?


surfbum5412  (A 49444)

Jun 25, 2009, 1:11 PM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now.

Which is why I would not buy one. It's such a trendy thing right now, it's almost comical.

I don't get it.

It's a high quality, great looking suit. The company has fantastic service. Lots of people like these traits in a suit/company so they buy the suit (trendy). Because of all these good traits, you *don't* want one?

And there are many other manufacturers that exhibit those same qualities. The marketing campaign of LiquidSky, in my opinion, has increased ten-fold. Along with the result of an over-whelming amount of customers switching to LiquidSky, literally overnight, tells me that people are buying more for the "coolness" factor; which isn't a new concept in sports marketing, and I believe everyone can agree.

In my opinion (I don't have quanitative evidence to back up my statement) LiquidSky has gotten pretty big -- pretty fast. History shows that customers don't like this. Look at Myspace, got too big too fast and people began to realize how "trendy" it was and now it is a sinking ship.

I think my approach is more rational than an impulsive consumer buying up the coolest thing. Does the sticker price of a new LiquidSky suit justify the purchase? All of the attributes listed I have experienced with all other suit makers. My buddy just spent $700 on a new LiquidSky FF suit...ridiculous.


virgin-burner

Jun 26, 2009, 1:43 AM
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sonicfreefly makes for a nice suit too, so does ouragansuits..

probably just get the design you like the most!?


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Jun 27, 2009, 5:22 AM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now.

Which is why I would not buy one. It's such a trendy thing right now, it's almost comical.

I don't get it.

It's a high quality, great looking suit. The company has fantastic service. Lots of people like these traits in a suit/company so they buy the suit (trendy). Because of all these good traits, you *don't* want one?

+1 here!!! I don't get it either... there is a reason WHY all these people want the suit. Let me tell you, I ordered a suit from another company earlier this winter because it was going to save me a little money in comparison to the LS suit, and maybe a little part of me got on the "I don't want to be trendy" wagon. BUT, guess what, I got what I paid for, and after the first suit and a remake of the suit didn't fit, I sent it back for good and ordered a LS suit. I flew it for the first time the other day, and it is the MOST COMFORTABLE thing ever.

Bottom line is... if you don't see a lot of one suit around, sure, it may be cooler since it's not as 'trendy,' but there's probably a reason why a lot of people aren't flying them. Unsure Personally, I'm not going to spend 600 bucks for a suit only because everybody else has it or its cool.... that thing better fly well, be comfortable, and worth every penny. (and my LS suit is! Smile)


surfbum5412  (A 49444)

Jun 27, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Word on the street is Liquid Sky is where it's at right now.

Which is why I would not buy one. It's such a trendy thing right now, it's almost comical.

I don't get it.

It's a high quality, great looking suit. The company has fantastic service. Lots of people like these traits in a suit/company so they buy the suit (trendy). Because of all these good traits, you *don't* want one?

+1 here!!! I don't get it either... there is a reason WHY all these people want the suit. Let me tell you, I ordered a suit from another company earlier this winter because it was going to save me a little money in comparison to the LS suit, and maybe a little part of me got on the "I don't want to be trendy" wagon. BUT, guess what, I got what I paid for, and after the first suit and a remake of the suit didn't fit, I sent it back for good and ordered a LS suit. I flew it for the first time the other day, and it is the MOST COMFORTABLE thing ever.

Bottom line is... if you don't see a lot of one suit around, sure, it may be cooler since it's not as 'trendy,' but there's probably a reason why a lot of people aren't flying them. Unsure Personally, I'm not going to spend 600 bucks for a suit only because everybody else has it or its cool.... that thing better fly well, be comfortable, and worth every penny. (and my LS suit is! Smile)

Yeah, you're totally right. I stand corrected. The more and more I read about LS, the more I find out that they are super comfy and it fits really nice. I actually did have an experience with with Tony Suit where I had to send it back twice. What is the material LS uses?


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Jul 6, 2009, 4:47 AM
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They use supplex (and other heavier fabrics if you need it or want it), but put spandex in the suit where you need to stretch and be comfortable. It's in the back/crotch, and underneath my arms. Seriously, I don't think I've ever had a suit so comfy. (and this is the fourth manufacturer I've worn over the years, none of which were ouragan, which I heard was super comfy too, but I can't compare since I've never tried a suit on from them.)

whatever you decide to go with, or whatever company, I highly suggest you go for a suit with the spandex in it. I think thats why the spacesuit wasn't so comfy for me (well, besides the fact that it was made too small) because there is no spandex in it.


tat2guy  (D 30000)

Jul 6, 2009, 9:58 PM
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i just got my deep seed free fly suit in march and love it. it only took just over 2 weeks to get to me after i ordered it, and the fit is amazing. the suit also is made of a very durable material. the prices are also resonable. and customer service is a A +. i will definetly buy their suits again.


Chrisky

Jul 22, 2009, 2:04 AM
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Second vote for Freakin' Suits.

I ordered from Europe, we have Sonic, Boogieman and Matter as the big players here, but none of them would do the design I wanted which was pretty much the sonic design, only with tie-dye in the stripes*. They would charge around 450/500 EUR for the suit with basic pockets etc. Sonic refused to make it because "we don't do tie-dye, it's an american thing and we don't like this style." Well, they didn't like my business, so i took it to Freak'n'Suits.

I was happy with my first suit I got from Freak'n'Suits since 6 years ago, so I sent them a pic of my design and they made me a suit with a matching swoop pant for what was then around 320 EUR. Damn Customs added around 90 EUR so it came out the same, but I got the suit exactly as I wanted it.

I asked for a specific stripe design and doubling up of fabric on arms and legs so I'd get more lift for the tunnel. (My old suit was single-layer supplex, nice and cool but a bit faster...) With this suit now I have the full range that I need and really really happy with it, as it's not one of the limited choice designs from one of the three european manufacturers.

*see attached/ below:

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linestretch  (D 21060)

Jul 22, 2009, 12:02 PM
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and my 2 cents here. I bought a pair of vertical suit freefly pants. Very nicely made but didn't fit. When i contacted Valdi, he wanted to charge me to change them. WTF? And they were the same price as the LS. Guess you gotta fuckup now and then to learn.


kmfreefly  (D 22063)

Aug 7, 2009, 6:01 AM
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May I recommend the Skimmer Freefly Suit?
She has made a hybrid suit (RW spandex back, Supplex on the rest) that makes it very easy to move in, very comfortable, and very fitted. Her prices are way more reasonable too. She's out of Minnesota. PM me or email kmfreefly@msn.com if you would like more info.
These suits are so flexible, I can do freestyle in them!
Merriah


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Aug 7, 2009, 7:18 AM
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I'll tell you again. Liquid Sky is the way to go. Not only is the quality first class but also Julio answers his phone, he responds to emails and is available to make sure you get what you want. I have been through many suits and companies. Some are better than others but LS IMHO is the best. Julio designed a rig for me too that I should have in the next few weeks. Here's what it gonna look like.
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michalm21  (Student)

Aug 7, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I will stand by the previous comment.
Julio is phenomenal.
I ordered my suit last week at Summerest and it should come in the next few days. Met Julio and he is a great guy, very, very customer service oriented.
That and LiquidSky suits are first class.
Highly recommend!


surfbum5412  (A 49444)

Aug 7, 2009, 2:01 PM
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I will stand by the previous comment.
Julio is phenomenal.
I ordered my suit last week at Summerest and it should come in the next few days. Met Julio and he is a great guy, very, very customer service oriented.
That and LiquidSky suits are first class.
Highly recommend!

1 week turnaround?? From scratch?


mgattini  (D 40947)

Aug 7, 2009, 3:31 PM
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Anybody here flown or seen a Tonfly 618 or 620 suit? Thanks.....


michalm21  (Student)

Aug 7, 2009, 3:45 PM
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Yeah, no custom design - simple pattern.
Julio said he wanted it out of the door as it was simple to make, it was on the cutting table thu or fri last week :)
I should be supposedly getting it any day now Cool


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Aug 9, 2009, 9:02 PM
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I will stand by the previous comment.
Julio is phenomenal.
I ordered my suit last week at Summerest and it should come in the next few days. Met Julio and he is a great guy, very, very customer service oriented.
That and LiquidSky suits are first class.
Highly recommend!

1 week turnaround?? From scratch?

Yep... he had mine done and shipped in about the same time. When people say the man is on the phone banging away at his sewing machine giving you a step by step play on how the suit is going, it's seriously no lie. I have about 20 jumps on that suit I got from him in July and I LOVE it, and now am already contemplating another suit from him cut for freestyle. At this point, I don't think I'd ever order from another company for as long as I skydive just based on the comfort of the suit, the durability, and the most awesome customer service you can ask for.

**edited to add: I attached a pic of how the suit came out. I really do love it. More pics are up at www.matthoover.com (July gallery) if anybody wants to take a look. I know when I was looking into suit designs I was trying to find all the LS pics on the net that I could come across. This is a based off of the "Evo" stock option.


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michalm21  (Student)

Aug 12, 2009, 8:01 PM
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Got my suit!
Exactly 14 days since I got measured and placed the order. Fits awesome and looks good!
Loving it! Cool


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Aug 13, 2009, 3:24 PM
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Pictures!


michalm21  (Student)

Aug 13, 2009, 5:07 PM
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no custom design, no need for pics - it's a black suit with LS logos Cool


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Aug 15, 2009, 8:17 AM
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I still want to see pics!!! :)


smurfmws  (C 39120)

Sep 2, 2009, 1:45 PM
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I got my LS in the mail about 7 days ago and jumped it this weekend it is a two peice and i LOVE it. it took Julio just 10 days to ship it to me and it was here in 2 so 12 days in all. He spent a week with me sending back and forth e-mails making sure i got just what i whanted.


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Sep 2, 2009, 4:47 PM
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pictures? Smile


smurfmws  (C 39120)

Sep 3, 2009, 12:31 PM
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hope this works.
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LyraM45  (B 26378)

Sep 4, 2009, 8:40 AM
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Nice! Congrats on the suit! Cool



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