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propilot  (C License)

Jan 29, 2012, 9:02 AM
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I want to get a custom UPT rig but don't want to wait 6-8 months.

Anyone know of someone who has one on order but has changed their mind? I want to take over someones slot.

Its a long shot but I thought I would give it a try.


piisfish

Jan 29, 2012, 10:51 AM
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They should get faster in a near future (I think) once their new building is finished.

Isn't there a "rush order" option ?


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Jan 29, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I want to get a custom UPT rig but don't want to wait 6-8 months.

In the late 1990s the big gear vendors like Square One used to buy slots and turn them into stock rigs if no one ordered. That might still be the case.


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Jan 29, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Wow. There could be some side dough here. Just sell your slot on Kijiji.Wink


virgin-burner

Jan 29, 2012, 12:51 PM
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thank god mine only took 3 months or so.. i think they were even a week or two early with my order! Smile


propilot  (C License)

Jan 29, 2012, 3:23 PM
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I didnt see a rush order option on their website. I sent an email to inquire.

I check out the Square1 thing, thanks for the suggestion.


propilot  (C License)

Jan 30, 2012, 1:11 PM
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No rush option available from UPT.

Emailed the major stores and they don't have "slots".


Damn. Used it is.


J-S  (C License)

Jan 30, 2012, 7:41 PM
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2 to 3 weeks from order date you can have a UPT rig, if you dig camo.

http://www.camorigs.com/...ving-containers.html


propilot  (C License)

Jan 31, 2012, 6:18 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion.

But... ewww.


tdog  (D 28800)

Jan 31, 2012, 6:19 AM
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I have a Vector and I have a Mirage...

Mirage is quoting 6-8 weeks.

I would say - buy a Mirage. Both UPT and Mirage are great rigs, but I think the delivery time for the Mirage, plus some of the "fit and finish" quality issues, makes Mirage my favorite rig. My current Mirage rig has over 1000 jumps on it and people says it looks brand new. I honestly love it, and I can't say the same about my Vector with a list of issues I dislike about it...


theonlyski  (D License)

Jan 31, 2012, 7:27 AM
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I honestly love it, and I can't say the same about my Vector with a list of issues I dislike about it...

Mind going further into detail?

Only thing I'm not a fan of on the Vector is the pickyness of the reserve bulk distribution, if done wrong, it fits like a brick around the yoke.. Mirages are for whatever reason known as being hard to get to look good, I don't have any issue with it, but I learned very early on my Mirage how to get it to look good.


tdog  (D 28800)

Jan 31, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I honestly love it, and I can't say the same about my Vector with a list of issues I dislike about it...

Mind going further into detail?

Note - my rig is 8 years old, but I purchased it new at the time. Some of these things have been fixed in newer rigs. Issues:

1) The tuck-tab main pin cover stiffener needed replacing.

2) No matter how hard I try to take bulk out of the ears of the reserve, the main riser covers will never stay shut.

3) The fabric tabs that cover the risers on the side of the reserve tray are never flat, no matter how hard I try to put them in the rig to "get a memory". They slide out and have a bit of a hump, which is not aesthetically pretty.

3) I have had to replace binding tape and stitching in areas more than once. The stitching started unraveling early on as if it was not locked at the end of the stitch.

4) I have the "lightning bolt" design and the red and black fabric never lined up between seams and tabs. It is 1/4" off here and there thus it does not look as cool as it should.

5) The rig lacks padding, thus is like wearing plywood. I know they added this in recent years, but they were not cutting edge on comfort.

6) The serial number tag stitching was off at time of manufacturing, so part of the tag pulled out of the stitching and started to fray.

7) The main hacky handle showed wear much earlier than expected.

8) My first set of risers were built incorrectly, such that the toggle would stick in the brake line on deployment and require two hands to release the line from the toggle. After a few jumps I contacted the factory and they sent me a new set of toggles admitting they had a new person who placed the bar tacks in the wrong spot, and missed it in quality control. They were awesome to admit fault and fix it free of charge, but I had 30 jumps at the time and was confused why I kept having malfunctions.

9) My rig was delivered two weeks later than the quoted date.

Note - you can say, "well that is an older rig" or "all rigs have wear and tear" or "maintenance is always required." However, as I said in my first post, I have twice as many jumps on my Mirage as my Vector and it looks brand new and has had zero maintenance and I never have had to try to pack it a special way so that tuck tabs will stay closed, etc.

All that being said, the new Vectors are damn fine rigs too, but because I like the Mirage so much, I would not wait 6 months for a Vector when I could have a Mirage in 1.5. I would wait if the quality was much better, but I think the quality is the same or worse, so why wait?


adventurechick  (C 35899)

Jan 31, 2012, 10:29 AM
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The lead time for a new Infinity is only 10-11 weeks :-)


spootch  (C License)

Jan 31, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Only thing I'm not a fan of on the Vector is the pickyness of the reserve bulk distribution, if done wrong, it fits like a brick around the yoke.. Mirages are for whatever reason known as being hard to get to look good, I don't have any issue with it, but I learned very early on my Mirage how to get it to look good.

FWIW. Ive never had a problem packing a Mirage and making it look good. Covering everything with a flap sure helps ! Wings and Javs on the other hand can be an absolute BITCH trying to get the ears to lay in nicely with the cap and not have a wrinkle.
I find newer exposed cap rigs usually come back for a loop adjustment about once a cycle (depending on use) for a loop adjustment.

now back to your regularly scheduled programSmile


propilot  (C License)

Feb 1, 2012, 3:20 PM
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The reason I want the UPT rig is for the Skyhook.

I have owned two custom order rigs, one Mirage and one Wings. I liked both. I would love a new wings but...no skyhook. I think the added safety of a skyhook is worth it.

I think Javelin offers skyhook too right? But Ive read reports of riser cover issues when freeflying. I have no idea if this is a real issue or not, but since they are about the same cost and really not that much faster delivery time....

I have never jumped a UPT rig, but with the skyhook, and considering who makes them, I figure its a solid choice. The wait time is painful though!

I start jumping on March 1st, so no matter what I do I will need to pick up a used rig in the meantime.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Feb 1, 2012, 3:24 PM
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I honestly love it, and I can't say the same about my Vector with a list of issues I dislike about it...

Mind going further into detail?

Note - my rig is 8 years old, but I purchased it new at the time. Some of these things have been fixed in newer rigs. Issues:

1) The tuck-tab main pin cover stiffener needed replacing.

2) No matter how hard I try to take bulk out of the ears of the reserve, the main riser covers will never stay shut.

3) The fabric tabs that cover the risers on the side of the reserve tray are never flat, no matter how hard I try to put them in the rig to "get a memory". They slide out and have a bit of a hump, which is not aesthetically pretty.

3) I have had to replace binding tape and stitching in areas more than once. The stitching started unraveling early on as if it was not locked at the end of the stitch.

4) I have the "lightning bolt" design and the red and black fabric never lined up between seams and tabs. It is 1/4" off here and there thus it does not look as cool as it should.

5) The rig lacks padding, thus is like wearing plywood. I know they added this in recent years, but they were not cutting edge on comfort.

6) The serial number tag stitching was off at time of manufacturing, so part of the tag pulled out of the stitching and started to fray.

7) The main hacky handle showed wear much earlier than expected.

8) My first set of risers were built incorrectly, such that the toggle would stick in the brake line on deployment and require two hands to release the line from the toggle. After a few jumps I contacted the factory and they sent me a new set of toggles admitting they had a new person who placed the bar tacks in the wrong spot, and missed it in quality control. They were awesome to admit fault and fix it free of charge, but I had 30 jumps at the time and was confused why I kept having malfunctions.

9) My rig was delivered two weeks later than the quoted date.

Note - you can say, "well that is an older rig" or "all rigs have wear and tear" or "maintenance is always required." However, as I said in my first post, I have twice as many jumps on my Mirage as my Vector and it looks brand new and has had zero maintenance and I never have had to try to pack it a special way so that tuck tabs will stay closed, etc.

All that being said, the new Vectors are damn fine rigs too, but because I like the Mirage so much, I would not wait 6 months for a Vector when I could have a Mirage in 1.5. I would wait if the quality was much better, but I think the quality is the same or worse, so why wait?

Well conversely, My Micron is also 8 years old and has a thousand jumps on it, and i have had NONE of those issues.
The only issue i has was just after purchase, the monkey fist was built around a ping pong ball, which crushed. I told them, they replaced it with a solid core monkey fist.
No problems what so ever with the rig since then.


jojames

Feb 1, 2012, 5:13 PM
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I don't get it. I just got my 3 bdrm house built in 5 months and put take 6.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Feb 1, 2012, 5:42 PM
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I don't get it. I just got my 3 bdrm house built in 5 months and put take 6.
How many other houses were those workers building at the exact same time as yours?


tdog  (D 28800)

Feb 1, 2012, 5:55 PM
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I don't get it. I just got my 3 bdrm house built in 5 months and put take 6.
How many other houses were those workers building at the exact same time as yours?

That is kind of illustrates the point... Not enough resources to be nimble enough to meet customer's expectations of reasonable delivery time.

Either the workers are overworked, the factory is not big enough to hire more staff, or the assembly line process cycle takes too long for every station, or they don't want to risk "ramping up" more staff in case of an economic downturn.

Sure, one person can hang drywall in only one house at a time. But a fully staffed contractor can hang drywall in 300 houses at the same time with enough crew members.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Feb 1, 2012, 10:49 PM
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I don't get it. I just got my 3 bdrm house built in 5 months and put take 6.
How many other houses were those workers building at the exact same time as yours?

That is kind of illustrates the point... Not enough resources to be nimble enough to meet customer's expectations of reasonable delivery time.

Either the workers are overworked, the factory is not big enough to hire more staff, or the assembly line process cycle takes too long for every station, or they don't want to risk "ramping up" more staff in case of an economic downturn.

Sure, one person can hang drywall in only one house at a time. But a fully staffed contractor can hang drywall in 300 houses at the same time with enough crew members.

Y'all need to stop bitchen, about shit
Go to the UPT FB page and check out the new factory they are currently building.

They advertise their lead times openly, if it's not to your liking buy somerthing else.

You either want a Vector or your dont.
If you do, STFU and buy one,
If you dont, STFU and buy somthing else.

bunch or whiney bitches


(This post was edited by Squeak on Feb 1, 2012, 11:49 PM)


spootch  (C License)

Feb 1, 2012, 11:12 PM
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LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


jojames

Feb 2, 2012, 5:07 AM
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I think someone is having their periods

No ones really bitching, but we do think it's a shame that their rigs are good but product delivery time so slow. I think squeak might be taking this a bit personally. No need for the Argo and telling everyone to stfu. It's a forum. U don't have to like every comment on here squeak. Calm the f..k down. Ctfd squeeeeekky. FYI squeak . U posted a f..king essay bitching about things u didn't like about the rigs yourself. Don't worry, be happy.




Premier likestojump  (D License)

Feb 2, 2012, 6:26 AM
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I think someone is having their periods

No ones really bitching, but we do think it's a shame that their rigs are good but product delivery time so slow. I think squeak might be taking this a bit personally. No need for the Argo and telling everyone to stfu. It's a forum. U don't have to like every comment on here squeak. Calm the f..k down. Ctfd squeeeeekky. FYI squeak . U posted a f..king essay bitching about things u didn't like about the rigs yourself. Don't worry, be happy.

a bit hypocritical to bitch about how someone else shouldn't be bitching, don't you think ?


jojames

Feb 2, 2012, 2:47 PM
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Fair enough. But seriously 6 months. If they halved their production time they would surely double the business. It was just a crazy idea


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Feb 2, 2012, 3:10 PM
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>If they halved their production time they would surely double the business.

?? I don't think that's true at all. There is a small market for skydiving gear, and very few people are going to think "well, I was going to get a Mirage in 6 weeks, but now that I can get a Vector in 12 weeks I'm going for that!" You might get a few more orders but you certainly wouldn't double sales.

Companies do best when their pipelines are full and they can project out six months to a year; that way they can make better hiring, firing and materials decisions. And skydivers are obviously willing to wait. And for skydivers who aren't, there are plenty of manufacturers with shorter delays.


jojames

Feb 2, 2012, 4:16 PM
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Your comments are interesting and valid. The facts are in marketing and advertising the easiest customers to get is a repeat customer. Now when someone says vector etc are good containers but will take more than half a year to build then most people move on to another faster company. And probably half of those people will buy from that company again and again. The other fact is there are people who wait and people who don't. It just depends on your level of patience and trust. Also its a bit risky sending your money to another country and not have anything to see for 6+ months. Take karnage krew in Australia for instance. They took everyone's money and went broke and all the poor bastards over here lost thousands of dollars. This not a whinge... Just statement of facts.


Krip  (Student)

Feb 2, 2012, 5:42 PM
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Hi u all

Think about it. Would you rather have Mr Booth use experienced people on the production line and give them a reason to stay around, like steady employement.

Or would you like Mr Booth to ramp up production to meet the demand by going to Labor ready and hire anyone that "says" they know how to sew a straight line.Unsure

Mr booth has been in business along with other quality gear manufactors long time. He wouldn't still be in business if he didn't know how to market his product. Bill came up with the latest and greatest invention since sliced bread the skyhook.Sly

So the demand for vectors has increased even more than before. 75% of all jumping fatalities occur after the jumper has a perfectly good canopy over their head. The skyhook can't save them.Frown

Now there's AAD,s. higher opening altitudes, "gentle opening mains" aka Snivel . Or Micro canopies that when they open with line twists the jumper has to eject aka cutaway before they pass out from the G forces.

I'm not jumping anymore so I suggest that everyone take a deep breath and think about where the Industry of jumping is going and whats the value of all the latest bells and whistles, when your jumping gear that due to the latest fads is the problem.

Riser covers have been a problem for a very long time velcroFrown tuck tabs, magnets , afaik they all have issues.

If a skyhook is what people want, and they know the wait time is going to be longer than Ideal. They can't have it both ways. Unless they start a bidding war in on gently used vectors, never packed outside etc etc, Angelic

If I was jumping and owned a vector with a skyhook if the "price was right" especially during the off season I'd sell it in a heart beat.

Want a vector with the hookeer option? Run a ad offering 20%, 30%, 40% over the sticker price and see what happensSly

R


wildcard451  (D License)

Feb 2, 2012, 8:43 PM
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Your comments are interesting and valid. The facts are in marketing and advertising the easiest customers to get is a repeat customer. Now when someone says vector etc are good containers but will take more than half a year to build then most people move on to another faster company. And probably half of those people will buy from that company again and again. The other fact is there are people who wait and people who don't. It just depends on your level of patience and trust. Also its a bit risky sending your money to another country and not have anything to see for 6+ months. Take karnage krew in Australia for instance. They took everyone's money and went broke and all the poor bastards over here lost thousands of dollars. This not a whinge... Just statement of facts.

I do think that trying to equate KK to UPT is retarded. One is a well known company and one was a house of cards.

/I jump Mirage, but Vector makes good stuff.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Feb 2, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Your comments are interesting and valid. The facts are in marketing and advertising the easiest customers to get is a repeat customer. Now when someone says vector etc are good containers but will take more than half a year to build then most people move on to another faster company. And probably half of those people will buy from that company again and again. The other fact is there are people who wait and people who don't. It just depends on your level of patience and trust. Also its a bit risky sending your money to another country and not have anything to see for 6+ months. Take karnage krew in Australia for instance. They took everyone's money and went broke and all the poor bastards over here lost thousands of dollars. This not a whinge... Just statement of facts.

See this is where you are wrong, if that were the case UPT would go out of the sport rig industry. MOST People who want a Vector are prepared to wait. Sometimes it's 6 months sometimes it's shorter. MANY people actually PLAN their rig purchase, so it's not a spur of the moment thing. Those who do plan often take into account production times.


(This post was edited by Squeak on Feb 3, 2012, 12:24 AM)


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Feb 2, 2012, 10:22 PM
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That is kind of illustrates the point... Not enough resources to be nimble enough to meet customer's expectations of reasonable delivery time.

They're doing a fine job meeting customer's expectations of delivery times.

If they weren't they wouldn't have an X month backlog inspite of prices that are substantially higher than competitors like Sunrise Rigging.

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Either the workers are overworked, the factory is not big enough to hire more staff, or the assembly line process cycle takes too long for every station, or they don't want to risk "ramping up" more staff in case of an economic downturn.

Sport skydiving gear demand is seasonal. UPT can either hire workers, train them, keep them busy during high demand months, lay them off, and then repeat the process (greatly increasing costs for them) or note that customers still buy their products when production gets spread throughout the year.


(This post was edited by DrewEckhardt on Feb 2, 2012, 10:23 PM)


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Feb 2, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Your comments are interesting and valid. The facts are in marketing and advertising the easiest customers to get is a repeat customer. Now when someone says vector etc are good containers but will take more than half a year to build then most people move on to another faster company.

Nope.

People have been religiously buying Vector and Javelin rigs for the last decade in spite of long delays, significantly lower prices from competitors, and construction that's at least as good.

MARD options make their buyers even less likely to go elsewhere.

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Also its a bit risky sending your money to another country and not have anything to see for 6+ months.

UPT and Sunpath

1) Have been around for decades.

2) Probably get most of their money from the military market which is much larger than the sport skydiving market.

Their continued market presence a few decades from now is likely.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Feb 3, 2012, 4:58 AM
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People have been religiously buying Vector and Javelin rigs for the last decade in spite of long delays, significantly lower prices from competitors, and construction that's at least as good.

Rigth. I love it when people try to equate the skydiving gear industry to the microwave industry, or a fast food.

When products are lower cost, mundane, and not all that 'personal', delivery time may play a role in people's purchasing decisions, but when it comes to rigs and canopies, not so much. Maybe one of out 100 rig purchases are time-driven, where the jumper 'has' to have a rig by a certain time, but even then, most manufacturers aren't willing to make a delivery time commitment, so those jumper are still left to take their chances or just buy used.

It's not like this backlog or delivery times are a new thing. It's been going on for years, and even a 'good' delivery time for a rig is 2 or 3 months. The way I see it Bill Booth (and the others) are right on the money. They hire and retain good, skilled workers, and keep them busy 5 days a week, all year long.


propilot  (C License)

Feb 3, 2012, 8:36 AM
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Yea, I don't expect anything different from UPT, I agree that they probably don't have any good options to increase production without incuring other negative issues. I'm just in a unique time crunch position and was wondering if anyone wanted to sell their slot.

Anyway, I ended up buying a Wings (loved my previous Wings). If I end up jumping as much as I plan, I may order a UPT rig and have two by next summer.

Thanks for the suggetions via PM guys/gals.

Cant wait to get back in the air!


lvintw

Feb 3, 2012, 9:36 AM
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Hi Mr. Krip!

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So the demand for vectors has increased even more than before. 75% of all jumping fatalities occur after the jumper has a perfectly good canopy over their head. The skyhook can't save them.

Now there's AAD,s. higher opening altitudes, "gentle opening mains" aka Snivel . Or Micro canopies that when they open with line twists the jumper has to eject aka cutaway before they pass out from the G forces.

I'm not jumping anymore so I suggest that everyone take a deep breath and think about where the Industry of jumping is going and whats the value of all the latest bells and whistles, when your jumping gear that due to the latest fads is the problem.

You said it, mate! Today's generation of jumpers is so spoiled, they don't understand how to do the basics without killing themselves or others.Frown

It's really sad that so many people have died for no reason other than fasion and a stupid addiction to speed.Crazy

We knew better and survived.


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Feb 3, 2012, 11:05 AM
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I agree that they probably don't have any good options to increase production without incuring other negative issues. I'm just in a unique time crunch position and was wondering if anyone wanted to sell their slot.

Actuallyt, UPT has just (in the last month or so) completed construction on the expansion of their factory. In the press release, the claim the expansion should allow them to reduce wait times.

http://www.beacononlinenews.com/news/daily/4396

Not sure how quickly they'll be able to ramp up their production, but they are expanding.

_Am


theonlyski  (D License)

Feb 3, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I agree that they probably don't have any good options to increase production without incuring other negative issues. I'm just in a unique time crunch position and was wondering if anyone wanted to sell their slot.

Actuallyt, UPT has just (in the last month or so) completed construction on the expansion of their factory. In the press release, the claim the expansion should allow them to reduce wait times.

http://www.beacononlinenews.com/news/daily/4396

Not sure how quickly they'll be able to ramp up their production, but they are expanding.

_Am

It's UNDER construction, walls are up, I think they're putting in the framing for the roof at the moment. Not gonna be cranking any rigs out of there for a little while longer.


shattenjager  (C 41561)

Nov 11, 2012, 6:43 PM
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I ordered my Mirage back in June, I got it outside my door in 12 days, and it was held for 3 days waiting for my file to do the custom embroidery!
I loved their customer service and I really like the way my rig fits on me.
I have to say that I tried Mirage G4, Vector 3, Talon Fx, Infinity, Javelin Odissey and Wings while I was renting, I didn't have a particular preference but the G4 was for me the best fit and overall quality, number one choice.
Try before buy, that's my advice. Good luck.


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 11, 2012, 9:49 PM
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http://www.dropzone.com/...nt;postatt_id=80350;


3 weeks...custom design. Smile

Works great ~ lasts a long time. Cool



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