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Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Mar 12, 2012, 3:15 PM
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And new RI website:

http://www.rigginginnovations.com/...ners/VoodooCurv.aspx


chris74  (No 568073)

Mar 26, 2012, 2:16 PM
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Hey,
Any feedbacks
Is it TSO 23 D, F ??????
blue sky
Xtophe


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Mar 26, 2012, 5:28 PM
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I am a career-long R.I. customer dating back to 1985 when I bought the 185th Talon to come off the line. I haven't seen the new Curve yet, but I jump an early Voodoo right now and would buy the new Curve sight unseen. The new features are very - ok - innovative, and the Voodoo format is a proven one.

Sandy's engineering is second to none and the company's service practices are the best I've ever known - and I spent years as a dealer for all the big guys so I've seen the spectrum.

My 2 cents.


Premier LouDiamond  (D 25931)
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Mar 26, 2012, 6:09 PM
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I've actually had that rig on my back, it is a very comfortable set up and conforms very close to the body. Part of the reason is due to the "BIO Yoke", something that was designed by Airborne Systems and is currently on the Raider Intruder system which is replacing the MC-4 military system. It's a very well designed container and it does hug the body so the name curve is appropriate as it conforms to the wearers body quite nicely.


chris74  (No 568073)

Mar 27, 2012, 3:44 AM
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Thanks guys for the news,
I am convinced, due to her professionalism, her great workmanship, the new voodoo rocks but as a French professional skydiver, I have to jump at least a TSO23D rig because of insurance issues. ( it's for the same reason my SIGMAs are actually grounded in France )
May the force be with us !!!!


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Mar 27, 2012, 4:18 AM
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In reply to:
I have to jump at least a TSO23D rig because of insurance issues. ( it's for the same reason my SIGMAs are actually grounded in France )
May the force be with us !!!!

Oh wow, really? I also believe AAD is mandatory in France correct? How about RSL?


piisfish

Mar 27, 2012, 5:19 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I have to jump at least a TSO23D rig because of insurance issues. ( it's for the same reason my SIGMAs are actually grounded in France )
May the force be with us !!!!

Oh wow, really? I also believe AAD is mandatory in France correct? How about RSL?
AAD is mandatory, not RSL. At least not for licensed jumpers. Don't know for students and tandems.


alkiax  (Student)

Apr 4, 2012, 9:42 AM
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Anyone heard a date yet?


piisfish

Apr 4, 2012, 9:07 PM
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A date for what?
Just tried a Curve today , on the ground. Looking forward to test it in the air. Very innovative in general, nice details in addition to the geometry of the rig which is very respectful of general biomechanics.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Apr 5, 2012, 9:51 AM
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Anyone heard a date yet?

You can call RI and order now. I may be wrong, but the larger sizes are being scaled (I am waiting on a Curv myself).


axelandr  (B 103786)

Apr 8, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Does anybody know what the canopy range is on it.. how big can you go?

Alex.


piisfish

Apr 9, 2012, 6:03 PM
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Should be written on the website. My WAG is that it is still for 150 down


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Apr 9, 2012, 6:38 PM
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Should be written on the website. My WAG is that it is still for 150 down

Just spoke with Brenda today about a customer's order. The Vc4 will take a 170. Not sure about anything bigger than that.


jb88ci  (B License)

Apr 9, 2012, 6:39 PM
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Does anybody know what the canopy range is on it.. how big can you go?

Alex.

I saw it in January. They said it's only in the smallest sizes right now, adult sizes should be available in may. Max will be 170.


Throttlebender  (C 39112)

May 2, 2012, 9:30 PM
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Has anyone actually jumped one of these yet? Opinions? I'm definitely intrigued and it's good looking.


Unstable  (D 28930)

May 3, 2012, 8:51 AM
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I've always admired the Voodoo and other RI product for their simplicity and ease of rigging.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

May 7, 2012, 9:46 PM
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Here are some pix.
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InfiniteSky  (B 33221)

May 7, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Has anyone actually jumped one of these yet? Opinions? I'm definitely intrigued and it's good looking.

I jumped one a couple times. (That's me in the pictures DSE posted.) I'd have to say it's the most comfortable rig I've ever worn. Their new weight bearing system is incredible while you're standing around on the ground. Feels like next to nothing on your back. It hugs your body like a glove in the air. It felt a little tight after opening until I loosened the chest strap, but I think that's due to the rig being a little small on me and the fact I really tighten everything (especially the chest strap) down.

I only jumped it in a wingsuit, so I don't know how it flies in other disciplines, but there was no restriction or movement of the rig when I was bending every way I could while standing on the ground. In the wingsuit it gave me a really clean deployment from a full flight pitch which you can see in the second of DSE's photos.

I love how they built the main container closing system. There's a number of features and construction methods I haven't seen on any other rig that are really cool.

For the record I'm not sponsored by RI, but after jumping the rig I really wish I was. I would love to have one of my own.


piisfish

May 8, 2012, 12:27 AM
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OK now you say it is also good for wingsuiting... Will have to see how I can get myself one Angelic


mchamp  (D 32129)

May 8, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Could you please elaborate further upon the "number of features and construction methods I haven't seen on any other rig that are really cool. " ?


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

May 8, 2012, 2:50 AM
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In reply to:
Could you please elaborate further upon the "number of features and construction methods I haven't seen on any other rig that are really cool. " ?

Go here, and expand all "Read More" sections:

http://www.rigginginnovations.com/...ners/VoodooCurv.aspx


jumpwally  (D License)

May 16, 2012, 6:17 AM
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I'd say this is the "new" standard to chase,,these options all look outstanding.....Smile


pms07  (D 7571)

May 18, 2012, 5:31 PM
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Looked at the CURV and tried it on today at Eloy; Most comfortable rig I've had on my back ever and lots of cool innovations. I've already gotten measured and will finalize my order when the CURV that will fit my canopies is finalized.

There are lots of nice rigs available but, IMO, the bar has been raised with the introduction of the CURV...


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

May 18, 2012, 9:44 PM
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The Curv in flight

There is more/better vid, but need to edit.
Sweet how it sits tight in acrobatics.


Squeak  (E 1313)

May 19, 2012, 12:34 AM
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In reply to:
The Curv in flight

There is more/better vid, but need to edit.
Sweet how it sits tight in acrobatics.

link was broke


parachutist  (D 25468)

May 20, 2012, 11:29 AM
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In reply to:
Looked at the CURV and tried it on today at Eloy; Most comfortable rig I've had on my back ever and lots of cool innovations. I've already gotten measured and will finalize my order when the CURV that will fit my canopies is finalized.

There are lots of nice rigs available but, IMO, the bar has been raised with the introduction of the CURV...


My thoughts are just like yours. The features are nifty, but not the selling point. When I tried on a curv I was amazed how well it moved with me. I just started smiling. It's like trying to explain to a student what freefall will feel like. You just have to experience it. I too am waiting for a larger size to be available.


pchapman  (D 1014)

May 20, 2012, 4:21 PM
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link was broke

Try to open it, then manually delete the crap in the link, and that does give a valid youtube link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwVa_ydZOyw


Squeak  (E 1313)

May 20, 2012, 5:32 PM
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In reply to:
link was broke

Try to open it, then manually delete the crap in the link, and that does give a valid youtube link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwVa_ydZOyw
I did, that's why i said WAS broke, my link is goodWink


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daytripper419  (D 31307)

May 29, 2012, 8:03 PM
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Does the curv have magnetic riser covers as a option? I thought i saw that somewhere but not seeing any mention on the site.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

May 29, 2012, 8:09 PM
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The Curv does have magnets in the riser covers.


daytripper419  (D 31307)

May 29, 2012, 8:15 PM
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Spot would you mind posting a pic of yours?


airgord  (D 15258)

May 31, 2012, 9:07 AM
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Spot would you mind posting a pic of yours?

Spot doesn't have one, yet, what would you like to see?


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

May 31, 2012, 4:28 PM
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The one I *had* is the one in the photos. It's now back at RI where Angela wears it around the office. Mine are a ways off in delivery, as only the smaller sizes are ready for production.


daytripper419  (D 31307)

May 31, 2012, 10:02 PM
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I was just hoping to see some of the new features more up close. The magnetic riser covers etc. I am in the market for a new rig and am torn between a micron or the curv. I have owned a voodoo and really like it.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jun 1, 2012, 8:22 AM
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I did shoot some vid of people putting it on, I just haven't uploaded it yet.
Funny thing; there was one guy that put it on and raved about how sweet it felt, raved about the new features. Then he says "if they'd only thought to put magnetic riser covers on there, it would be the ultimate, most perfect rig ever."

Then I showed him the magnetic riser covers.Laugh


daytripper419  (D 31307)

Jun 1, 2012, 8:46 AM
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Does ri have a stowless bag option or will i have to get a upt one to fit in there. I have had one for a Couple months now and will never go back to rubberbands. Love the stowless bag.


GobbleGobble  (D 32887)

Jun 3, 2012, 1:07 PM
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In reply to:
I was just hoping to see some of the new features more up close. The magnetic riser covers etc. I am in the market for a new rig and am torn between a micron or the curv. I have owned a voodoo and really like it.

RI's facebook page has a shot of the covers. They are different than the ones on the rig that spent time at Elsinore.


DivingWombat  (B License)

Sep 18, 2012, 3:54 AM
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RI is changing the design and goes back to the normal tucktab risercovers.

Still no information about the VC3 and VC4 :(


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Sep 18, 2012, 4:10 AM
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RI is changing the design and goes back to the normal tucktab risercovers.

Why?


piisfish

Sep 18, 2012, 5:30 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
RI is changing the design and goes back to the normal tucktab risercovers.

Why?
BECAUSE Tongue


jumpwally  (D License)

Sep 18, 2012, 9:18 AM
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Thats intersting,,,i just watched a youtube video from the PIA convention,,i beleive,,,,and there was a good discussion on tuck tab covers being the culprit of many a spanking , slammin opening ....hhmmmm


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Sep 18, 2012, 1:49 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/...k&feature=relmfu


piisfish

Sep 19, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Thats intersting,,,i just watched a youtube video from the PIA convention,,i beleive,,,,and there was a good discussion on tuck tab covers being the culprit of many a spanking , slammin opening ....hhmmmm
like many things, it is a question of design.
If Sandy believes that his tuck tab riser covers are better than his magnetic ones, I trust him and believe him.


RMURRAY

Sep 19, 2012, 2:04 AM
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should be magnets on a brand new design.


piisfish

Sep 19, 2012, 2:10 AM
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should be magnets on a brand new design.
why "should be" ?? If the manufacturer explores both ways and prefers one over the other...

should be Parachutes de France toggle system on all brand new designs Wink


parachutist  (D 25468)

Jan 4, 2013, 12:08 AM
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My Curv VC2 arrived today... with tuck tabs, but I like it anyway :) Hopefully I'll get to jump it tomorrow
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Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jan 4, 2013, 12:26 AM
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My Curv VC2 arrived today... with tuck tabs, but I like it anyway :) Hopefully I'll get to jump it tomorrow
Ridiculously jealous....
Very sexy.


airgord  (D 15258)

Jan 4, 2013, 7:18 PM
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My Curv VC2 arrived today... with tuck tabs, but I like it anyway :) Hopefully I'll get to jump it tomorrow

Wink


uberchris  (A License)

Jan 6, 2013, 9:01 AM
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My Curv VC2 arrived today... with tuck tabs, but I like it anyway :) Hopefully I'll get to jump it tomorrow

sooooooooooooo absolutely sexy. i tried one on at chicks rock, and put my order in within a few weeks for a VC1..............

it should be shipping within a month or so i hope.......

heres what mine will look like, everyone PLEASE post pics of your new curves when you get them!!!!
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bk1411  (B 6128)

Feb 6, 2013, 2:45 PM
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Just ordered mine !! Sooo excited!. And i'm extremely happy they went back to tuck tabs, as I don't like magnetic riser covers at all.
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HHypoxic

Feb 7, 2013, 5:25 PM
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Please all who own the new CURV, post close up color pics of all the logos. Thx!


uberchris  (A License)

Mar 28, 2013, 2:06 PM
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guess what i picked up from fedex today?

=)
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racerman  (C 18409)

Mar 28, 2013, 2:43 PM
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Congrtats! What's in it?


piisfish

Mar 28, 2013, 2:55 PM
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factory assembly ?
check on your data card if Margaret assembled and packed it. Your next rigger should fall in love with the pack job Smile


strife  (D 5457)

Mar 28, 2013, 4:00 PM
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In reply to:
guess what i picked up from fedex today?

=)

hot, cant help but playing with the colouring program.

they are some nice looking rigs


(This post was edited by strife on Mar 28, 2013, 4:01 PM)


hookitt  (D License)

Mar 28, 2013, 4:03 PM
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Congrtats! What's in it?

If I had to guess, I'd go with air.


uberchris  (A License)

Mar 28, 2013, 4:25 PM
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hahahha, air it is. for now.

need to find a used reserve


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Mar 28, 2013, 5:14 PM
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Sexy, and I don't usually like green. nicely done!


jzzsxm  (B License)

Mar 28, 2013, 9:34 PM
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Sweet! Can you take a picture of the closing pin in the closing loop? Apparently there's some feature that makes the pin/loop lower profile when closed up but I can't find a picture of it anywhere. Thanks!


hookitt  (D License)

Mar 29, 2013, 1:33 AM
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hahahha, air it is. for now.

need to find a used reserve

What size? I'll help look. Talk to me offline. Your rig is awesome!


pchapman  (D 1014)

Mar 29, 2013, 5:45 AM
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A some feature that makes the pin/loop lower profile

Instead of standard grommets in plastic stiffeners, I hear they do something like the metal loops used on a Sigma main container (around the drogue disk)? Less stacked height.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Mar 29, 2013, 10:12 AM
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In reply to:
A some feature that makes the pin/loop lower profile

Instead of standard grommets in plastic stiffeners, I hear they do something like the metal loops used on a Sigma main container (around the drogue disk)? Less stacked height.

.....................................................................................

Sort of ...
The wire loops on the side flaps look similar to Sigma, but there is no disc.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Mar 29, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Yes, as I said. Wasn't trying to imply any disk.


uberchris  (A License)

Apr 1, 2013, 4:39 PM
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hahahha, air it is. for now.

need to find a used reserve

What size? I'll help look. Talk to me offline. Your rig is awesome!

hellz yeah, ill call ya when my reserve gets here this week and well figure out when i can come by! cheers, im sooo stoked on this rig!



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