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Resizing harness, and main/reserve trays

 


arl120384  (C 38881)

Mar 29, 2013, 7:57 PM
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Hey all,

I found a lot of info on harness resizing, and thats only part of my problem. I lost a bunch of weight last year, and desperately need to downsize to keep my original wing loading, and have my harness adjusted. I contemplated selling, and have also emailed the manufacturer about overhauling the whole container. Any thoughts? I have yet to hear back about pricing, or even if its possible. I understand the harness is no big deal, but my container was originally built to fit a 210 (current canopy) and be able to downsize to a 190. Now I'm in the market for a 170, with future flexibility of a 150.

I understand this is a lot of work, but to those with more experience, does it wound worth it? Im trying to be cost efficient and not get a whole new container, since I've had this one since new for only 5 years. Im not an aggressive downsizer, and I want a slower canopy that will suit me well for the demos that I mostly fly. I plan on settling with the 170 to 150 range for the rest of my skydiving career. Im currently 185 pounds, down from 235.

Thanks for all your help!


williammonk

Mar 29, 2013, 8:23 PM
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Hey Man,
If you have a javelin, they will not resize the container itself, only the webbing.

I've heard from others that this is around a $500 process, but I could be wrong.

William.


arl120384  (C 38881)

Mar 29, 2013, 8:27 PM
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Thanks,

It's a wings. The threads I saw referencing $500 seemed to be the harness only. I know its no small task, but I'm hoping it's not out of the realm of possibility.

Thanks!


davelepka  (D 21448)

Mar 29, 2013, 9:34 PM
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Have you ever heard the term 'harness/container' used when describing a rig? It's used because it is both a harness and a container, but not much else. So when you ask if you can resize both the harness and the container, you're more or less building a new rig.

Let's say that the harness resize is $500. Let's say the container resize (which I'm not sure exists) is another $500. You're up to $1000 to keep your old rig. How about you sell the rig and add $1000 to the proceeds and just order yourself a new rig in the right sizes?


sundevil777  (D License)

Mar 29, 2013, 9:39 PM
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Let's say that the harness resize is $500. Let's say the container resize (which I'm not sure exists) is another $500. You're up to $1000 to keep your old rig. How about you sell the rig and add $1000 to the proceeds and just order yourself a new rig in the right sizes?

Quite right! Especially since rigs that can hold a 210 and fit a 230+ pound guy will be easy to sell.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Mar 30, 2013, 7:33 AM
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Not worth it. Sell your current rig and buy something that fits you and the canopies you want to use now. A container sized for a 210 main will sell super fast, as they can be hard to get find used.



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