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1999 Javelin ?

 


bdev  (B License)

Jun 3, 2004, 6:33 AM
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Hey all,

Have the opportunity to buy a Nov 1999 manufactured javelin (TJN)

Can anyone tell me if there are major differences in a 1999 Javelin to a new one ? - Any modifications I should be aware of and checking on ? Can't find info about the differences on sunpaths website.

Thanks

Dave.


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Jun 3, 2004, 6:38 AM
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TNJ is a very small Javelin. It will hold a 135 reserve and a 150 main tight. Unless you are very small, this is not a good choice for a first container at all.

The only major differences is that Sunpath has tweeked the design a bit to offer better riser protection and new options like the cut-in laterals, new fabrics and other little things. Only change I'd be intersted in is the new leg strap hardware that it to be more anti-slip. I jump a '99 Jav and there is'nt a thing wrong with it.


diablopilot  (D License)

Jun 3, 2004, 9:50 AM
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I think the reserve flap doesn't tuck in.


Brains  (D License)

Jun 3, 2004, 12:41 PM
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Hey eric, did the 99's have the bridle pocket on the right main flap?


Nightingale  (B 26984)

Jun 3, 2004, 12:57 PM
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I have a 99 Jav and it does have the bridle pocket on the flap.


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Jun 3, 2004, 1:14 PM
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My '99 Jav has a reserve flap that tucks in (I know.... I pack the reserve Sly) and a factory bridle flap. The tuck in came late '98 I think. Same with the main bridle flap.


Nightingale  (B 26984)

Jun 3, 2004, 1:15 PM
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now that I think about it, my reserve flap tucks in too.


Brains  (D License)

Jun 3, 2004, 1:40 PM
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I wasn't sure exactly when they started putting them on. Both of mine have em.Wink


bdev  (B License)

Jun 3, 2004, 11:16 PM
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Thanks for all the replies guys, knew I could count on you! Wink

It does indeed have a Spectre 150 in it at the moment. (7 cell should pack a bit smaller so hopefully it's not too much of a tight fit)

I'll have a good look at it this weekend, along with a rigger of course. Smile



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