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What containers max out at 135?

 


419gotaminute

Sep 28, 2004, 2:58 AM
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Hey kids,
I'm going to buy a new container, one that actully fits me. I fly a spectre 135 now but am about to switch back to a 9 cell 135. I have about 400 jumps and want to know what containers will max out at a 135 and go smaller should I ever choose. I'm not partial to one particular manufacturer so any help would be great! Also, is it cheaper to order through a gear dealer or by myself on the internet?


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Sep 28, 2004, 3:35 AM
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AS far as I know...

All containers are made in many, many sizes, and those sizes are specific to each manufacturer.

You're going to need to rephrase the question to get the answer you want, I think..

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masterrig  (D License)

Sep 28, 2004, 5:47 AM
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You might check 'sizing charts' on the various manufacturer's web-pages. If, you have or can get hold of a copy of Para-Gear, check there. Which container will 'max-out' for a 135-ZP can make for a fairly long list.

Chuck


SkydiveNFlorida  (C License)

Sep 28, 2004, 2:19 PM
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In reply to:
Hey kids,
I'm going to buy a new container, one that actully fits me. I fly a spectre 135 now but am about to switch back to a 9 cell 135. I have about 400 jumps and want to know what containers will max out at a 135 and go smaller should I ever choose. I'm not partial to one particular manufacturer so any help would be great! Also, is it cheaper to order through a gear dealer or by myself on the internet?

I currently own a Javelin TJN and this container really fits lots of diff sized canopies. I just ordered a Voodoo (cooler, imo:p), and as I understand it, they don't downsize nearly as well. But, I don't plan on signifigant downsizing for a long while now. If you plan to downsize a lot and want to keep the same container, the Javelin might be a consideration. Maybe that's what you were asking? If you're just looking for what containers fit what sized canopies, most mfgs list that on their websites.

Ordering from dealers will get you a discount, check around, they all have different deals.

hth
Angela.


419gotaminute

Sep 29, 2004, 1:06 AM
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"If you plan to downsize and want to keep the same container, the Javelin might be a consideration"

Yeah, that was pretty much what I was asking... but in a really poor way. Thanks for writing it better! and thanks for the Javelin vote.


Spy38W

Sep 29, 2004, 3:56 AM
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"If you plan to downsize and want to keep the same container, the Javelin might be a consideration"

Yeah, that was pretty much what I was asking... but in a really poor way. Thanks for writing it better! and thanks for the Javelin vote.

If that was what you were asking, then I'd have to throw my vote out for a Wings. Mine was originally made for a 150-170 main, and I have downsized to a Xaos-21 108, and a Crossfire 2 129 with no problems at all. My main flap (and all others) stay secure 100% of the time. I'm picky about my gear, if I thought there was any problem with the combo, I would get a new rig. As it stands now I could probably downsize another size or two and the rig would still work well, and not give me any problems.


419gotaminute

Sep 29, 2004, 4:35 AM
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Did you have to sew a pad in the bottom of the main tray to take up any of the extra room or make any other modifications to downsize to the 108?
Really, I'm looking for the rig with the most range and the least amount of extra work to be put in.


(This post was edited by 419gotaminute on Sep 29, 2004, 4:38 AM)


Spy38W

Sep 29, 2004, 4:40 AM
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Did you have to sew a pad in the bottom of the main tray to take up any of the extra room or make any other modifications to downsize to the 108?

The only mod I had to make was to shorten the main closing loop a little, though keep in mind the 108 was crossbraced so it packs up a bit larger. (probably close to a 120 I would guess)



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