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2 pin Tear Drop container

 


Kirils  (D License)

May 13, 2002, 2:25 PM
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I need some expert advise!
I recently purchased a rig from a girl in England, a 2 pin
Tear Drop mfg. date of 1990. I have repeatedly tried to find out if the rig is TSO'd for used here in the States. The manufacturer will not respond to my inquiry. (4 letters) I know the 1 pin Tear Drops are OK, but what about the 2 pin????
Can anyone offer me advise?
Thanks!

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nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

May 13, 2002, 3:18 PM
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The guy you need to speak to is Chris Thomas.
Try posting on the UK rec dot site
http://groups.google.com/...oup=uk.rec.skydiving

Cya
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SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

May 13, 2002, 3:27 PM
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As far as I know, the earlier TearDrops were not TSO'd. Speak to Chris T and et his advice. Mailing them can be a pain, but call them on +44 (0)1262 678299

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billbooth  (D 3546)

May 13, 2002, 6:42 PM
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If it is TSOed, it must be so marked. No marking, no TSO.



Kirils  (D License)

May 13, 2002, 7:23 PM
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Bill, the rig has a "TSE" cert. on the right riser. Any idea about that?

thanks!

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Kirils  (D License)

May 13, 2002, 7:25 PM
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Thanks, but I have made repeated requests to Chris, with no
result.

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Premier phreezone  (D License)
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May 13, 2002, 7:41 PM
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TSE= Thomas Sports Equipment ie the maker of the rig.

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riggerrob  (D 14840)

May 14, 2002, 9:47 AM
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The only people who can legally jump 2-pin Teardrops in the USA are foreigners (ie. not American citizens). The FAA now allows foreigners to jump gear that is approved/certified in their homelands.




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