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Kris  (D 26033)

May 3, 2001, 10:41 PM
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I'm looking for a new canopy and have heard good things about PISA's elliptical, the Heatwave. I can find no address information for PISA. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a Heatwave 190 to demo?

Thanks!

Kris




cyberskydive  (C 28534)

May 3, 2001, 11:29 PM
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Not really sure, why not try your dz? shouldnt be that hard.

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Kris  (D 26033)

May 4, 2001, 7:08 AM
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I would but I'm at a small DZ in Oklahoma where almost everyone jumps PD canopies. I would try a Cobalt but the biggest they make is a 170 and that's too damn small. :(

Kris




ramon  (D 26115)

May 4, 2001, 8:04 AM
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I don't know if this is good, but this e-mail address was on the web.
pisakzn@icon.co.za/

Also give J. Michael a call at American Skydiving Systems
1 800-769-6064.

He used to get Heatwaves for some jumpers in MS and he has really good prices because of volume.

Good Luck

ramon



ramon  (D 26115)

May 4, 2001, 8:06 AM
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Also if you can find a used stilleto 190 (rare), it would probably fly similar, heatwaves are a better deal brand new though and easier to pack.

bloo ones
ramon



DBTECH  (B 21186)

May 4, 2001, 8:37 AM
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Kris said:

I would but I'm at a small DZ in Oklahoma where almost everyone jumps PD canopies. I would try a Cobalt but the biggest they make is a 170 and that's too damn small.

DB:

The current consensuses is that a Cobalt can be sized one size smaller than let's say a Stiletto.
I'm 195 lbs. OTD with a Cobalt 135, and I'm getting great landings. WL= 1.44 lbs/sq ft.

For this same wing loading with a Cobalt 170 you would have to weigh 245 lbs. OTD.

Dave Brownell





Merrick  (A 38462)

May 4, 2001, 9:16 AM
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Hey Kris,

I don't know how many 'dealers' make it common practice to hand out demos, but you might try Roy at Rigs-n-things. From what I hear, he's VERY helpful & sells things really cheap (new Heatwaves marked at $945). However, I've never actually dealt with him myself!

Check it out http://www.para-service.com

"Grab the grass, it's the bounce that kills!"
Merrick


Kris  (D 26033)

May 6, 2001, 9:05 PM
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Ramon, Dave & Merrick,

Thanks for the great advice. Looks like I'll start making some calls early Monday.

As for trying a 170, I'm coming off of a Sabre 210 that I was jumping at 1.3:1 all last year and now I'm down to almost 1.2:1 on it so I wanted to put a few jumps on a 190 elliptical before I tried the Cobalt 170, I want to purchase with the new Mirage I am getting in July if I like how it flies...

Thanks again!

Kris





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