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what type of gear do I need


skydivemike  (A License)

May 7, 2001, 8:16 AM
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I am looking to buy a complete rig this year. I have my "A" licence and 35 jumps, I am 6 feet tall and weigh 210lbs. I am unsure of what type of main canopy I should be looking for and what type of container. Could someone give me some suggestions on what to look for.

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Dutchboy  (A 37004)

May 7, 2001, 8:22 AM
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I'm sure you'll get allot of different opinions on this question.

I bought an 'affordable rig' from Roy at Rigs-n-things, as did several others online here. I got a Dolphin, with a Hornet main, Tempo reserve, and CYPRES for about $3200 custom made in 4 weeks.

85 jumps later I'm still happy with this setup. Look at the reviews of the main to see others' opinions.

riggerrob  (D 14840)

May 7, 2001, 11:38 AM
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Start by deciding what type of jumping you will be doing: accuracy, stacking/CreW or turf-surfing.
Secondly, decide what size of main you can comfortably next week, not next year, but next week.
Thirdly, choose a reserve that you will load at about 1 pound per square foot, when you are fully dressed for a skydive.
Finally, ask your local rigger or dealer what size of rig will comfortably contain those canopies.
Then you can argue over which brand is most fashionable.

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