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adventurechick  (C 35899)

May 9, 2006, 12:02 AM
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Ok, so this is getting really confusing.... what are some good containers that you would recommend. Also good canopies you would recommend for my size.

Which containers/canopies should I stay away from?

**I'm 5'8"
**127 lbs
**picture below

I have $3000 to spend on a container/harness, main, reserve, and cypress... so I'm definitely buying used. Help me out here peeps!


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MB38  (A 48618)

May 9, 2006, 12:07 AM
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What canopy are you currently jumping?


adventurechick  (C 35899)

May 9, 2006, 12:12 AM
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200 sq. foot student navigator.... I'm underloading it... and wanted to go down to a 190... then go to a 170.


MB38  (A 48618)

May 9, 2006, 12:17 AM
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Does your dropzone have a rental program so you can rent and downsize slowly before buying?


adventurechick  (C 35899)

May 9, 2006, 12:18 AM
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think so.... not sure though


bob.dino  (E 2185)

May 9, 2006, 12:26 AM
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think so.... not sure though

Give them a call & ask.

You should also ask your instructors about what size canopies would suit you for a first rig. They know how you fly.


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Spizzzarko

May 9, 2006, 8:03 AM
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Most of the equipment out there today is pretty good stuff. It just comes down to personal choices on options. I highly suggest that you get have a rigger look over any gear that you plan on buying, and that you purchase used gear first, as yuo don't want to tear up a brand new rig while learning. Also in the future you will probably want to downsize, so don't go and spend a bunch of money, on something that you will end up selling soon anyways.
PD makes good canopies. Icarus makes good canopies too. Have fun be adventurous, and be carefull.


Elisha  (D 31656)

May 9, 2006, 8:18 AM
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You're hot and have perfect dimensions....

Just find something that might fit you (container-wise) and try it on. Find a main somewhere in the 150-170 range like a Sabre/Safire/Fusion/Pilot. Good luck and have fun.


marti  (D 552)

May 9, 2006, 9:14 AM
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Definitley make sure you don't buy one and want to downsize in 50 jumps time..

I bought my gear on jump 26, and didn't start jumping it until about jump 50. I was aiming to jump a 170, and got this one for a great price, so I just stayed on student gear for a while until I was ready for it.

Get some feedback from Instructors on your DZ on your canopy skills, and I'm sure they can help you out on deciding what size/make of canopy would be good for you...

And good luck - it's the best investment you'll ever make...Wink




Phillbo  (B License)

May 9, 2006, 9:56 AM
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PD's Silhouette is a great first canopy...


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MB38  (A 48618)

May 9, 2006, 10:11 AM
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In reply to:
PD's Silhouette is a great first canopy...
...but it's just one of many. Don't put blinders on.


popeyefireman  (C 34010)

May 9, 2006, 10:41 PM
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save the three grand, take that hot little bod to a big DZ and find a sponsered boyfriend that will obtian everything for you including jump ticketsCoolLaughSly



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