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HydroGuy

Jul 13, 2006, 5:59 PM
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Relative Workshops v-3 has all you can ask for, superior riser protection, a main flap that closes from the bottom up, and tight pilot chute storage. There are a couple manufacturers that offer these, but everyone uses RWS ideas. From the three ring release, to other copied ideas, you can rest assured that a purchase from RWS would be the right choice!


Pendragon  (D 104102)

Jul 14, 2006, 5:56 AM
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... a main flap that closes from the bottom up...

Doesn't make any difference. For starters, the air runs across the rig in opposite directions between head-up and head-down flying. Secondly, air only is most likely to get underneath the flap and lift it out when you're on your side (i.e. during a transition). Most likely, it will come undone if it snags on anything. Security is key, not the orientation.


diablopilot  (D License)

Jul 14, 2006, 6:10 AM
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What I was trying to say was that the newer designs and innovations that we see on most all of the higher end rigs these days come standard on a G3/G4's right outta the factory.

Mirage did not invent the idea for secondary riser covers, nor the freefly handle.


HydroGuy

Jul 14, 2006, 11:05 AM
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In reply to:
... a main flap that closes from the bottom up...

Doesn't make any difference. For starters, the air runs across the rig in opposite directions between head-up and head-down flying. Secondly, air only is most likely to get underneath the flap and lift it out when you're on your side (i.e. during a transition). Most likely, it will come undone if it snags on anything. Security is key, not the orientation.

My freefly coach John Chisholm wrote that reply under my name.

You can debate whatever you want with him: jchisholm AT freeflymegacenter.com

He is sponsored by RWS...go figure.


Feather  (B 2491)

Jul 18, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Vortex II!


CrazyL  (D 17699)

Jul 21, 2006, 7:32 PM
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How much money did Babylon buy the gear for? I'd bet they got atleast 35% off. hehehe


CrazyL  (D 17699)

Jul 21, 2006, 7:38 PM
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Is John C. a rigger too? How much did he buy that rig for? i'd bet he got atleast 35% off. He also told a buddy that the worst thing for your lines is to daisy chain them. I still have'nt figured that out. What do you think?


CrazyL  (D 17699)

Jul 21, 2006, 7:48 PM
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Erica H, do you have chest rings on your Mirage? If so, the chest ring allows more flex and hinge than a harness without chest rings. in my opinion from what i've seen chest rings on a mirage for small to medium ladies is not so good, because of the problem you described. There is a fix. have mirage systems make your harness without chest rings. What you mentioned about the yoke also possible.


jasonRose  (D 26304)

Jul 25, 2006, 7:02 PM
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MINE!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

G4's are cool


CrazyL  (D 17699)

Jul 27, 2006, 6:54 AM
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I jump a G4 too, it rocks. Getting a new Infinity in soon, they are tight too.


EricaH  (D License)

Oct 10, 2006, 12:10 PM
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Yes, I'm bringing up an old thread, sorry. However, my Mirage has been fixed!! Yea! now it is perfect!! When tightened to jump run ready I can barely even pull the shoulders off my shoulders. The big guy there took a full inch out of the harness under the mud flaps & all the stagger out the leg strap attachment (the webbing between the leg straps & the hip rings).

Now it is the most comfortable rig ever!! There are no con's to a Mirage. Also, I believe that the person at the company that gave me cr*p for my complaint was actually full of cr*p - I've been basically promised that Mirage does not agree with what was said in the first place.

Anyway, I complain when stuff is wrong & I give praise when things go well. Now things are great & I am giving praise to Mirage!


jasonRose  (D 26304)

Oct 10, 2006, 8:42 PM
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In reply to:

Also, I believe that the person at the company that gave me cr*p for my complaint was actually full of cr*p - I've been basically promised that Mirage does not agree with what was said in the first place.

Hmmmm.. I wonder who that was...Wink


EricaH  (D License)

Oct 11, 2006, 10:50 AM
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no commentWink... also no worries, everything is happy now!Cool


benforde

Oct 12, 2006, 8:52 AM
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Mirage G4
GeeFour
G-IV


scabbage

Oct 13, 2006, 3:50 AM
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A Dolphin


jasonRose  (D 26304)

Oct 14, 2006, 10:31 PM
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I know your kidding!!

But I have seen people trying to Free Fly in older type Dolphins and have premature deployments, not pretty.

Bottom line, if your rig isn't Free Fly friendly don't Free Fly in it. If you can't tell if it is FF friendly or not then please ask your rigger, coach, instructor, S&TA before some one sells you a pile of crap that will get you or others hurt or killed on a FF jump. CoolCoolCoolCool


fabiana

Nov 18, 2006, 4:01 AM
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Hi!
VortexII
I think the best Gear for money right now!
sersWink
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packing_jarrett  (D License)

Nov 18, 2006, 10:56 AM
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nice rig

how much do they cost?
is there a website?


toolbox  (D 18778)

Nov 23, 2006, 3:16 PM
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You are a chip off the old block. A racer man just like your dad. Long live Toledo!


packing_jarrett  (D License)

Nov 25, 2006, 6:56 PM
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WHO THE HELL ARE YOU????????Laugh


toolbox  (D 18778)

Nov 25, 2006, 7:18 PM
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It's been a long time and you probably do not remember me.Do you still run around catching spiders and snakes? Ask your dad and Gauger who toolbox is.
Blue skies!


packing_jarrett  (D License)

Nov 26, 2006, 8:22 PM
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You'd be surprised at who I remember...
Now I'm kind of scared of snakes... Thats in the past dude.
Don't tell me your name because now I'm curious.

Edit to add: I haven't asked my dad yet but your from Nevada?
Its either Archie or Wedge.
Am I right or am I right.


(This post was edited by packing_jarrett on Nov 26, 2006, 8:24 PM)


toolbox  (D 18778)

Nov 26, 2006, 10:29 PM
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It's good to hear you are tearing up the sky nowdays. How is your dad and your uncle Dave these days.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 27, 2006, 4:51 AM
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How is your dad and your uncle Dave these days.

Pssst...use the message feature, guys. Wink


piisfish

Nov 27, 2006, 5:11 AM
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hey Fabiana,

How much for a VortexII ?


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