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Poll: what rig?
vector 3 57 / 15%
wings 52 / 13%
mirage 63 / 16%
voodoo 9 / 2%
javelin 72 / 18%
infinity 29 / 7%
racer 18 / 5%
icon 28 / 7%
dolphin 9 / 2%
other 55 / 14%
392 total votes
 
2shay  (D 1)

Apr 30, 2007, 4:09 AM
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Why?


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piisfish

Apr 30, 2007, 4:36 AM
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Talon : my 1st rig, use it for wingsuiting and for "special" jumps because I have my bigger easier canopy inside. Like it alot.

Wings : my 1st NEW rig, like it alot too. Got it because : it is a nice rig, as many of the modern rigs, had a very interesting price, a good production time and the reseller here is a good friend of mine.


Mostly_Harmless  (C 35480)

Apr 30, 2007, 4:44 AM
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I jump a 2006 Javelin Odyssey. It is a really comfortable rig. My next rig will be an Infinity. I tried one on the other day and fell in love.


Yossarian  (C 105227)

Apr 30, 2007, 5:33 AM
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wings, only put 3 jumps on it so far but its so comfy its like having a pillow strapped to my back, i like the pin-protection, the look, and how riggers say 'good choice!' when they see it :P

not so sure about the reserve handle though, i like them a bit bigger, cant get much more than my thumb in the current one


doorgirl  (B License)

Apr 30, 2007, 5:48 AM
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Wings because I could put a 193 reserve with a 190 main. (And I swapped out reserve handles since the low profile handle was a little too low pro for me as well Yossarian. Call them, they'll take care of you.) Love my Wings. It fits me nice, is comfy, keeps nice and tight in a sit, has great reserve pc launch, and looks pretty. Tongue

My first rig was a Dolphin, and it was great for what I bought it for - my first set of jumps off of student status when I was stepping down through canopy sizes, getting comfortable being my own skydiver, and deciding what size and style canopy I wanted to jump "for real", as in pay the money for brand new, freefly friendly gear.


mnealtx  (B 30496)

Apr 30, 2007, 6:23 AM
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V3 w/skyhook WinkCool


wildfan75  (D 29536)

Apr 30, 2007, 6:35 AM
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I voted "other". I jump an old Vector II, bought used just after I got my A license. It was inexpensive, airworthy and fit me.

After the house sells, I will use a bit of the proceeds to buy a new container, which will be a Wings. I've heard nothing but good things about Wings (except the reserve handle comments here).


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DougH  (D License)

Apr 30, 2007, 6:41 AM
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I jump an Icon, mostly because I found a heck of a deal on a complete setup from A-Z.


pilotdave  (D License)

Apr 30, 2007, 7:05 AM
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Vector 3 for the obvious reasons (NOT looks!) and a Reflex because one came along at the right time and place when I was looking for a first rig.

Turns out I was sort of suckered by an insane rigger (he was the cause of a reflex service bulletin) who had a reflex for sale. Not a terrible deal, but the reserve was a 120 and I had about 40 jumps. Been using the Reflex lately as a backup rig... I don't mind the container but my neck doesn't appreciate the PD150 main with a camera helmet.

Tried to sell the reflex a long time ago, but it's pretty much not sellable. Experienced jumpers don't want reflexes, and newbies don't want 120 reserves. MIGHT be able to sell it if I put a bigger optimum reserve in it, but at this point I like having a second rig. Just need to get me a better main for it.

Dave


Deyan  (D 322)

Apr 30, 2007, 7:25 AM
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Javelin,because I found good second hand deal.My next rig will be Mirage G4.


peregrinerose  (D 28983)

Apr 30, 2007, 7:46 AM
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Racer, because that's what I happened to find used that fit me and had appropriate main/reserve.

In 6 months I'll probably be ordering a brand new Javelin, but I will probably keep the racer as a 2nd rig.


pincheck  (C 105040)

Apr 30, 2007, 7:48 AM
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used a student one during Aff after being on a brick off a student vector for staticline it was like night and day for comfort Smile never had any regrets Smile


monkycndo  (D License)

Apr 30, 2007, 7:52 AM
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Infinity. Fits like a glove and got a smokin' deal. Been told by many it is very rigger friendly.


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Apr 30, 2007, 8:02 AM
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I have 3 rigs:

A Vector
A Javelin
An Icon.

My favorite is the Icon, because it's the only one that was custom sized for me, so it fits best.

_Am


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Apr 30, 2007, 8:14 AM
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Infinity, because my rigger helped design it and was a dealer for them, and because it's comfortable and light, and affordable. It has served me well for 9 years.

Why spend $2000+ for a Mirage when you can get a good container for less than half that?


angrypeppers  (B License)

Apr 30, 2007, 8:24 AM
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Ditto on the Icon. Bought a nice rig through the ads here on DZ.com.






Edit: Forgot to mention I have an Icon


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doorgirl  (B License)

Apr 30, 2007, 9:27 AM
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Man, I hope my reserve handle comment isn't taken as a negative. Everyone has different preferences, and it was just too small for my big hands (and gloves for cold weather). I wasn't completely comfortable with how small it seemed to me, so Sunrise switched it out for me no problem.

I see where they're coming from offering a more low profile reserve handle - I've heard people get grumpy about other manufacturers low pro handles being to big.

The regular Wings reserve handle is nice - it's big enough for a nervous nellie like me but not a monster like you see on some of the student rigs or older rigs.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Apr 30, 2007, 9:30 AM
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I won a Vector 1 1/2,
Talon 2, 1985 Mirage, Swift 2 and a Racer, but only the Talon and Vector are packed right now.

The Talon2 was free when I worked at Rigging Innovations.
The Vector I was my favorite color: free. So I updated it to Vector II standards and stuffed my old square reserve into it.
My old Mirage has been on-the-shelf because I am too cheap to pay for a two-pin Cypres.
The Swift 2 will probably get repacked before the Racer.
The Racer is large enough for my Para-Foil, but I will have to re-size the harness in my spare time (cue boisterous laughter).


fabiana

Apr 30, 2007, 9:36 AM
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Just Have a look!


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Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Apr 30, 2007, 11:03 AM
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There are non-US rig manufacturers out there, ya know :)

Over this side of the pond, you're much more likely to see

Vortex
Atom
Teardrop
NeXT

than most of those you mention. And don't even get me started on the Russkies! ;)

(Back on topic tho, I jump an Icon because it was what my instructors suggested when I was shopping (the fact that one of them traded his Vector3 for one impressed me, I'll admit). Now I know a bit more about my gear I'm happy with what I bought, and will probably buy another one when it's time.)


Premier Tonto  (D 515)
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Apr 30, 2007, 11:39 AM
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Mirage G4 and Mirage G3.

I liked the attention to detail. I thought it went further than any other rig I had ever seen. I still think that.

Edit to add - My next rig will be a G4.

t


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Nicolai  (C 2254)

Apr 30, 2007, 12:57 PM
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I have my mind set on a mirage or a vector3.
Mostly because they are some awesome rigs and i am tired of seeing everyone jump javelin and javelin odyssey at my local dropzone here in Denmark.

Don't get me wrong javelin is an awesome rig too, but i just think it boring to look like the others.

Not that i will be shopping for gear anytime soon, but i have a good idea of what i will choose.

Blue skies.

Nicolai


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Premier Tonto  (D 515)
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Apr 30, 2007, 1:08 PM
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In reply to:
I have my mind set on a mirage or a vector3.

Yeah, the Vector is a great rig too - just a pity about those battery cable terminating lugs on the ends of the cutaway housings.

t


billstap  (B License)

Apr 30, 2007, 1:30 PM
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i jump an jav ody ----- my plane is a cessna 182 ---- enough said:)


NewGuy2005  (A 50256)

Apr 30, 2007, 1:58 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I have my mind set on a mirage or a vector3.

Yeah, the Vector is a great rig too - just a pity about those battery cable terminating lugs on the ends of the cutaway housings.

t

Anyone have a picture of those handy?


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