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New Jumpsuit - colours etc

 


_Tom_  (A License)

May 23, 2007, 3:09 PM
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Hi there,

I'm looking at getting a new Symbiosis Excel suit (http://symbiosissuits.co.uk/), and could do with your advice - firstly on the suit itself:

Any advice on high-collar vs low-collar? I was thinking high?
And should I be looking at getting a Jack-knife pocket for an extra 10?

Also - the colours.

The attachment is what I've come up with so far.
Can anyone come up with anything that would look better?

My helmet is carbon, and my alti black. I'm still hiring rigs, but chances are I'll buy a dark coloured one when I get the cash together! I'll probably wait until I have B license and a fair few jumps beyond that before I take the plunge and get a rig, anyway. I'm just sick of wearing DZ hire suits, and have some spare cash.

Thanks in advance for your advice,

*T
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countzero  (D 32712)

May 23, 2007, 3:25 PM
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nice. the only thing is with that much black it will get real hot in the sun (especially if you have a nylon front). also the white will show dirt more. personally i'd go with a color for the binding tape.


bigway

May 23, 2007, 3:41 PM
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You got it all wrong mate. You should be getting one of these suits http://www.matterclothing.com and flying on your head or feet

Rel work is over-rated, it is for people stuck in the 70's.Tongue


bigway

May 23, 2007, 3:45 PM
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In reply to:
nice. the only thing is with that much black it will get real hot in the sun (especially if you have a nylon front). also the white will show dirt more. personally i'd go with a color for the binding tape.


White is the hottest looking colour in the sky. Just got 2 new white suits with a black and grey strip and a red pinstripe.

White looks fantastic in the sky.


kallend  (D 23151)

May 23, 2007, 4:39 PM
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In reply to:
nice. the only thing is with that much black it will get real hot in the sun (especially if you have a nylon front). also the white will show dirt more. personally i'd go with a color for the binding tape.

You can, of course, wash the suit if it gets dirty.Shocked


VideoFly  (D 25621)

May 23, 2007, 5:25 PM
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Symbiosis is a great suit. White is cool too. Check this suit out and buy some spray Shout if white is a problem.
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bigway

May 23, 2007, 6:38 PM
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now here is a suit.
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matthewcline  (D 21585)

May 23, 2007, 8:13 PM
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Aren't "they" doing 4-way vRW now?Tongue

Retro with a twist aye?Wink

Matt


piisfish

May 24, 2007, 12:29 AM
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Tom, nice suit.

I have one like that, black and orange. Don't worry about temperature, you're in the UK Tongue

High collar is GOOD, go for it.

Don't worry about the Jack pocket unless you want a Jack in your pocket.

If you have any questions, write to Rob, he is very helpful.


Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

May 24, 2007, 7:11 AM
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In reply to:
Don't worry about the Jack pocket unless you want a Jack in your pocket

Or you want to stash an emergency cigarette in there, only to discover just how mashed it can get on just one jump Blush

I have no comlpaints about my Excel, and the high collar on it is nice, though I'm not sure how useful it is - it's just a comfort/look thing, IMO.

I like your colours, too.


yeyo  (D 32048)

May 24, 2007, 9:34 AM
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the white collar might get brown after 3 jumps


_Tom_  (A License)

May 24, 2007, 4:37 PM
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In reply to:
Tom, nice suit.

I have one like that, black and orange. Don't worry about temperature, you're in the UK Tongue

High collar is GOOD, go for it.

Don't worry about the Jack pocket unless you want a Jack in your pocket.

If you have any questions, write to Rob, he is very helpful.

Thanks for that advice!
And everyone else, too!

I'm going to ring them up tomorrow and have a chat.

Is white such a bad idea then?

What about adding dark grey kneepads - will that look naff?


piisfish

May 24, 2007, 11:59 PM
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too much white might not be very good due to several factors : landing, dirty planes etc etc...


_Tom_  (A License)

May 25, 2007, 2:13 PM
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Hi there,

Rang them up today and had a quick chat about colours etc.
Apparently the white WILL lose a bit of brightness, but will still look good from afar and cleans up really well.
The guy (who was really helpful) was a bit against the dark grey knee pads - but emphasised that was a personal thing.
I think I'm going to stick with my original design, unless anyone has anything else to offer!

Just got to decide wether to make it a "rush" order (40 extra) and have it to jump at the start of the summer, or wait another 6 weeks...

Hmmm...

It's 2 jump tickets!

*T


pinkfairy  (C 85665)

May 28, 2007, 9:27 AM
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One word about the colors:

BORING!

Where's the pink or magenta or purple in this? It's available, why not use it?


johan420  (B License)

May 28, 2007, 10:55 PM
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and don`t forget pink underwear..Wink


Nickkk  (C 35901)

May 29, 2007, 8:24 AM
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I wear black, anyone who whines about the heat is just a sissy, I find no difference.



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