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klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 15, 2008, 1:35 PM
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How long for V3 be made, i just placed order through my dealer and they're saying 6 months? im seeing a lot less here? whats the real time? thanks

We're currently scheduling for delivery at the end of January.

Mark Klingelhoefer
United Parachute Technologies


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speuci  (A 53964)

Sep 15, 2008, 3:49 PM
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Is the basic V-split design an extra 200? Or is the 'split option' only charged if you want each side of the container to be a different color?

I'd rather have the V-Split design than the Standard design, but not if it costs me an extra 2 bills....


cloudbase4

Sep 16, 2008, 2:14 AM
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Hi Mark,

Have ordered a rig from you and was wondering what size container you would select for a smart 150 reserve and a pilot 168 main.
Rather hear it from your mouth than anyone elses!

Thanks

Chris


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 16, 2008, 4:32 AM
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The standard V-split is available at no extra charge. The Triple V is not available as a free option.

Mark Klingelhoefer


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 16, 2008, 4:36 AM
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Hi Mark,

Have ordered a rig from you and was wondering what size container you would select for a smart 150 reserve and a pilot 168 main.
Rather hear it from your mouth than anyone elses!

Thanks

Chris

Chris,

I'd suggest a V-348 for the 168/150 combo.

Mark Klingelhoefer


cloudbase4

Sep 16, 2008, 5:34 AM
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Mark,

Thank you, and will that also mean i can get a downsize to a 150 out of the container?

Chris


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 16, 2008, 6:33 AM
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You will ba able to downsize to a 150 in the 348.


Derekbox  (D 29340)

Sep 16, 2008, 9:59 PM
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Hey Mark can you take a look at my Micron and just say how awesome it looks for me.
Thanks
D


LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Sep 17, 2008, 7:54 AM
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Hey Mark can you take a look at my Micron and just say how awesome it looks for me.
Thanks
D

Hey, no fair!!!

I was gonna ask him that!!!

LaughTongue


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 17, 2008, 10:12 AM
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I had to scroll up a bit, but very nice indeed.

Mark


skydiverek  (C 952)

Sep 17, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Is the Spandura PC pouch and a Spectra reserve ripcord standard now?


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 17, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Is the Spandura PC pouch and a Spectra reserve ripcord standard now?

Spandura BOC pouch is standard, but the Spectra ripcord has been held up with the FAA for about 2 years now. I've stopped guessing when they will have it approved.

Mark Klingelhoefer


tripleflip18  (B License)

Sep 17, 2008, 9:58 PM
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Thank you Mark!


cloudbase4

Sep 24, 2008, 12:34 PM
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hi mark,
If I go with body contact cordura color smoke and 3d spacer foam will that mean I get smoke colour in between the "foam bits" ?

Have you got any pics so I can see mate?

Also I noticed people have been saying about a v310 being "fine" for a 170 main and 150 reserve... Is it or isnt it? Id rather set the record straight lol!

Thanks!

Chris


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klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 24, 2008, 2:05 PM
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The body contact creates a nice "design" on the backpad if it is a color other than black that looks really good. (see attachment)

If you jump a Spectre and are a REALLY GOOD packer, you can fit a 170 in a 310, but it's a bit of a pain in the ass. I'd suggest a 348, with a 160 reserve. If you are only comfortable flying a 170, do you really want to be jumping a 143 reserve when things go bad?

Mark Klingelhoefer
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gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Sep 24, 2008, 7:14 PM
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Hi Mark,
I think I posted my M-series in this thread a while back. When I was going through the order process I noticed the magnetic riser covers and space foam were only listed as being available on the 347 and smaller, is that still true? My 168 R-max and 150 Comp Cobalt fit fine in the 347, and I'll have room to downsize later, but I would have still liked a bigger reserve.


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 25, 2008, 5:26 AM
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Hi Mark,
I think I posted my M-series in this thread a while back. When I was going through the order process I noticed the magnetic riser covers and space foam were only listed as being available on the 347 and smaller, is that still true? My 168 R-max and 150 Comp Cobalt fit fine in the 347, and I'll have room to downsize later, but I would have still liked a bigger reserve.

3-D Spacer Foam and Magnetic Riser Covers are now available on all Microns and M-Series containers (Excluding Student rigs).

Mark Klingelhoefer
United Parachute Technologies


cloudbase4

Sep 25, 2008, 1:01 PM
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thanks Mark, Ill be going with the coloured body contact option... it looks very smart indeed! Smile

I spoke to my instructor about the reserve size choices and he said that he will be happy for me to jump a 150 reserve but I completely understand that going for a bigger reserve is a safer choice.

Is there any way of fitting a 135 in the v348 or should i stop thinking that far ahead?

Thanks

Chris


Glandu  (D 26253)

Sep 26, 2008, 8:28 AM
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How many jumps do you have anyway? what's your PILOTING experience under a canopy? Pirate Where is your home DZ? What's your exit weight? Tell us more...


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klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 29, 2008, 4:09 AM
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The 135 will be too small for a 348.

Mark Klingelhoefer


Glandu  (D 26253)

Sep 29, 2008, 9:29 AM
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That's right. V348 fits 170,150 sized mains and 160 sized reserves. I made +/-1300 jumps with this bullet- proof container which was still like brand-new when I sold it and then bought another Vector for downsizing reason. Mark, you know more than I do nowWink


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speuci  (A 53964)

Sep 29, 2008, 10:05 PM
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That's right. V348 fits 170,150 sized mains and 160 sized reserves. I made +/-1300 jumps with this bullet- proof container which was still like brand-new when I sold it and then bought another Vector for downsizing reason. Mark, you know more than I do nowWink

I was gonna buy a 310 last week for a 150 main / 143 reserve combo (preserving the ability to downsize to a 135) but I just found a deal on a used rig with a Silhoutte 170 and Smart 160.

So, my question right now is: Is there a container that can fit a Smart 160, as well as a ZP 150 and ZP 135? Also, could i temporarily squeeze a Silhouette 170 in there if I were a good packer? (i.e. I pay for a good packer)?


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 30, 2008, 6:46 AM
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That's right. V348 fits 170,150 sized mains and 160 sized reserves. I made +/-1300 jumps with this bullet- proof container which was still like brand-new when I sold it and then bought another Vector for downsizing reason. Mark, you know more than I do nowWink

I was gonna buy a 310 last week for a 150 main / 143 reserve combo (preserving the ability to downsize to a 135) but I just found a deal on a used rig with a Silhoutte 170 and Smart 160.

So, my question right now is: Is there a container that can fit a Smart 160, as well as a ZP 150 and ZP 135? Also, could i temporarily squeeze a Silhouette 170 in there if I were a good packer? (i.e. I pay for a good packer)?
The 347 is made to fit a 160 reserve and a 150 main (also allowing you to downsize to a 135). If the Silhouette is used (not brand new and slick) you can probably fit it in there, but it will not be fun. Borrow the container and try to put the Silhouette in it and see if you are confortable packing it (or paying your packer a little extra to deal with it).

Mark Klingelhoefer


gearless_chris  (D 29012)

Sep 30, 2008, 12:19 PM
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That's right. V348 fits 170,150 sized mains and 160 sized reserves. I made +/-1300 jumps with this bullet- proof container which was still like brand-new when I sold it and then bought another Vector for downsizing reason. Mark, you know more than I do nowWink

I was gonna buy a 310 last week for a 150 main / 143 reserve combo (preserving the ability to downsize to a 135) but I just found a deal on a used rig with a Silhoutte 170 and Smart 160.

So, my question right now is: Is there a container that can fit a Smart 160, as well as a ZP 150 and ZP 135? Also, could i temporarily squeeze a Silhouette 170 in there if I were a good packer? (i.e. I pay for a good packer)?
The 347 is made to fit a 160 reserve and a 150 main (also allowing you to downsize to a 135). If the Silhouette is used (not brand new and slick) you can probably fit it in there, but it will not be fun. Borrow the container and try to put the Silhouette in it and see if you are confortable packing it (or paying your packer a little extra to deal with it).

Mark Klingelhoefer

We put Jeanne's 175 Falcon in my 347, it's F-111, used, and she psycho packs also, but it seemed to fit okay. I didn't notice the flap grommets being way out of place like I was expecting. Like Mark said, the ZP material may make it fit tighter than the all F-111. My container was a pain to close when it was brand new but it seems to have broken in now. It took about 40 pack jobs to get it flexible enough to close the flaps easily.


klingeme  (D 24728)

Sep 30, 2008, 12:25 PM
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I didn't notice the flap grommets being way out of place like I was expecting. Like Mark said, the ZP material may make it fit tighter than the all F-111. My container was a pain to close when it was brand new but it seems to have broken in now. It took about 40 pack jobs to get it flexible enough to close the flaps easily.

Our grommets should never line up when packed. When they all line up, you only have tension in one direction. Straight off the main bag, when all 3 do not line up, you have tension in 4 different directions helping keep tension on your main closing loop and helping stop a premature deployment.

Mark Klingelhoefer


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