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LuckyMonkey  (D 24122)

Apr 16, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Does anyone know what company sells creepers for skydive training? Thanks for any help.
-Jay Hart


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Apr 17, 2011, 2:08 AM
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Why not make your own?


shropshire  (C License)

Apr 17, 2011, 2:27 AM
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Hardware store .. plywood + 4 casters & 1/2 hour of your time.


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jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Apr 17, 2011, 3:34 AM
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Fly me out there we can make a Home Depot run and build you some creepers. Of course i expect payment in beer and steak!!WinkWink


Premier Remster  (C License)

Apr 17, 2011, 7:28 AM
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Hardware store .. plywood + 4 casters & 1/2 hour of your time.

By bar, the best casters are made from in-line skate type wheels. MUCH smoother. The 4 like that at Eloy always generate a ficght to see who gets them Sly


sundevil777  (D License)

Apr 17, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Back in the early '90s, the Boeing Employees Skydiving Club had some extra cash in their fund, and I was successful at getting them to let me buy 8 very professionally designed and built creepers. They are the only creepers I've ever seen that don't look home made. They had a separate white top/black bottom plastic shell arrangement (each shell probably vacuum molded), padding and 5 really nice wheels with the center wheel extending just a bit more. Those creepers were tough, really built to last. I can't remember from where I bought them. 4 each were provided to Snohomish and Kapowsin. Perhaps there is some ID on them that might get you to their source, in case you're willing to spend some serious money.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Apr 17, 2011, 4:39 PM
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Quote:
By bar

That would be "By far" of course. There would never be any bars at a DZ....


Fast  (D 28237)

Apr 18, 2011, 3:00 PM
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Buying non-shit caster is by far the most important part of making creepers. Buy the good ones, cause they are gonna be abused.

Not 100% sure who made the ones at our dropzone, a local jumper I'm sure, but they are really nice. 4 amazing casters, padded and covered with vinyl with plastic edging to prevent any damage to the vinyl. Comfortable and roll really nicely.

Again, it's all about good casters and a durable surface material.


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shropshire  (C License)

Apr 18, 2011, 3:13 PM
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Jeepers, peepers,
Where d'you get them creepers?


rehmwa  (D 12816)

Apr 19, 2011, 6:27 AM
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Buying non-shit caster is by far the most important part of making creepers. Buy the good ones, cause they are gonna be abused.

Not 100% sure who made the ones at our dropzone, a local jumper I'm sure, but they are really nice. 4 amazing casters, padded and covered with vinyl with plastic edging to prevent any damage to the vinyl. Comfortable and roll really nicely.

Again, it's all about good casters and a durable surface material.

Dunn and Co, Casters out of Des Moines, IA is where I've bought mine.

Double bearing style (bearings in the wheel AND the pivot)
Wheels are the hard red plastic (like a fat roller blade wheel)
Plate mount (flat with 4 holes)

with good casters, you Don't need a center raised wheel - you don't want one


Coreefdiver  (D 15287)

Apr 19, 2011, 6:43 AM
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there were some for sale in the classifieds yesterday


Fast  (D 28237)

Apr 19, 2011, 7:49 AM
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with good casters, you Don't need a center raised wheel - you don't want one

I agree. I much prefer the creepers that are only 4 wheel with nothing at the center point. Find they are much less tippy and you can creep faster / easier.


deb18560  (D 18560)

Jan 25, 2012, 5:14 PM
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Does anyone know what company sells creepers for skydive training? Thanks for any help.
-Jay Hart

Try www.ultimatecreepers.com. Made by a skydiver, for skydivers.


monkycndo  (D License)

Jan 25, 2012, 5:30 PM
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Does anyone know what company sells creepers for skydive training? Thanks for any help.
-Jay Hart

Try www.ultimatecreepers.com. Made by a skydiver, for skydivers.

Trying to pimp somebody out?Angelic


deb18560  (D 18560)

Jan 25, 2012, 5:32 PM
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Does anyone know what company sells creepers for skydive training? Thanks for any help.
-Jay Hart

Try www.ultimatecreepers.com. Made by a skydiver, for skydivers.

Trying to pimp somebody out?Angelic

No, he did that himself! He has to pay for my tunnel time somehow, right? Wink



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