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Best place to pick up an optimum 143

 


texnavalaviator  (D License)

Oct 9, 2012, 6:19 AM
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Whats the best place (price) to pick up an optimum 143? I'm active military if it helps. Thanks in advance.


theonlyski  (D License)

Oct 9, 2012, 1:51 PM
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Whats the best place (price) to pick up an optimum 143? I'm active military if it helps. Thanks in advance.

I got mine from Mike G at Chutingstar. I don't remember if I did or didn't get any military discount (got it while I was still AD) but having his support behind it more than makes the deal worth it.


ETA: With that said, just about any gear store that sells PD gear will be able to get you one.


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Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Oct 9, 2012, 2:53 PM
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The DZ.com classifieds.


texnavalaviator  (D License)

Oct 9, 2012, 8:16 PM
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Well after some looking around all of the "major" places are asking the same and PD doesn't do a .mil discount. No biggie just watch the classifieds. Thanks for the help all.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 11, 2012, 10:38 AM
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With only 150 jumps a 143 reserve is not the smart choice.

Sparky
Attachments: Optimum Reserve Wing Loading Chart.doc (51.0 KB)


Quagmirian  (A 110392)

Oct 12, 2012, 1:14 AM
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With only 150 jumps a 143 reserve is not the smart choice.

Sparky
He didn't say it was for him.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 12, 2012, 12:15 PM
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With only 150 jumps a 143 reserve is not the smart choice.

Sparky
He didn't say it was for him.

Oh! He must be buying it for his mother. Crazy

Sparky


-SK-  (A License)

Oct 12, 2012, 2:03 PM
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What's your exit weight and what main are you flying?


uberchris  (A License)

Oct 12, 2012, 2:10 PM
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With only 150 jumps a 143 reserve is not the smart choice.

Sparky

weird, i dont recall him asking about wingloading or safety advice.........


ctrph8  (D License)

Oct 12, 2012, 10:31 PM
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A very good point! His question was about where, not whether he should buy one.

To the OP: Since price is going to be about the same across the board for the canopy, I'd go for good service.

For the record, I got mine at Chutingstar as well.
weird, i dont recall him asking about wingloading or safety advice.........


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 12, 2012, 11:38 PM
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You guys are right, fuck him he's not worth the trouble.

Sparky


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Oct 13, 2012, 8:22 AM
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You guys are right, fuck him he's not worth the trouble.

Sparky

the only info that the person lists is 150 jumps and military experience

Would you not agree that if it's a 120lbs person, a OP143 would not be a terrible choice ?

carriage------- horse
<------------ direction of movement


Quagmirian  (A 110392)

Oct 13, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Fuck him he's not worth the trouble.
This is very much the 'Dropzone' solution to all problems.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 13, 2012, 1:13 PM
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Fuck him he's not worth the trouble.
This is very much the 'Dropzone' solution to all problems.

Your right, I try to give him some advice that might save him some pain and you and the other over night wonders jump is with so much bull shit.

You keep thinking Butch....Unsure

Sparky


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 13, 2012, 1:21 PM
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You guys are right, fuck him he's not worth the trouble.

Sparky

the only info that the person lists is 150 jumps and military experience

Would you not agree that if it's a 120lbs person, a OP143 would not be a terrible choice ?

carriage------- horse
<------------ direction of movement

And what do you think the chances are he is less than 150 out the door? He said he was in the military, didnt say anything about military experience in jumping.

Sparky


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Oct 13, 2012, 3:31 PM
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You guys are right, fuck him he's not worth the trouble.

Sparky

the only info that the person lists is 150 jumps and military experience

Would you not agree that if it's a 120lbs person, a OP143 would not be a terrible choice ?

carriage------- horse
<------------ direction of movement

And what do you think the chances are he is less than 150 out the door? He said he was in the military, didnt say anything about military experience in jumping.

Sparky

I have no idea what those chances are, but I have dealt with a number of dudes who were pretty lightweight.

What I was pointing out is that you are assuming that the person would be overloading the OP143 beyond what's safe for their skill level. And that may not be the case, yet you make an absolute statement as if know some facts that are not presented to us by the OP.

Notice how I am not answering your question ? it's because I have no idea, and I prefer not to make wild assumptions.


ctrph8  (D License)

Oct 13, 2012, 8:31 PM
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We've been feeding the troll.





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You guys are right, fuck him he's not worth the trouble.

Sparky

the only info that the person lists is 150 jumps and military experience

Would you not agree that if it's a 120lbs person, a OP143 would not be a terrible choice ?

carriage------- horse
<------------ direction of movement

And what do you think the chances are he is less than 150 out the door? He said he was in the military, didnt say anything about military experience in jumping.

Sparky

I have no idea what those chances are, but I have dealt with a number of dudes who were pretty lightweight.

What I was pointing out is that you are assuming that the person would be overloading the OP143 beyond what's safe for their skill level. And that may not be the case, yet you make an absolute statement as if know some facts that are not presented to us by the OP.

Notice how I am not answering your question ? it's because I have no idea, and I prefer not to make wild assumptions.



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