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First Rig

 


James_Westfield

Oct 12, 2012, 4:33 PM
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Dear Dropzone members,

I am a new skydiver and need a rig to begin. I would like any suggestions of a decent rig for someone 173cm tall 155lbs. I do not know what type of wear or damage to avoid in a purchase. If anyone can please help me decide on the proper gear please respond!


-SK-  (A License)

Oct 12, 2012, 4:35 PM
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First, what size have you been jumping on your student jumps?


TheDoctor2608

Oct 12, 2012, 5:01 PM
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It's always a good thing to ask your dropzone rigger what he/she thinks is apropriate for you. Blue skies and a good skydiving career. :-)


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Oct 12, 2012, 5:04 PM
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Have you made any jumps yet? Are you licensed or well on your way to a license?

If the answer to either of those questions is "no," relax. Do your student jumps, use your dropzone's gear (the rental of which is generally included in the price of some if not all of your jumps).


DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Oct 12, 2012, 5:19 PM
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Just to re-iterate what everyone else has said, you need to give us more information about your progression. Filling out your account profile would be helpful.

After which, we would be able to give you better advice.Smile

However, the best people to ask would be the instructors at your dropzone who have followed your progression as a student. They know more about your skills and needs than we do on the forums. So don't be shy to ask for your instructors' help. Also, take any advice you get on the internet with a grain of salt.Tongue

Edited to add smileys hehe


(This post was edited by DcloudZ on Oct 12, 2012, 5:20 PM)



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