Im going to start my aff soon. I have money put aside for a rig but dont know if I should wait to buy after my aff or what? To me makes more since to have my own rig for when I start to solo.There wouldnt be any gear rental or if there would be. Im 5"8 and 185 lbs dont know what kind of main reserve etc. Or what a good price is rather buy used then spend thousands and thousands on a new rig.
Good advice, so far! You'll be dialing in the canopy size you want to jump. There's no sense in buying something before you know what you're comfortable jumping.
Pay attention to the equipment you're renting, so if you find one you particularly like you can lean toward that. If your dropzone offers a packing class, I'd suggest taking that too. You'll learn a lot about your gear that way. A LOT.
Ok Thanks good advice I am jumping the gun. Im just really excited. I start my aff Saturday paid in full. Ill just hand on to rig money until i get my license. Im going to take the packing class also. I use to fly planes and realized that wasn't what I wanted to do all I kept thinking about was jumping out of the plane lol.Thanks for the advice ill upload video of my aff when finished.