Mar 16, 2013, 7:12 AM
Post #1 of 5
What about buying a 20 year old Javelin J1 container?
So I am poor and buying my first rig. I am trying to save money by buying older used gear. I am looking at buying a 1993 J1. What do you all think is it worth the money to go newer or can I get by with using the old stuff?
Mar 16, 2013, 9:44 AM
Post #3 of 5
Re: [adangst] What about buying a 20 year old Javelin J1 container?
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You need to arrange for an independent rigger to examine the rig and see if any work needs to be done. Possible needs, new/first BOC (it looks like it may have been Rear of Leg pocket), new reserve PC (I just made a customer replace the PC on similar Javelin, spring weak and lots of packing damage on fabric), new risers, new main PC (less likely). I'm not saying it needs all or any of these but it might.
This may very well be a good first rig, BUT this holds very small canopies for a new jumper. Depending on your experience and weight this may not be big enough. Many people recommend that a 150 main is too small for ANYONE's first canopy. Other disagree but at 150 even the most docile zp mains become higher performance based on size and line length. And the available reserves that is will fit may not be big enough. Fill out your profile and provide weight (specify naked or geared) and we may be able to give more advice.