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How many jumps before you purchased your own rig?

 

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Poll: How many jumps before you purchased your own rig?
50 - 100 249 / 88%
100 - 250 29 / 10%
250 - 500 2 / 1%
500 - 750 0 / 0%
750 - 1000 2 / 1%
282 total votes
 
Skylark

May 22, 2003, 4:51 PM
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...and why?


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

May 22, 2003, 4:54 PM
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I bought mine after I finished AFF (waiting to be delivered). Why?, because I like to have my own stuff.


BoobieCootie  (C 33103)

May 22, 2003, 4:55 PM
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~70.

So I could get trained on flying smaller canopies for a rig that should last me for a long time.Smile


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

May 22, 2003, 5:00 PM
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You forgot to include < 50 jumps in your poll. I first jumped mine on #42 (but am now on my 3rd main canopy in that time).


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

May 22, 2003, 5:00 PM
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120 something b4 I broke down and pulled out a brandnew creditcard and and almost maxed its 5000 limitShockedCrazy


payback462

May 22, 2003, 5:47 PM
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i ordered mine at about 50 or 60 jumps because i reallllly wanted a Voodoo and the largest container they make holds a 170 so i demo'd gear from Sqaure3 till i got down to that size and figured that the 170 was small enough for my fat ass.

besides my WL on a 150 would be like 1.43CrazyCrazyPirateTongue


ladyskydiver

May 22, 2003, 6:03 PM
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I bought my own stuff and started jumping it on jump # 34.

Why? I knew I was going to be in the sport for a long, long time so I wanted my own gear. It, also, gave me more money to use towards jumping instead of paying rental fees. And, I'm kinda tiny, and student gear didn't fit the best.


jimjumper  (D 11137)

May 22, 2003, 6:14 PM
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I bought my first rig with about 12 jumps. The student gear was 35 ft. T-10's and at 230 pounds I was loosening my fillings on the landings. The DZ rules were that you couldn't jump a square till you had 50 jumps so I bought a 27 ft Russian Paracommander with a 24 ft belly wart. Cost me $300 but I sold it (for $200) as soon as I had enough jumps and money to buy a heavyweight Cloud. Sure glad I never had to land that reserve!


Samurai136  (D 26609)

May 22, 2003, 6:16 PM
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didn't poll. I bought mine w/ less than 50 jumpsTongue

Ken


KATO33  (C 33806)

May 22, 2003, 6:20 PM
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I bought my own stuff and started jumping it on jump # 35.

Why? I knew I was going to be in the sport for a long, long time so I wanted my own gear. It, also, gave me more money to use towards jumping instead of paying rental fees. And, I'm kinda tiny, and student gear didn't fit the best.
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Yeah what she said except for the being tiny part


KenKnight  (D 28695)

May 22, 2003, 6:52 PM
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Jump 24 for me. Found a good used rig at a good price and had the money at the time. Renting gear was really limiting my jump numbers.


councilman24  (D 8631)

May 22, 2003, 6:57 PM
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Jump #4.Cool Made my first freefall on jump #6 with it. Competition Paracomander, Crossbow H/C and Crossbow reserve. 1980 $400 Weight app. 50lbs. I still have it and it's packed.

Oh and Why? Because it was there.

terry


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beemertec  (A License)

May 22, 2003, 7:05 PM
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I bought mine as soon as I switched from ripcord to BOC. I didn't want to rent, and I wanted to jump th esame canopy every jump.


uma  (B License)

May 22, 2003, 7:17 PM
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I just ordered mine, have a little less than a hundred jumps. Would have ordered it sooner, but I really wanted a brand-new rig, and I couldn't afford it. So thanks dad, if you're on the forums reading this!


rgoper  (C 32349)

May 22, 2003, 7:25 PM
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ordered it while still on student status. had my own gear by jump # 35. why? because i couldn't see the humour in renting gear, that's if it wasn't being utilized by AFP students. in the DZO of SkyDive SpaceLand's defense, he cut me a HUGE break on rental, thanks Steve, i haven't forgotten it, never will.


darkwing  (D 4164)

May 22, 2003, 7:35 PM
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about 20 jumps. No check box for that one. I did it because I knew I was going to be a long-time jumper, and there wasn't any reason to delay purchasing. It was a used guardian rig with a Paracommander main


AggieDave  (D License)

May 22, 2003, 7:40 PM
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I had my D # before I had a rig. I begged and borrowed, being a PCSS, I had to. Crazy


HeatherB  (B License)

May 22, 2003, 8:00 PM
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I had to look at my logbook Smile

Jump #23. First jump on my "new to me" rig. A Javelin with a 150 and 143. Added a new Cypres.

I bought it mainly b/c the student harnesses were much too big on me. I always felt like I was going to fall out. And the rental gear was pretty shabby, flaps coming open all the time, that kind of crap. Renting gear was getting costly too.

At around 150 jumps or so I got my first custom sized harness/container, whoohoo!


gearsales
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May 22, 2003, 8:08 PM
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65 jumps. I bought a complete system, new. At 350 jumps I was bored and bought all new again to downsize 2 sizes, and go elliptical. Now that I do gear sales(for 6 years now), I tell to start out with used if you can find something acceptable. Otherwise buy a container system that is made for you(there is nothing like a rig that actually fits), and size it one size smaller than the USED main that you start on. Its the main that you will get tired of. As far as other economics go...estimate your jump numbers in the near future...depending on how much gear rental is and your numbers...does it make sense to buy sooner rather that later. If money isn't an issue, then buy it as soon as possible...if it is, then calculate if it's better to put it on a c/c or continue to rent.


wmw999  (D 6296)

May 22, 2003, 8:30 PM
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About 60-70 jumps. Because I was out of college, had the money, and the right (cheap) deal came along. I jumped that gear for about 2 years, and the main for another year after that.

Wendy W.


Ruffles  (A 42288)

May 22, 2003, 9:13 PM
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At jump 35. Why = because the student rental rigs at my DZ kinda suck w/ bridal protection, flaps coming open, and are uncomfortable as hell. I knew I was hooked hardcore on jumping and I figured I can buy cheaper fishing poles, cars, paintball guns, etc., but this is my ass and I want nothing but the best protecting it.

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Stacy  (D License)

May 22, 2003, 9:31 PM
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Jump 56 I had my rig assembled and was jumping it. It was used, I pieced it together with a used J2 from Sq1, an older F111 main from a manifest friend, swift +175 reserve. no cypres. I really didn't have to be in a rush, working for the DZ I didn't have to pay gear rental, but it got old when "the good rental rig" was out, etc. I wanted to go to boogies/travel too. Replaced that main pretty quickly with a nice Spectre 150 (also used) 60 jumps later.

At about 500 jumps I finally ordered custom gear. Nothing wrong with the other stuff, it just didn't fit right and I was starting to notice it. The container didn't fit my third main very well. Now I have a TJN Odyssey, Jedei 136 and used PD 126. got me a cypres too. Sly


guesswhere  (B 25973)

May 22, 2003, 10:16 PM
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33... i found a good deal. plus, i wanted to hook up w/ the girl selling it, and i figured that just throwing down that much cash would make it seem like i was rich, and therefore had a big penis...

hmmm..... wait.... was that out loud?


beowulf  (C License)

May 22, 2003, 10:59 PM
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bought mine at around 24~25 jumps then at 64 jumps it got stolenMad and I saved up and bought a brand new rigSmile
two rigs in less then 100 jumps


falxori  (D License)

May 22, 2003, 11:56 PM
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ordered it around 15-20 , got it around 35.

you should add 0-50 in the poll Tongue

why? i knew i was going to keep doing it.
at the time , there were many job cuts where i work (1500 out of 5500) and i promised myself a new rig if i survive.

still working there, and have a new rig Sly


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