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SarahC07  (B 27139)

Feb 13, 2004, 10:32 AM
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Hi! Warning: newbie idiot questions coming your way: I'm looking at used/new gear and came across a complete system that has a tempo 150 reserve. I am only remotely familiar with one type of reserve and it's not a tempo. Does anyone know anything about them? And while I'm asking, what are the main differences in a reserve and a main canopy? Why are reserves generally cheaper than mains? If I were to buy a reserve used, what is the maximum number of rides it should have? In fact, why IS there a maximum number of rides... ? Do the reserves wear down faster? I'm open to any advice.. I'm a newbie with all kinds of idiot questions!
Thanks for the help!Wink

~Sarah


DShiznit  (B 27023)

Feb 13, 2004, 10:40 AM
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AggieDave didn't cover all of this for you??? Tongue

The Tempo is one of the top 3-4 reserves out there, no worries.

In regards to the strict rules about number of rides/repacks - would you want to risk the only thing saving your life in the case of a malfunction to someone that has been repacked and ridden quite a bit? I wouldn't. But I'm a newbie too, so don't listen to me. Wink


jlmiracle  (D License)

Feb 13, 2004, 10:42 AM
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My first reserve was a Tempo 150. It had 2 jumps on it when I got it, (1 terminal 1 subterminal). I had a terminal on it and it worked beautifully.

Judy


skydivingdutch  (A 43837)

Feb 13, 2004, 10:45 AM
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Thats the reseve I have, but I havent had to use it yet :) Hope I never will.


SarahC07  (B 27139)

Feb 13, 2004, 10:48 AM
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Hmm... how do you know I talk to AggieDave about all of this stuff?Wink

How does a tempo stack up next to a PD reserve?

The tempo I was looking at has no reserve rides...
I should really find out how old it is.... hm....

Thanks
Laugh


hookitt  (D License)

Feb 13, 2004, 11:07 AM
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How does a tempo stack up next to a PD reserve?
PD is much better quality. Has better reinforment. Better flight characteristics.

Tempo flies fine opens fine and works.
PD does it better.


piisfish

Feb 13, 2004, 11:11 AM
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maybe he knows cause you jump at aggieland...
to find out the age of the reserve, the manufacturing date should be written on it (I think)
and you should also have the repack card or a copy of it to find out how many times it has been packed.


SarahC07  (B 27139)

Feb 13, 2004, 11:12 AM
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Well, lets say for comparison purposes... the tempo 150 is 2 years old with no reserve rides... and in good condition...

If I were to buy it... and then try to sell it... any idea how much I could get for it?
I was thinking I'd buy the complete system, sell the tempo reserve and buy a new PD reserve to replace it.

ThanksLaugh


MarkM  (C 35089)

Feb 13, 2004, 11:16 AM
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I was thinking I'd buy the complete system, sell the tempo reserve and buy a new PD reserve to replace it.

Why not buy the rig, keep the tempo and spend the extra money on jumps.


Premier GravityGirl  (D 18897)

Feb 13, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Well, lets say for comparison purposes... the tempo 150 is 2 years old with no reserve rides... and in good condition...

If I were to buy it... and then try to sell it... any idea how much I could get for it?
I was thinking I'd buy the complete system, sell the tempo reserve and buy a new PD reserve to replace it.

ThanksLaugh

Every area of the country has a different perceived value. Some drop zones have certain prejudice that make the perceived value of an item change.

In my market, I would value a used Tempo between $450.00 and $500.00. A used PD goes between $600.00 and $700.00 depending on DOM and # rides. A new one sells for $ 883.20 just about anywhere.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 13, 2004, 11:30 AM
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In my opinion there is no need to dump the Tempo to buy a PD. Most of what you hear about one canopy/reserve/rig being better than the other is opinion or marketing. We all have our favorites and our not so favorites. If your overloading the reserve, flight characteristics or extra reinforcing might be important. If your within placard don't worry about it. There are a lot more important things to worry about, like opening your main.Wink


dgskydive  (C 25738)

Feb 13, 2004, 2:33 PM
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Tempo's are great reserves. They have been around for ever and seem to do just fine. I actually have a Tempo 150 in my container. Theis first reserve I ever bought was a Tempo 170. Never used it, but it never worried about it either.


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Feb 13, 2004, 4:38 PM
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Tempo's a decent reserve. Note that you shouldn't be worried about the number of deployments so much as the number of pack jobs, unless a jump caused damage (like landing on a fence.) Canopies are damaged more by handling and packing than by deployment. PD requires that you send their reserves back to the factory for a comprehensive inspection after 25 deployments or 40 repacks; that's a good guide for other reserves as well.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Feb 13, 2004, 10:06 PM
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If I were to buy it... and then try to sell it... any idea how much I could get for it?
I was thinking I'd buy the complete system, sell the tempo reserve and buy a new PD reserve to replace it.
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You could probably trade the Tempo reserve in for a new reserve of your choosing for $100 with a gear store. My buddy just did that. He went from a Raven Dash M 150 with 0 jumps on it to a new Smart 120. Smart is made by Aerodyne Research, who makes the Triathlons. I use a Triathlon and Tempo myself. The Tempo gets me down safely although I admit the controls felt a little mushy on the one reserve ride I had on it.

Blue Skies
Billy


aubsmell  (D 25066)

Feb 14, 2004, 6:19 AM
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Sarah- in my opinion both are good reserves, the Tempo is a little light on the reinforcement tape, but it does have the title of number one selling square reserve canopy of all times- The PD has a ton of tape and is pretty damn structurally sound, neither one of these reserves have had many problemw with failing to do their duty when called upon.
However technology has come a long way and there are other reserves on the market now that incorporate a ton of well placed tape and good flying charachteristics.

I'm sure when you choose a reserve you'll make a SMART choice

(you people know I've been waiting to use that one)

Aubrey
Aerodyne (manufacturer of the Smart Reserve)

PS have a good weekend of jumping, hopefully your weather is better than it is in Z hills today.


RMURRAY

Feb 14, 2004, 6:49 AM
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MarkM has hit the nail on the head. The Tempo is fine - spend money on jumps. I would not mind a PD reserve also but find they are (too) expensive - I'll spend my cash on tunnel time, coaches, team jumps etc....

rm


cloud9  (D 27635)

Feb 14, 2004, 10:43 AM
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I have two rides on a Tempo 150, I bought it new with my rig. I have no complaints at all, it opened great it flew ok nothing special, and landed just fine. I will say this it either is or it seems smaller then advertised. It really didn't look any bigger then my 130 main and landed like a 135 it also packs up like a 135.


skydivejunky  (D 22209)

Feb 15, 2004, 12:27 PM
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I've got three rides on a Tempo 120. You might want to remember to take a wrap on the steering lines as they tend to be a little long. I don't think they land to well myself compared to other seven cell canopies but they do the job.


Unstable  (D 28930)

Feb 15, 2004, 12:35 PM
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Tempo flies fine opens fine and works.


Good Enough For me Tongue


SniperCJ  (D 24468)

Feb 15, 2004, 1:36 PM
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Ive got jumps on a Tempo, a PD, and a Raven.

I love em all.

The Tempo performed as well as the other, more expensive ones.

JC


MarkM  (C 35089)

Feb 15, 2004, 4:46 PM
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I have two rides on a Tempo 150, I bought it new with my rig. I have no complaints at all, it opened great it flew ok nothing special, and landed just fine. I will say this it either is or it seems smaller then advertised. It really didn't look any bigger then my 130 main and landed like a 135 it also packs up like a 135.

PISA and Atair probably use different measuring methods, so it may very well be that they're closer in size than the 130 vs 150 would normally seem.

I guess a PD 143 and Tempo 150 are supposed to be about the same size.


Unstable  (D 28930)

Feb 15, 2004, 5:54 PM
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I know PISA sold out, but why on earth did they discontinue the Tempo - I thought It was one of their most popular products? Crazy


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Feb 15, 2004, 9:17 PM
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In reply to:
I have two rides on a Tempo 150, I bought it new with my rig. I have no complaints at all, it opened great it flew ok nothing special, and landed just fine. I will say this it either is or it seems smaller then advertised. It really didn't look any bigger then my 130 main and landed like a 135 it also packs up like a 135.

PISA and Atair probably use different measuring methods, so it may very well be that they're closer in size than the 130 vs 150 would normally seem.

I guess a PD 143 and Tempo 150 are supposed to be about the same size.

A Tempo 150 is 148 sq. ft., the 170 is 178 and 210 is 203. Your guess is as good as mine.Tongue (Temop Packing Manual)
Sparky


karlm

Feb 16, 2004, 8:09 AM
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The Tempo Reserve was manufactured by PISA (Parachute Industries of South Africa) they had been around for years, and the Tempo was one of the top selling reserves in it's day.

I have had one ride on a Tempo 170, sub terminal and it opened fine and landed good. Remember a reserve is there to get you to the ground safely. I would have no doubt in purchasing a Tempo reserve and jumping it. You will not go wrong with it.

- PISA has now been absorbed by Aerodyne, so the quality and manufacturing ethics are sure to have been first class for that sort of merger.


cousindave

Feb 16, 2004, 12:57 PM
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The tempo is a perfectly good canopy, but it does not have as much reinforment as the PD or Aerodyne Strong reserve. so i would not buy one with more than 2 or 3 deployments on it.



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