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  1. All this debate about buying new or used got me looking over the past year or so for what i think is the PERFECT time to purchase a new container when looking at it from a financial side with value for money. I think it is a the Micron-V308. Here is why.... It takes an Optimum 143. or a PD 113 for those who want a smaller reserve. It then takes a Safire 2 139 main canopy. You can then downsize to a 129, 119 and then a 109 safire 2. At any stage you could then go to a more HP canopy from a Crossfire 2 139 all the way back down to a crossfire 2 109. Then you probably have a couple of thousand jumps on this, or even many years of jumps on this and then once you are over jumping a crossfire 109, you can then switch to a super HP EXtremeVV 104 and later downsize that to a EXTreme VX 99. All the time while having a Optimum reserve 143 in the container. Of course you could also take the reserve down to a smart 110. After selling a stack of rigs over the years I like to try and help customers with the most financially vaiable rig to purchase, and I am not affraid to turn a sale away for them to buy a second hand rig. There are a few people in these forums I have done my best to talk them out of buying new. But if a customer came to me looking for a second hand rig for a 139, I think i would have to suggest buying whatever they want second hand but buying this container the V308 custom made to fit them is a damn good vaiable container to purchase. Starting at a 139, all the way down to a EXTreme 99. I seriously dont think 99% of people would ever need to buy another continaer again as this helps them on the 139 at that 500 jump level and sees them for the rest of their days in skydiving with a single container that is made to fit them. Most people who buy gear dont give two shits about the size of container, they all want it to fit the canopy they have now and at least take one size smaller and it would be a bonus if it took two sizes smaller. I know they are only incriments of 10ft, but a 10ft difference is much bigger difference than a 20ft difference fro a 210-190. Just thought I would share this as I find it interesting. For those tiny ladies or small blokes, that start straight off on a 149, they could hire a rig for that time while they had a V-308 made for them and then go down to the 139 and they would never need a rig again. For those that say nobody should start on a 150, well fact is MANY people do under their instructors careful thoughts and the instructors that i know have suggested this, also backed it up with tons of coaching and helping on every landing. Those customers were around the 56-60kg mark. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  2. Hey Boris, Send me an email mate. Gary@karnagekrew.com and I will get you some pictures. I am not looking at talking you into buying through myself, Just willing to help. In the email, let me know the canopies you are thinking of or the main canopy you need to put in it. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  3. Correction to one persons post.....it is ALL about fashion and popularity. why else would someone ask what to buy (i.e. this thread). my opinion, get on the phone and actually talk to some real experts instead of face this idiotic feedback from some 50 jump wonder... Amen. Racers maybe had their issues a while back when they were slow to follow the changes being made to other rigs but there is nothing wrong with them these days. I only wish my store could sell Racers. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  4. Glad to hear you have gone with Maddy for a new rig. She has promised very similar pricing to myself after we have been speaking and is also looking forward to you trying all her range of demo canopies. She has said to me 'She wants to make sure you get exactly what you are comfortable with and good for you so will spend a weekend with her demo rigs all out for you.'. Stick with her, this is one of the advantage of buying from a gear store on your own dropzone. With her making sure her prices are on the same par as mine you have an awesome opportunity. Maddy and I regularly have meetings to make sure we work together in the customers best interest. When you are on her DZ, you shouldnt consider anywhere else. Demo rigs and the experience of maddy is priceless. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  5. HEy mate, Send me your email. I have sold my fair share of ZPX canopies and can get my customers to send their photos out to you. The last one i had at my place was a Sunburst and Fire ZPX. Looked awesome. The red is like a crimson but a bit lighter. There is a similar theme with all the colours, they have this certain tone to them, almost like a 'pastel' tone, maybe that is not the best way to say it, maybe a 'crayon' tone. Just the colours are very soft. So you are not going to get a really bright red, more like a soft red Hard to explain but hope my description put some sort of imagine in your mind. Anyway, through me your email and I will get some photos sent to you. My email is Gary@karnagekrew.com .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  6. Better accuracy for a start so you can get lower beep settings for swoops etc. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  7. Felix, go and speak to Maddy at your dz mate. You have a great gear shop there that will allow you to demo all the good rigs. She will match any other prices in the UK and she is there to measure you and let you use the demo gear so you can play around and see what you like. Anyway, have a yarn to Maddy, she will do everything she can to help you out and she has a great payment plan available. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  8. I have not lived in New Zealand full time for 13 years. Last time i was back was 2005 for a few months, before that is was 2001 for a year. it will always be home though. Not because i just like the idea of it, but because it is what I feel. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  9. I have had about thirty emails from the guy in the past hour. (I posed as a cop and he is trying to defend himself to the point that i have just said OK, I TRUST YOUO, leave it at that!!) lol .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  10. and another..... Holy crap so you have been tracking me for a while now haven't you. Did you actually talk to anyone that bought a rig from me?? They could have told I a wasnt scamming anyone. I only lie about unimportant things like where I jump at and all. Have you talked to the guy sailing from New zealand to San diego that supposedly wants to buy that rig? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  11. I have been speaking to him for a few emails in the last hour. here is his most recent reply. I only say I am in the states for simplicity, and so people dont think I am scamming them, which I am not, and so they dont think the rig is coming from Poland when it is in the states. Please dont have you criminal investigator friend report this as I want to stay on dropzone. I would have been kicked off long ago if I was scamming, but understand where you were coming from accusing me and all. So are you interested in the rig or did this whole ordeal scare you off? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  12. I just traced his IP and it shows POLAND!!! he also says if we want to talk then he will phone me. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  13. That advert shows his name as 'Dan' and he is in north carolina. other one is Luke in Chicago. Same username though. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  14. Sweet, I just tried to buy it as well. See where it goes. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  15. Freeatlast-. His ads seem pretty strange if you look closely. The guy registered on dropzone.com in 2007. However, he purrchased this rig for himself in 2005. Most people would have registered on dropzone.com by then. But the real thing is, how many skydivers can buy a rig and keep hold of it for nearly 5 years without putting a single jump on it or without selling it. nobody would let the rig depreciate in value like that if it is sitting around for five years unjumped. Dont know the guy, never heard of him but i would be careful, just because of what is said in the advert for the mirage. Send Ward an email and ask him if he has a customer with the name in his records and send a photo of the rig and see if it adds up. Or if you have the serial number send that to mirage and ask him who owns it or purchased it new like this guy claims he has. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  16. This is so funnny. At the start he takes the tall guy to the water and makes him sit in the water just so his body can soak up some more water. Loving it. They knew what they were doing when they cast him. Really wish they could have cast some sort of 'lady', like a real posh high society lady. mad props to all of them though 6 days of non stop rain with no shelter. cant be easy. so happy they choose the blankets instead of the tarp. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  17. For those of you looking for something that I think really sets the micron off with embroidery. the body contact embroided. Got this idea from a customer and have put it on this rig as well. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  18. I will no longer jump when and if I have children. Until they are at least old enough to get a job. So about the first 5 years of their life. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  19. You get what I mean though. We all had to hear about skydiving from somewhere to know it was possible for us mere mortals that can not afford a plane of our own. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  20. Who cares. People are allowed to be excited that they have done a few skydives. Saying why is she trying to pull this bullshit, is a pretty egotistical response. First of all it is great publicity for us, secondly if people did not get a huge rush and sense of achievment from doing a single tandem or a tandem jump every other year, us sport skydivers would not have the turbine aircrafts we love so much and skydiving would not be as evolved as it is. I woulddnt say she is presenting herself as a weekend jumper, more a person who does the odd skydive here and there and loves the shit out of it. Whats wrong with telling the world that. I imagine her life she is not trying to make herself sound cool as in all reality she is a famous moviestar who is rich as fuck and Im glad she is spending her money in our industry and telling the world about how much fun skydiving is. If it was not for celbrities skydiving or skydiving in the media then 90% of us would not be here. I am certain about 50% of us here because we watched point break. Good on for promoting our sport. More people doing tandems means more wind tunnels, more turbines, more boogies and more gear. To talk about it as if she has no right to talk about it on national tv seems like you think she does not deserve to. At the end of the day it is people like her that got our sport to where it is. If it wasnt for tandems we would be jumping in cessnas and the marketing of skydiving would be so shit that half of us would never of thought it possible. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  21. Guys, Get to your local dz shop or your fav distributor. Aerodyne sends their Stock canopy lists out the distributors each week and usually with a bit of news. This week it is told that Aerodyne are reducing the price on some of the older stock. Usually I would not post news like this but I know ALOT of you out there have been waiting for the return of the Aerodyne great stock sale and now is the time. So phone up your local dealer as they usually give a discount below the retail price. I will psot the retail prices so you can see the sort of treat you are in for..... Mambas are $1200 USD MSRP. The Visions are $1150 MSRP There are two Triathalons a 135 and a 160 for $1150 MSRP. There is not much stock, so this is not a huge sale. These are canopies from 2008 still brand new in unopened bags. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  22. With western union in london you have to provide either 100% points of I.D. such as a passport, or a drivers license and medicare card or whatever it was called over there. Or you can have the person sending the money send you the how many digit code it is as well as a secret question and secret answer.. then the I.D. can be basic. In Europe it is very simple for places to become western union agents, this is why alot of scams are done via western union, because their mates who have a grocery store or some small business can become an agent. So they may just turn the cameras off at the time. The other thing about western union is you can sign up online to send money and you can sign up online to receive money, so of course if they signed up online then the identity is even easier to BS. I believe there must be about 100 western union fraud cases reported every single day throughout the world, hell, it may even be thousands per day. So do not count on getting your money back, maybe you will get it back in thirty years and it is a suprise. IN the meantime, Send me a PM and let me know how much you got ripped off and how much more you had to send, maybe i can make your unfortunate situation a little bit better for you by helping you into some gear at my cost prices as a dealer or maybe some of my contacts have some second hand gear amongst them that we can help you put an affordable rig together. It sucks getting ripped off mate, I have been majorly ripped off by a conamn in the states this year and it hurts. While saying that though, I have to say the first and easiest way to know someone is trying to scam you is if they TELL you how they want you to send the money. First thing you should have done and anyone else reading this is look into the costs involved of sending them this money, because the first thing you would have noticed is that sending money via western union is one of the MOST expensive ways you can send money internationally. If they dictate how they want to receive the money this should ring alarm bells. What I have noticed with Americans is that they are very reluctant to give someone their bank account numbers. I am guessing that they are relctant to do this because it just sounds like a stupid thing to do, however when you are sending money or receiving money, doing it from bank account to bank account is the cheapest and the SAFEST way you could possibly do it. With terrorist laws throughout the world you must provide alot of details to wire money to someones bank over the counter, such as their bank account numbers, their home address and their full name and phone number. For them to withdraw the money they must have all the relevant identification. Also bank will act upon rip offs very quickly. Nobody can access your bank account by you giving them your account details. Especially not from overseas. All transactions should be this way .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  23. bigway

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    She was raped by the original nazi lover on the show back in series one. her father organized to cut the guys balls off but then chickened out. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  24. bigway

    SAMCRO

    I think that just might have been the best 'Television' fight I have ever seen. Most 'television' fights are just a punch here and there and a bit of this and a bit of that. This fight was a gash here, some blood here and it went for a while. Well scripted fight. Loving that the Bitch is back in town. Overall, good episode. Bit annoyed at first with them already being where they were but the showed played out well. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  25. bigway

    SAMCRO

    Download complete in 14mins. Needless to say it is pizza night tonight. Chicken peri peri pizza, emails turned off and a large can of 'mother' energy drink with a 1080p Bravia, surround sound, beanbag and a downloaded 720p version of some /bite the roadside curb while i stomp on your head' pirated tv show. Bring it. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .