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  1. I have only hear good things about it. Apparently the price is a huge factor of it not taking off along with the owner not really putting a big marketing campaign behind it, from what i can tell by choice. However, I think it is a top three option if you live in Europe to buy one of these. Someone I trust very dearly who sells alot of rigs tells me it is an excellent rig, the only reason they do not see many is because of the price, hopefully the euro will change that in time to come as it may be expensive living outside of Europe to buy but living inside of Europe it should be a first choice, especially ahead of the PDF bullshit everyone is sick of (customer service that is, not gear). It seems BKR is joining forces with another business minded guy, 'freeatlast' and getting to work on the marketing and giving it the time and effort it needs to get known in the USA. Its a hard call to see if it will take off in the states as i get the feeling people are set in their ways in the USA with the long time manufacturers. With gear prices here in Australia being so damn expensive compared to the USA, I think it would have a reat chance over here and with the popularity of the Icon and the wings over here it could quickly take off as what goes into this rig is very impressive. It sure would give PA a run for their money. Whoever commented on it looking like an owl, yes, I have always thought that, but I see a strange shape or animal in every single rig i have seen. Anyway, I hope some of you guys get the chance to demo the container, from what i can tell it would be a perfect fit for me as I think the spacer foam on microns and Javs etc was an ecellent idea until i put them on and thought, 'wow. they could of been a bit more generous'. With this container being a heaped helping of spacer foam, it gets me interested. Good Luck this year Jerome, i get the feeling its going to be a good year for your container and I hope to one day sell them here in my Store in Australia. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  2. Poll means... Yes I do and I have over 1000 jumps and my main is smaller than a 139 for the first option.....etc etc etc. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  3. I dont know, the poll was a quick one. OK, so here is the real situation and why I have suddenly been asking about this..... You guys deserve it because of the decent answers that have been given. I have just purchase a bunch of demo rigs, only two of them are full rigs with reserves etc, the rest get loaned out with the customers stock reserve and cypres and my demo container and demo mains. Now, I wanted to put a Optimum 143 into the V308 with a safire 129, as this demo rig i would keep at the dz and i would use it as my personal rig as well. However, I am warned by UPT that it will be very tight and they went as far to more or less tell me that I shouldnt go for this combination, so I of course had to then decide between a PD 126 or a smart 120 or a Icarus reserve 129. I went with the 129, cause it is the largest and it packs the smallest. So the reserve arrived, personally I dont mind jumping a 130 reserve, however i then look at the packing card and it shows a maximum weight of 78kgs. and i think WTF!!. I then go into my records and realise I have just delivered a customer a 129 icarus reserve as well. So I pull his Micron file and i relaise that he is heavier than me. I then posted here to find out what I should do about my customer, who I am writing an email to now. So the customer is the concern as instantly i realise there is no way in hell I am going to use this reserve as things are going well at the moment after a few years very hard work and I aint going to have you wankers reading about me in the incidents section. So right now i am waiting to see what the customer has to say, but with the reserve I have gone and purchased to use in a demo rig for myself and others, I am not going to be letting anyone overload a reserve on my kit during my watch. So if anyone would like to swap a Icarus reserve 129, brand spanking new, like a week old for either a PD 126 (used of course) or a Optimum 143 and i will give some cash, or a Micro raven 135 and you can give me some cash, then someone is going to get a hell of a deal. I am all up for swapping this outright for a PD 126 that is three or four years old, or if someone wants to pick up a very cheap reserve, then fast sale appreciated. This is not an advertisement, this is a situation we are discussing and i am explaining the conclusion of this topic for me and seeing you guys are all regular riggers on thsi forum i doubt you would mind a offer as you know I am not looking for a fast buck or to make money here. Thanks for all the replies, I would much rather a PD reserve that says 215lbs rather than a reserve hat says 78kgs, cause 78 kgs is my ideal weight i would love to get down to, and that is not including wearing a rig ;) .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  4. Any chance you could scan a copy of that review? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  5. The ten minute mark is just insane. It blows my mind as to how many fireworks are going off. Was an amazing sight .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  6. Each year Sydney city puts on fireworks. I urge you to watch this and just take in how many fireworks there really is. There is four locations, it may get a bit boring but at the end it starts oing mental again on the bridge. I have seen alot of fireworks displays but here in Sydney each new years eve I believe they must put on the most spectacular show . Have a watch, it will take 12 minutes out of your life. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  7. Poor poor girl..... She does know it is her who you are trying to get the visa out of right? I mean, she doesnt think she is going to get the visa if she marries you? You did get someone to translate your cockney language when you explained this to her right? Anyway, happy new year fucker. Time for me to go meet the missus in the city. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  8. YEah my FB status says "ANDY COPLAND R.I.P. with the article under it. damn it, i knew it was too good to be true. Bloody xmas and all i thought maybe it just might have some truth to it. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  9. After reading it i got to say it does not Sound like andy. About a year ago Andy was going about some new wife that he was amdly in love with, not that we ever hear about her anymore, but im guessing that poor woman in America is still married to the bastard. Edit to add smiley face. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  10. have a look at 10.6 and 10.7 on the manual. it seems to be conflicting with page 12. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  11. It also says in the manual that it is NOT allowed to be jumped at an exit rate exceding 1.3 wing loading. So back to my original question, Are people allowed to jump reserves with such high wingloadings and are people allowed to jump the icarus reserve say the 129 with a weight that is over the max allowed on the icarus table? Can someone get away with jumping a icarus reserve 129 with an exit weight of 95kgs? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  12. So you are saying all size Icarus reserves are Tso'd up to 116 kgs? Even though they say the maximum exit wirght is 78kgs, but at the same time their 219's and up are maxed at 116kgs. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  13. Sorry, I dont have a manual. Yes it is an Icarus reserve 129. The max exit weight is 78 kgs. So, how can it be TSO'd to 116kgs? Are you sure you are not talking about a larger size icarus reserve? 219, to 279 reserve that is max weight of 116kgs? You will ntoice i am talking about the 129 that has a max loading at 78kgs, not the 219 that has a max loading at 116kgs. Thanks anyway though. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  14. Just curious. I have a customer who has purchased a system with a 129 qft main and a 129 sqft reserve. Now he 129sqft reserve has a max exit weight of 78 kgs (Jumper +gear + clothing). Going form the jumpers order form he weighs 85kgs in clothes alone. Now, I imagine this is a regular occurance to be honest with those who jump small reserves. Otherwise, all those jumping 109 reserves must all weigh about 50kgs (110lbs), and i doubt that is the case. So what i want to know (yes as a distributor, i am also learning every day) is it illegal in the USA to jump a reserve that is overloaded with exit weight? How do DZO's or CSO's let this et past them? Are they required by ops to ground the jumper? Is there a blind eye to this? Or Is this actually allowed and the max exit weight just a 'suggestion'? Look forward to some replies and some honest anonymous poll results. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  15. Hey, I really appreciate the massive words mate, but if you could maybe edit the title into lower case letters would be great as I feel a bit embarrassed at the moment. Nice container though mate. Glad it got to you, I was wondering what the Blue would look like and it looks damn fine!. I actually have the V308 arriving today with a safire 2 129, Icarus reserve 129 and cypres 2 arriving assembled. I cant wait to start jumping again this weekend. All our demo rigs are out now except for a single V350 with Pilot ZPX. Once aerodyne and UPT reopen we will be buying another stack of demo rigs and hopefully picking one of the designs everyone sent in, .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  16. Nah mate, They are just in the 'play around' stage with the camera. From what I can tell, they are just figuring out if there is anything they can or should do. Once they make that decision you can rest assure that they will have somehting out fast. With the holidays and everything at the moment things are on slow play with everyone everywhere. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  17. Cookie will sort that issue out shortly. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  18. They dont really fall in the same category. The GoPro is a camera to be played around with and mved around and creative with, bordering on a novelty camera. Awesome cameras, but not a Sony. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  19. Liz, I will let you know and exact answer in a few days. I will be able to try it out myself. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  20. LAst time I ha a tent next to a swoop area I was woken by someone ending their life. Anyway, will find a hotel. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  21. Sweet as mate. I can have fed ex pick it up from your door and send it to him so it arrives in 48 hours. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  22. Be time to meet alot of people i hope. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  23. So who is going? Better yet, who has a spare room available for me? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  24. So do you need help or not? If anyone wants to use my shjipping account, it is open to all to use. This way the more i use it the bigger discounts i will get. So I am all about people using it. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .