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  1. SO a vigil uni is going to outlast my television life without a service is it? I am going to buy a Vigil and a television. Lets see what ones lasts longer without needing a service. I dont trust my television with my life though. the vigil 2 is great, I just HATE that bullshit 20 year no service thing. I mean has even a protype been around for 20 years? How would they know it will last 20 years in a rig without a service? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  2. Hey man, I very much appreciate the words and appreciated them. I just wanted to make a point. Not particulary to yourself. Just in general. I think it is important to Support the gear stores on the dz if you have one. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  3. Doesn't Bonnie own a gear store where you jump? I am certain she will hook you up a great rig. Im not saying dont come to me, but if you have a gear store on your dz, you should see them first. I mean, im certain you would go to them when you need a hook knife or rubberbands right? So if they are there selling you $1 profit items day in and day out, they sure could use your business on the bigger purchases to make sure they are there tomorrow. I am all about selling rigs, but I am also all about jumpers supporting their dz gear stores. (even if you have to get a quote form me first for her to match Aye Bonnie) Bonnie from Gravity Gear, Mike from Chutingstar and Maddy from DZsports have all been there for me when I needed them and to get to the place I am at now. You will never see or hear of me knowingly sell to one of the jumpers at their dz........ so ont tell me if you do .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  4. DSE. Thanks mate. Just outfitted my first shop, here in Australia today. Cant wait for the one we start in the UK next year. It is all go and all on. if I was not to start one in the UK I would be letting someone down, thats the point we are at right now. Really excited, just hope I can draw a salary in a couple of years so it is all worth it. Opening of the store is this weekend and we have a Skydivers rock concert on the same stage fleetwood mac played on last night. Photos of the new store are on Facebook, still a little bit to go though. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  5. Dont downsize. Simple. It's not needed. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  6. I fail to see how a Cross fire 129 with 150 jumps will fit in it if a mamba 111 is classed as a FULL (Tight) fitting Even though the mamba is measured differently. Surely it would not be safe if you did get it in. V309 (for the bigger reserve) or V308 would be ideal. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  7. All my ZPX customers have told me that it is NOT like packing a 500 jump canopy. As others in this website have stated. Doesnt matter what canopy you buy, they will all be dificult to pack brand new. Also, it does not only depend on the canopy. it epends on the size of rig the canopy is going into, hence the D-Bag. The container the OP is getting is a container made for a 190 pilot. So the D-bag is made for a 190 pilot. Seeing the Pilot is a 188 ZPX it will pack easier into the d-bag because the canopy is smaller than the largest canopy it takes. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  8. I meant water resistant, seems i may be wrong. However it is a special order .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  9. I have one siting right here mate. It arrived a day ago and only available to them to ship like on Tuesday or something. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  10. HEres the thing. Did you buy he optima 2 with the port that you have to request? When a dealer buys an optima 2, they get sent an optima 2, but if they want an optima 2 for the LED they must request it. Also it is not waterproof like the standard optima 2. So if you just purchased it online, you might want to find out from the gear store before they send it. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  11. I just got an email telling me that 12 of my customers containers are ready so there should be some new pictures very shortly and I also have 6 or 7 on their way to me. Finally will have a V308 that I can jump myself. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  12. Thanks Steve. All your shit arrive five minutes ago. Plamer also arrive sin NZ next week. Make sure you meet up with him. I see from photos he has been learning to backflip in Pastranas pit. Maybe you can teach him a thing or two? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  13. I pay well over $100 to have a rig fully assembled. I believe I pay extra to have the skyhook assembled and I believe riggers should charge extra. I think riggers charges are not high enough. If it was not for riggers being so dedicated and getting that rated half of us would be fucked. Riggers play a very vital role, theyare the mechanics of the skydiving world. My mechanicj charges $100 an hour, my printer charges $99 an hour, my gardener charges $79 an hour etc riggers should also charge by the hour. They deserve it sayin that though, then a reserve pack would only cost $10 by some riggers and $50,000 by others. I think the riggers should get what they deserve. How many of you need this rig packed really quickly so the rigger comes in an hour early to get it done and then he goes and works a full day doing tandems etc. Riggers should charge more. I pay upt and aerodyne riggers good money. Cause they charge good money. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  14. Thanks Sparky. It means alot to have your respect. You were one of the most respected people on this site when I first started posting here back in 02. I think you will find there is some awesome customer service in the industry. Ankie set the standards years ago and many of us took notes. Sandy at aerodyne and Tara and Dorothy at Upt have developed it. People like myself and mike at chutingstar just figured out how to pass it on to the customers. I'm sure mike is another that has a serious sleeping problem like myself as he will reply to emails as soon as they come in as well. Then there is likestojump who provides some of the best customer service I have seen an he drakes with customer service. There are many of out there who have made this our lives and the only way to be good at anything is to give it everything. Anyways, I just have always loved working with newbies. It's the role I have always taken to in this sport. Some people compete, some people just help others get in the sport. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  15. Cheers Sparky. Its just jumpers here in Australia pay something like $50 for gear hire. Alot of people spend close to $1500 on gear hire while they are looking for a second hand rig or they are waiting for one to be made. I figured this way, if someone purchases our top pick rig (the same stuff we keep in demos) then the wait is rather well known to be a while on UPT containers, so we thought if we start offering Demo rigs for people while they wait, they could take their instructos advice who say you want to do 50-100 jumps on a 190 and then find your self a new 170 rig. This way they get to buy that 170 and do theior downsizing on a demo rig. If the customer gets their rig and they are not ready to downsize yet then of course we will not just take the rig back. I dont know mate, I heard for years that people wanted to use a rig when they buy one and wait and i finally sold half my company and got the capital to spend it on a fleet of Microns/Mseries containers, Pilot ZPX canopies and Safire 2's so did so. We also open our first dz gear store next week before heading to the UK to open a second one next year. None of this would have been possible without a huge amount of support from many manufacturers. All month long we have had boxes and boxes of promo items turning up, windblades galore for the Freestyle swoop park that we are building on our lake with the help of Plamer, who we have just started sponsoring, along with UPT, Cypres and Cookie Really excited at the moment, just cant wait for the store to open so i can go and hibernate for xmas. Thanks to everyone ho has helped me get to where I am at the moment. It may not be a big deal to alot of people but a Vision me and my mates had at Eloy is finally falling into place and with enough capital and $70,000 spent on stock I dont think we are going anywhere anytime soon. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  16. I am buying custom made ones in January, so lets say after new years eve. Also, I waiting on my LandB gear to arrive so no hurry yet. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  17. Thanks Sam for the words. Kind of wish you had posted this a month ago so I didnt have to go and spend 1000gbp on an advert in the BPA skydive mag Anyway mate, you think you like that PIlot ZPX, wait till you see the container. All our demo gear is brand new and just coming off the UPT line now and the Aerodyne factory. Demo gear will NEVER be older than 12 months. Anyway, Cheers Sam, enjoy it. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  18. I just plugged it into my laptop running Windows 7 and it worked very well. Was awesome. I started stocking my new dz gear store today and straight away while setting it up, Had 5 people tell me they wanted to buy 1-3 each. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  19. Just realised it cant be the USB cause i have copied the files to my computer and they still skip. has to be the media application? .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  20. So my batch of GoPro H's arrived today and same problem. I have tried VLC-Stuck in first frame, plays sound fine though. OT-Skips a split second consistently as if you are taking continuous photos. Put it on the Sony Bravia direct from the camera via composites and it is totally bad ass! Awesome camera for what it is, so naturally i took my R6 out to see how fast we could get the bike on camera. I 100% believe that it is the computer not being able to process it. I first thought it was the memory card, as my memory card is shit, but after seeing it on the big screen, it has to come down to the USB and not being abl to get the information out fast enough and the media device to process it fast enough??? Dont know much about that sort of stuff, but it seems logical. I am going to try Real HD media player in a minute and see if that changes things. I played with the output settings on VLC and it just got worse. QT had the best hope but i am no running QT HD If someone finds a fix.............. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  21. I think that works as a commercial tandem tshirt. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  22. Lesson learnt. I will enforce my executive decision if needed. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  23. This is actually really bloody hard coming up with tandem tshirts. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  24. Thanks, but it is not an option. He is 260lbs without gear and clothing, shoes etc. So with a rig of this size that would weigh about 20 LBS plus clothing, helmet, shoes, altis etc it would be cutting it a bit too fine. Anyway, as I said, it is all sorted now, just waiting to hear back from the CI as to what I should order. Thanks for your input. Life would just be so much easier if these optimums were made available. So many customers waiting for them. The one good thing about the 22 wee wait for my UPT customers though means we cahve about 17 weeks before we need to put the order in and confirm it, so maybe the optimum will become available in that time. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .
  25. Thank you all, problem is solved. I posted a question here because I knew there was something missing. It did not sound right to me that he had to have a bigger rig than they wanted him to have. They thought he was forced to buy a PD 281. With the reminder that the smart 250 is Tso'd to 300lbs, that changes everything and gives us all alot more to work with now. All I was looking for was more to work with as I was asked to see if we could find a smaller reserve that he was able to use. SO I came here to the forums, posted a question, someone pointed out the obvious and problem solved. .Karnage Krew Gear Store .