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  1. Mark I am not sure what you mean by the race. A Mard uses the malfunctioning main canopy to draw the reserve out of the container the only time there would be a race as if the main didn’t have enough drag witch is highly unlikely because a malfunctioning main has more drag then a RPC even a bag locks tends to have enough drag although if you go to Mirage website they have scenarios of the trap system in action. If you look at the very last scenario it is a bag lock and the jumper is on his back and at the last second you can see the reserve pilot chute taking over and continuing the job BECAUSE OF DRAG.
  2. It still has to disconnect from the bridle. I have a question what about if I want to do crew jumps one day and then free fly the next day do I need to get my rigger to open my reserve container and disconnect the Mard and then when I am done crew go back to my rigger for a repack to hook the MARD back up ? Or do I just disconnect my RSL and let it flap in the wind on a reserve ride. O wait I don’t use my RSL when doing crew. You know if you had a trap system all you need to do is disconnect your RSL shackle and tuck it behind your ring cover and you will have regular reserve deployment because IT IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE BRIDLE. And when done with crew for the day hook your RSL back up and you are good to go ...sorry Mr rigger or Miss. Mirage always has my back.
  3. I agree it is nifty looking but as far as calling It the best on the market very far-fetched . I came to the understanding that grabbing a hold of your reserve bridal before any type of deployment was a no-no. So in my opinion any Mard that is already attached inside your reserve container isn’t the way to go and therefore not the best . Having a mard that allows you to have a normal reserve deployment without disconnecting is only the Trap System.
  4. https://miragesys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Skyvan-2-833x1024.jpg
  5. Good call I am one of those old farts that can’t see well and I type with two fingers hence the phone call and talking to a person. I like the part where it says handle with thick leather gloves. I think that might be a little overkill but I’m no chemist. It doesn’t say anything about long term effects of the die on material. It’s Molecular components seems to be focused on the aerosol side of the product, or is that gas’s. My buddy had gotten some on his wing suit I’m pretty sure that he is still jumping it after five years.
  6. I am pretty sure if you call or email the manufacturer of the smoke can. Ask them for a copy of their (MSDS) Material Safety Data Sheet and just give them an explanation of what you are looking for and your concern 9XOUTOF10 thay will help you out.
  7. I was just on mirage website and I saw a nice rig for 1,199 And a bunch for 1,9
  8. That is not true. The trap system by mirage is the only Mard that starts off ( hands off ) your reserve bridle. Meaning it doesn’t have to disconnect for a reserve deployment.
  9. Mirage systems has plenty of rigs that might fit you some for about $2000 as long as you purchase your own AAD and canopies you should be fine. Who knows they might even have the colors that you like and from my understanding they say that they’re used Riggs but they’re not really used they might’ve packed them or use them for photo shoot‘s or taken on tour and they call it used. Never jumped.
  10. Not saying there’s anything wrong with icon or anything but you are aware that there is other container manufacturers who offer a wing suit mod on a standard container that will allow you to sit fly and so on. The shape of the container will depend on your body and canopy sizes, and since you’ll probably be getting another Rig after this you might want to consider getting a fully articulated harness versus a standard harness for resell or if you lose weight or gain weight it is easier to resize.
  11. I would have to agree with airnutt, there are a lot of awesome Riggers out there, but also there is a lot of them that would not be able to identify the number 2 reserve flap on a Mirage, hint it’s not a flap.
  12. In no shape or form am I one of those people who are capable of recreating any skydiving equipment but it is to my understanding that you have to realize that it is not only your life in the sky but the ones around you. I think you should just leave it to the professionals. After all you don’t want to be that kid in the school yard with one pant leg higher than the other one.
  13. I not sure that those are old Mirage risers,it’s looking like a twisted mess. What I do know is that you would not be able to bye those from Mirage they have better ones.
  14. I would have to go with iyosha. In my opinion the semi-stowless is the way to go. I would NOT recommend other than mirage manufactured items in your mirage.
  15. Like any other Mard system that is on the market the RSL is The Starting Point to activating the skyhook,trap,and so on. It is only then when you release your risers will your RSL be activated witch then would start the process of your Mard, Skyhook,Trap system. If your still confused it would be a wise idea to talk to your rigger or the manufacture of the system you are jumping. https://youtu.be/tJRtrqqnHAQ