Bud_T

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  1. I know manufacturers are reluctant to answer questions regarding other manufacturers products but, I just send them an email and awaiting a response. I’m guessing they’ll just refer me to each manufacturer, but I asked the question in a neutral manner -so hopefully they’ll be able to answer without the fear of judgement from the other manufacturers.
  2. I kinda wold like to get the Precision, Icarus, or Decelerator, but am hesitant only because i don’t know how full they pack in a V310 -AS COMPARED TO Similar sizes of the other brands -as both reserve and main will be packed to “full” UPT specifications. PD and Nano aren’t an option for me, because they’re out of the price range I’m willing to pay -without accruing a debt. At the same time, i’d like to learn as much as I can about the packing, flying, and flaring characteristics as I can from ya’ll with experience in these canopies (as I don’t have the ability to try them out before purchasing). I appreciate ya’lls input.
  3. Would you consider the R-Max as bulky -being that it’s strongly built?
  4. The reason I was asking is because I am looking to buy one; they’re in my size range and the price is good for me and I narrowed down my choices to them. I’d like to try ‘em out but it’s just not possible for me and wanted input from y’all. I’m buying a reserve this week -finally.
  5. There you are at 2,000 feet and you have to cut away from a high-speed malfunction; which would give you more confidence of survival -an Icarus 149 Reserve or Precision R-Max 148?
  6. Bud_T

    First time buying gear

    You’ll need an altimeter, probably buy that first. When I finished my A license, is when i realized it was the instructor who lets you use his altimeter during AFF and not rented with rest of gear. Luckily one of the instructors didn’t have a student that day and he let me use his extra -otherwise I would’ve been grounded. ...And that is why I bought my altimeter first.
  7. Ideally, i’d Like to, but currently don’t have a reserve in my rig and therefore no ability to demo. Just wanted to know the reasonability of packing the OP160 as not to give a rigger a difficult job. ...thanks for the reply.
  8. I currently have a vector3 v310 container and am debating putting an OP160 instead of my original OP143 idea. My question is: would it be a pain in the neck for a rigger to pack an OP160 into this container (w/ Skyhook and AAD); I understand it’s considered “full” by UPT, but don’t know to what degree. I’ll be jumping a Sabre2 150 (also “full”).
  9. Recently got a Micron V310 container and was thinking to save a few bucks and put a P.S. Volt 150/Decelerator 150 combo in it. I contacted both Manufacturers UPT and P.S., neither were real helpful as they both pointed me back to the other manufacturer. Can someone on her help me? Just wondering if thsee components will fit safely together. Thanks.
  10. Bud_T

    What's the proper riser length?

    Is there a "General Rule of Thumb" as to what a good riser length for the height of a skydiver? (ie. 19" risers for anyone less than 5'6"; 21" risers for 5'6" - 5'11"; etc...)?? Just trying to figure out if I should get 19" main risers or 21" main risers at 5'6".
  11. Does anyone know much about the icon harness sizes. I'm looking at used rigs and see harness sizes such as, "F-B-G-E" & "C-A-A-E"; I'm curious as to what size each letter corresponds to. I've searched aerodynes website (to no evail) and tried to call (no answer probably because of the holidays). ...Hoping for some help from you knowledgeable folks for answers. :-)
  12. Does anyone know much about the icon harness sizes. I'm looking at used rigs and see harness sizes such as, "F-B-G-E" & "C-A-A-E"; I'm curious as to what size each letter corresponds to. I've searched aerodynes website (to no evail) and tried to call (no answer probably because of the holidays). ...Hoping for some help from you knowledgeable folks for answers. :-)