Volare500

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  1. Volare500

    Focus

    Great value especially if you're new to the sport and aren't ready to drop a small fortune on a high end FF suit. Custom colour combinations available. Sizing is not fully custom, but they can adjust certain measurements +/- to fit your body type. My custom colour XS with longer torso fits like a glove and flies great!
  2. Any advice? I've been jumping for a year now and it's time to get serious about purchasing my own rig. Buying all new gear probably isn't an option for me. I don't have that kind of coin... I'm down with buying a complete used rig, if the right one pops up for sale. As long as it fits right. I'm tall/slim. What about piecing one together? Going used for the reserve, main and AAD, and then ordering a new container. I like the idea of being able to pick my own colours and having a harness that will fit perfectly. Pros/cons? It's a lot of money, so any tips are greatly appreciated!
  3. 35km from home. 30-50 minutes depending on traffic but only 15 minutes from work. I used to think that was far!
  4. Volare500

    Pro-Fly jumpsuits?

    Finally got my custom Focus suit in the mail yesterday. About 3 weeks production time, 1 week to ship to Ontario. I haven't jumped it yet but my first impression of it is very good. It feels really well made for the price. The custom colour combo I went with looks killer in person. Very happy that they could do that for me. I'm sure it will fly great too once I hit the DZ on the weekend. I definitely think it's a great deal for the money, especially for someone starting out in the sport and not ready to drop a small fortune on an advanced FF suit.
  5. Volare500

    Audible Altimeter

    I went with the Pebble for my first audible since I'm not exactly swimming in cash, and I'm super happy with it. It's pretty basic, but it works well, is accurate and does exactly what I need it to do. Let me know IT'S TIME TO PULL!!!! I had the same issue at first with the defective cable that came with it, but I just swapped it for a spare Samsung cable I had lying around and it works just fine. The app works well and I like being able to plug it into my phone.
  6. Volare500

    Pro-Fly jumpsuits?

    I was curious about that too. It sounds like it's something that wouldn't be hard to have altered.
  7. Volare500

    Pro-Fly jumpsuits?

    Decided to go for it. I put my order in yesterday for the Focus with one of the measurements altered to fit me better. I spent a little extra to have them do my own custom colour combo too. All in with shipping to Canada, I paid €218. I think that's pretty decent for a made to order, semi-custom sized jumpsuit.
  8. Volare500

    Pro-Fly jumpsuits?

    Wow, thanks for all the replies! You guys rock! I think I might reach out to them soon. I've been playing around with Photoshop, piecing together a few stock photos to coming up with a custom colour combo. Maybe it's something they can do.
  9. Volare500

    Pro-Fly jumpsuits?

    Newbie here! I've seen this brand online but can barely find any info on them and don't know anyone who has one. They offer what they call an entry level FF suit that's mildly customizable, and the pricing seems like a bargain. Seriously, half the cost of something compairable from Tonfly or Vertical. I'm A licensed, working on my B and still have yet to buy my own jumpsuit. I'm slim and tend to fall like a leaf, so ideally I'd like something to help me move a little faster. Love the Tonfly 618 Sky but feel that would be a bit too much of an advanced suit for me at this stage of my progression. Plus the cost is a little more than I would want to spend just yet. Is there any negative to trying out a lesser known brand? I don't want to stand out at the DZ for the wrong reasons you know...