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  1. palejo

    Venom DOM

    Yes I did ask and send pics about 3 days ago but not reply so far Alejandro B27585
  2. palejo

    Venom DOM

    Hi guys, anyone have an idea what DOM is this one? It is a Venom (no Venom Power) with Serial 148 and DOM 50. I'm attaching pics of label and suit. Thank you, Alejandro Alejandro B27585
  3. Is it safe to remove the screws and back plate of this altimeter to attach alti to mudflap mount or chest pillow mount? See pic of Altimeter I'm talking about. Thank you Alejandro B27585
  4. Scam continues, now with price even lower.;d=1 Alejandro B27585
  5. I came across a ff suit for sale, 2-piece Liquid Sky with some options like reinforced knees. Owner says it is like new and looks fine in the pics. It is about 2 years old and a handful of jumps. He is asking $300 USD. I know brand new + options they price above $500. Is $300 a fair price? Alejandro B27585
  6. The seller did the same thing with me, he replied to say the previous buyer had fallen through and if I was still interested. He probably responded to everyone but people walked away because he is not sharing serial number. That is a big red flag Alejandro B27585
  7. This rig in the Classifieds seems suspicious:;d=1 I emailed the seller asking for info on the rig and he refuses to send serial number. The post does not include Serial Number. The user is registered since 2011 but who knows. Just be aware. See attachment for the seller reply to my inquire. I already reported it that it might be a scam. Alejandro B27585
  8. There are 7 pages of reviews of the Pilot in general all there. So there may be something of use in there but it will take some searching. Did you have something in particular in mind? I want to order one. Also read all the pages here about the topic and found some mixed opinions about durability, elasticity, weaker flare compared to ZP version. In general the positive opinions about ZPX prevail in the forums. Alejandro B27585
  9. I have some experience with a Pilot 168 ZP and love the canopy. Never jumped a ZPX but have heard some people at my DZ and here in the forums with concerns about the material handling and performance. Any good or bad experiences someone would like to share here? Alejandro B27585
  10. My first container was a Wings W14, I ordered for a Sabre 1 190 and Tempo 170, it was a good fit. Later I tried a Sentry 170 and it fitted fine too. The last main I had with that container was a Safire 2 159 (with the Tempo 170) also good fit, so in my experience it was a good size container for me as a newbie and later on as I downsized from 190 to 159. Alejandro B27585
  11. Check with MEL from Skyworks Parachute Service. He will make you one. His contact info: Skyworks Parachute Service 2222 Buffalo-West Springs Highway PO Box 507 ( Use This Only If Mailing through United States Postal Service) Buffalo, SC 29321 864-429-8428 Shop 864-426-3040 Cell Alejandro B27585
  12. Any reviews from actual flyers using the HUD. I did a search and didn't find much on reviews. I've seen people selling them here on Classifieds and Ebay. Was it a money well spent? Alejandro B27585
  13. Maybe I'm too picky but I did consult my rigger and Aerodyne rigger and they both agreed that a repair was needed. A small hole anywhere else in the canopy can stay the same for many jumps but on a loading area of the canopy it can get big. Alejandro B27585
  14. I sent it yesterday to Aerodyne, can't take pics now but I did check inside on both side cells and found not damage to ribs, tape and cross ports, only on the top skin due to the overstitch. I brought it to Aerodyne myself for repair, they will remove the attachment point webbing and apply some extra reinforcement tape inside the cell and reattach the webbing. I have never seen this type of damage before even on old canopies with lots of wear. This canopy DOM is 2008 and has less than 100 jumps. The damage is obviously not from abuse but from the manufacturing process when they over stitch the attachment point past the edge of the reinforcement tape under it. I'm attaching the same pic but better illustration of the damage area. The rip is pretty small, about the size of a square but it can get really big on deployment or while towing even a collapsed PC. Alejandro B27585
  15. I'm attaching the same pic with a circle around the area, the white that you see inside the circle is the reinforcement tape inside the cell. It is just a small rip caused by the thread going through, nothing big but this area goes thru a lot of stress. Alejandro B27585
  16. Pic attached now... it is the zigzag stitch on the webbing going past the edge of the tape under the fabric. The thread is pulling on the fabric on deployment, packing, PC tow, etc Alejandro B27585
  17. What do you guys think of this. Have anyone seen it before? it is a Pilot 168. The damage is caused by an over stitch past the edge of the reinforcement tape. Alejandro B27585
  18. Yes, I did. They say to take that part of the riser and rub it against a stronger fabric, like a stronger piece of webbing, and the sharpness will wear out. Another tip they game me was scissor cutting any excess of melted material that goes past the outer edge of the riser being very careful of not cutting into the webbing. I also wanted to know if some has experienced this with the icon risers or with any other risers and how they solved the problem. Alejandro B27585
  19. I have a set of 19" Icon risers, there are some sharp edges around the top toggle keeper and around the lower part of the front riser loops that are fraying the lower control lines in my Pilot (the lower controls lines in Pilots are made of dracon). This hard edges happen in the manufacturing process when they hot cut the webbing and burn the end threads after sewing. Any ideas or mods to remove or cover the sharp edges? I've been thinking in covering it with black gaffer tape. Alejandro B27585
  20. I'm between C and D leaning more towards D but replacing the light gray with dark gray so it doesn't show dirt much (attached). Thank you all for your input. Alejandro B27585
  21. I'm a little color blind. Just wanted to know people's opinion. We all like our rigs to look good, right. Alejandro B27585
  22. I'm about to send my Wings container to Sunrise to get pimped. I'm replacing the main flap (stripes and pin stripes) and pilot chute top. That will give the rig a new look like spanking new for about $140. Could you guys help me vote best color options from the attached. It is pretty much the same colors (royal blue, silver, dark gray and black) but different arrangements. Alejandro B27585
  23. There are different pack volumes for the same size Sabre1, depending on DOM, etc, so my finding that a Sabre 150 is 413 cu. in. is not accurate. Alejandro B27585
  24. Is this a pack volume myth or a true? Pilot 168 (ZP) packs bigger than a Sabre2 170. Pilot 168: 416 cu. in. Sabre2 170: 397 cu. in. I don't understand why when a Pilot 168 (ZP) has F111 ribs and is a couple sq. ft. smaller than the Sabre2 170 (all ZP). Considering same type of lines (Spectre). The Pilot has shorter lines than a Sabre of the same size. Alejandro B27585
  25. Sunrise makes the W10 for a range of 135-150 PD ZP main and 160 PDR. A Sabre 150 is 413 cu. in. (non published by PD) and a Pilot 168 ZP is 416 cu. in, not a big difference. I will see when I get my Optimum 160 how they pack. If not doable will then get a bigger container, like a W11. Will keep you all posted with pics. Thank you guys for your input. Alejandro B27585