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  • Container Other
    Javelins
  • Main Canopy Size
    107
  • Main Canopy Other
    ParaCommanders, 2x Spectre120, Spectre
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    2x Optimum

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    Parkman, OH
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    D
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1500
  • Tunnel Hours
    2
  • Years in Sport
    20
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    600
  • Second Choice Discipline
    BASE Jumping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400
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    Senior Rigger

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  1. Time Left: 27 days and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    This Velocity 84 was made in 1999 and has a total of 30 jumps. It's crinkly and mint, with pure vectran lines. It's freaking sad, and it needs someone who will give it some loving. Are you that person ? DOM 04/1999 SN 000057 Absolutely NOT a beginner canopy (in case that wasn't obvious).

    $1,250.00

  2. Time Left: 27 days and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    3" face (one of the pictures shows this alti next to the regular 2" face) BRAND NEW These go up to 30K ft, so you can also wear them to the local dive and get some mad action (not guaranteed). has mounts for mini-chemlights, so can be used for night jumps The face is 12K, so most of the time "us, plebs" won't even tell the difference. Fast forward to that day when you are doing high altitude jumps - and VOILA ! - you can still use the same altimeter. Not to mention, these look cool too ! "small print" : Max out at 30K No light box has mounts for mini-chemlights, so can be used for night jumps

    $125.00

  3. Time Left: 2 days and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Altimaster MA2-30 by Alti-2 have a couple of these bad boys ! 3" face (one of the pictures shows this alti next to the regular 2" face) BRAND NEW These go up to 30K ft, so you can also wear them to the local dive and get some mad action (not guaranteed). The face is 12K, so it still works like a regular alti for your regular boring "regular altitude" skydives. However, if you happen to have a load where the 38DD local flashes the pilot, you'll be the only one comfortable knowing that even if the pilot takes the bird up to 30K, you'll still be damn sure of your altitude. Practically giving them away at $125 "small print" : Max out at 30K No light box

    $125.00

  4. Wink passed November 12, 2018
  5. ++ I applaud you for not letting pride get the best of you, and for using common sense. The manufacturer can scream RTFM until the cows come home, but there's just no way that's going to get them the market share or increase buyer confidence. Reassess the market, come up with a (more) functional and (more) desirable proposition. Otherwise you'll dwindle into obscurity.
  6. I have a few. Do you want modded, unmodded, does the age matter , etc ?
  7. Not impossible. Have you contacted to see if PD is willing to make you a vectran lineset for the original Sabre ? Have you contact Pete Swan to see if he is ? http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?username=PeteS;
  8. What experience do you have with other skydiving full face helmets ? List the "mile long list of crap they need to fix on the G3". Please. What do YOU look for in a helmet ? Do you realize that no product out there is 100% perfect per everyone's expectations ? Are a you by chance a millennial ?
  9. Without any judgement : why do you not trust the manufacturer's recommendations ?
  10. if you just want to jump a vintage main, then you can put it in a large modern(ish) container. I have a few Javelin J7's and Dolphin D6's that I use for that. Reserves are SuperRavenIII's (249 sq ft)
  11. Escrow is a good choice, but since you plan on being an active jumper - find a trusted reputable rigger in your area. It makes things a lot easier. So, where do you reside / do your jumping ? (I dare you to say "I live in a house, and jump at a DZ").
  12. Stop being a whiny little bitch. Putting a servo motor is a 15 minute job, and everything fits like a glove. It solves your slow speed problems, and unless you are punching through 5 layers of leather, this will work excellent in 99.9% of parachute work. More than one person told you to get a servo, there's probably a very good reason. So : Stop being a little girl Get a servo Be happy
  13. I also really like "I put 100 jumps on this . total jumps unknown". Asking 10% under retail for a 15 year old ragged out wing.
  14. And people buy them. Only to be disappointed within a week of delivery. I really, really hope that people would wise up and start asking their trusted riggers/experienced friends before making knee jerk decisions. I wonder how long that can last or if Parachute Systems is lowballing to break into the market. Does't matter for the sake of this thread. PA makes good gear, and while it ain't no Micron, the vast difference in price definitely makes them a choice, and a consideration for someone looking for new gear. The point that I really wanted to make is response to OP : finding patterns in a niche, volatile market may not be possible. You are trying to define chaos, across way too many moving variables. I can tell you that all the regular caveats apply : Good deal is a state of mind, always account for morons and liers, etc. The "deduct $1 per jump and $100 per year of age" rule sounds nice and simple, but based on that rule my DOM 2001 Spectre with 400 jumps is a useless piece of shit that I have to pay people to take off my hands.
  15. spot on. There still are people selling (well, trying to sell) old velcro laden containers (original Talons, Vector2's) with 1980's reserves and crappy old F111 mains for $2500 saying it's good beginner gear. There are also people selling new Vortex setups for $4K. Bottom line is the market will sort itself out, and just because seller tells you "it's a great deal", you should not immediately buy the gear. Yeah, I have bias, but I don't sell old crappy outdated stuff to newbies.