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  • 2018 Holiday Savings @ ChutingStar!

    It's that time of the year where we try to find that perfect gift for our friends and family, but you try to spread all of that love without going broke.

    ChutingStar is here to help with not only the widest variety of in-stock items of any skydiving gear store or skate shop, but also tons of ways to keep your costs low while making the giving season a memorable one for years to come!

    These offers are available Nov. 18, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted below!

    So here's a list of what we're able to offer this holiday season: Continue reading

  • Want ChutingStar At Your Boogie?

    ChutingStar's Crew would love to attend every event and boogie each year!

    Unfortunately we can't physically be at every boogie, but we can help you and your skydivers in other ways.

    Read about the three different options below, and contact the ChutingStar Crew about attending or supporting your next boogie!

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  • Used Skydiving Gear Available!

    ChutingStar is not only your go to resource for new skydiving gear, equipment education and skydiver product reviews, but we also resell a varied selection of used skydiving gear!

    This can include canopies, containers, altimeters, helmets, jumpsuits, cameras, accessories and random skydiver goods. The selection and quantity varies, but whatever is in stock is always at a good deal, and can be immediately returned if it doesn't fit or is not what was expected. Continue reading

  • Rental CYPRES AAD Units Available!

    Need an AAD during the time your unit is in for maintenance? Or just one to get you by until you can save for a new AAD, or find a great deal on a used one?

    ChutingStar has CYPRES 2 Expert units available for rental at just over $2 a day!

    Here's the scoop on how the rental CYPRES unit program works: Continue reading

  • Save On These Skydiving Gear Sales!

    Discounts usually are a rare thing in skydiving, but a couple of manufacturers have sale offers currently available. Take advantage of these while they last if you're in the market for a container, canopy or full rig!

    Here's the rundown on current deals:

    • 10% off any stock Icon container with a stock Smart 135 reserve.
    • Complete Parachute Systems rig (container, main and reserve) for only $4500 with the Complete System Bundle Sale.
    • Complete Parachute Systems rig with Icarus NANO reserve (container, main and reserve) for $4875.
    • Stock Sale on NZ Aerosports Icarus & Performance Designs Canopies (until stock runs out).

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  • Tonfly TFX Info & Ordering

    The much-awaited impact-rated Tonfly TFX full face skydiving helmet is now available for ordering!

    Not only is the helmet unique in its modular design and rated head protection, it's also the only helmet that is requiring an in-store fitting before ordering. This is due to the custom fit of the shells and padding, which allows for 36 different sizes.

    To place an order for a TFX, you will first need to visit our ChutingStar Skydiving Gear SuperStore in Marietta GA (or any other shop that has the Tonfly TFX fitting kit) to be properly sized for the helmet. You will then go through the fitting process to determine the shell size, central lining size and secondary lining size. You can setup that appointment at this link. Continue reading

  • Is This Used Container A Good Deal?

    We know new skydiving gear is expensive, and that it's very tempting to buy a used rig from someone you don't know on Facebook because the price is so much lower. But before you end up spending money on a rig you'll never be able to jump, make sure you read the August 2018 interview with ChutingStar owner Mike Gruwell in USPA's Parachutist Magazine at this link.

    A used container can be a great deal, as long as it fits you, is in good condition and will fit the canopies you can currently jump. But it can also be the worst deal ever if you can't jump it or get your money back.  Continue reading

  • M3 Joins Impact-Rated Helmet Revolution

    Cookie Helmets has recently released the M3 helmet featuring an impact-rated design.

    For the last 25+ years, impact-rated helmets have not been an available skydiving gear option. Helmets with impact ratings, such as from the motorcycle world, tended to be too big and bulky for sport skydiving.

    But in the past year, we have seen helmet manufacturers figuring out how to create skydiving helmets that are passing impact testing, and be comfortable and form-fitting for the heads of jumpers. Continue reading

  • Skydiving Container Options Explained

    Confused by the volume and names of container options when ordering a new rig or looking through the list on a used or stock rig?

    Fear not, the ChutingStar Crew has put together a series of 17 short, one-minute videos that explains each option available on a skydiving rig. These include videos on articulation, back pads, MARDs, free fly mods, riser covers, riser types and more!

    Check out this playlist!

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  • Skate Goods Quick Links Catalog Updated

    Spend less time shopping and more time skating by using the The Star Skate Park & Shop Quick Links Catalog!

    We know that the extensive ChutingStar.com web site can sometimes create a sensory overload, so we've created a one-page quick links catalog to get you to the most sought-after skate goods quickly! Continue reading

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