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Seven: Pin Check Procedures

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All manufacturer's skydiving rigs are slightly different, so check this video and description out on how to give a pin check and put all the flaps back in place for your buddy's Seven container.


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Seven: Data Label and Pockets

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The Data Label for the Seven rig by Basik is located in the reserve pin cover flap. Lift up the reserve pin cover flap, which has tuck flaps on the sides and is tucked down at the bottom.


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Mirage: Pin Check Procedures

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All manufacturer's skydiving rigs are slightly different, so check this video and description out on how to give a pin check and put all the flaps back in place for your buddy's Mirage container.


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Mirage Main PC Installation

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The Mirage Main Pilot Chute is installed by inserting the kill-line, retention strap and bridle from the outside of the D-bag into the inside of the D-bag through the center grommet. Secure the two loops of the bridle inside the D-bag with a metal link or soft link.


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Mirage: Pockets & Data Label

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The Mirage data label is located inside the pocket behind the right mud flap. Pull the label out with the red tab. The label will have the DOM, size, SN, TSO and similar info.


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Main Closing Loops: Installation

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Inspect the full main closing loop. Take the loop out of the main closing loop retainer and grommet. Inspect where the washer rests for any damage. Inspect where the loop passes through the grommet for any damage. Inspect the loop itself. Feel the grommet and washer for sharp edges.


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Gatorz: Shaping & Croakies

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Gatorz glasses are made out of 7075 Billet Aircraft Aluminum with polycarbonate lenses. These glasses can be bent/shaped for your head shape and desired fit. Just apply even, firm pressure to the part you want to shape. Keep trying the glasses on until you find the desired fit.


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FlexZ: Strap Adjustment

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To adjust and set your elastic strap on your Flex Z goggles, first pull the strap to your desired length. Make a double-hand overhand knot, followed by a single overhand knot.


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Elastic Keepers: Sizes and Use

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Elastic keepers come in two sizes: 1" and 1 22/32". The 1" is used on Type 17 webbing. 1 22/32" elastic keepers are used on Type 7 and Type 8 webbing. Elastic keepers are made out of a 1" elastic, trimmed out with Type III tape, double-needle seam and a zig-zag stitch.


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Before jumping your new rig...

(Published in Australian Skydiver Magazine. The text and photos from the magazine article can be viewed at this link.)

Many times when a skydiver purchases their first rig there is a lack of information or education on how to care for their rig. The following is a good start for all new skydivers. Enjoy...and tell others to check it out.

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Dolphin Tuck Tab Mod

Dolphin container designer, Mike Furry, continues to update the most affordable sport skydiving container on the market making the newest Altico Dolphin rigs even more frreefly friendly.

Older Dolphin containers were definitely made with affordable in mind. Dolphin containers have long been a solid choice for student operations, belly fliers and new skydivers looking for a well-designed new rig at a used gear price. But as freefly positions have become a mainstay of the skydiving industry, Mike Furry has had to update and modify the Dolphin container to keep those higher skydiving speeds in mind.

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Fun Jumps!

Check out ChutingStar Wingsuit Athlete Oliver "Olee" Finkelde showing off what can be done in an wingsuit!

Wingsuit Video - Oliver Finkelde

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