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Looking for that perfect gift to surprise the skydiver in your life? We've got an entire section of skydiver gifts for a birthday, milestone jump, the holidays or the like to help you find just what you've been looking for!
Click here for a direct link to our Holiday Gift Ideas section online. And then below are highlights of several gift ideas we know will be a hit.Continue reading
ChutingStar makes it easy for you to save plenty of money when buying all the gear, goods and toys you want and need to enjoy your days of skydiving to the fullest.
Here are the top 11 ways you can reduce the price of a product, save on shipping fees or find a great deal on gear you need to make the most of your weekends!
#1. Free ChutingStar Gear Bag, $100 Off, Plus FREE US Shipping of a Complete Skydiving Rig!
All complete rig purchases get a free ChutingStar Gear Bag! Our package pricing at this link also includes a $100 discount off the prices if purchasing each item separately.
Plus, you can select Free Standard Shipping at checkout to any US, APO or FPO address!
#2. Free Standard Shipping in the US for orders of $99 or more!Continue reading
More often than not, ChutingStar usually has the best price around on every product we sell and support, but we're human and we miss price changes or just flat out didn't price something correctly.
Our ChutingStar Crew doesn't want to lose you as a customer, or for your next purchase, just because we didn't realize our pricing was higher than that other shop. So ChutingStar offers all of our customers Price Match Rewards!
In the most simple terms...if you find a price lower than ours on the internet for a product you purchased from us, we're going to give you the difference in SuperStars Rewards Points value to use on your next purchase. So if you find something $10 lower in price, we'll give you $10 in SuperStars Rewards Points...or if it's $100 lower in price, we'll give you $100 in Rewards Points...etc.Continue reading
Check back here for all the gear sales from skydiving gear manufacturers and ChutingStar through the holiday season!
Discounts usually are a rare thing in skydiving, and even more rare in the current supply shortage climate. We're focusing on making sure we have available items in stock and shipped to you by the time you need it for your next jump. Currently for the 2023 holidays, ChutingStar has the following sales and ways to save listed below.
Here's the rundown on current deals:
- Discounted stock of all PittZ Freefly Suits & Pants
- Last season's "last-of-stock" MX Shorts Sale
- Stock Square1 Suits & Pants Sale
- PittZ Helmet Bag Blowout Sale
- G-Pod Helmet Case Sale
- GoPro Camera Discounts
- UPT Stock Containers
- PD Europe Used Canopy Sale
- 30% off the base price of any In-Stock Wings Container
- Top 11 Ways To Save $$$ @ ChutingStar!
Here are the links to more info and the ordering process for these deals from ChutingStar:Continue reading
The GoPro HERO12 works with all GoPro accessories that were made and designed for the HERO9, HERO10 & HERO11, so if you see any noted as working with the HERO9 and/or HERO 10 and/or HERO11, these will also work with the HERO12.
And then since the HERO12 camera is the exact same size, shape and form as the HERO9/10/11, it also will fit into any GoPro mounts designed to fit the HERO9/10/11.
ChutingStar is updating all the HERO9/10/11 accessory and mount listings, names and info to reflect this, but in case you come across any that indicate it is made for the HERO9/10/11, just know that it will also work with the HERO12.
See the video and links below on the GoPro HERO10 and HERO9/10/11/12 Mounts for more information:Continue reading
The GoPro HERO9, HERO10, HERO11 & HERO12 Black cameras are slightly bigger all the way around compared to prior GoPro versions. So make sure you have the correct mount for your skydiving helmet!
First-off the HERO9/10/11/12 can mount to any mount that attaches to the bottom GoPro attachment spindles. This means the Vmag system can be used right now for your HERO9/10/11/12 on a Cookie G4, G3, KISS or Skyhelmet Funjin.
There also is a HERO9/10/11/12 top mount option available from Zkulls for TFX, G3, G35 and G4 with a cutaway option, and Cookie has it's HERO9/10/11/12 Roller. We're talking with the other helmet mount manufacturers that use a base cradle or cage, to add more HERO9/10/11/12 mounts.Continue reading
Helmet and camera mount manufacturers continue to stay on top of giving you plenty of options for a wide range of mounting options for just about any current GoPro camera.
Below are the most popular available options from ChutingStar for mounting a camera to a Cookie G4, Tonfly TFX and KISS helmet.
Please keep in mind that the G4 helmet does not have a cutaway system, and the helmet is tighter to get in/out of than the G3. So take that into account when choosing a mounting system. Some have a cutaway or breakaway feature, while others don't. Same for TFX and KISS helmets.
One other note is that drilling into the G4 helmet does void the impact protection rating. So keep that in consideration on your mount choice if that's important to you. See the full Cookie G4 camera mount disclaimer at the bottom of this post.Continue reading
Bluetooth connection, 32 alarm sounds and syncs jumps to a Logbook, are just a few highlights of the SonoAlti G2 that shows off the unique design of the newest audible altimeter at ChutingStar.
Thanks to designer Casey Mongoven of Freefall Data Systems who integrated the Bluetooth connection, you can manage the SonoAlti G2 settings from an app on your phone. Any of 32 alarm sounds can be selected for an unlimited number of alarms for freefall or canopy flight, and then those alarms can be further adjusted by volume, pitch and tempo.
See this overview of the new SonoAlti G2 below, which is now available at ChutingStar at this link.
The SonoAlti G2 is one of 14 audible altimeters currently stocked and supported by ChutingStar.Continue reading
UPT has stock Vector sport rigs available, some discounted. These never last long, so here are the details. The chart below has the basic details on what is available as of May 3, 2023. Click to enlarge. The images below (click each to enlarge) have more details on each container. Contact ChutingStar to confirm availability, get final pricing and to place an order. Continue reading
ChutingStar, along with several skydiving gear manufacturers, offer discounts to our military members for canopies and harness/containers in appreciation for their service.
Below is the list of those manufacturers and the applicable discounts. Please note the info next to each manufacturer on what is needed to qualify for the discount. U.S. as well as foreign military service is accepted from all on this list. If it states "active service" you must be currently serving in the military. If it states "any military service" then the discount is available to anyone who previously served in the military as well. It is not applicable to civilian contractors working for the military. Proof of service for most discounts offered can come through enlistment or discharge papers as well as a military ID.Continue reading