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A cross-border used equipment sale is a risky process. Skydive Safety is setting up a world wide network of riggers to make this risk free, and ensure delivery of both the equipment and payment to the satisfaction of both parties. More information.
The information below is a short extract from the article "Guide To Buying"
Choosing the right size and type of parachute for your weight and experience is the first stage in preventing a potential accident. This is easier said than done as all 5 of the following points have to be considered equally and this can get confusing.
Talk to as many instructors, riggers, dealers and manufacturers as possible because buying wisely is making sure you have a good safety margin, ready for mistakes that you will make. No one is 100% alert all the time. You want to make sure your canopy lasts you a long time without getting bored with it. However, the biggest mistake is to go to small too soon. Don't let your ego force you into this trap.
As well as the main parachute, it’s also very important that the container is suitable for the type of skydiving that you intend doing, and if required updated or modified when changing skydiving disciplines. The sport has changed so fast and the equipment has changed to keep pace with it, however not all containers are suitable for all disciplines.
Choose a reserve that will keep you safe when you need it most, for example, if you end up on a reserve other factors could also develop; finding yourself over obstacles with a very small landing area whilst on a very fast, small reserve will definitely ruin your day.