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    Canopy Recommendation


    Anyone have a recommendation for a good canopy to use when pitting outdoors? Preferably cheap and able to find locally?

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    Re: Canopy Recommendation

    I fly an Aerodyne Pilot myself, but everyone seems to like the Performance Designs Sabre2 as well. Really great openings, packs well and a nice, strong flare.

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    Fukin Turkey.....



    99 dollar walmart special has held up for me quite well.

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    Wifey picked ours up from CVS or some a-typical place like that for $80 couple years ago. Works for us.

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    I have a cheapo dick's canopy. Works well enough. But then I'm not jumping out of planes with it

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    My Walmart canopy works ok. It barely leaks when it rain...

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    They all suck. Find the cheapest and treat it like a newborn.
    A newborn you'll throw in the trash and replace as needed.

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    Re: Canopy Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    They all suck. Find the cheapest and treat it like a newborn.
    A newborn you'll watch die a painful death but instead of burrying it you stick it on a shelf & use it for parts for the next one.
    lol fixd

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    I have a Walmart special that tries to collapse if someone sneezes. The hardware is feeble grade 1 garbage and bends too easy. Ended up making a supports out of 3/4" metal conduit to keep the sides from caving in so I could make it through the year. When this one is dead, i will spend real money for a real piece of gear.

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    I guess I think differently. If you buy a good one it will last many years.

    There is a huge difference in the quality and strength between the $100 and the $350 (and up).

    And when you no longer need it, you can probably sell it for $100.

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    I'm with Tony. Spend the money on a good canopy. Don't forget... think of the lineset too. Is it HMA, Microline, Vectran? How many jumps? Different canopies will react differently to different sets of lines. Also, where was it jumped? I love Eloy too, but I don't necessarily want to buy a canopy that's been stuffed into the desert sand for 500 jumps. Did the previous owner untwist his brake lines regularly? Or are they a frayed mess? Just some stuff to consider. Good luck and Blue skies...

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    Re: Canopy Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky Mike View Post
    I'm with Tony. Spend the money on a good canopy. Don't forget... think of the lineset too. Is it HMA, Microline, Vectran? How many jumps? Different canopies will react differently to different sets of lines. Also, where was it jumped? I love Eloy too, but I don't necessarily want to buy a canopy that's been stuffed into the desert sand for 500 jumps. Did the previous owner untwist his brake lines regularly? Or are they a frayed mess? Just some stuff to consider. Good luck and Blue skies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
    F**ker if you make me start up again with your freakin teaser posts I'll have no free weekends and a really pissed wife. It's sometimes better than racing. Oh yeah, I said it.
    There's a skyvan at Pepperell as I type. I'll be there in a handful of hours

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    Is it uncool to refer to your canopy as a parachute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Is it uncool to refer to your canopy as a parachute?
    I don't think so

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    Re: Canopy Recommendation

    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2331_200312331

    ShelterLogic Enclosure Kit for Item# 55424 Super Max 20ft.L x 10ft.W Canopy — Model# 25875

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    I got an ARB roof rack mounted awning. 6.5ft I believe. I haven't tested it in the real world yet, but looks well made and useful so far.

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    We bought Shelter Logic from Tractor Supply for $100. They have models from $80 to $400.

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    Ocean State Job Lot has E-Z up brand for 70-80 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAST GSXR750 View Post
    Ocean State Job Lot has E-Z up brand for 70-80 bucks.
    Just keep in mind that "EZ up" is like saying General Motors.

    There's the Chevy Citation and the Cadillac... both made by General Motors but far from the same quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTD View Post
    Just keep in mind that "EZ up" is like saying General Motors.

    There's the Chevy Citation and the Cadillac... both made by General Motors but far from the same quality.
    LOL, I completely see your point and fully agree with it but in the example you give the Chevy Citation and the Cadillac probably have exactly the same shitty GM "Quality" one just comes way over priced with some gold emblems......

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    Harbor Freight has their normally $99 10'x10' canopy on sale for $59. I imagine demand is pretty low with single digit temps.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAST GSXR750 View Post
    Ocean State Job Lot has E-Z up brand for 70-80 bucks.
    i have one of these thats a few years old that we used at the pats game last weekend in the rain and it worked just fine...if i buy another i will go for one with sides so i can put a little curtain in the corner with a bucket for a bathroom so we don't have to wait in the shitter lines plus help cut down on the wind

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    I have one that is still good shape if some one wants to take off my hands for 40 bucks....

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    hmmmm......

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    i have had my EZ-UP for the better part of a decade. just last season the top got a tear in it. i may just replace the top or just repair the hole with some heavy duty canvas

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