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FAQ : Buying A Used Mirage

How To Determine If It Will Fit You & Your Canopies

1.  Get a photo of the TSO label from the seller.  On most Mirages it is on the back side of the pocket that holds the packing data card.  The label will have the following information:

  • Serial #
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Container Model
  • Container Size
  • Harness Size (these are the numbers written across the top of the label):

Main Lift Web / Leg Pads / Stabilizer / Yoke Ext (if applicable) / Stagger (if applicable)

2.  Use our Container Sizing Guide to confirm that your canopies will fit.

3.  Use our Harness Sizing Calculator to determine if the harness will fit you.

  • Main Lift Web : This can be adjusted to your size.
    • Unisyn Hip & Chest Rings – least expensive to adjust
    • Hip Rings – more expensive to adjust
    • No Rings – most expensive to adjust
  • Leg Pads : These can be adjusted to your size. The straps may or may not need to be adjusted as well.
  • Stabilizer (waist) : This cannot be adjusted.  +- .5″ from your size is usually acceptable.
  • Yoke Extension : This cannot be adjusted.  A standard yoke is usually acceptable for a person that needs a -1 yoke.  A -1 yoke is usually not desirable for a person that needs a standard yoke because the 3 rings will sit high on the shoulder and the chest strap may be too high.
  • Stagger : This lowers the leg pads for tall people. This can be adjusted or removed.

4.  Use our Price List to look up any costs you may need to incur.  Harness adjustments are in the Repairs section.  Parts are in the Replacement Parts section.

 

IMPORTANT:

  • Ask if any adjustments, modifications, or repairs have been done.  If yes, was the work done by Mirage Systems?
  • Ask if all of the parts are genuine Mirage parts.  Containers should come with:
    • Main Pilot Chute
    • Main Deployment Bag
    • Main Risers & Toggles
    • Main Cutaway Handle
    • Reserve Pilot Chute
    • Reserve Freebag
    • Reserve Toggles
    • Reserve Ripcord
    • RSL Lanyard (if applicable)
  • Have the rig inspected by your rigger.
  • Read the Mirage Owner’s Manual.

Limited Life Components

The components of any device tend to wear out after repeated use, and the fabric materials in your Mirage are no exception.  Experience has proven that some fabric components are subject to more wear than others and need to be inspected frequently, and replaced periodically.  These items are considered to be Limited Life Components.

The following Limited Life Components should be checked often and replaced periodically.  The service life of these components is a recommendation based upon experience:

  • Main and Reserve Closing Loops – Replace when frayed.
  • Main Risers – Type 17 main risers should be replaced every 200 to 400 jumps.  Type 8 risers should be replaced every 300 – 500 jumps.  All risers – Check the Type IIA fabric loops often since they can be easily damaged and are subject to accelerated wear.  Replace risers if Type IIA loops are frayed, or if webbing is damaged.
  • Main Pilot Chute – Replace every 200 to 400 jumps or sooner if damaged or excessively worn.
  • Main Deployment Bag – Replace every 300 to 500 jumps or sooner if damaged or excessively worn.
  • Spandex Main Pilot Chute Pouch – Replace when torn or excessively worn.
  • Harness Leg Straps and Chest Strap – Replace when frayed or damaged, or if slipping excessively through hardware adjusters.
  • Reserve Deployment Bag Safety Stow – replace if nylon covering of shock cord is frayed, or if rubber strands inside break.