Reserve MATCH service (deposit)
Our Reserve MATCH service is a buying service secured by a deposit. It does not add anything to the cost of the reserve. This non-refundable deposit confirms your intention to order. It allows you to take advantage of our expert guidance: you get personalised advice to find the one that matches your skills and requirements. Get it right!
A key piece of equipment, the reserve parachute doesn’t get thought about that much - until your life depends on it…
There are many reserve options available:
- Square/Round Hybrid
- Rogallo / Steerable
In choosing a reserve there are more considerations:
- Sink rate (the maximum for certification is 5.5 m/s, which is quite fast)
- Weight range
- Weight (of the reserve)
- Speed of opening
- Steerable or non-steerable
- Ease of re-packing
- Packing volume
- Harness compatibility
- Pendular stability
- Drift or Tracking (the tendency for a reserve to ‘fly’ in a sideways direction)
- Resistance to undesirable behaviours (e.g. mirror effect, downplaning)
- Do you need or have the necessary fixings (e.g. bridles, maillons, soft links)
A useful tool to define what qualities are the most important to you is a radar diagram.
It takes time to discuss and explain all of these options, which is why we would rather not rush the conversation but rather dedicate enough time to ensure you buy what suits you best.
A part of the service when you purchase a reserve through Flybubble is fitting it to your harness, a compatibility check and removal of your old one (if necessary).
Why do we ask for a non-refundable deposit?
Some people try to get free advice from us and take advantage of our expertise and investment in stock, then buy elsewhere. Without charging a deposit for wings, harnesses, reserves and instruments we'd be overwhelmed by speculators and would have less time to offer our loyal customers. By paying a deposit you demonstrate that you are serious about buying from us, so we can offer you our full attention, share all of our expertise and give you access to our great range of stock. We will make sure you get the right and best equipment for you, and that you get the most out of it.
Once you've chosen the equipment you like best then you pay the balance and take it away with you. So our service doesn't cost you anything extra and once you've tried doing business this way, you'll see that it offers you exceptional value for money.
How long is the deposit valid for?
12 months, but of course it usually takes a lot less than this to choose the right equipment!
It is worth securing the best recommendation for this key part of your equipment. Get peace of mind, knowing that should you need it, your reserve will get you down safely.
We can’t afford to give away our time, so we need to charge a deposit, but we know you’ll be delighted with the quality of advice and recommendation. We want you to get the most out of your flying hours and we feel our Reserve MATCH service gives you the best value.
By purchasing this Reserve MATCH product you are confirming that you are happy to pay this non-refundable deposit towards buying a reserve from Flybubble, valid for 12 months.