RE: Watch for cheap knockoffs!
Most of the guys selling Skydivers today did not design their jumpers and chutes themselves 100%.
They took someone elses design and made some modifications to it.
Best I can recall, back in 04' Dave was using Chutes built by R/C Skydive USA and I'm sure his is a modified version of their design which is also the same as the Gitchell chute.
I can however say, that to my knowledge , Dave's micro jumper is his own design.
I myself mave four different chute designs, however, none of them were designed by me.
I also have been working on a diver. It is basically a Mike design with some modifications in design and materials.
I started it a few years ago, but after I got a Mike jumper I let it fall by the wayside, because I didn't really need it.
A couple of weeks ago Mike had to make an early departure from the plane when the engine died just after takeoff.
He incured severe damage and I may need to finish my molds to get him back on operation.