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Rigging Innovations' History

    The beginning of Rigging Innovations (RI) is very much an example of the American Dream. Having worked in the parachute industry for several years for companies such as Relative Workshop (UPT), Sky Supplies (Mirage), PISA (Aerodyne) and Westgaard Parachute, I felt that I had the expertise to build my vision of what I felt was a better harness and container system. This was not only the physical design of the actual rig, but also a better company to serve the skydiving market with better quality and in particular better service.

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The People of Rigging Innovations

Rigging Innovations is composed of many different people that come together to great safe, comfortable, quality, innovated containers and products. The owners of the company are Sandy and Brenda Reid.

Sandy Reid
    A skydiver since 1970 and rigger since 1971, Sandy is the mind behind the designs of RI. He currently has 4200+ jumps and is also a private pilot. He has been active in the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) since 1984
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Sandy Reid

Brenda Reid
    A skydiver since 1974 with approximately 1000 jumps, Brenda is the brains/CFO behind RI and handles the admin side of the business. She is also a private pilot and a retired FAI skydiving judge receiving the FAI Gold Medal in 2005
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Brenda Reid

Gordon “Gordo” Lindsay
    A skydiver since 1990, Gordo moved to Arizona 10 years ago to escape the Northwest winter’s gloom of Oregon and be able to shoot 4 way video year round. Gordo joined RI in 2004 and became our final inspector in production
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Gordo