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PD Factory Team Raffle 2.0

Written by Kolla

Our neighbors across the street (well, across a few streets if you want to get all technical about it) are doing their raffle thing again – with some quality gear on the line. Tickets are $60.00 each, and a total of 750 of them are up for sale. The odds just might be in your favor this time.

pdft raffle poster 2014Grand Prize: (1 available)
1 custom color main canopy from Performance Designs
1 Optimum reserve from Performance Designs
1 custom Javelin Odyssey with all the options from Sun Path Products, Inc
1 Cypres 2 Expert/Speed from CYPRES
1 helmet (G3 or Fuel) from Cookie Composites
2 N3s from Alti-2
1 jumpsuit from LiquidSky Sports
1 pair of shoes, socks and CSE shoelaces from ChutingStar

2nd Place Prize: (1 available)
1 helmet (G3 or Fuel) from Cookie Composites
1 N3 from Alti-2

3rd Place Prizes (10 available)
$150 voucher for Flight-1 course

PD New Beginning

4th Place Prizes (5 available)
PDFT swag bag

This year everyone that buys a ticket will also get personalized high-resolution digital thank you poster.
The PD Factory is an international team with members all around the world. The raffle is open to all jumpers, with last year’s winner hailing from Ireland.

Instructions from the PD Factory Team on how to purchase:
Visit the PD Factory Team website to purchase your ticket(s).  On that page is a form field you should fill in with the name you’d like to have on the poster.  You may purchase than one ticket on the time – but only one poster is supplied per order. If you’d like different name, do it as a separate order.  Posters will be sent out once all tickets are sold.  Since it’s a digital poster, you don’t need to worry about your shipping address; the poster will be emailed to the email used to purchase the poster.


  • Last year was a much better deal, with only $17,500 worth of tickets ($35 x 500*) being sold. With $45,000 worth of tickets ($60 x 750) this year for pretty much the same prizes, not only have your chances of winning been drastically cut, but the investment needed to get those lower odds has nearly doubled. The difference in quality of the bet from last year to this year is 2.6x.

    *I might be wrong about the number of tickets last year, but pretty sure it was 500. I found my receipt for my ticket, so know that the price was $35.

    • Hey Jeff, unless you are planning on buying ALL the tickets, then I guess it’s still just a “pay your money take your chances” kind of raffle – like they all are :)

  • Haha nice move Jeff, showing people how bad the deal is so they don’t sign up. You’re good! Seriously though, nice breakdown

    • The irony is that if enough people think it’s a bad deal and PD can’t sell all of the tickets, it will greatly improve the odds for those who do buy. So maybe I should continue this educational campaign while buying a few tickets for myself :-) It’s a bad deal for those of us who remember last year, but if this is somebody’s first time seeing this, it may seem worthwhile.

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