Prize Parachutes floated onto the sports marketing scene about 10 years ago and have been gaining momentum ever since. Gameops.com has been a leader in Prize Parachutes for the last five years, offering a number of solutions to sports teams. Recently we have refined our parachute offerings and are elevating Parachutes to a Core Product, meaning we specialize in providing the best chutes and service for your needs. No one does Parachutes better.
Use the form below to request pricing and ordering information on Prize Chutes or T-Chutes with any color or imprint need you have.
We have selected several parachute solutions, from blank smaller prize chutes to jumbo imprinted t-shirt parachutes, and created a special section to help you through the order process. This page has details on the options and a form to request a quote on your specific needs to take you all the way through the order process.
Our Gameops.com Prize Parachutes™ have three options: Blanks, Custom
and T-Chute. Blanks are for orders under 1,000 units, since our minimum
order for any custom parachute is 1,000 units. Blanks are all white
chutes with a clip to hold your prize. Custom Chutes are for orders
over 1,000 pieces and we have options for customizing the imprint,
layout and color of the chutes. T-Chutes are suitable for dropping
t-shirts and are available for order starting at 1,000 units with and imprint or sold with no minimums on The Store at Gameops.com.
See our photo gallery below of each towel and its features.
For orders over 1,000 units we offer imprinting on the Gameops.com
Prize Parachutes. We offer 1 or 2 color imprints; location and sizes
vary based on the parachute options (quadrant or one color imprints
have different size imprint areas).
The Gameops.com Prize Parachutes are over 18 inches in diameter,
allowing you to drop soft items weighing less than 3 ounces. T-Chutes Parachutes are a whopping 36 inches in diameter, making it possible to
drop t-shirts to your fans.
Use the form below to request a price quote from our TEAMmate Sales
Staff. We typically respond to requests in less than 24 hours with our
best price and product solution. Our standard time lines are about 3 weeks
for delivery for Custom Orders. Blank Prize Parachutes and T-Chutes are in stock and
ship to your door in 5-7 days. For fastest service on blank prize
parachutes, you can use the Gameops.com Store (Regular Size Blanks or
T-Chutes coming soon).
Background and History
Parachutes have been around for a little over 10 years. We featured a
story on Parachutes in a Promotion Spotlight in 2002, and parachute
drops were among our 2002 Best of Award winning promotions. Since then we have expanded our parachute options and found the best source for chutes.
What is a Prize Parachute™?
Prize Parachutes™ are small one piece tangle-free
parachutes that can be dropped from catwalks and overhangs to fans
below. These chutes are small 18" nylon pieces with a small metal hook
for attaching coupons or prizes. These chutes are not large enough to
use for dropping t-shirts. (the JUMBO chutes are large enough for
that). These are good for soft prizes and coupons with a weight limit
of about 3 oz. We recommend testing any objects first.
What sizes do they come in?
18” diameter for the smaller chutes and JUMBO chutes are 56” diameter.
What colors are available?
orders, we can do most standard colors. PMS color matches may not be
possible, but we can come close on most colors. Imprinting can be in
any PMS color.
The photo shows a yellow chute (not an exact color match) imprinted with a specific PMS color imprint.
Where do the parachutes ship from?
We ship our
orders from our production facility in CHINA. We quote pricing based on
international overnight and 3-week delivery. If you have 6-8 weeks, we
can quote your order based on less expensive OCEAN freight (pending the
order size, ask for details).
Blank chute orders ship from our office in Cleveland OH.
What is the minimum number of parachutes that I can order?
What is the maximum number of parachutes that I can order?
There is no maximum, we'll make as many as you can handle. Discounts for higher quantities.
What discounts do I get on larger orders?
price breaks at 1,000, 2,500, 5,000, 10k and 25k pieces. Orders that
are larger than 1,000 will be quoted upon request with subsequent
How many colors can I imprint on the custom orders?
Due to the surface of the chutes, we limit the imprint colors to 2 colors.
What is safe to drop with these parachutes?
Smaller Chutes can hold up to 3 ounces. Many teams use lottery tickets,
coupons, or tickets. The Jumbo Chutes can safely hold a rolled up XL
T-shirt, or approximately 9 ounces. We recommend you test any items you
wish to drop. Chutes are tangle free but prizes can get caught into the
top (depending on how they are released) causing a near free fall.
Are there items I should not drop?
Hard items or items with sharp edges are not recommended. Soft items
need to be used. The parachutes soften the fall, but items are still
traveling fairly quick when landing in the crowd. 3oz is the weight
limit on smaller chutes. 9oz for the JUMBO Chutes.
Can I print on the undersides of chutes?
No, the undersides of the parachutes are covered in mesh.
Can I drop the chutes outdoors?
You can drop them outside, but we recommend testing the chutes for your
situation. Chutes are light and would be affected by wind.
Can I mix and match colors?
Larger orders can be split; please connect with a TEAMmate Sales Representative with your needs for more details.
How long is the production process?
The time line for a parachute order is usually 3 weeks, door to door. Time lines start with payment and approved art.
Can I get a RUSH order?
Because the parachutes are made overseas, the 3 week lead time is firm. We can supplement a printed order with some blank white chutes
that can be shipped quickly. This way you can get started with the
promotion, and add the custom imprinted chutes in a few weeks. We
typically keep 500 or more blanks on hand.
Can I get samples?
We have blank white chutes on the store, you can order from there if
you would like to see the chutes or use some for testing.
Are there any extra costs not included with your quote?
No. Our quotes include all costs, unless stated otherwise. This includes the parachute, imprint, set-up, and shipping.
What is a "set-up" for a parachute?
Set ups are required for each different color that is to be imprinted.
Your design is broken up into its individual colors and a screen is
custom-made for each color. The imprint is applied to the parachute one
color at a time. This is why parachutes with more colors on the imprint
are more expensive than a one color imprinted parachute.
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