Forums: Skydiving: Safety and Training: Re: [dragon2] New Dutch Canopy Regulation, Opinions?: Edit Log


relyon  (D 18973)

Mar 8, 2003, 9:47 AM

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Re: [dragon2] New Dutch Canopy Regulation, Opinions?

In reply to:
What is 'wetware'? And sashays I get, but what do you mean by links?

Oops - introduced a random term - my bad. Pirate Wetware refers the jumpers brain. Sly

Adding a Rapide link to the front or rear risers is a common way of changing the trim slightly to compensate for minor float differences. Adding a link to the front decreases the trim (increasing float and decreasing drive slightly); adding a link to the rear increases the trim (decreasing float and increasing drive slighty). Adding links is not a long term fix but it can make things a bit easier on any given day, other things being equal.

New Lightnings generally float a little until the knots are set. Adding links to the rear risers is a common way of adjusting until they've got 20-30 jumps. I keep a pair of #5s and #6s with me for just this purpose.

Bob (edited for grammar and to add "slightly")


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