Forums: Skydiving Disciplines: Swooping and Canopy Control: Re: [Pendragon] Full flight brake position: Edit Log


d100965  (D 100965)

Mar 21, 2012, 8:59 AM

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Re: [Pendragon] Full flight brake position

Not sure if you meant to reply to me specifically but seeing as you did, please allow me to retort...Wink

Your quote:-
"I would strongly advise against doing this; it will fundamentally alter the feel and action of your toggles on the canopy, which could be dangerous. You should be really experienced before experimenting with this kind of modification"

It would certainly change the feel but not the action. And certainly not on any fundamental level.
The brakeline pully point when in flight moves up approx 4-6". Big whoop.

And although the feel would change I think you are overdramatising the actual change.
Dangerous? How?
It feels a little different but the action is exactly the same, pull down to flare. It would be no more change in feel than say when getting used to flying with your chest strap open, or when getting used to flying your canopy while sat in the harness more. Which are all valid steps on the road towards swooping.
Also, how do you need to be really experienced before experimenting with this type of mod as well?
Don't you just do it, jump it and see how it feels?
(No-ones forcing anyone to do anything by the way).

While I agree it is strictly not necessary, certainly at the OP's stage. It is simply information, as required to make a canopy's brake lines more swooper friendly and as was requested.

So to summarise, it will change the feel, but it's no big deal and once you taken a handful of jumps with it you'll wonder why it was ever like it was in the first place.

Can I just add that although you would strongly advise against doing the mod, I did actually say that only after doing all of the above, including all the posts prior, and only if you find that the setup is now perfect but when hard front risering you still get tail deflection.
Therefore meaning that by this point, this mod may in fact be your only remaining option.


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