As a UPT/USPA T I/E I'm saying that you & your DZ going wrong by using a drouges/parts which are NOT APPROVED by UPT the Sigma System mfg.
Using Non-Approved mfg. items on the Sigma System which is approved as a SYSTEM might put you & your DZ in legal issue even it is the MAIN container.
UPT's new Ty.12 bridle drouges are great & yes the drouge have a life limit of 600 jumps for the canopy & the center bridle & 300 jumps for the lower part & the Kill line.
A drouge canopy which is over jumpd might effect the drag of the collapsed drouge in case of a cutaway.
T I/E, TI's & DZO's which use non-approved canopies & part in approved systems - all of you are helping tandem to be history & you might face charges by law when you will face an incident & be pointed by the Mfg.'s for using non-approved parts.
You might "SAVE" now some $$ & pay "big time" in the future.
Be Smart !!!
(This post was edited by RIGGER on Jul 27, 2012, 2:00 AM)