All this is true, but you can still fly your canopy using harness imput long before you can reach risers. This is not a "one or the other" answer.
Many tools a box should carry?
In this case, the discussion is about taking evasive action in the event of a possible collision on opening. Even my Velo at 2.0 does not provide the same 'instant' turn you can get from rears or toggles. Anyone with less canopy or at a lower WL will have even less response, and I think it's a mistake to put a harness turn forward as a tool for collision avoidance.
Case in point, I would split hairs down to the differences between the time it takes to grip and release a toggle vs, the time it takes to grip and pull a rear riser, and call the rear riser the clear choice in a collision.
I would further split hairs calling the time it takes to make a full toggle stroke vs the time it takes to make a full rear riser input, and call the rear riser again the superior choice.
Time is of the essence in these situations, and given the amount of 'suck' that comes with a wrap, I would say that the 1 or 1.5 seconds of time you save using the rears vs the toggles makes the rears the outstanding winning choice. Compare that to the turn rate/responsiveness of the harness turn, and you can see how I would not even mention that option in this circumstance.
(This post was edited by davelepka on Aug 21, 2012, 10:02 PM)
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