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DougH  (D License)

Oct 3, 2012, 5:53 AM

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Re: [lepidoctora] Packing for shorter snivel/faster opening?

It is a real fine line between speeding up an opening, and get a slammer opening that you weren't hoping for.

Based n past experience with Pilot canopies that also open slow you can do a few things to help speed up the openings:

Roll the tail less and make your rolls less tight.

When you quarter the slider you can put more of the slider forward (away from you in a propack) this should block less air from the nose on opening.

You can pull the nose forward a bit when you let it hang after letting going of it with your knees. You shouldn't be pushing it in to the packjob, or rolling it at all.

Regardless of what you do make sure the slider stays at the slider stops, because you don't want to get whacked!


(This post was edited by DougH on Oct 3, 2012, 5:55 AM)


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