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Tuna-Salad  (C 38765)

Oct 18, 2012, 6:53 PM

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Weight vs Canopy size question.

Someone asked me today if someone happens to be large but in shape would they be allowed to use a tandem canopy something close to that size for AFF? I did not want to answer be wrong so figured I would ask.

By large I would guess his example to be over 6'6 and 280-300. I know there is a limit for tandems, and would assume the military would use larger canopies due to the added weight of combat gear, but not sure if it applies to sport rigs.

In short.. what weight would be pushing it for a sport canopy as I do not know the largest size made or the tensile strength of the harness and container or any of the components.

(This post was edited by Tuna-Salad on Oct 18, 2012, 6:57 PM)

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Post edited by Tuna-Salad () on Oct 18, 2012, 6:57 PM: Simpifly

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