Re: [Quagmirian] Clearing lines and material inside canopy while packing
If flaking isn't important, why do reserve packers do it so neatly?
As Mark says, "To reduce the bulk". Wrinkled up fabric while OK for functional purposes, it is bulkier than neatly folded fabric.
In my years in this sport I have never seen a line burn on a Ram-Air canopy from pacling. No mater how it was packed.
As Elec Puskus of Para-Flite once said all you need to do is make sure the lines are straight and the slider is up and you are good to go. I would add that you should assure that you havent wrapped a steering line around the stablizers which would fall into the category of un-straight lines.
The French government did studies many years ago and found exactly what we have told you.
The OP's original question:
The question is whether sorting the material and lines inside the canopy during packing has a great influence on the opening?
He didn't use the word "Flake". I would use it to refer to the outside edge (perimeters) of the canopy only, not for the unneeded process of clearing the inside material and lines. The folks out ther who are doing it are just wasting time and being anal.
(This post was edited by JohnSherman on Jan 16, 2013, 8:01 AM)