Forums: Skydiving: Gear and Rigging: Re: [ericja321] Question about buying a new container: Edit Log

NWFlyer  (D License)

Jan 25, 2013, 9:56 AM

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Re: [ericja321] Question about buying a new container

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Thank you for your comment. I was thinking the same thing. I can't think of a reason to downsize my reserve. I am just not sure about how they fit together. By that I mean, is there a certain point while downsizing your container and main, that your reserve won't fit anymore? And does the symmetry get thrown off with a reserve that is larger than your main?

One size will not even really be noticeable to anyone but your rigger. I'll use me as an example. My first container (which is now my backup container) had a "true" 218 reserve in there for a long while. It was a tight, but safe, fit. I then got an Optimum 218, which packs a full size smaller. The only thing I noticed is that it's lighter on my back. And my rigger hates me less. Laugh

If you get to the point where there's a big asymmetry, most container manufacturers can build you something to accommodate that. JohnMitchell (a regular poster on here) has a 150 Main/218 reserve combo in his Infinity that looks great, but it's been designed to handle that combination.

(Oh, and to quote someone else, use the "Quote" button on the right of the person's post).

(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Jan 25, 2013, 9:56 AM)

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