Re: [174fps] Container Lock/PC in Tow - Malfunction (pic)
1) No, you can not deduce from the picture that the closing loop is too long. The pic was taken with the reserve out of the reserve tray, and this does loosen up the flaps. I haven't done anything further with the rig (including insepecting the loop out of the container). When I will do, I will follow up with what I find.
2) As far as -I- remember, both Javelins and Mirages close left, right. I would guess that Javs and Mirages make up a higher percentage than other rigs, but that is a moot point.
Packer was probably used to the jumper's javelin.
In truth, I have packed my rig left, right. And as far as I can see it makes not one iota of a difference. However, SRI does say right, left.
3) As I mentioned, the packer was 'not quite yet a jumper'.. what I didn't mention is that she was a very low-time packer also. And yes, Dan is right, it was the jumper's girlfriend, which is a double bummer for him. It also makes me a tiny bit wary of the jumper 'protecting' his girlfriend if it was her fault. Ultimately that just hinders the learning process for her if it was a mistake.
Honestly, I would rather it be a packing error, as it is easy to explain, and simple to correct.
I don't like having to feel like I have a fragile object on my back, as I would be yelling at everyone on the plane 'dont touch my rig! dont touch my rig!' I have a lot of respect for my gear, and do my best to reduce the amount of 'touching/bumping/etc' that happens to it, but I can't eliminate it entirely.
(This post was edited by jmfreefly on Aug 26, 2003, 12:40 PM)
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