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Safire 2 129 in Javelin RSK-1

 


jmsw  (D 32038)

Apr 18, 2011, 4:35 PM
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Sunpath's container sizing chart says the RSK-1 can hold a main canopy up to 120 sq ft (ZP). I'm looking to put a Safire 2 129 in. The Safire is elliptical, and my canopy has somewhere between 700-1000 jumps, so it packs very small.

Does anyone have experience with this container/canopy combo? I will definitely pay attention to the manufacturer's warnings (and I haven't asked my rigger yet what he thinks), but I'd like to hear from other jumpers as well. Are the extra 9 square feet too much?

Thanks!


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Apr 18, 2011, 4:55 PM
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Based on having two RSK1's, both with well used Spectre120s, I think the Saf129 will be an extremely (read : unsafe) tight fit.

a search shows similar responses :
http://www.dropzone.com/...rum.cgi?post=1297292
http://www.dropzone.com/...rum.cgi?post=3808833


jmsw  (D 32038)

Apr 18, 2011, 5:33 PM
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I'm not sure if this makes a different because I know next to nothing about Javelin rigs, but the one I'm looking at getting is actually an RS-1, not an RSK-1. It was manufactured in 2000.

Thanks for those links- definitely good info.


sandi

Apr 20, 2011, 8:04 AM
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I have an RSK-1. Anything over a 120 will be extremely tight. I had a very old sabre 120 in mine for awhile and even that was on the tight side. Then I had a safire 2 109 in it which was great, not tight but not too soft either. I'm sure you could squeeze a 129 in there, but I'd go up a container size.


holie  (A License)

Apr 21, 2011, 2:53 AM
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Hey,

why don't use this info?
http://sunpath.com/...=3&menu_level2=5 Container sizing chart


Container Type; Reserve Canopy; Main Canopy; Main Airlock; Cross Brace 21 Cell


RS1; 106 - 120; ZP up to 120; 97 - 103; 86 - 96


;-)

blue sky,
Holger


(This post was edited by holie on Apr 21, 2011, 2:55 AM)


jmsw  (D 32038)

May 9, 2011, 8:11 PM
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Thanks for the replies!!

That combo definitely didn't seem like it was going to work.

I've ended up buying a used V306 with a PD113. UPT says it'll be a tight fit with a Safire2 129, but safe nonetheless.


mchamp  (D 32129)

May 10, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Great choice in rigs.....but perhaps a little risky reserve.....Unsure Would you really want the smallest canopy you've ever flown be your reserve? Might I suggest a larger size PD optimum

Congrats on the new rig, have fun + be safe!



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