May 5, 2002, 7:29 PM
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Riser vs. Toggle
Had an interesting discussion yesterday about the advantages of using toggles vs. risers (rear & front) in manuvering for CReW formations. By saying formations, I'm talking smaller stacks like 2-4 way stuff. What is generally used more, or what would the real CReW dogz consider to have more control or what do yall use?
Even for everyday canopy flying, I've been using my risers a whole lot more, instead of toggles, for flying around and setting up for landing, then using toggles for my actual landing.
Pros, Cons, ideas?
A human cannonball, I rise above it all Up higher then a trapeze, I can fly
On pretty much every CRW dive I do, I use all of my control inputs. Front risers give you speed and dive you down - very useful for rotations or when you're trying to lose altitude. I dock on rear risers if the formation is fast and floaty, front risers if its fast, toggles if its slow and floaty. I'll use toggles for sashays, I'll do rear-risers stalls to lose altitude, and I'll often fly with one front riser and one brake to "warp" my canopy which basically dogs it out and makes it easier to dock on. All your inputs do very different things, and its good to learn how to use them all.