May 28, 2001, 1:53 PM
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Older Strong reserves?
I'm thinking of buying a second used rig from a local guy but don't know about the G2R reserve in it. It was mfg. 4-94 and has 2 rides. Anybody here have any hands on experience with these? Thanks, Mark
I have repacked a few Strong G2R and G3R reserves. They are well-built canopies based upon Bill Gargano's: X228, Commet, Hobbit, Spirit, Wizard line, all decent, 1980s vintage reserves. But because they have fewer reinforcing tapes than say PD or Amigo reserves, it is unwise to load them at much over 1 pound per square foot. On the other hand, it is unwise to load any F-111 canopy at much over 1 pound per square foot, unless you enjoy shooting pains in your ankles! Hee hee! But that is an entirely different thread @masochist.com.