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adventurechick  (C 35899)

May 24, 2006, 1:55 PM
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Found my perfect rig and I'm buying it!!
Javelin
Spectre 170
PD 160
J3
B-17.... absolutely perfect!! :o)


Phillbo  (B License)

May 24, 2006, 2:03 PM
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congrats ..... pics.


Premier GravityGirl  (D 18897)

May 24, 2006, 2:10 PM
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That does sound good for you!

And...

.....um.....


BEER!


adventurechick  (C 35899)

May 24, 2006, 2:53 PM
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Here they are!!
Attachments: back rig.JPG (20.3 KB)
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  parachute new rig.JPG (24.4 KB)


Phillbo  (B License)

May 24, 2006, 2:58 PM
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he he .... love the handles Tongue


adventurechick  (C 35899)

May 24, 2006, 2:59 PM
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I know!! Isn't that cute!!


Floats18  (C 35650)

May 24, 2006, 4:02 PM
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I think you were reaching for 'bad ass' but found 'cute' instead CrazyWink


councilman24  (D 8631)

May 24, 2006, 8:10 PM
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Glad you found a rig, but.........

Make an informed choice about whether you want to maintain the pillow reserve handle or change to a d ring. There are pro's and con's to each. It's been discussed here.

Briefly, a pillow may be more snag resistant. But may be harder to grasp. Especially with cold hands, gloves, with an opposite hand if one is injured.

Cutaway handles also have been made as loops in the past, and still available, but not widely used.

My personal bias and recommendation, especially for a low timer, is a d handle for the reserve. Also matching handles might lead to confusion as to what your pulling. While it may not seem likely to forget which is which it can happen under pressure. Having a difference in look when you look and feel when you grasp it can be an aid to proper emergency procedures.

Not trying to rain on your parade.Angelic Just offering some information for your consideration.Wink Other opinions will follow.Tongue


bigway

May 24, 2006, 10:12 PM
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In reply to:
Glad you found a rig, but.........

Make an informed choice about whether you want to maintain the pillow reserve handle or change to a d ring. There are pro's and con's to each. It's been discussed here.

Briefly, a pillow may be more snag resistant. But may be harder to grasp. Especially with cold hands, gloves, with an opposite hand if one is injured.

Cutaway handles also have been made as loops in the past, and still available, but not widely used.

My personal bias and recommendation, especially for a low timer, is a d handle for the reserve. Also matching handles might lead to confusion as to what your pulling. While it may not seem likely to forget which is which it can happen under pressure. Having a difference in look when you look and feel when you grasp it can be an aid to proper emergency procedures.

Not trying to rain on your parade.Angelic Just offering some information for your consideration.Wink Other opinions will follow.Tongue


Nice post, i hope she goes for the d-ring instead of the cool factor.
I have had 2 cutaways and there is no way i would have the same colour handles as yes, it very well could lead to confusion and n matter how much i trained my emergency procedures on my first mal i checked i was pulling the right cord by visualising.


Students should not be allowed to jump soft pad reserve handles in my opinion. My first cut away, i pulled at the cutaway twice before it came off, i would hate to have done that with the reserve handle


bob.dino  (E 2185)

May 24, 2006, 10:19 PM
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Looks good, and if the sizing's right, so is Bonnie Tongue.

And I think you would do well to heed Terry's advice too. A new D-ring reserve ripcord is USD 60 from Sunpath.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

May 24, 2006, 10:36 PM
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I can't tell from the picture, what type of cutaway housings does it have?


riggermick  (D 17071)

May 25, 2006, 8:41 AM
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In reply to:
I can't tell from the picture, what type of cutaway housings does it have?



Time for a new perscription Sparks, I see hard housings with terminal swedges on them.Sly

Mick.



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