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davethorsen  (B 2009)

Jul 15, 2001, 1:38 AM
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I've been psycho-packing for approx 60 jumps now and apart from some funny looks when people hear the name of the pack job have had no serious troubles. A constant theme with my openings however is sluggish end cells on opening, requiring pumping of the brakes to open them. Comments? What do others think of psycho packing??

I am jumping a PD COE-D 190 in a NARO container and have been jumping it from new(approx 90 jumps now). I cloverleaf the slider and stuff the nose quite deep but do not roll it.



riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jul 15, 2001, 10:08 AM
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Stuffing the nose too deep can a bad habit. It slows the openings and if you stuff it way too deep can contribute to line-over type malfunctions.



Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Jul 16, 2001, 2:34 AM
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I agree. Treat your nose differently (don't bury it as far, or expose it - you'll have to experiment). The Psycho Pack is really misnamed; it's a great way to pack. And, IMHO, a bridle extension isn't really needed if you clear your bridle attachment to the top properly. I suggest you email Beezy Shaw at Precision with your specific question regarding the Psycho Pack: support@precision.net

Respectfully,
SP


Vlad  (A 38183)

Jul 16, 2001, 9:33 AM
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Why is PD strongly against psycho packing ? Check their website, they say "definitely no rolling "



riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jul 16, 2001, 10:16 AM
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Vlad,
Who started this silly rumor?
At the 2001 PIA Symposium, Ian Bellis - a Performance Designs representative - stated that Psycho-packing works well with most P.D. canopies. Ian made this statement during a lecture on Psycho-packing given by BZ Shaw from Precision.
Ian cautioned that Psycho-packing does not work well with the latest P.D. canopies that are designed to open slowly at terminal velocity. If you psycho-pack a Vengeance, it will open ridiculously slowly!



Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jul 16, 2001, 10:26 AM
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In reply to:
a bridle extension isn't really needed if you clear your bridle attachment to the top properly.
Agreed. I did not add anything to my bridle when I was psycho packing my VX-74. As far as the nose goes, I would never stuff it or anything like that when psycho packing. Hell, I didn't even roll mine and it worked great. True, every parachute opens differently, but they way the original poster put it, I believe he just needs to leave the nose straight.

Chuck



freeflyguy  (D 24207)

Jul 16, 2001, 10:45 AM
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I pyscho my safire all the time. I am a beleiver. Very consistant openings. I don't treat the nose at all, just let it hang pull the tail around and roll away. But like they say every canopy is different. carry on



Vlad  (A 38183)

Jul 16, 2001, 2:32 PM
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Rob,

Go to PD's website>manuals> >how to prevent hard openings and you will read :
"Other methods may not work as well <as pro-pack...> . The "briefcase" pack job and the "roll pack" methods are definitely not recommended. "

This are their words, not mine. What did they mean by "roll pack method"? I suppose, it is what we call "psycho pack".




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