Sometimes I'll roll the nose and stuff it in the center cell. And sometimes I'll just leave the nose as is. Sure the rolled nose method provides a little more of a snivel. But I have never been slammed either way.
I have a PD 190 and it has never slammed me. It always opens very softly and usually on heading. I flat pack so this may not mean much to you if you Pro Pack. I roll the nose over and roll the A lines up too. Then pack normal from there. I used to roll the nose all the way to the B lines until I damn near had to cut away once. Now I just roll a little less...LOL I am surprised to hear of a PD canopy opening hard. I have jumped 2 different 190's and both had wonderful openings.
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i use to jump a pd210 only. it never opened hard but i rolled the nose and tail. it did open hard once and ripped the topskin from tail to nose on one of the cells. if it didn't cost to much to fix i'd of got it repaired and still be jumping it. it's a great canopy.
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People seem to say in general that the PDs open okay, and I should not be getiing slammed so much. Is it possible that it is the container that it is in?? It is packed into a Narro (??) I think that is what it is called. Could that be affecting the opening?? Or is it just a really tired old canopy?
I am jumping a pd210 and Im getting slammed a lot too. Its some sort of west nile canopy slamming virus going around. Im rolling the left and right 4 cells 4 times and it still seems unusually hard. I jumped a spectre 210 of a friend of mine to compare and it opened super soft (took 1000' though) Ive been told that openings on relativly low # jumps on f111 canopies are "snappy" By the way how are your landings? Not slowing you down much after you level off?