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brabzzz  (C 103268)

Feb 26, 2003, 3:50 PM
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Is it the packing or the jumping that makes it easier to pack eventually? Or both? Basically would spending crap weather weekends (i'm in the UK!!!) packing and unpacking it be a stupid thing to do?

Regards,
Mike


brabzzz  (C 103268)

Feb 26, 2003, 4:08 PM
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..actually on secomd thoughts its a stupid thing to do - but i'll re-phrase the question. Would it be a useful thing to do when there is nothing else to do?


Hooknswoop  (D License)

Feb 26, 2003, 4:10 PM
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Breaking in ZP is also wearing it out. Just jump and pack. It isn't as if you are trying to do 10 jumps a day, so being slower at packing at first shouldn't affect the number of jumps you get in in a day.

Hook


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 26, 2003, 5:13 PM
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I think you should pack it over and over again.

I think you would like to think of a good reason to play with your equipment.Tongue


skygod7777  (D 24081)

Feb 26, 2003, 5:23 PM
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re-packing can cause some un-nessasarry wear. the center cell gets a lot of abuse when packing, and after a couple thousand jumps, it will have to be replaced, while the other cells are just fine. i know it sound weird, but if you really want to get the most out of your canopy, re-packing it over and over, isn't the best thing to do.

now the wear won't be that much now, but it is wear.

later


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 26, 2003, 6:09 PM
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Don't deny him the pleasure of playing with his stuff!

He'll get tired long before it matters.


Kolla  (D License)

Feb 26, 2003, 7:15 PM
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Go pack it a few times Smile - it will help break the canopy in just a little bit, but it will also allow you to become a better packer and learn to manage that crazy new zero p!

By keeping the packing area clean and trying to avoid having a lot of sweat drip on the top skin of the center cell, you can prolong the life of your canopy quite a bit - so wearing a t-shirt when you pack is a good idea in the summer heat Smile

Have fun packing - practice makes perfect (or thats at least what the canopy gurus at PD keep telling me.... Tongue )

Blue ones,
Kolla


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 27, 2003, 7:16 AM
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It's the dirt! Go pack it in a coal bin.Smile Just kidding!!!!!! But the dirt doesn't hurt.Wink

What packing it at home will do is teach you how to pack it while its new. At 1500 jumps and 12 years of rigging it took me 10 pack jobs before I got one I would jump. Of course I'm kind of picky.



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