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Poll: Your Reserve WL
<1.0:1 27 / 8%
1.0-1.3 :1 165 / 46%
1.31-1.6 :1 113 / 32%
1.61-1.9 :1 38 / 11%
1.91-2.2 :1 15 / 4%
358 total votes
 
mchamp  (D 32129)

Mar 3, 2011, 10:23 AM
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With all this talk about reserve WL and reserve line twist...

I did a search but the posts I found were from 2002 and 2006. I think things have changed since then so I'm doing this again.

What is your reserve wing loading?

What reserve (and size) canopy is it?

Mine: PD Optimum Reserve 143 loaded @ 1:1


tetra316  (D 26945)

Mar 3, 2011, 10:31 AM
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I have a pd143 loaded at 1.15. My mains have been anywhere from a 175 to 107 with the same reserve. I don't ever see downsizing my reserve no matter how small a main I may jump.


dragon2  (D 101989)

Mar 3, 2011, 10:48 AM
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About 1.4 on my main rig (highest loaded reserve). Landed it once before and I have ~15 rides on reserve canopies plus a lot of jumps on lightnings etc. Still, wish that particular reserve was a bit bigger.


DaVinci999  (C License)

Mar 3, 2011, 11:02 AM
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PD Optimum 143 @ 1.4


Atom  (D 62128)

Mar 3, 2011, 11:24 AM
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PDR 143 at 1.92WL ..Used it twice last year..no problem at all..Beautiful canopie..


JohnnyMarko

Mar 3, 2011, 12:14 PM
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PD 176 @ 1.07:1


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Mar 3, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Two reserves. PD143 at 1.4 and PD160 at 1.25.


thrillstalker  (C 40678)

Mar 3, 2011, 1:21 PM
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raven 2 218 at 1.15


Martini  (D 23756)

Mar 3, 2011, 2:03 PM
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Smaller reserve is around 1.6 Naturally it's MUCH more lightly loaded after chopping the main Angelic


hookitt  (D License)

Mar 3, 2011, 2:43 PM
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My last ride was on a Micro Raven 120 loaded at about 1.5. My experience under 7 cells is pretty High. I have several rides on Ravens so it was no big deal to land on target.

My PD-R 113 is loaded at approximately 1.592920353982301 (according to windows calculator)

Between the 2, the PD-R is easier to fly and land since it has a much longer control stroke.

Key to survival. Canopy control checks. It's just a parachute so turn it, flare it and figure it out. You may only have 1000 feet to test the flare and find a landing zone, but, you can still test it.

If I was rich enough at the moment, I'd upsize my reserve to an optimum 126.


JanuszPS  (D 568)

Mar 3, 2011, 2:57 PM
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155 techno @ 1.25 WL for WS jumps 1 save
126 PDR optimum @ 1.5 WL no saves

j.


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Mar 3, 2011, 3:22 PM
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2x PD Optimum 126 loaded at 1.52
1 emergency save 4 months after 8 test just jumps on a PD demo.


Mickymillions  (B 7332)

Mar 3, 2011, 5:51 PM
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PDR 193 loaded at 1.19


Ronaldo  (D 34728)

Mar 3, 2011, 6:18 PM
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Optimum 143 @ 1.43. I gained 22lbs working out and I wish it was a OPT160 now


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Mar 3, 2011, 7:32 PM
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PD Optimum Reserve 143 loaded @ 1:1.05


ljwobker  (D 28955)

Mar 3, 2011, 8:56 PM
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Optimum 176 @ 1.35
Optimum 160 @ 1.5

neither used in anger (fingers crossed), but 20+ demo jumps on the 176. Very sweet flying reserves...


bofh  (D 13995)

Mar 3, 2011, 11:47 PM
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Icarus Reserve 149 @ 1.2

Used twice, worked great! Too heavy on the fronts without handles, so toggle hooked it the second time. 90 degrees from about 15-20 meters, was a bit high, didn't swoop far... Tongue


Rugby82  (D 705310)

Mar 4, 2011, 12:19 AM
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PdF Techno 155 loaded @ 1.6.

Used it one time and no problems flying and landing it although I would prefer a bigger reserve when I've got the money to buy a brand new Vector 3.

It's pretty hard to find a matching container for a 170 reserve if your exitweight is 250 Lbs and you're flying 139 and smaller main canopies.


piisfish

Mar 4, 2011, 12:41 AM
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In reply to:
It's pretty hard to find a matching container for a 170 reserve if your exitweight is 250 Lbs and you're flying 139 and smaller main canopies.
some manufacturers will build these rigs, for example Sunrise Rigging (wings). Certainly some others will too.


jurgencamps  (D License)

Mar 4, 2011, 2:00 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
It's pretty hard to find a matching container for a 170 reserve if your exitweight is 250 Lbs and you're flying 139 and smaller main canopies.
some manufacturers will build these rigs, for example Sunrise Rigging (wings). Certainly some others will too.
Mirage makes them too.

I have a mirage G3, made for a Vengence 120 and a Tempo 150.
WL reserve: 1,46, WL main (now) Velo 90: 2,35 and storm 120: 1,76


AggieDave  (D License)

Mar 4, 2011, 2:38 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
It's pretty hard to find a matching container for a 170 reserve if your exitweight is 250 Lbs and you're flying 139 and smaller main canopies.
some manufacturers will build these rigs, for example Sunrise Rigging (wings). Certainly some others will too.
Mirage makes them too.

I have a mirage G3, made for a Vengence 120 and a Tempo 150.
WL reserve: 1,46, WL main (now) Velo 90: 2,35 and storm 120: 1,76

Sure, but there is a limit to the differences in the canopy sizes that can be hobbled together in a rig.

I have a Velo 111 loaded at 2.65 and a PDr-176 loaded at 1.67. I demoed the reserve a long time ago and have used it twice since then. Nice slow, docile canopy with nice flight characteristics and a solid flare.


Deyan  (D 322)

Mar 4, 2011, 2:51 AM
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Speed 2000/ 120 ft with WL of 1.32
One reserve ride. No problems.

Blue skies


Floflo

Mar 4, 2011, 7:01 AM
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Techno 115 at 1.65 to 1.
1 nice ride.


DocPop  (C License)

Mar 4, 2011, 7:24 AM
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In reply to:
PdF Techno 155 loaded @ 1.6.

Used it one time and no problems flying and landing it although I would prefer a bigger reserve when I've got the money to buy a brand new Vector 3.

It's pretty hard to find a matching container for a 170 reserve if your exitweight is 250 Lbs and you're flying 139 and smaller main canopies.

As well as looking at container sizing, don't forget to get to look at Optimum reserves.


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 4, 2011, 8:19 AM
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The rig I jump most often~

Strong Stellar 220 loaded at 1.3

The main is a Strong Z Po 210

One of my demonstration rigs holds a G-300, 270 sqft reserve and a 190 main, and the other has a G-200, 230 sqft reserve and a 170 main.


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