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149 in a TJNK jav

 


spencer  (D 208)

Jun 19, 2011, 5:28 AM
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Sunpath web site says this takes up to a 135. so I guess a 149 is abit on the big side, I know its only 9sqft, but any thoughts would be helpfull.
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dragon2  (D 101989)

Jun 19, 2011, 5:37 AM
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149 - 135 != 9 Wink

I've been known to push too much canopy into a slightly too-small rig. Aside form issues with packing, I've ruined a rig because of that (split seams and damaged fabric on main container and bag) and my current rig doesn't stay closed very well (riser covers).

Also the reserve in a TJNK is going to be smaller, and if this is for a newer jumper, packing isn't going to be fun.

So, all in all, I wouldn't advise it, even if it is possible.


likestojump  (D License)

Jun 19, 2011, 5:43 AM
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I have put a well used Spectre150 and a Silhouette150 into a TJNK, so I suppose a hybrd or a used 7 cell should work. A nice new 150 ZP 9 cell will probably make you quit skydiving :(


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Jun 19, 2011, 8:28 AM
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I have put a well used Spectre150 and a Silhouette150 into a TJNK, so I suppose a hybrd or a used 7 cell should work

Remember that pack volumes often depend on humidity levels. What kind of fits in the humidity of Florida may not safely fit in the dry heat of Eloy or Perris.



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