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how deep should new pond be?

 


RichLees

Feb 12, 2012, 7:36 AM
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I think I read 0.6m, but some are suggesting 1m. Thanks, guys


moonjumpster  (D 858)

Feb 12, 2012, 9:02 AM
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0. 6 m.... imo...


Iswoopyou  (D 28871)

Feb 12, 2012, 9:42 AM
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0.6m sounds great for me


freeflyn  (D License)

Feb 12, 2012, 4:02 PM
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balls deep ;)


diablopilot  (D License)

Feb 12, 2012, 6:46 PM
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Having both competed and run competitions (but never having built a pond) I think I'd find 2 feed deep to be insufficient for protection from a poor landing attempt.


crazydiver  (D 28022)

Feb 12, 2012, 9:41 PM
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Much deeper new with the new distance rules. ;)


jjudd  (D 31065)

Feb 15, 2012, 7:05 PM
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id say the 1m or just over 3ft mark deep sounds best. Gives a higher safety margin when someone does skip off the water and flip through their risers head first into the pond. the deeper the better imo.

also it will take longer to heat the water body causing less evaporation? only a guess but its seems logical


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Feb 15, 2012, 10:26 PM
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In reply to:
I think I read 0.6m, but some are suggesting 1m. Thanks, guys

just shallow enough in the middle so you can stand up and your reserve pack tray is out of the water. Most I have seen/ swooped are around 2.5 feet deep in the middle. Ours here at Raeford Parachute Center in NC is 100' x 300'


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Feb 18, 2012, 8:08 PM
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The rules say "at least 60cm".

http://www.fai.org/...:2011-cp-rules-final



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