May 21, 2012, 7:54 AM
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Head off openings
Never used to have OFF-HEADING openings. With my brand new custom Vector 3 and Pulse 210 more than 90% of openings are 90-180 degrees off heading to the left.
Tried everything from keeping legs straight while opening, to arch through the opening, to not look up during openings, symmetrical tightening of straps on rig, stable arch before pull and several different packers.
Previously jumped Navigator and Silhouette (one off heading).
Could it be some asymmetrical anatomy of myself or rig that does this?? The Pulse were supposed to give mostly on heading openings.
(This post was edited by Olmed on May 21, 2012, 9:33 AM)
Try doing a jump without tucking the tuck tabs/riser covers in and see how your openings are. New rigs sometime are stiff and the tuck tabs/riser covers don't open at the same time which can be the cause for your off heading openings until the materials break in. The other issues that Remster mentioned are also possible causes.
I have about 60 jumps on a Pulse 190 and I've had some goofy off-heading openings. I'd say almost if not all of them were due to poor body position. I also found that it opens better if you don't bleed off all of your speed coming out of a flat track. Not dumping in a track of course but a slight bit of remaining horizontal speed (compared to std neutral body position) helped a bit. Of course working on my body position every jump helps too. . Canopy was brand new in the demo/rental fleet - I put the first jump on it - so no trim issues that I can tell.