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optimum 113


AND1  (C License)

Jun 11, 2012, 9:21 AM
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hi all just ordered a new javelin RSK.5 and ordered a new optimum 113 as i have only had normal pd reserves but fancied a change, my question is how small do the pack down compared to the normal pd reserve with this new lower pack volume fabric will it pack down to the same size as a 106 reserve

mark  (D 6108)

Jun 11, 2012, 9:42 AM
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Re: [AND1] optimum 113 [In reply to] Can't Post

For larger canopies, low-bulk fabric makes a big difference. An Optimum-253 packs nicely into a container made for a PDR-218.

At the middle, there is about a one-size difference: an Optimum-160 packs about the same as a PDR-143, and an Optimum-143 packs about the same as a PDR-126.

For the smallest canopies, there isn't much difference in pack volume. The fabric is lower bulk, but tapes, thread, and lines do not scale. You're not buying smaller pack volume. You're buying a newer design, over a design that has been around since the late 80's.


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