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Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jun 20, 2012, 7:15 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the dimensions are for the larger slider that cures hard openings on Sabre 1? And I am talking about using this measuring method:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZB0sNdUOcs

Plus, does anyone have a spare one, or can make one? PM me please, if yes.


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 20, 2012, 7:19 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the dimensions are for the larger slider that cures hard openings on Sabre 1? And I am talking about using this measuring method:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZB0sNdUOcs

Plus, does anyone have a spare one, or can make one? PM me please, if yes.

Talk to MEL (masterrigger1). I bet he can fix you up.


(This post was edited by theonlyski on Jun 20, 2012, 7:20 AM)


Slurp56

Jun 20, 2012, 8:23 AM
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At 3:27 in the video you posted, it states that you can find all slider dimensions at PD's website Support > Sport > Line Trim Charts.

Check it out!

http://www.performancedesigns.com/...ort.asp?filter=sport

Also, knowing what size Sabre you are working with might help.


Another option to find the info would be to contact PD. They sold me one a few years back and seemed more than happy to tell me the dimensions of their latest slider.

Good luck!


(This post was edited by Slurp56 on Jun 20, 2012, 8:24 AM)


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jun 20, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Ther dimensions ARE of the latest slider (as found on PD website), but it still opens brutally hard... That is why I was looking for another solution.


peek  (D 8884)

Jun 20, 2012, 1:53 PM
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In reply to:
Can anyone tell me what the dimensions are for the larger slider that cures hard openings on Sabre 1?

http://www.pcprg.com/hardop.htm

All the measurements I did were across the middle of the slider, although I never noticed much difference from the middle to the edges.


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 20, 2012, 8:42 PM
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When I had my Sabre I called PD for a new slider after some brutal openings (mine had the original slider on it). I believe the dimensions were 29" x 31". This was for a Sabre 190 with the dual brake lines.
All you need to do is call PD and ask them, thats what I did...


Martini  (D 23756)

Jun 20, 2012, 8:55 PM
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Out of curiosity what size is the Sabre, what condition is the lineset, have you measured to see how the lineset conforms to the chart? Just askin. The only oversize slider that worked well for me was on a 120 with out of trim lines. The slider was original span but 2" wider chord. When PD put on a new lineset I went back to the stock slider, canopy opened perfectly and still does. I'm always looking for new data on Sabre openings and sliders, lots of people will benefit from your experience.


CornishChris  (C 102981)

Jun 21, 2012, 2:18 AM
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I had a Sabre 1, 150. I had a slider made for it that was the same size as one for the next canopy size up (170). That helped enormously. Maybe go for one the next size up...


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jun 21, 2012, 2:59 AM
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There is no "size up" from the PD stock slider for Sabre1 190...:

http://performancedesigns.com/...ims/LS_190-230LT.pdf


Doperope  (B 40018)

Jun 21, 2012, 12:26 PM
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I own a legacy Sabre 210, when I measured the original slider it was 20"x30". Made for some very sporty openings and a few that were painful. I contacted PD and enquired about a bigger slider, they sent me the 26"x31" "newer model", so I installed it expecting it to make a slight difference. To be honest the difference in opening is incredible (so far) it takes a lot longer to open and its way softer. I had to stop rolling the nose so tight and so much just to get it to open quicker. I must say, so far, very happy with the bigger slider.


alec86  (C 109831)

Jun 25, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I have a Sabre 1 190 and i've had a couple of hard openings. I sorted these by learning to pack and doing it myself, not had one hard opening since. top tips for packing a sabre 1, roll the tail a lot I find 10 times works and bungee the break lines this not only slows the opening but also stops line overs :)


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jun 26, 2012, 2:19 AM
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I contacted PD and enquired about a bigger slider, they sent me the 26"x31" "newer model".

What year was that and how much did you pay?


(This post was edited by skydiverek on Jun 26, 2012, 2:58 AM)


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 26, 2012, 4:55 PM
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I got mine from them in 2007 and it was $85 (although you didnt ask me)Tongue


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Jun 26, 2012, 8:23 PM
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New sliders for a Sabre 1 in 2012 dollars will cost you $120.00, as recently quoted.


ctrph8  (D License)

Jun 27, 2012, 1:24 AM
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I had a lip sewn onto my Sabre 150 and it fixed all of that. It became a very well behaved canopy afterwards. Got one sewn onto a foul tempered Para Flite Turbo Z too.



In reply to:
Ther dimensions ARE of the latest slider (as found on PD website), but it still opens brutally hard... That is why I was looking for another solution.


RMURRAY

Jun 27, 2012, 1:44 AM
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a dome slider from MEL at skyworks rigging will solve the problem.


Doperope  (B 40018)

Jul 18, 2012, 8:55 PM
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it was in Jan of this year! I seem to remember $120 ish. Has worked like a charm! So much so that it was taking TOO long to open. I had to stop splitting and rolling the nose just to get it to open faster!


chiquita24  (B License)

Aug 19, 2012, 10:55 AM
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I had a pocket sewn on my slider for my Sabre 1 170. Worked like a charm! Canopy opens slow and nice now!



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