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Canopy question



Jul 18, 2012, 7:33 AM
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Is there a main canopy that is both cross raced and airlocked or is it just one or the other

pchapman  (D 1014)

Jul 18, 2012, 7:59 AM
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Cross braced or airlocked... yes, when it comes to canopies that have been on the market, just one or the other.

Brian Germain did experiment with a combination, he once said in an interview, but it was a sewing nightmare, and the additional benefits of having both features were not that big, not enough to make it worth producing. It did make a super stiff canopy though, which if you bounced off it in CRW, was like hitting an air mattress. [Ref.: interview was in an early Skydive Radio]

At least that's the way I recall it.

(This post was edited by pchapman on Jul 18, 2012, 8:00 AM)

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