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Open corners on G4

 


mariobat

Aug 5, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Hello everyone,
For WS jumps Mirage says (on G4 containers) to unstich the bottom corners leaving the last 1" still stiched.
In your experience it's better to unstich the corners completely or not?

Thanks
Mario


5.samadhi

Aug 5, 2012, 12:55 PM
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I unstitched completely and am dissatisfied with how the container looks when closed now. It looks like a fat woman squeezed into a tight tank top.

An inch or two stitched at the bottom is better as it maintains conformity of the pack tray better.

I did notice going from the standard factory stitching to completely open made my openings a lot sweeter!


mariobat

Aug 5, 2012, 1:33 PM
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Tanks!
I follow your suggest!
Blue sky


Ronaldo  (D 34728)

Aug 8, 2012, 9:28 AM
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You may have to ask a rigger to add a few zigzag stitches at the end to avoid unstitching.
If you open an already finished seam in the middle it will start to loosen up.


(This post was edited by Ronaldo on Aug 8, 2012, 9:29 AM)


5.samadhi

Aug 8, 2012, 11:04 AM
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or you can just hand tack it.


Ronaldo  (D 34728)

Aug 8, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Never tried but it shouldn't be easy as the material is usually very thick (2 layers of cordura+parapack+trim tape)


Martini  (D 23756)

Aug 8, 2012, 7:15 PM
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From the FARs:

2) The reserve parachute is housed in the upper container and the main parachute is housed in the lower container. Because the harness and container system is one unit, any change or alteration to the main container could affect the operation of the auxiliary/reserve container and should be considered major.

Meaning in the USA a master rigger or original manufacturer is required to open the corners. Not the user, not a senior rigger.

Not that any of us would undertake such a task.


mariobat

Aug 11, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Miragesystems suggest this kind of mod on the conttainers so it could be "legal"!


Martini  (D 23756)

Aug 11, 2012, 8:12 PM
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Legal isn't my call. As far as I'm concerned modify your gear at your own risk. The issue I see is selling gear that was modified by a non-rigger.


mariobat

Aug 13, 2012, 3:22 AM
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In reply to:
Legal isn't my call. As far as I'm concerned modify your gear at your own risk. The issue I see is selling gear that was modified by a non-rigger.

Ok...I understand!
In this container its also easy to come back from this MOD with a simple rigger's work;)

Blue skyes
M


imsparticus  (D License)

Aug 14, 2012, 1:07 PM
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I cant believe people go around doing this sort of bs to perfectly servicable containers. But whatever maked you feel special and unique i guess pfftt pull your finger out!


5.samadhi

Aug 14, 2012, 8:35 PM
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In reply to:
I cant believe people go around doing this sort of bs to perfectly servicable containers. But whatever maked you feel special and unique i guess pfftt pull your finger out!
let me ask do you wingsuit? Do you understand that when pulling in full flight in a wingsuit the dbag can kick off the stitched corners and causes line twists?


imsparticus  (D License)

Aug 14, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Do you understand this is more theory than fact.


5.samadhi

Aug 15, 2012, 7:14 AM
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well I have definitely noticed a difference but to each their own.


Waldschrat

Aug 20, 2012, 6:48 AM
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In reply to:
Hello everyone,
For WS jumps Mirage says (on G4 containers) to unstich the bottom corners leaving the last 1" still stiched.
In your experience it's better to unstich the corners completely or not?

Thanks
Mario

I Made around 500 WS Jumps with 2 PdF Rigs unmodded and didnt feel it needfully to make a mod
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inkogneetow  (D License)

Aug 26, 2012, 9:04 AM
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Or you can just pack "grommet up" unless there have been issues found with it.



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