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Birdman310  (A 62690)

Aug 18, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Hi everyone! New here and hope you all are having a good day so far. My question is when I choose to buy a rig, is there a way to modify that when I down size on canopy? Or will I simply have to purchase another rig suited for a smaller canopy? Mind you, I have not asked this question to any instructors at my DZ yet.


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excaza  (C License)

Aug 18, 2012, 8:18 PM
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The serious answer is yes and no. Most rigs are sized so that they can safely fit at least two or three canopy sizes, essentially tight/optimal/soft. If you go too much smaller than the soft, you're at an increased risk of the closing loop being too loose to properly hold the pin in place.


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Birdman310  (A 62690)

Aug 19, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Thank you excaza! I will keep that in mind.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 19, 2012, 2:04 PM
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Get with an experienced rigger or instructor you trust to help select gear, including sizes.

Many/most recommend used gear for your first rig. Unless your rich enough to absorb the depreciation of new when you do need to get a different rig to downsize.




riggerrob  (D 14840)

Aug 20, 2012, 7:57 PM
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You can shorten the main closing loop to accomodate a main canopy one or two sizes smaller.

Javelins, Vectors and Wings can be adjusted for a wider range of canopies.
Beyond that, you are better buying a new container. Keep in mind that it will take you 100 to 1,000 to learn all the corners of the envelope on any canopy.



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