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.
(This post was edited by Birdman310 on Aug 18, 2012, 12:56 PM)
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.
(This post was edited by excaza on Aug 18, 2012, 8:18 PM)
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.