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aeroflyer  (C License)

Sep 16, 2012, 5:44 PM
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So, the rigger said my lines would last longer if my Pilot had come with coated spectra. Does aerodyne do this? I didn't see that option when I bought it.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Sep 16, 2012, 5:51 PM
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Most modern Spectra suspension lines have some sort of latex coating.

The only uncoated Spectra - that I can think of - is on reserves (Swift Plus and Performance Designs).


masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Sep 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Most modern Spectra suspension lines have some sort of latex coating.

Rob,
Most of the Spectra has a synthetic coating and is not a latex coating.

Cheers
MEL


parachutist  (D 25468)

Sep 17, 2012, 1:19 PM
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So, the rigger said my lines would last longer if my Pilot had come with coated spectra. Does aerodyne do this? I didn't see that option when I bought it.

What kind of lines did your Pilot come with?


theonlyski  (D License)

Sep 17, 2012, 1:23 PM
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Most modern Spectra suspension lines have some sort of latex coating.

Rob,
Most of the Spectra has a synthetic coating and is not a latex coating.

Cheers
MEL

Twardo's canopy lines came with a lead based coating. Tongue


(This post was edited by theonlyski on Sep 17, 2012, 1:24 PM)


forteenerdaddy  (C 7469)

Sep 17, 2012, 2:21 PM
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Aerodyne claims that Pilot line sets *are* coated spectra. I love my Pilot, but the lines do not wear nearly as well as the coated spectra lines on my PD Spectre.


masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Sep 17, 2012, 2:56 PM
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Aerodyne claims that Pilot line sets *are* coated spectra. I love my Pilot, but the lines do not wear nearly as well as the coated spectra lines on my PD Spectre.

If they are coated ( which I doubt) it would be so slight that it is not noticable even when looking at them very hard.


You are right about the CSR coated line that PD, Icarus and a few others use....it lasts much longer than the other type.

MEL


pchapman  (D 1014)

Sep 17, 2012, 3:15 PM
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You are right about the CSR coated line that PD, Icarus and a few others use....it lasts much longer than the other type.

Since MEL deals with a lot of canopy line sets, I assume that's an opinion based on a lot of actual experience!

I was really surprised at how soft those lines are that Aerodyne uses -- just seems like they'll get snagged easier and fuzz up so much quicker.


forteenerdaddy  (C 7469)

Sep 19, 2012, 9:27 AM
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Thanks for the feedback! I hope Aerodyne cleans this up. My perfect canopy would be made of ZPX with a PD line set. The lines would be replaced ~800-1000 jumps, but what limits the life of a ZPX canopy? A good topic for another Forum discussion?!!



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