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adamUK  (C 104423)

Oct 28, 2012, 2:40 PM
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Hi

I've read various owners manuals for reserve repacks but are there any videos out there of it being done? Or am I going to have to persuade my rigger with beer/tequila to go through the process one afternoon at the DZ?

Just trying to push my understanding a bit further. Blush

Cheers

Adam.


koppel  (F License)

Oct 28, 2012, 2:44 PM
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Or am I going to have to persuade my rigger with beer/tequila to go through the process one afternoon at the DZ?


Best option. He will be able to explain the differences between your rig and others if the are any and give you detailed information specific to your experience and understand


adamUK  (C 104423)

Oct 28, 2012, 2:50 PM
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He's always mega busy but maybe I'll pop round midweek when things will be hopefully quieter.

Cheers!


Deyan  (D 322)

Oct 28, 2012, 2:59 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEzRl5grtk


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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Oct 28, 2012, 8:02 PM
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Jumpshack actually made a DVD of how to pack their rigs. You could contact them for a copy of it.


deathwish603  (B License)

Oct 28, 2012, 8:19 PM
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Check a vidoes on U-tube about a FLAT packing, all reserves are flat packed, all reserves are 7-cells, the difference is on a pilot chutes and a special tools requiered for different rigs, but flat packing is all the same... Also, if U wanna do it yourself, U may wanna go to a riggers course and learn it... My friend just did it and I may be going someday as well...
C U around a DZ...


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Oct 28, 2012, 8:42 PM
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In reply to:
Check a vidoes on U-tube about a FLAT packing, all reserves are flat packed, all reserves are 7-cells, the difference is on a pilot chutes and a special tools requiered for different rigs, but flat packing is all the same... Also, if U wanna do it yourself, U may wanna go to a riggers course and learn it... My friend just did it and I may be going someday as well...
C U around a DZ...

May I disagree with you ?

Not all reserves are flat packed
Not all reserves are 7 cells

the difference is in bagging, closing, bridle placement, etc.

Can you not give advice in the area that you know very little about ?


spage  (C License)

Oct 28, 2012, 8:44 PM
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In reply to:
Check a vidoes on U-tube about a FLAT packing, all reserves are flat packed, all reserves are 7-cells, the difference is on a pilot chutes and a special tools requiered for different rigs, but flat packing is all the same... Also, if U wanna do it yourself, U may wanna go to a riggers course and learn it... My friend just did it and I may be going someday as well...
C U around a DZ...


I don't know much, but I know this is wrong. There are 5, 7, and 9 cell reserves, as well as rounds. Many (if not most) reserves are essentially pro-packed. And not all flat-packs are the same.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 28, 2012, 8:49 PM
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For the record, that link that was posted is the JumpShack / Parachute Labs packing video, part 1.

And Deathwish, reserves are NOT typically flatpacked. They are essentially propacked, laid on the ground, carefully reflaked and everything carefully aligned, and have nose & tail arranged for a faster opening rather than a slower opening as with most mains.


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 28, 2012, 9:49 PM
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And Deathwish, reserves are NOT typically flatpacked...
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Unless they are being pencil-packed. Blush


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 28, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Unless they are being pencil-packed. Blush

Pencil packing is a myth.
You use a pen.
Tongue


skydude2000  (B 5843)

Oct 29, 2012, 5:35 AM
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There was a video from the rigger rodeo I think last year or year before, I believe from the PIA symposium. I think it was like a rigger packing race. Not ideal, because it's done in like 20 minutes, but it would give you a better idea of the basic steps.

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNLFwSejDo

Good luck!!


piisfish

Oct 29, 2012, 6:02 AM
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20 minutes ?? more like 11'45'.

Margaret is fast !
But better than fast, she is a very precise and admirable rigger.
She is one of my rigging role models.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 29, 2012, 7:58 AM
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20 minutes ?? more like 11'45'.

Margaret is fast !
But better than fast, she is a very precise and admirable rigger.
She is one of my rigging role models.
Cute as hell too Blush


theonlyski  (D License)

Oct 29, 2012, 10:38 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/...gQY&feature=plcp

Granted it's time lapsed and a tandem rig, but basically this.


I've had a few watch their repacks, they all learned something that they didn't know about their rigs.Wink


(This post was edited by theonlyski on Oct 29, 2012, 10:39 AM)


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Oct 29, 2012, 11:59 AM
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... all reserves are flat packed ...
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Flat-packing - of reserves - fell out of fashion in the mid-1990s because we needed to create a divot/crater to fit the battery box.

By then PRO-Packing was the norm for main canopies, so it was simpler to teach young riggers a neater version of PRO-Packing than to start from scratch teaching them flat-packing.
Over the last 15 years, the only reserves I have flat-packed are Strong Tandems, but that is a radically different process......



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