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Raven IIIF


Maksimsf  (Student)

Nov 13, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Raven IIIF Can't Post

I just bought Raven III DOM '92 that was never jumped or assembled for dirt cheap, but not sure if I should use it due to WL of 1.15:1 I searched all over and everyone saying that old style reserves shouldn't be loaded more than 1:1. Plan B is to try to trade it for something like Raven IV or PDR 280+? Anyone jumped Raven III 249 as a main loading it 1.1-1.2?

(This post was edited by Maksimsf on Nov 13, 2012, 10:08 AM)

riggerrob  (D 14840)

Nov 13, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Re: [Maksimsf] Raven IIIF [In reply to] Can't Post

In the best scenario, you will get 70 ... ish jumps before it starts flaring like a bag-lock.
In the worst-case scenario, you will break an ankle on your first landing.
Bottom line, anyone who loads a Raven at more than one pound per square foot is vastly increasing the risk of injury.

Maksimsf  (Student)

Nov 13, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Re: [riggerrob] Raven IIIF [In reply to] Can't Post

I was thinking just to use it as a reserve only, but I got your point. Landing it downwind after cutaway may have a bad results :(

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