May 8, 2013, 4:59 PM
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Super Raven -MZb
I bought a used rig with a Raven -mzb. It has been a closet queen. Packed only once, in 2001 when it was new. I suppose that a ZP topskin reserve made sense to someone at the time, but I can't see why.
It certainly needed a repack. The coated fabric was pretty much stuck together after 12 years. I'm tempted to fashion an attachment point to it and use it as a main. But I'm going to just repack it and sell the rig.
Anyone got any helpful packing tips for me? Where is Riggerrob when I need him?
Hi Rob, Herringbone weave double bar tacked attachment tape. I think that's what the b means. I checked the SB right away. I remember that from your class. I hope to sell it to a girl that weighs 140lbs. I was thinking I may go as high as 1:1.1 loading depending on the victim, I mean customer. It's a 181.
(This post was edited by gowlerk on May 8, 2013, 5:57 PM)
You are a wise person. That reserve will soon be listed in the classifieds for cheap. I have a PD 176 I can use instead. After fighting with it for 4 hours I never want to see one of these again. I got it in the bag on the second try, but now it needs to go into a Wings W13 and I can't get the bulk right because it holds so much air.
It probably would work a lot better in a container that is more forgiving.
(This post was edited by gowlerk on May 9, 2013, 9:00 AM)
I'm not a fan of death ravens but if it's got the harring bone tape then it's really not one. With proper line attachments it's structurally sound. They're prone to hard openings but it's a reserve. That's not the end of the world for a reserve. They can stall pretty hard but I've only seen that in ones that were over loaded and over flared.