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StumpJump  (C License)

May 13, 2013, 8:20 AM
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Hey there,

I'd like to get into CReW this year, but I have a container concern. I have a Reflex with a pop top reserve. I've noticed that from time to time on landing I would get a line from my canopy caught under the reserve pilot chute.
With my last repack this didn't seem to happen, since the rigger got the pop top snuggled down extra firm.
Anyway, what's your experience. Is it safe to CReW with a pop top?

Andy


ScoobieDoo  (D 24795)

May 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
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There was a team person who said if your "top" was properly snug down you can take a line and run across the back of you rig and NOT snag the top. If it snags it is to loose/high.
I'm sure hope they confirm what I'm saying to confirm I said it correct.
I jump a non-pop top, less worry.
Have fun and be safe!


IJskonijn  (A License)

May 13, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I've got a little flap on and over the bottom of my reserve flap (on a Vector 2 rig) that's precisely meant to prevent any lines from snagging on it during CRW. It works perfectly, and shouldn't be hard to install for your rigger.


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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May 13, 2013, 4:25 PM
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Lots of reflexes - they used to call them c-flexes - with flaps on the top and bottom covering the pop top which prevents line snag.

That being said - I have about 2500 CRW jumps on my racers and have never had a single snag problem. ( tho I must say that I snag lines far more on it after landing than ever ever in the air!)


BillyVance  (D 18895)

May 15, 2013, 2:33 PM
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IJskonijn wrote:
I've got a little flap on and over the bottom of my reserve flap (on a Vector 2 rig) that's precisely meant to prevent any lines from snagging on it during CRW. It works perfectly, and shouldn't be hard to install for your rigger.

Ditto on my CRW rig. Exact same thing. I can take a pic and post it if that helps.


kleggo  (D 8292)

May 20, 2013, 11:06 AM
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faulknerwn wrote:
Lots of reflexes - they used to call them c-flexes - with flaps on the top and bottom covering the pop top which prevents line snag.

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Really?
Show us a photo of one of those Cflex thingies....

Tongue


StumpJump  (C License)

May 20, 2013, 2:11 PM
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Yes, pictures please.


gowlerk  (C 3196)

May 20, 2013, 3:31 PM
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This will help you. It only shows how to build the flap at the top. I have a Reflex here that has a similar flap at the bottom as well. I've attached a pic of that as well.
Attachments: Reflexflexcap.pdf (77.4 KB)
  600_3541 (Medium).JPG (73.4 KB)


uberchris  (A License)

May 20, 2013, 4:27 PM
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thats a rig alright! reminds me of an old 57 chevy i used to drive!


StumpJump  (C License)

May 21, 2013, 3:51 PM
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Very cool, thanks for that! Smile


Birdguy  (B 6555)

Jun 30, 2013, 6:34 AM
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I am planning on using a Talon for CRW. I jump a TearDrop regularly and don't feel that it is wise to also use for CRW.
Hopefully I will be set up for the Darkside by September.



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