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Jbag  (D License)

Oct 16, 2013, 1:33 PM
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Here is my dilemma, I am replacing my bridle/PC b/c i have a big wingsuit now and want a 9' bridle and my old PC is near dead.
I jump a sabre 1 150
Do i get a 28" PC so it can grab more with the wingsuit and risk having hard openings without the suit.

Or

get a 24" as recommended for the size of the main.


peek  (D 8884)

Oct 16, 2013, 1:42 PM
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Jbag wrote:
Here is my dilemma, I am replacing my bridle/PC b/c i have a big wingsuit now and want a 9' bridle and my old PC is near dead. I jump a sabre 1 150. Do i get a 28" PC so it can grab more with the wingsuit and risk having hard openings without the suit.

Large(r) pilot chutes (in and of themselves) do not cause hard openings. In particular, the difference between 24 and 28 inches is small. I suggest borrowing someone's 28" pilot chute to do a few jumps without a wingsuit to demonstrate this to yourself.

Edited to add: What did you do to determine that your old pilot chute is "nearly dead"?


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Jbag  (D License)

Oct 16, 2013, 2:39 PM
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cool. I was hoping that.

the duct tape holding it together is starting to come off.


monkycndo  (D License)

Oct 16, 2013, 4:57 PM
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Jewbag, I use a 9' with 28" PC for my Sabre 150. WS and belly jumps. Opens sweet.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Oct 17, 2013, 8:47 AM
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Most everyone around here uses a 30" for WS. It is a standard size from Cazer.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 17, 2013, 9:27 AM
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Quote:
the duct tape holding it together is starting to come off.

1st, or second layer?


Jbag  (D License)

Oct 17, 2013, 9:33 AM
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Remster wrote:
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the duct tape holding it together is starting to come off.

1st, or second layer?
+1

Thanks for the input guys, what size canopies are the suiters on at elsinore? do you only allow 150+ for wingsuits?


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Oct 17, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Jbag wrote:
Here is my dilemma, I am replacing my bridle/PC b/c i have a big wingsuit now and want a 9' bridle and my old PC is near dead.
I jump a sabre 1 150
Do i get a 28" PC so it can grab more with the wingsuit and risk having hard openings without the suit.

Or

get a 24" as recommended for the size of the main.

A 24" ZP kill-line PC is big enough for a Sabre 150.

I jump a 24" ZP kill-line PC with TonySuit X-Wing.


Premier rwieder  (C 32349)

Oct 17, 2013, 10:57 AM
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IMO Go with the 24" PC. Check with Jim Cazar. I've been flying 24" PC's for a lot of years.

Best-
Richard


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 17, 2013, 1:01 PM
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rwieder wrote:
IMO Go with the 24" PC. Check with Jim Cazar. I've been flying 24" PC's for a lot of years.

Best-
Richard

What size wingsuit have you been flying?


Jbag  (D License)

Oct 18, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Squirrel Aura. i had no problem with the V3.

I think i am going to go with a 24" it should still work =D.


Premier rwieder  (C 32349)

Oct 18, 2013, 1:59 PM
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What size wingsuit have you been flying?

Don't fly one. Don't intend to. It just ain't my gig if ya know what I mean. I remember when I bought that Jim Cazar 24" PC it's what Dan suggested when I bought that Customized Brand new junky Cobalt, it caused a storm then, and I figured there'd be a wise ass somewhere this time as well and you didn't disappoint.

Best-
Richard



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