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talon2 t2 canopy sizes

 


skez

Jul 13, 2014, 11:32 PM
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Hey just wondering what the biggest main anyone has used in a talon 2 sized t2....I want to put a sabre1 150 in but not sure if its going to be to tight...


raceface  (C License)

Jul 14, 2014, 12:44 AM
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i have experience with Talon T3 which has the same size main's tray:

Talon 2___reserve___main
T0...........250..........275
T1...........275..........300
T2...........375..........375
T3...........335..........375
T4...........375..........420
T5...........415..........475
T6...........475..........550
T7...........550..........650
T8...........600..........700

i had Hornet 150 in it, it was really tight (hard even for experienced packers) and Hornets are made of Gelvenor which packs smaller and much easier than other fabrics. i would say Sabre1 will pack significantly bigger, if it is older canopy with worn-out fabric, it might be possible to squeeze it in but you will hate to pack it.


justme12001  (D 29862)

Jul 14, 2014, 4:35 AM
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I'll agree that the galvinor packs easier than most other ZP material, but I have always felt that it packed bigger than the slick ZP.

I could be wrong, definitely wouldn't be the first time Smile


skez

Jul 14, 2014, 5:03 AM
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 the sabre is old and well used....but seems its still looking unreasonable


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jul 14, 2014, 11:44 AM
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raceface wrote:
i have experience with Talon T3 which has the same size main's tray:

Talon 2___reserve___main
T0...........250..........275
T1...........275..........300
T2...........375..........375
T3...........335..........375
T4...........375..........420
T5...........415..........475
T6...........475..........550
T7...........550..........650
T8...........600..........700

i had Hornet 150 in it, it was really tight (hard even for experienced packers) and Hornets are made of Gelvenor which packs smaller and much easier than other fabrics. i would say Sabre1 will pack significantly bigger, if it is older canopy with worn-out fabric, it might be possible to squeeze it in but you will hate to pack it.

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Pack volume varied widely with Gelvenor fabric. The wide variations in Triathlon volume caused us no end of grief when we were "sizing" the Talon 2 series.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jul 14, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Did anyone read the Talon 2 manual?
I wrote it 17 years ago.


gowlerk  (C 3196)

Jul 14, 2014, 12:04 PM
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Sorry Rob. I jump one, but I only read the 2001 revision 1.0, not the 17 year old original!



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