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splat200  (D 679)

Oct 18, 2003, 3:34 AM
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I have an older model 155 Monarch, ( Apr/93 ),
and it opens a bit hard.
Has anyone been successful in slowing theirs down?

I'm looking for:
-Slider size, with or without pockets.
-Pilot chute size, and type.

I don't have the original slider on mine.
It was replaced before I got it with one 24 x 28.

Thanks in advance !
Phil.


andy2

Oct 18, 2003, 5:11 AM
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dome slider


rigging65  (D 21921)

Oct 20, 2003, 9:09 AM
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Drop a line to Precision and ask them for some specs and potential fixes. A simple pocket slider has fixed many a Monarch.


splat200  (D 679)

Oct 28, 2003, 6:02 AM
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I took your advice, and e-mailed precision.
It's been a week now and they have not replied.

So, if you, or anyone else has had any luck slowing one down, please give me a shout.

I've see two types of pocketed sliders,

- one made by sewing a strip of webbing between the front slider grommets.( reserve bridle type webbing )

- and the other was a ZP made pocket that was sewn to the front edge of the slider. ( it looked like it would fold back, and trail behind the slider as it moved downward )

Which type works better and why ?

Phil.


Hooknswoop  (D License)

Oct 28, 2003, 6:33 AM
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Which type works better and why ?

I have had great success with adding pockets to sliders. The catch air and prevent air from entering the nosed of the canopy, slowing down initial inflation. I start with a large pocket, then trim it down until the customer is happy with their openings.

I think a strip of webbing sewn to the front of the slider would help, but not make a dramatic difference.

Derek


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Oct 28, 2003, 11:07 AM
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I suspect that the "strip of webbing" he was referring to is Weird Wayne's pattern of making slider pockets out of slider tape.
Weird Wayne recommends sewing pockets to both the leading and trailing edges of the slider. My Sabre 170 was opening so hard that I sewed pockets to all four sides of my slider. That opened so slowly that hop-and-pops scared me!
The long term solution was replacing the tired lines while retaining the leading and trailing edge pockets.
I have sewn leading edge pockets on dozens of Sabre Mark Is, but still believe that the best solution is keeping the slider hard up against the bottom of the canopy.



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