I don't know any links about that packing method, but maybe I can help, I've used wolmari pack since I got my sabre, it's an easier method to stuff a zero-p canopy in bag..
It's simple, you pack as you were packing a pro-pack, but when you lay down your canopy, you don't stuff fabric under the canopy, you just squeeze the air out of it and make it a triangle, then fold the sides of the triangle in the center. (see poorly drawn picture) Then you proceed with your packing as you were doing a pro pack...
Hope that helps...
(This post was edited by lauril on Nov 11, 2002, 11:25 PM)
In my experience as a packer, when a canopy lays out like that on the ground (triangle shape), there are lines running on the outside edges that need to be "rolled" back to the center (I don't think I can explain it very well, but you grab the lines grouped together on the edges through the fabric and roll it all to the middle using a circular motion). Folding the canopy in like that would fold the lines over too, which could burn the canopy on opening and maybe lead to a line over.
That sounds reasonable... I've packed with that method for about 50 jumps, and never had a single problem with it. I think you need to concentrate (at least I am) keeping the lines in a one pack in the center of the canopy.
The guy who developed the packing style says that it actually noticeably decreases the possibility of a line-over. Unfortunately his site which explains the method in detail has been offline for a while now.
I just saw your drawing of the wolmari and would have to say that its kinda wrong, one of the golden rules I was told when I was learning to pack was to never mix the right side with the left side of the canopy cause that can cause a mal line over and have scary openings.
Take a look at my sketch. Wolmari is almost like normal propack.
edit line: I saw it in 2 different web pages if thats not wolmari please do tell me.
(This post was edited by drenaline on Nov 12, 2002, 1:24 AM)
That's the way I do mine Drenaline. I didn't know it had a name! Just had Merrick show it to me once. I don't S-fold mine either tho after that so I'm not sure how that works out. I do it a little different to get it in the bag (which is a struggle for me sometimes with my small hands and I had a pretty new Sabre).
Psycho packing compared to regular propacking does NOT change how it opens, it is just a different way to put the canopy in the bag. All the steps used to effect the openings (baring bite size, etc) was already done before you set the canopy down on the ground.