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Why is Crossbracing Only Seen on Skydiving Canopies?

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It is also used in most paragliders, AFAIK. But they don't call them cross-braces, they call them diagonal ribs.

 

These are interesting articles:

https://www.advance.ch/nc/en/home/news-pages/tech-series/tech-report-sliced-diagonals/

https://paraglidingmechanics.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/structural-design-of-a-modern-paraglider/

It is my understanding that paragliding wings are much more advanced than skydiving wings. But they have a totally different set of constraints, and a bigger market, so the difference in development is justified IMO.

Here some examples

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