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Gary73 last won the day on May 19 2019

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    Triathlon 190
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    Raven 218
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  1. I wouldn't worry about it unless your rigger has concerns, which is unlikely. I've done at least a thousand Javelin reserve pack jobs, and this is the only one that ever concerned me.
  2. Heat can cause a temporary stickiness, but a permanent one seems unlikely. And it was a mild Summer, with no hot-trunk shenanigans, at least for this particular rig. Can't see any value to a waterproof freebag. If water gets that far into a rig, it's going to be fully opened and spend some time on the drying rack. Yes, I'm sure it was made that way, but there were uncoated fabrics available that would have been a far better choice for this application, in my opinion.
  3. This one was the worst I'd ever seen. Had to pull fairly hard to get the reserve canopy out of the freebag. Strange thing is that it wasn't a new bag. I had packed it many times before with just the usual level of difficulty getting it into the bag. No idea why it got extra sticky. And no idea why anyone would ever have thought it was a good idea to use such material.
  4. Got the replacement. The fabric is smooth and non-sticky on BOTH sides. What a concept!
  5. On an Altitrack history display, does the deployment altitude listed refer to the altitude at which the jumper had slowed to canopy-type speed, or is it an estimate of the pin-extraction altitude, or what? Thanks!
  6. Sunpath only approves of hand washing with something mild like Woolite. Which does absolutely nothing to help this situation.
  7. So yes, all Javelin freebags are made of fabric that's sticky on the inside, but I have one here for a scheduled repack that's so sticky that it didn't want to let go of the reserve fabric, even after 90% of the reserve was extracted. Is there a good way to un-sticky a bag like this? Talcum powder, maybe?
  8. Thanks for the clarification; I see what you mean. CSRL wants $1900, not including tests and docs. But I'd be using my DZ's facilities. So, somewhere in between.
  9. Mark, That would be much appreciated, and yes, it's only fair to give credit where it's due. Please send to [email protected] WRT the fee, the DZO will be covering their expenses, but yes, that sounds about right. Thanks!
  10. Does someone have a rigger training curriculum that they'd be willing to share? I have the old Parachute Rigging Course manuals, but I'm wondering if there's anything better/newer available. Not looking at getting into rigger training as a regular thing, but my DZO has asked me to mentor people who show an interest, and I don't want to waste their or my time. Thanks!
  11. Different graphic, but hopefully useful. PDF version of an image that UPT provided to Parachutist a while back. It blows up a lot nicer than a JPG. F3-Rig_Components.pdf
  12. Gary73

    B-12 AD?

    They're still making containers with B-12 snaps, so it's not an age issue. Probably just someone with a messed-up concept of professionialism. Okay, thanks everyone!
  13. Gary73

    B-12 AD?

    Has anyone heard about an AD or SB prohibiting the use of B-12 snaps on existing sport or emergency rigs? Just heard about a rigger refusing to I&R a rig with B-12s on the leg straps. I understand that some people don't like them, but an AD is a whole different matter. Thanks!