Deyan

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  1. Try nancy at plabsinc dot com
  2. So I just checked that FORS you are talking about and it looks like they took the design of Eric Fradet and made it more complicated. (maybe to avoid paying royalties).
  3. PD won't do that. One, because of liability and second because every company has their own standards for acceptable permeability and measuring procedures. I doubt PS has shared their standards with PD.
  4. That's correct. However those loops don't fail that easily ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ruUZaTn_4M
  5. That will make sense if PIA was about sport skydiving.
  6. Properly manufactured risers don't fail at the grommet. They fail between the middle and the small ring. Most manufacturers have the RSL ring integrated in the confluence wrap
  7. You think the site is impressive...? You should visit their factory in Germany if you have the chance..... That's impressive!!
  8. There we go.....another brand war. For me there's one AAD brand. CYPRES!!! It's very simple. Get the number of units made, divide it by the number of Service Bulletins. That number should give you an idea of how likely is that the "maintenance free" will turn into "I can't jump in the middle of the season" maintenance. By the way, my CYPRES just came back from voluntarily maintenance. Just as a side note: Can anyone show me a 20 years old Vigil or 15 years old M2? The expected lifetime, doesn't always match the real lifetime.
  9. To me it looks like self induced line twist. You should stop pulling on your risers at line stretch. You might get away with doing that on a Sabre 2/3, Safire like canopies, but on higher performance canopies, you will "get bitten". How many jumps you have in total, and how many on this canopy ?
  10. This! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sAr8PiJiVI The tab from the soft link on the front riser wrapped around some lines from the rear. How likely is to happen again?! Not very likely. Reserves have wider risers and will be more difficult from the tab to cause problems, but why take the chance? If you tack the links loosely to only one side, is still easy to check the routing. Like always in rigging, you will get 14 different answers from 10 different riggers and they all will tell you theirs is the correct one. For the record, I tack reserve soft links and never had any problem with doing so... I also have no problem with riggers who choose not to...
  11. Here's why this is not going to work. 7G on someone 110 pounds will require completely different strength than 7G on someone 220 pounds. Just a my thought
  12. No way Speed 2000 170 will fit into I-23SN. Speed 2000 150 is a tight fit with no space left. If your information comes from watching sizing charts, mine is from packing the same configuration many times. Once again, Speed 2000 170 does NOT pack as small as an Optimum 143
  13. If you are on the market for a new reserve, what's your reason for not getting a PDR? Is 30 years on the market and close to 60 000 reserves out not good enough to convince you? If it's about the price, the 100-200 bucks you gonna "save" by choosing it over a PDR for example, you gonna loose the moment you try to resale it. About the RUSH, I have packed many of them over the years. Nothing special. The ones I have packed had orange stitching (which is very nice for inspecting) and some custom made Spectra lines. Will I recommend it? Not likely. Having seen an average guy stalled a 130 sq.ft on landing, I would assume it's not build to handle heavy wing load. ( not that there's an excuse for jumping a small reserve with high wing load, but other reserves handle higher WLs just fine)