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  1. Deyan

    Shelf life on containers?

    If that statement was correct, we would be having people falling out of harnesses every other weekend... I have no problem working on "closet queens" from the 90's, as long as people understand the limitation on the rigs build back then.
  2. I have never seen one, so I don't know what's written on the label, but unless I'm wrong, PA has a 20 years lifetime on all its products . So that reserve will be unairworthy to start with!
  3. The biggest problem in this forum is that when you ask a very specific question like you did, and even though you said you don't care about the legal issues, people can't simply answer your question. Didn't take long before the first person said, you can't pack it according to the rules. Then somebody else steps in with his opinion on the rules.....and then the fight starts. And the thing is, they might talk about the rules of different countries. Further down the road, somebody will start a brand war. 5 months later and 375 posts about all of the above, someone might actually answer your question. Good luck!
  4. Deyan

    Cypres maintenance turnaround time

    3-4 weeks seems about right at the moment!
  5. Deyan

    Using a Slink to attach bridle at d-bag?

    VSE is using similar setup on Infinity, although they use the kill line to connect to the canopy. Very smart design. Aerodyne also did something similar like UPT for a short period of time. Like Betzila pointed out, those should be used on D-bags with grommet #4 only. Unfortunately so many jumpers think they know better when they swap parts from rig to rig.
  6. Deyan

    Anyone jumping a newer vortex

    So what knowledge you put behind that statement? Is that what the dealer told you? Because this seams to be the talk of dealers selling those rigs. "Dude, it's exactly like a Javelin! Just 1000 bucks cheaper, but the quality is higher" And that of course is far from the reality.
  7. Deyan

    Anyone jumping a newer vortex

    Are you a rigger?
  8. I made those pictures, but they fall under " unsourced hearsay here on" so that makes the redesign of the RPC not real. Kinda like the "flat Earth believers" don't trust the pictures from NASA. But here's another one I took 5 min ago. Once again, I don't work for Sunrise rigging , so this is probably a fake one as well ;) And just to calm that dude down, they don't have to release an SB if they change the design. Did you see an SB from UPT when they switched from tuck tab riser covers to magnetic?
  9. One size fits all! That's also true for: UPT, Sunpath, RI, Mirage, etc. --Mark I'm fully aware of this. Except for Racers. If we want to start nitpicking
  10. What you are describing are the old Mirage risers. Rigging Innovations did something similar as well. So it's one of the two. A picture should be enough for me to tell you which one is exactly.
  11. Deyan

    Vigil PSB-01-2018 Firmware Update

    Harry, I honestly don't care what their business model or strategy is. All I care is that now I will have to explain jumpers why their maintenance free unit will have to go back to the manufacturer for some maintenance. And despite the fact that AAD will cover the expenses on their end, people will still pay for shipping to them and whatever their rigger charge them for getting the Vigil out, filling the paperwork, and shipping and handling...See my point? Where is the brand war? And this is from the service bulletin that I obviously didn't read: "For all users NOT making, or planning to make, a jump with an exit altitude above 27,000 ft MSL, or planning to make a flight above 27,000 ft MSL, compliance is still mandatory..."
  12. Deyan

    Vigil PSB-01-2018 Firmware Update

    I still wonder why the folks at AAD, don't just admit that the whole 20 years maintenance free concept doesn't work, and introduce a mandatory maintenance schedule. They kinda did something similar with the decision to not ship batteries, so you have to send your unit back. We will probably never know...
  13. Deyan

    Angelfire 150 in Infinity I-33

    A month ago I packed an AF 160 into Mirage G4 M3. Fitted just fine. PDR 160 is listed as "firm" in that rig. My guess is that AF 150 will fit into I3. And just a tip, whenever you buy a reserve and the packing volume is an issue, get a white one.
  14. Deyan

    Broken bungee upt Spectra ripcord

    Definitely better!
  15. Deyan

    Broken bungee upt Spectra ripcord

    I don't know how common, but I've seen it happen twice. What I see lately (the last year) is that they've changed the stitch that holds the bungee inside the line. It was with a bartack in the past, now is 3 rows of 301 stitch. That does make difference on the life span of the shock cord! You are MR, check if you can do a "repair" on the ripcord according to your local rules. Wasn't much of a help I'm afraid, but it's all I can offer
  16. Deyan

    2017-18 Wings

    Here you go! As far as the changes go, the RPC creates more drag now.
  17. It's on the label sewn onto the front left reserve riser.
  18. Deyan

    Why are reserve lines untreated?

    Untreated lines are less prone for tension knots. At least that's the idea. And not all reserves have untreated lines. In fact, only PD is using them. In my 20 years of rigging, the only tension knot I've seen on a reserve, was on untreated lines.
  19. Still some cross bracing in it...
  20. Let's say cross braced canopies don't exist. Which canopy you will take on your next CP competition and why? Im interested to see if we gonna end up with a list of 10-15 canopies, or more like 3-4. Cheers
  21. Deyan

    Older PDRs versus New PDRs

    Some sizes are TSO'd to C23c cat B and some to C23d. Basically the reserve you buy now is the same proven design that's been there for years. They haven't changed the design.
  22. I should've said European Certified either FAA TSO or EASA JTSO! Better now?
  23. On all European tandems the drogue collapses prior pulling the Dbag out.