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I'm having trouble with pretty consistent off-heading openings. I personally think it's a packing problem rather than the body position but who knows. Do you have any idea why this is happening? Is there a trick in the packing that will prevent this? I'm sharing a video with several such openings, 3 hop-n-pops and 3 in terminal velocity. During the snivel everything looks normal but then when the inflation starts one side seems to inflate much faster than the other one causing it to turn. I pack pretty "standard" I guess, push the material outwards between AB, BC and CD lines, pull the slider a bit towards myself (to the front of the canopy) before the wrap, leave the front cells openings as they are (I hold them between the legs from the beginning of the packing until the wrap), turn it on the ground, fold it in thirds, turn it back, make the s-fold and place it in the d-bag. I also tie the risers together before packing to keep them symmetric. The canopy is Paraavis Ultimate 170ft with about 1.3WL. The video: Thanks, Damjan
JakeByTheOcean posted a topic in Gear and RiggingI recently started jumping a Safire 2 189, and it snivels for a long time. On my last jump, I pitched at 4500' and it wasn't fully open until 2900'. I have read that this kind of canopy can snivel for a bit, but I'm wondering if using a smaller slider would help with quicker openings. The current slider I'm using is pretty huge, and I have ordered a smaller one from Icarus in the hopes that my openings won't take so long and make me clutch the cutaway handle. Will using a smaller slider help with quicker openings? How much of this depends on the slider, and how much depends on the canopy? I'd rather not have to change my packing technique, but I will if there are no more options left. Thanks in advance.