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There's a thread on facebook about bottom parts of lines (just above risers) failing quickly because RDS isn't removed fast enough. There's also a lot of mention about sleeves for the lines which should take the damage and lengthen the life of the lines. Can anyone here share pros and cons of different designs? Is there a standard design that you would recommend? There's a mention of a fatality in Thailand because of a cut slink due to improper sleeve design. To sum it up/simplify, I'd like to make this for my canopy, what is the proper way? Thanks!
I 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.