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How do I know if my brakes are rigged and adjusted correctly?

The length between the “cat’s eye” (the opening in the line where you set your brakes before packing) and the steering toggle can greatly influence whether you have smooth flights and great landings. An incorrect brake length can hamper ideal performance from your canopy, and the causes vary. Working with your rigger, you should be able to address any issues without spending a lot of money. more »

Packed Correctly for a Cutaway

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Is My Rig Set Up and Packed Correctly for a Cutaway? more »

Double Wrap Stow Bands

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Should I Double Wrap My Stow Bands? more »

Semi-Stowless Bag

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What is a semi-stowless main bag? more »

Harness Condition Issues

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What harness condition issues should I keep an eye out for? more »

Line Replacement

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How do I know when it is time to replace the lines on my main canopy? more »

Slider Stows

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What are the different methods for stowing my slider? more »

Dirty Containers

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Can I get my dirty container cleaned? more »

AAD Activation Altitude

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Should I consider adjusting the activation altitude of my automatic activation device? more »

Excess Steering Line

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The design of my risers does not include a method for stowing the excess steering line. Should I replace my risers? more »