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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 »

Soft Links

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What are soft links, and how do I know when I should replace them? more »

Stowing Excess Line

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When packing, does it matter how I stow the excess suspension line before I place the main bag in the tray and close the container?

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Packing Tools

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Should I buy a packing tool, and how do I use it? more »

Tension Knots

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What are tension knots, and how can I avoid them? more »

Psycho Pack

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What is a “psycho pack”? more »

The Stratos Rig

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What were some of the special features of the rig Felix Baumgartner used for his record-breaking 128,100-foot jump for the Red Bull Stratos project?

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Line Burn

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What is line burn, and how can I avoid the problem? more »

Pull-Out Pilot Chutes

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How do pull-out pilot chutes work, and how do they differ from the standard throw-out system? more »

3-Ring System Maintenance

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How should I maintain my 3-ring system and cutaway cables? more »