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Offline 58Apache

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Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:05:26 PM »
Looking for the best chute for my truck, and I would love to have your opinion.

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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 07:18:33 PM »
Very dependent on how heavy it is and how fast you are going.

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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 10:08:19 PM »
I've ran most brands over the years.

I like simpson shroud lines, DJ canopies and Stroud "bag in a bag" technology.

I've added Stroud bags to my DJ chutes. 

DJ provides the best service i've found.  Chutes go thru xxxx. They are a maintenance item for sure (if used regularly)

I can provide pics if wanted to the bag in a bag deal.  It makes packing them so nice....I pull both chutes every run, so we get a lot of practice. :)
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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 09:51:13 AM »
My truck weighs 3000 lbs. and should run 155-160 in the quarter.

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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 12:22:01 PM »
I would call DJ Safety and see what chute they recommend.  That was how i sized mine a few years ago.

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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 02:33:49 PM »
I like talking with Mr Stroud--getting the exact right unit--the bag in a bag works perfect--you can pack one drunk after you watch their great Youtube video--I LOVED my Stroud after fighting a Simpson and the Stroud is clean looking pack  no gaudy labels etc clean and neat  You get the best tech advice from Stroud every time--world class outfit
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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 01:09:07 AM »
Ok, awesome stuff guys. Thanks for info.

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Re: Parachutes? which one do you like and why?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 08:29:21 PM »
Greg, I checked out DJ chutes and they look great. Thanks for the information. I'll be buying one for sure.