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Tailpocket updated

by BASEwiki

Tailpocket on a cigar-rolled canopy, closed… … and open, with lines stowed

The tailpocket is a rectangular pocket on the rear topskin of the center cell. It is used to stow the lines in figure eights, instead of using a D-bag with rubberbands. Tailpockets are also common in canopy relative work.

Modern tailpockets have the velcro wrap-around style where the hook piece of the velcro wraps around on top of the pile. Aside from being more secure, it also avoids your lines abrading against the hook part of the velcro, wearing them out.

It is important that you make sure the velcro on your tailpocket is fresh to avoid line-dump and the associated risk of tension knots.

Submitted by BASEwiki on 2007-06-08 | Last Modified on 2010-04-16

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