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wanted Softie seatpack parachute

pigpenracing

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I need a Softie seatpack asap. Will buy new if I don't find one by Tuesday.
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The one on ebay looks like a back pack with aerobatic harness.
 

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Yep. That's a mini backpack with conventional harness. I ordered a brand new softie wedge seatpack today.
 

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Damn I wasn't thinking I just happen to have a seat pack that, I believe you know. It is going to SNF with me for inspection and repack. L
 

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Larry
Are looking to get rid of your seat pack?
Mark
 

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I have used Softie seatpacks and like them. I went with the wedge for the front of the Eagle. It lets your butt sit lower in the back for canopy clearance. I put my buddy in with a regular seatpack and is head was almost touching the canopy with a headset. The wedge should get a touch more clearance and let you recline a tad.
 

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thebignickey said:
Let me know how you like this chute I am thinking of getting one to go in the back seat of my S-2A.
I have one in my S1 and I love it. I'd recommend the aerobatic harness to get the snaps out from under the belts. I have the extended back which zips on and off and keeps the chute from riding up since you are sitting on it. It's only maybe 1/2" thick. The wedge is a good compromise which keeps you low for headroom without moving your shoulders towards the panel as much as a backpack. I'm 6'-3" and 210 and it fits me well.

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I have one in my S1 and I love it. I'd recommend the aerobatic harness to get the snaps out from under the belts. I have the extended back which zips on and off and keeps the chute from riding up since you are sitting on it. It's only maybe 1/2" thick. The wedge is a good compromise which keeps you low for headroom without moving your shoulders towards the panel as much as a backpack. I'm 6'-3" and 210 and it fits me well.

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You must have the wedge backpack with the zip on extension?
I ordered the wedge seatpack. It is a standard style seatpack chute where the fromt is about 3 inches and the rear is about 1 1/2 so it kinda pushes your legs up and your butt down. (this is for the front seat)
I was having problems in the back getting the stick back with a regular softie mini (maybe my belly is to big) My legs were to short for the rudders with a seatpack back there. I went with a new 16" softie mini backpack. It is 1 inch wider and sperads the chute out more making it thinner. The chute is super thin and solved my problems. Seems half as thick as the standard mini. I will post a picture of it in a few minutes.
 

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Here is the 16" mini for the back seat. The first way it was packed with the bulk up top killed my back. I sent it back and got it repacked with the bulk in the bottom (like a wedge) and it is perfect now. This is the thinnest chute you can get.

softie 16.jpg
 

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Please post a pic of the seatpack wedge when you get it. I'm using a standard seatpack and when I'm inverted I move up just enough to push my headset into the canopy. Another inch of clearance would help a lot.
 

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I will post a picture when it come in. Still looking at a couple more weeks.
 

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I love my softie wedge. One thing- make sure your rigger dissects it carefully when you get it re-packed. The awesomeness is in the packing, as well as the design.

Forrest
 

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