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    Junior Member APPRENTICE
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    parachute

    i was wondering about the different styles of parachutes. stroud and cross form. i read a little but i would like to from someone using them . Thanks Rich

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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
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    I've used Chute Metal & Simpson. Both crossform and almost identical. Only diff is the shroud lines and you can still get Simpson....

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    Thanks did they hit hard when opening ?

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    Not really. It depends on the weight and speed. My dragster only weighed 1500lbs and ran around 150. It hit harder than my Vette with the same size & style chute at 2222lbs and 158mph....neither felt particularly hard to me.

    Johnny

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    Ive got a Simspon on the back of a 3000lb Chevelle.
    I dont feel it at all back there when i open it up. :cry:

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    Stroud is by far the easiest to repack ... 180mph dont even know its back there, I've thrown it once just to be sure it goes out.
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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    I use two Stroud chutes. They are designed to open softer than cross form chutes. They have a spring launcher and are real easy to pack. There is a good article on Dragstuff.com written by Bob Stroud about the differences in the two designs.
    http://www.dragstuff.com/techarticles/parachutes.html
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