Enhance Your Stuff-Sack in 1 Simple Step




Introduction: Enhance Your Stuff-Sack in 1 Simple Step

About: I have a never-ending desire to try new things, build stuff, experiment, and learn. I don't really watch TV, or play video games - I prefer to get my entertainment from physically interacting with the world. I…

For those who fly a paraglider, speedglider, or certain other types of large kites, and use a stuff sack for storing your wing - this should be a quick and easy tip to save you a bit of time and trouble. For those of you who don't do the either of the above, this will likely not make much sense to you. 

When storing my glider in a stuff sack, I previously made certain to keep the risers separate from one another, and untwisted. This worked fine most of the time, but they would at times shift around and of twist themselves as the sack was tossed around. I would also sometimes forget how exactly I put the glider away the previous time, and would end up twisting something in the process of removing it.

So to alleviate this minor frustration I devised the following enhancement - it is very simple, and seems quite obvious in retrospect.

Sew two small carabiners into your stuff sack using some 1" webbing, or small pieces of fabric.

When you are done flying - unhook your risers from your harness, and hook them into your stuff sack in the same orientation. 

Next time you fly - unhook them from the sack, and attach them back to your harness . 

This should hopefully help avoid some twists, tangles and wasted time 

Hope you find it usefull.

Alternative Techniques: 

Since posting I have found some people who have techniques of their own that are worth sharing;

George says: people I fly with to hook one large carabiner through both risers immediately after unhooking them from the harness. In the sack, the biner is attached to one of the existing features to keep it in one place. You attach the biner to your harness for safe keeping while flying and it could come in handy in a rescue situation.

Jeff says: What I usually do is slide one riser hook in point into the other. It works
great and I never have a tangle unless I messed it up before putting the glider
away :)

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    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    Can you please measure the diameter of the pieces of your stuff sack and post those. I want to sew my own paraglider stuff sack! I don;t know the dimensions..


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I do the same that Jeff does (and many others I'm sure)... Just slide the end of one riser through the hook-in and throw it into the sac at the very end atop a makeshift bed of fabric so it wont fall into and through the rest of the lines.

    Good post.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    The first thing I thought of when I saw this was "awesome makeshift halloween display!"