Care & Maintenance

Preflight Inspection

Before jumping your Classic, inspect these items, working from top to bottom:

Bridle Attachment Point

Check the integrity of the ring, bridle, bridle attachment to canopy, and surrounding seams and reinforcement tapes in the area.


Free from holes, rips, or snags. Check exposed seams and reinforcement tapes, look for stitch rows that have snagged or been broken.

Slider Stops

Missing or excessively worn stops can allow the slider D ring to rise over the stop during opening sequence, which locks the slider to the canopy. A guaranteed malfunction.

Suspension Lines

Check for frays or cuts. Check the cascade points. Pay special attention to the line attachment points on the canopy and connector links.


Check the fabric for tears, broken stitch rows, or loose reinforcement tape. Check the D rings (or grommets) for damage, and that they are securely in place.

Connector Links

Must be secure and undamaged. Check the barrels are not split, or the threads stripped. It is important to check these frequently.

Lower Steering Lines

Check for wear or damage, the toggle securely tied off. If a deployment brake lanyard is installed check the attachment point stitching and general condition.


Check the steering guide ring and "mini" riser for wear or damage. Check the toggle keepers are in good condition. Refer to your harness/container manufacturer's riser inspection checklist. 3 ring releases are crucial components and require frequent inspection and lubrication!


A few simple precautions will save you costly repairs and prolong the life of your Classic:

Pick It Up

Don't drag your canopy from the landing spot to the packing area. Don't subject your canopy to abrasion or contamination with harmful substances on the ground.

Avoid the Sun

Ultra Violet radiation is damaging to nylon. Keep your canopy out of the sun as much as possible.

Keep it Dry

Don't wash your canopy; don't intentionally let your canopy get wet. If it does get wet, hang it to dry away from sunlight. Store your Classic in a cool, dry place.

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