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Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute w/Hackey

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The Chernis collapsible main pilot chute with black hackey is a kill-line replacement pilot chute. The Chernis main pilot chute features a window to check that the pilot chute is cocked.

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The Chernis collapsible main pilot chute with black hackey is a kill-line replacement pilot chute. The Chernis main pilot chute features a window to check that the pilot chute is cocked.

This collapsible replacement main pilot chute is manufactured by Larry Chernis, the former manufacturer of the Infinity container who has 35 years of manufacturing/rigging experience. These pilot chutes can be used on any container and are in stock with white F-111 or black ZP pilot chute fabric and a black hackey.

The Chernis Pilot Chutes currenly come in 28", 30" and 32" sizes in the F-111 fabric or 24", 28" and 30" in the ZP fabric, and standard or wingsuit bridle lengths. The 24-28" size is designed for canopies 150 square-feet or smaller. The 28-30" size is designed for canopies 160-square-feet to 230-square-feet. The 30-32" size is designed for canopies 240-square-feet or larger and/or larger wingsuit or AFF student applications.

Custom color pilot chutes and hackeys are available by request. The wingsuit bridle length for wingsuit setups is available at no extra charge.

Chernis Pilot Chutes come with a rapide link connector for assembly to the d-bag. ChutingStar recommends using a PD Reserve Slink for the D-bag connection to reduce the amount of metal inside the D-bag. Select the Slink option to have one PD Reserve Slink added to this pilot chute order.

Note: The ChutingStar Expert Advice video shows two link attachements for the older version of the Cazer Pilot Chute, which includes using a metal or soft link to attach the end of the bridle to the top of the canopy. The Chernis Pilot Chute includes a larger loop at the end of the bridle. This large loop allows the bridle attachment to be secured with a larks head knot, so a link at this location is not needed. A link is only used to secure the bridle to the main D-bag.

ChutingStar stocks all sizes and configurations of the Chernis Pilot Chutes.

Custom color requests have a 2-week turnaround time, and color availability will have to be verified with the manufacturer.

These colors are usually available in the ZP fabric as a custom order:

  • Neon Pink
  • Neon Orange
  • Neon Blue
  • Navy Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Lime Green
  • White

For the hackey, the color Red is available as a custom color as well as an Orange PVC handle. Almost any color of Monkey Fist handle can be ordered for an additional $18.

Custom color orders can placed by contacting us here or by returning the custom order form linked below.

Custom Gear Order Form

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Noticable change in deployments Review by Zach
I was starting to get some funky openings, and decided it was time to put new PCs on to see if that helped things out. I was jumping standard legnth, ZP- 24 inch PCs.

After talking with the manufacture of my canopies, I took their advice and ordered F-111 PCs, and got them in the wing suit legnth (I fly camera and like the idea of longer bridle to clear the burble).

I have about 20 jumps on the new PCs and here is what I have found so far. The erratic openings seem to have gone away. My deployments used to be in a few stages. I could feel the bag leave, then could feel the bag (upt stowless) get popped off, then the snivel. Now that process is smoother and more of one fluid motion. That is from pitch, to the snivel starting seems to be a single event, instead of each stage. It is not harder, but it does feel like I get stood up in less time.

It definitely feels like there is less opportunity for the bag to want to spin or dance around.

For the ratings- The quality looks like it is well made. Durability- Only time will tell but it doesn't look like I would expect it to last any longer or shorter than any other PC. Price- On the higher end for PCs, but so far seems worth it. (Posted on 8/13/2014)

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Manufacturer Chernis Creek Enterprises

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