Shroud Line Material/Attachment
For my latest project I have made an eight foot diameter hemispherical chute. From the research I have done it seems that the rule of thumb is to have the shroud lines about 1.5x the diameter of the chute. My question is what kind of material do people use for the shroud lines? I have seen braided nylon used but was wondering if there was anything else out there. Also, to anyone who has made their own chute, how do you attach your shroud lines to the parachute securely so that there will not be any issues with the deployment forces? I have attached a picture of the chute below (with little brother in the background for size comparison).
L1: LOC Phantom NERRF 5 H125
L2: Bare naked rocket LDRS 31 J285
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