Best way to fold a Spherachute?

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Jan 18, 2009
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Just got my first four Spherachutes today. All of my attempts of folding them has left tangled lines when they get unfolded. What is the best way to fold a hemispherical parachute for deployment?

:marshmallow: (the dancing marshmallow is just there because I thought it was funny)
For a hemispherical parachute, stretch it out tight and lay it down, while keeping a little tension on it. Flake the gores so that they're all to one side, and the lines to the other. Then fold.

It's a much bigger parachute, but the photos here show what I mean by flaking the gores: