Can a chute protector be too big?

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ascastil

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When I ordered my Loc IV, at the bottom of the screen Apogee suggested an 18" chute protector. Not doing any research but still wanting to try new things, I ordered that too. Turns out I only need a 12" chute protector. Is the one I have too big? As long as when everything is packed in the BT and ejects is that all that matters?
 

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I don't see why the larger one doesn't work. Just attach the chute protector to the shock cord a "chute" distance from the chute attachment point. That way you ensure the chute is pulled out of the protector when the cord is stretched.
 

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Do you tie a knot where the cord is attached to the protector?
 
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