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qquake2k

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Little tiny ones, although grommet is a better word.
Okay, that makes sense. Do they tie the shroud lines through the grommet hole, or wrap it around the grommet before they set it?
 

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Rivets are commonly used in leather work and come in various sizes. They would be available at places like tandy leather stores. You might be able to find them in craft stores as well.

Small grommets and the setting tools used to be available at sewing/fabric stores and maybe still are. This is another item you could look for in craft stores.
 

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These could probably work and very well if they could hold the pull .

I measured the eyelet/grommet shroud holders on the pinchy 18" parachute that came with the big dog.

the OD is either 5mm or 3/16th"

The shroud lines for this parachute are very fine, maybe 1/64" or 1/32"...dunno .

I dunno, I would have to use very fine cord. right now I am sewing the 1/16" shroud lines with zig-zag or bar-tacking......
 

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Grommets are not realy a good way to attatch suspension lines to a canopy.
Rip stop nylon can stretch on the bias and the grommets will pull out. Fabric store eyelets are even worse. Sewing a loop of support tape to the canopy and tying the line to that wors better. The loop must be at least 2 inches with an inch and a half sewn to the canopy for an 18 inch chute.
 
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Grommets are not realy a god way to attatch suspension lines to a canopy.
Rip stop nylon can stretch on the bias and the grommets will pull out. Fabric store eyelets are even worse. Sewing a loop of support tape to the canopy and tying the line to that wors better. The loop must be at least 2 inches with an inch and a half sewn to the canopy for an 18 inch chute.
The Quest BIG DOG chute is crinkly and the shroud lines are very thin....This rip stop if it is really that is strange stuff and probably lends itself better with this gromet.......
 

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You can get the Gromets and set tools at Walmart in the sewing section.That is where I buy mine.
 

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There small gromets.They have small ones and then some large ones.Get the small ones.They will do the job just fine.:)
 

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I think, at one point, quest used Tyvek as rivets that were sewn onto the chute.
 

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The super wallmart here doesn't carry a grommet set.
I am sorry they don't have them at you walmart. You can go to there website and order them and have them sent to your walmart .It is called point of sale and I do not think there is any shipping fees if you do it like that.I hope this helps.
John
 
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