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5. Applying tension. Attach the nylon webbing strap routed through the connector links to a tension device
and apply tension.
A tension jack, chain hoist, power winch, or a vehicle may be used as a
tension device when applying tension to the parachute.
6. Folding the gores and reefing the canopy. Fold the canopy gores into two groups of 60 gores each and
thread the reefing line through the canopy reefing rings as follows:
a. At a suitable point below the canopy skirt (lower lateral band), position a large line separator between
the two groups of suspension lines. Insert line 61 into the right slot of the line separator and line 61
into the right slot.
b. While holding line 61 in position in the line separator, pick up the right suspension line group and
throw the right group of gores and lines over the left group of gores and lines.