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Preserving your Safety Net from Premature Wear

by Had Robinson

The most important thing you can do to keep your net from wearing out is to make sure it is not too tight.  The net should be just snug enough to keep your hand away from the propeller.  To test it, strike the net moderately with your hand – it should not get close to the propeller.  Always remember that the REALLY dangerous parts of the propeller are the tips!  If the netting is tight, the lines will wear through where they touch the sticks.

Another trick that you can do is to take ordinary black electrical tape and cover the sticks with it where they come in contact with the netting.  Below, the black tape is just seen covering the stick.

Preserving your Safety Net from Premature Wear   

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