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Reliable Main Deployment

The Difference Is In The Details

Main Deployment Style

When it comes to deployment, the key is consistency.

At Mirage Systems, we offer a choice of main deployment styles.  For sport containers Mirage recommends the industry standard “BOC Throw-Out”.  Our bottom of container throw-out deployment system features complete bridle protection and double-layered, high-performance spandex for maximum security and reliability.  The main pilot chute’s bridle runs securely behind the right main side-flap.  When deployed, this bridle removes a curved pin from the closing loop that secures the contents of the container.

Mirage will also accommodate experienced jumpers who are accustomed to and prefer a pull-out style deployment.


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BOC throw out with hacky handle
BOC throw-out with optional hacky handle. FreeFly handles are also available.

Centerline Pilot Chute

Collapsible for increased canopy performance.

Mirage Systems, working with leading canopy manufacturers, has determined that the F-111 centerline collapsible pilot chute provides the most consistent openings and best canopy performance.

The included bridle window enables confirmation that the pilot chute is cocked when packing.

Main Deployment Handle

Flying 200mph?  Pick the handle that’s right for you.

The standard BOC main handle is comprised of tubular plastic attached to the main pilot chute.  However, most jumpers prefer one of the following state-of-the-art handle options:

Hacky Handle

Comfortable leather ball that fits nicely in the palm of your hand.  We offer two sizes of hacky: standard and extra-large.  They are custom built in your choice of leather colors.

FreeFly Handle

For skydivers who demand additional main pilot chute protection, we offer the Mirage Freefly Handle.  This low-profile main deployment handle uses a Velcro-less tuck-tab and the existing bridle protection flap to securely hold the BOC pilot chute in place.  The freefly handle is built in a manner that makes it difficult to accidentally dislodge, but easy to deploy at pull time.  Freefly handles come in all Mirage container cordura colors.

FreeFly Hacky Handle

For those of you who want both, we offer the Freefly Hacky Handle.  It offers much of the same protection as the Mirage Freefly Handle, but with the ever-familiar ball-in-palm feel.  It is made of leather and is available with all of the same color options as the Hacky Handle above.

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  • Centerline pilot chute

    Easy Inflation

    Our pilot chutes inflate with minimal airflow. Here, we demonstrate full inflation with a standard household fan!

FreeFly Handles
FreeFly Handles
Hacky Handles
Hacky Handles

Main Bag Design

Inboard line stowage enhances main opening sequence.

The Mirage main deployment bag line stowage system includes four main locking grommet stows, and two inboard stow attachment anchors.  This line stowage system is designed to reduce the amount of “bag rock” or oscillation that can take place during deployment.  We also use an upgraded Parapak nylon material in construction for durability.  To create the Mirage G4’s tapered shape, we custom tailored the main deployment bag to match the lines of the container.

Mirage offers Standard, Split and Semi-Stowless Main Bags to meet individual packing preferences.