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Well in truth front mounted reserves conatiners are  more accessible. By sitting in your lap in flight you could use either hand to grab and throw your reserve. You might find that front mounted reserves restrict view of your pre flight checks, inhibit your run slightly but do act as a good coffee table for instruments in flight. .

Side mounted reserves are sort of out  of the way making your cockpit a little more clutter free, so making pre flight checks and running that little more comfortable, obvioulsy they limit the accesiblity of the front moutned reserve handle as it willl be either situated on one side or the other.

The recommended Miniplane reserve is mounted to the front hangpoints as opposed to traditional paraglider shoulder points, it's the last piece you clip in. It's been like all Miniplane products designed to be as simple to use as possible and is brilliantly light. Miniplane have researched having side and underseat options and have found that these designs either inhibits airflow to the engine and therefore efficency or the ability to run with the best thrust line for take off.

MIniplnae research into this is quite compelling but we apreciate if your a traditional paraglider pilot you might prefer the the shoulder option hence the Apco option for the harness. It comes down to personal choice.

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