In a previous post I mentioned that I wrap a square of wadding around the low end of a rolled parachute before sliding it into the body tube.
This was just extra protection from the ejection charge.
I wanted to clarify that I use a smaller square of wadding, maybe 3 inches square. The smaller sized square allows the parachute to open easier.
If the wadding were close to or over the top of the parachute it might prevent it from opening up!