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Ask a Rigger | Reserves, Part 2: Knowing Your Gear

Ask a Rigger | Reserves, Part 2: Knowing Your Gear
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

When jumpers take on the responsibility (and that’s precisely what it is) of getting their licenses, they are pledging to conduct themselves safely.

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Ask a Rigger | Reserves, Part 2: Knowing Your Gear

Ask a Rigger | Reserves, Part 2: Knowing Your Gear
Sunday, March 1, 2020

A jumper came to me after his first cutaway, concerned about damage to his reserve system.

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Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing

Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Chances are, you know very little about your reserve canopy (after all, it’s packed away out of view most of the time), but you should. It’s an important piece of equipment, and although you hope to never use it, you probably will at some point. (Photo by David Cherry.)

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Ask a rigger | How much webbing wear can there be at the harness hip ring before the webbing has to be repaired or replaced?

Ask a rigger | How much webbing wear can there be at the harness hip ring before the webbing has to be repaired or replaced?
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Like just about any innovation or improvement, the hip rings introduced to make a skydiving harness more flexible for freestyle and freeflying have a downside. If the harness is fitted correctly so the two ends of the leg strap at the ring seldom or never make contact, no wear should appear.

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