Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Ask a rigger | How Should I Store My Gear for the Winter?

Ask a rigger | How Should I Store My Gear for the Winter?
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

If you’re a northern jumper, winter gives you the opportunity to travel south, experience new DZs and get a break from the freezing weather. However, if you aren’t able to travel to warmer climates during the winter months, you’ll need to store your gear.

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Ask a rigger | What is an example of unexpected gear wear I should watch for?

Ask a rigger | What is an example of unexpected gear wear I should watch for?
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Gear damage happens in many ways: from normal wear and tear, sliding in landings, dragging rigs across the packing floor, etc. Surprisingly, one item that can cause significant damage is the keeper, the elastic band with which you stow your chest or leg straps.

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Ask a Rigger | How Often Should I Inspect My Gear?

Ask a Rigger | How Often Should I Inspect My Gear?
Thursday, August 1, 2019

It’s a good idea to inspect your rig carefully at least once before each jump. If you pack for yourself, you need to inspect the critical parts of your rig each time.

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Ask a Rigger | Pilot-Chute Pouch Inspection

Ask a Rigger | Pilot-Chute Pouch Inspection
Monday, July 1, 2019

On containers using a throw-out deployment system, the elastic or nylon spandex (Spandura) bottom-of-container pilot-chute pouch—aka the BOC—is arguably one of the most important and visible components.

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Ask a Rigger

Ask a Rigger
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The term “rigger” comes from sailing. According to the Federal Aviation Administration Parachute Rigger Handbook, the only place clean enough and big enough for riggers to work on parachutes in the early days was upstairs in an aircraft hangar, hence the term “rigging loft.”

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