Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Keep an Eye Out | Brass and Rubber

Keep an Eye Out | Brass and Rubber
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Oil and water, Red Bull and milk, brass grommets and rubber bands: all things that don’t mix together well.

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Keep an Eye Out | Metal Links

Keep an Eye Out | Metal Links
Friday, November 1, 2019

During a routine repack, a rigger discovered that this Maillon Rapide quick link (aka French link) on the main deployment bag had damaged the pilot chute’s kill line and attachment point, likely from repeated friction between the components.

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Keep an Eye Out | Closing-Pin Nicks

Keep an Eye Out | Closing-Pin Nicks
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A freefall photographer caught this damage to his closing loop, which was relatively new, while packing during a busy weekend of jumping.

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Keep an Eye Out | Entanglement

Keep an Eye Out | Entanglement
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jumping with a video camera has many challenges, many of which are not obvious to those who decide to start jumping with one. The danger of an entanglement between the camera and parachute equipment is just one in a long list of hazards to consider.

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Keep an Eye Out

Keep an Eye Out
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Recently, USPA has received several reports of jumpers who experienced a difficult time shearing the Velcro of their cutaway handles during spinning, high-speed, line-twist malfunctions. During these types of malfunctions, the risers are crossed and the main lift web is forced tightly against the torso, making it more critical than ever to perform the proper cutaway technique.

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