Keep an Eye Out—Brake-Line Knots
Keep An Eye Out | Feb 01, 2021
Keep an Eye Out—Brake-Line Knots

USPA Staff

From time to time, knots like the ones shown in this photo can magically appear in brake lines. They are often the result of a faulty landing or poorly gathered canopy, although some jumpers intentionally put knots in their brake lines to shorten them (not recommended). No matter how a knot gets there, the little buggers can be tricky to get out without causing damage. Before you start picking at a knot, seek the advice of an experienced knot-removal expert: your local rigger. Using the proper technique and appropriate tools to remove the knot can make the difference between a quick fix and replacing your brake line entirely.

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