Re: [billbooth] Have you had both Skyhook-deployed and non-Skyhook-deployed reserve rides?
To me it's a case of playing the odds. The benefits seem to outweigh the disadvantages. There's a tendency for some to think they have the skills to handle situations that have killed other very experienced jumpers. Even if a skyhook could increase my risk in some situations, my perception is that there are far more situations where is increases my chances of survival, and since few jumpers actually choose what kills them in skydiving the decision on a skyhook is a simple one. This is why my next rig will have a skyhook or equivalent system.
(This post was edited by dorbie on Jun 30, 2005, 8:45 PM)