You should keep this forum clean & not calling any product or mfg. the way you named the system in your post.
If you do not like the system - just say that and / or give a PRO list of Pros & Cons.
The skyhook has nothing to do with the Cessna accident - the item should not be there at first time & the owner should take care his lanyard is well coverd & protected.
The system have a lot of PROS & it is easy to handle if you know your work as a rigger & you know the spec. The main issue is that there are riggers in the market who does not know the system - not on the Vector & not on the Javelin.
Like any system on the market they might be issues as well which might be discoverd with the time or during action & being solved / clean after that.
Some will point to NC Tandem fatality few month ago - it all started from the TI error /Very LOW altitude deployment of the main (around 2500')
I saw some Vector, Sigma, Javelin deployments with Skyhook & also with the Staging Loop / Split lanyard on the Vector / Sigma - NO issues - worked great.
Your opinion will be well respected all time it will be "mouth clean" & PRO.
Think about !!!
(This post was edited by RIGGER on Sep 27, 2009, 5:48 AM)