The biggest advantage to pulling both handles is that it eliminates the decision time for "do I pull one or both" from the process. Instead of a second or two lost deciding on which EP to follow, just execute. My only PCIT was packed by a 12 year old packer (who is now a nationally know figure in the sport, but will remain nameless) about 10 years ago. He'd been packing for his dad and others for a couple of years at the time. Deployed, felt funny, looked, looked down and pulled both in sequence, and was under canopy above 1/2 the load. Bottom line, having a "standard procedure" for high speed function might save a couple of seconds or more, especially for a low time jumper. Is there a possible down side to deploying both? Yes, but it beats going in while trying to decide. This thread seems to be broadening to include bag locks and horseshoes, which are not the same and deserve their own threads. Don't get confused, I'm talking about PCIT only here.
(This post was edited by ufk22 on Oct 15, 2009, 6:34 AM)