Re: [wrightskyguy, format, vortexr1] (R)STEERING LINE BROKE TODAY,,WHAT WOULD YOU DO.
Mantas come in 290 and 230; ZP Mantas come in 185, 200, 230, 260, 290 and 320. See the website. Either way, OP seems confused what exact canopy he was jumping.
I would expect a canopy with a broken right steering line and a left steering line still in half brakes to turn left, unless there is (invisible?) damage to the canopy, possibly as a result of the hard opening.
OP, I think you did good. There will always be someone second-guessing you, but especially the turn direction weirdness means either you or the canopy (or both) was not functioning as expected, which means you're a lot better off under a reserve with good steering lines.
Knowing how to land on rears may save you from cutting away a perfectly good canopy with less than stellar steering lines sometime in the future, but that's a decision only the canopy pilot who's there, then, can make. If you get to be that there then canopy pilot, it helps if you have practised rear riser manoeuvres before, under controlled circumstances.
(Some of this belongs in Safety and Training, some of this possibly in Gear and Rigging, some of this belongs right here in Incidents ..)
(This post was edited by JohanW on Dec 6, 2009, 4:11 AM)