Re: [nightBASE1] Safety as a practice; survival is an art
In reply to:
Re : Early Daze -- input from a jumper from 1961
I always wanted to jump one of those Paradactyls, which I believe still may be the slowest descending canopies ever made. But I never had the chance. I wonder if any have survived in jumpable condition.
Greg Bailey master rigger at Richmond has one and jumps it every now and again. He offered to let this kid try it but his last 3 jumps it malfunctioned (slider did not want to come down) he landed it twice then on the last jumpt it was way too high and he chopped. So I just passed on that offer. Crazy looking canopy though.
I have really enjoyed reading this thread. We are very fortunate to have jumpers like you to learn from!
(This post was edited by Rstanley0312 on Jan 18, 2010, 1:32 PM)