Re: [Tsynique] Holding the PC after extraction longer than needed?
Circa circa 1980, it was fashionable to wave-off with your pilot-chute in your hand. That fashion lasted one week. ... but too many people suffered horseshoe type malfunctions.
If you do that with a tandem drogue, you will force your rigger to sew multiple patches on the drogue and it will wear out prematurely. Since the rigger gets paid by the hour, he will be happy, but the DZO will be furious. Secondly, hanging onto the drogue for too long also gives your student more opportunity to flip you inverted .. vastly increasing the risk of drogue entanglement.
(This post was edited by riggerrob on Feb 7, 2012, 8:21 PM)
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