Re: [dragon2] New rules for canopy-downsizing in Norway. We need comments!
Newer jumpers don't know any better these days, and the number of incidents (broken legs etc) seems to have gone down.
This is the key to all of the 'arguments' against any type of canopy size/type restrictions.
For example, when was the last time you heard a student complain about the size of their canopy? Probably never, because they have no preconcieved notions about canopy size (or skydiving in general) and are willing to accept whatever rig they are handed as being 'good'.
Likewise with these types of restrictions, all of the whiners will eventually either amass the jump numbers to be 'unlimited', or they won't meet those requirements and shouldn't be 'unlimited' anyway, or they'll quit jumping. Every single new jumper will walk onto the DZ, and know from day one that canopy progressions are regulated, and that will be that. Without the expectation that they can just do 'whatever they want', there won't be any hard feelings about not being able to.
I have yet to see a proposal for one of these plans that doesn't ultimately allow for 'unlimited' choices once a jumper has reached a certain level of experience, so if a jumper is dedicated and going to stick with the sport, they'll get their chance, and if they don't intend to be around that long, or would be willing to quit jumping because they can't downsize fast enough, fuck 'em.
(This post was edited by davelepka on Mar 2, 2012, 5:58 AM)
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