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JohnRich  (D License)

Mar 2, 2012, 3:17 PM

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Re: [billvon] New rules for canopy-downsizing in Norway. We need comments!

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>Who the heck are you to tell other experienced capable jumpers what they can jump?

Could be a DZO who wants to reduce the odds of him being sued again.
Could be an organizer who wants to reduce the risk of canopy collision for people on their bigway.
Could be a licensing organization who sets competence standards for various levels of canopy loading.
Could be a demo organizer who wants his jumpers to land somewhere that's incompatible with 2 to 1 loaded canopies.

Lots of potential reasons.

DZO: runs a private business and can do what he wants - I approve.

Big-way or demo organizer: specific good reasons for certain restrictions - I approve.

Licensing organization: Now your getting into one-size-fits-all arbitrary numbers that are not for any specific situation, and by applying them generically to all, they will undeservedly restrict many.

Some old people become unfit to drive a car. So should all old people have their licenses revoked when the turn 70? Or should we maybe test them for competency, and let those who can handle themselves safely, continue to drive? That's an arbitrary versus individualized comparision. The former is unfair to many because of a few, and the latter restricts only those who deserve to be.

If a skydiver reaches a point where those who supervise him think he can handle a smaller canopy, then someone's arbitrary chart should not be used to hold him back.


(This post was edited by JohnRich on Mar 2, 2012, 3:21 PM)


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