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joephus  (C 41172)

Mar 14, 2012, 12:33 PM

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Re: [billvon] Proposal for wing loading limits

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No problems. They can continue to jump their current canopy.

I imagine this would probably work given your weight vs. size limits. A 170 can definitely cover a wide range of smaller people for a long time. However, I could see instances of smaller people (sub 130lb range) being stuck on a lightly loaded canopy their entire skydiving career only because they lack the upper body strength for front riser inputs. That might not necessarily be a bad thing, but it seems a little draconian to me.

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Imagine what will happen if they break a toggle line down low; they would be unable to flare. At that point the only thing that would save their lives is being on a larger canopy.

Well I'd hope they wouldn't be trying to flair with front risers which take considerably more upper body strength when compared to rear risers.

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Note that you cannot currently get an A license under the ISP without being able to do front riser turns so this won't normally come up.

That simply isn't true. Look at the A profiency card again.

7. Above 1,000 feet, perform front riser dives and
turns (may be waived if insufficient strength).

It does come up fairly often. My girlfriend along with several other female jumpers I know had to get this waived because they didn't posses the upper body strength to perform front riser dives.

(This post was edited by joephus on Mar 14, 2012, 12:34 PM)

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Post edited by joephus () on Mar 14, 2012, 12:34 PM

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