What a coincidence, I don't know what I'm looking at either when I see that video.
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Forget the student, there seems to be something odd about the instructor's reserve handle. It can be seen most clearly by pausing at 1:15 in the video. Is this some style of handle that I haven't seen before?
The reserve handle is installed backwards. It is interesting to note that I find more people all the time that think the small side gets inserted into the webbing. Inserting the large side is very snug, so they insert the side that is easy.
It's like they don't understand the concept of it being more resistant to being snagged with the small side out.
I had a rather experienced jumper several years ago that always installed his backwards, and told me that the manufacturer (or perhaps a gear dealer) told him that was the correct way.
I did my own contacting of the manufacturer and cleared that up!
Does anyone RTFM? Or look at the pictures in them?
(This post was edited by peek on Jun 8, 2012, 4:19 PM)