>Whose responsibility was it to inspect the gear to deem it airworthy on that 10th jump?
Legally? No one.
Whose responsibility is it to inspect the gear and deem it airworthy for the purpose it will be used for during the I+R? The rigger who inspected and repacked it.
I can't believe you intend to imply that a jumper is not responsible for inspecting his own gear.
As to whose responsibility it is to deem something airworthy "for the purpose it will be used for during the I&R," all the rigger who inspected and repacked it is legally required to do is to certify it is airworthy at the time of packing. That really is the FAA position. No rigger is required to certify that anything will be airworthy in the future.
(This post was edited by mark on Oct 3, 2012, 12:41 PM)