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airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 6, 2012, 10:39 AM

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Re: [jclalor] Have hooded sweatshirts ever caused a malfunction or incident?

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I had a bad experience jumping with a hoodie, the kind with the joined front pockets. after exiting solo and going on to my back, I noticed something small falling with me in my burble, for a split second I couldn't figure out what it was, it was then that I realized it was the key to my car had fallen out of hoodie pocket. When I instinctivlely reached for it causing me to roll a bit, the wind then hit it and it was gone. I was then educated on the cost of a replacement key for a Honda ($175)

There's a REASON why the airlines tell ya to remove keys, pens...anything hard & pointy from your pockets during a crash! Wink

Hard landings cause both impacts in places not expected and twisting & bending in ways sharp objects may cause some harm.

I always empty my pockets before jumping, it would really suck having to use a Swiss army knife to start my car!

...as in cuttin' the keys outta my spleen! Sly


(This post was edited by airtwardo on Oct 6, 2012, 10:50 AM)


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