Re: [nigel99] Having trouble reaching my pilot chute
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We had a reserve ride for exactly this reason not long ago. The guy wasn't flexible enough to reach the hackey.
Using an improvised belly band to pull the bottom of the rig snug against you helps reduce the problem.
I had a reserve ride on my AFF L4 because I couldn't find my pilot chute. I am 5'2", 98 lbs and the pack is so huge it was flying me. I look like a ninja turtle in my rig. More than two tries and too much altitude later I went to EPs. Not a flexibility problem, just short arms. Fixed it by arching hard on a crawler to make sure I could touch the pull, and practiced the touch over and over until it was in muscle memory. But it's still tough and I almost always lose stability at pull time trying to reach. We also used the belly band to pull the rig up higher. But it can only be pulled up so high because we ran out of slack. Can't wait to get something smaller...Good luck!
(This post was edited by Shyamarose on Mar 22, 2013, 12:38 PM)