well, it tells you that you have your emergency procedures down allright. but for futher analazation, we would have to know what kind of mal it was that caused the canopy swaps. ie: line over, streamer, baglock, pc in tow? if you thinking the "sky diving gods" are telling you not to jump, then you jumping to the wrong conclusions. could've been just overreaction?
Cutaways from what kind of mals? And I assume the 3rd was a Cypres fire?
First was a line over ceneter cell right off Aff, 2nd was seaver line twists. and third got the reserve out before cypres fired but we think that malfuntioned also. estimated pull Alt was somewhere around 1800 feet. Was jumping a rental rig that was for student use.
i guess you didnt pack it? that is mostlikely due to a poor pack job
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2nd was seaver line twists.
could be to poor packing. if the stows werent on correctly or if the bag was twisted while putting it in. most of the time I would say its poor body position
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and third got the reserve out before cypres fired but we think that malfuntioned also. estimated pull Alt was somewhere around 1800 feet. Was jumping a rental rig that was for student use.
hard pull..yikes. could be multiple things here. did they ever look at the rig and find anything worng with it? if you were open by 1800 then youre doing good! keep it that way
edit well when did you try to open! usually newer jumpers are strill pulling around 45oo. remember if you are fighting with your hackey/ripcord for 2000ft. you may not have the altitude to get the reserve open if you started pulling at 2500ft. for info purposes..when did you try to pull and what were the chain of events? did you know what alti you were at when you decided to go for your reserve?
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.hard pull..yikes. could be multiple things here. did they ever look at the rig and find anything worng with it? if you were open by 1800 then youre doing good! keep it that way The Faa rigger on the dz looked and the rig was converted from a ripcord to a BOC and he says that had somthing to do with it.
He also said that he was glad someone with 50 jumps used it before a student on an aff 1
(This post was edited by andie2skydive on Jul 24, 2003, 2:09 PM)
My wave off was at 5000 tried 0nce tuged twice nothing Went at it again and I that was the first of many errors . In the procees of doing this I filled on my back at somewhere in the Alt of 3000 Agl. Righted my self and went for the silver , only after thinking this is way low the people look like cockroaches insted of ants. After that all I remember is a minute to 45sec canopy ride.
(This post was edited by andie2skydive on Jul 24, 2003, 2:20 PM)
yea I can see how that can be very scary. flipping onto your back isnt good. you have to keep your body position when pulling. I KNOW you were freaked abou tthe hard pull but that is when it counts most.
youve obvioulsy got the reserve rides down pat.
what have you dzo/intructors say? I can sit here and post my theory all day but they are ultimately the ones who should be able to point out what may have happened. Im no skygod. Hell Ive never even had a reserve ride. but Ive been around to see and understand them! I've studied the "what to do's" in every situation. the good thing is that you have landed safely each time. its a high number of reserve rides for so few jumps. ( it must get expensive as hell) I would go through the sceneraio in my head and ask questions (LIKE YOU ARE, HERE) and choose your best advice. thats why this site is so awesome.
Have they told you they thought your body pos. needed to be looked at? were you doing solos jumps or coach? this doesnt mean much in the grand aspect of things but I am curious if someone watched you as you deployed on any of these jjumps
lol ! well if he felt good about your ability thats good!
I would work on those things though. have a plan next time. Like. If i have a hard pull. I will watch my alti as I pull (it should be in front of your face anyway. just dont get FIXATED) if I cant pull by (SET YOUR COMFORT ALTITUDE) then I will go to reserve etc.
have you done many practice pulls? when I frist started I got line twists alot. I did a few jumps with nothing but practice pulls. I would get out, get stabile and practice pulling. I would see if I could stay stable in the postion for a few seconds! I also worked on keeping a good heading and readin my alti on these jumps! fiarly simple tasks but if your they are your weak spots then you should try something like it
good luck! btw- are you packing your own chute yet? Id imagine your still renting? either way be particular abou tthe wqay you pack your chute it can prevent ALOT of troubles
you probably did. you probably went into a steep dive with your head towards the ground. that means your surface area decreased. you will fall faster when that happens.
not to scare you but at terminal velocity when you reach 1800 ft youve only got a few seconds to live. I know you were OPEN at 1800ft but if you were falling through said altitude you would only have about 6-10 seconds ti live, depending on your fall rate.
heres the catch!
How long does it take your main to open? how long does it take your reserve to open? pretty scary huh?
at the risk of sounding rude, i would make the comment that this sport isn't for everyone. with everything you've mentioned that has happened to you, i haven't had that much go wrong in over 500 jumps (but, jump numbers don't mean a thing) it sounds to me like your experiencieng sensory overload, slow down and if you don't fully understand something, ask, and keep asking until you get a response that you can understand. it's hard to adlib in freefall. one more small piece of advice.....relax, and have fun with each and everyone of your sky dives. and remember, arch fixes everything!
Never thought of that God I really dont know how long either take to open but let me tell you: on my back tummy side i don't give a hoot I'm pully that handle like I never have pulled before.
thats good if youve run out of time. but if youre at 4500 and this happens STAY ALTITUDE AWARE, and try to get in a good deployment position. theres no reason to dump on your back at 4500 if you can flip over before 2500 ft