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PNW-chris  (A License)

Jun 8, 2013, 5:56 PM
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Hiya,

Just another video link that we can learn from. This one has a few major mistakes. Alt awareness went out the window. Thanks to the jumper who posted this so we can learn from it.
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnQEVDxQIxo]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnQEVDxQIxo

Stay safe,

Chris


mistercwood  (Student)

Jun 8, 2013, 6:38 PM
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PNW-chris wrote:

Made clicky.

I came across this one yesterday, the one you've linked I believe is not the original. The one I saw had much more colourful commentary below... Tongue


labrys  (D 29848)

Jun 8, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Covered in a lot of detail already

http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread


BigMark  (D 17505)

Jun 9, 2013, 9:39 AM
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Is it possible it was pulled loose after being properly fastened?


normiss  (D 28356)

Jun 9, 2013, 10:31 AM
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No.


BigMark  (D 17505)

Jun 9, 2013, 7:11 PM
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I see a lot of buffeting, what if the hardware gets blown to the side just as it gets pulled?


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 10, 2013, 2:27 AM
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BigMark wrote:
I see a lot of buffeting, what if the hardware gets blown to the side just as it gets pulled?


Still No...it's a simple friction adapter designed specifically for applications of the sort it's being used in here.

When properly threaded & tightened, the wind would have no effect on the integrity of the harness/hardware.

The only thing loose here ~ is the basic operator skill needed to put on a parachute.




...Probably something one should consider perfecting when going on a skydive.


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 10, 2013, 6:09 AM
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airtwardo wrote:
When properly threaded & tightened, the wind would have no effect on the integrity of the harness/hardware.

Not to mention the fold over at the end of the strap is there to keep it in the hardware, even if it has worked its way loose.


AdamUSN  (A 57465)

Jun 11, 2013, 7:08 AM
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theonlyski wrote:
airtwardo wrote:
When properly threaded & tightened, the wind would have no effect on the integrity of the harness/hardware.

Not to mention the fold over at the end of the strap is there to keep it in the hardware, even if it has worked its way loose.

A good friend of mine had an Aerodyne rig with no fold sewn into the end of the chest strap. Came like that from the factory. Is this a defect?


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jun 11, 2013, 7:54 AM
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AdamUSN wrote:
theonlyski wrote:
airtwardo wrote:
When properly threaded & tightened, the wind would have no effect on the integrity of the harness/hardware.

Not to mention the fold over at the end of the strap is there to keep it in the hardware, even if it has worked its way loose.

A good friend of mine had an Aerodyne rig with no fold sewn into the end of the chest strap. Came like that from the factory. Is this a defect?

Don't know about Icons, but Jav's don't have that fold.


Ron

Jun 11, 2013, 8:30 AM
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A good friend of mine had an Aerodyne rig with no fold sewn into the end of the chest strap. Came like that from the factory. Is this a defect?

Can't speak to the Aerodyne, but not all rigs have the fold over. My Vector did, My Javelins didn't, my Talon did (I think).


Douggarr  (D 2791)

Jun 11, 2013, 8:54 AM
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This is a great teaching moment video. Without an AAD we would be scheduling his ash dive. I had a major debate with an instructor about this on FB. His position was that this incident began and ended with equipment checking. I said it only began with that. Altitude awareness begins with your first free fall and ends on your retirement jump. This video should be required viewing at Safety Day in 2014. And anybody who laughs, should be spanked.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jun 11, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Douggarr wrote:
This is a great teaching moment video. Without an AAD we would be scheduling his ash dive. I had a major debate with an instructor about this on FB. His position was that this incident began and ended with equipment checking. I said it only began with that. Altitude awareness begins with your first free fall and ends on your retirement jump. This video should be required viewing at Safety Day in 2014. And anybody who laughs, should be spanked.

I'm with you - of course the primary lesson learned is gear checks. But there's still value in discussing some of the "what if" scenarios, if only because it stimulates your critical thinking skills. As anyone who's been around even a little while knows, incidents most often occur because of a chain of bad decisions. Break one link and you live to talk about it. React well to your first bad decision and that can be the break you need. Prevention is the best approach, but once you fuck up, having some tools in your mental toolkit can save your life.


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jun 11, 2013, 1:42 PM
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A good friend of mine had an Aerodyne rig with no fold sewn into the end of the chest strap. Came like that from the factory. Is this a defect?

From my observation: all wide chest straps (from all manufacturers) have a fold-back, most narrow chest straps have no fold-back.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 11, 2013, 4:56 PM
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+1


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 11, 2013, 5:26 PM
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skydiverek wrote:
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A good friend of mine had an Aerodyne rig with no fold sewn into the end of the chest strap. Came like that from the factory. Is this a defect?

From my observation: all wide chest straps (from all manufacturers) have a fold-back, most narrow chest straps have no fold-back.

I should've clarified that earlier, but yes, this is what I meant.

It looks like he was jumping a harness with a TY-8 chest strap, which has the fold over.


AdamUSN  (A 57465)

Jun 11, 2013, 6:03 PM
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skydiverek wrote:
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A good friend of mine had an Aerodyne rig with no fold sewn into the end of the chest strap. Came like that from the factory. Is this a defect?

From my observation: all wide chest straps (from all manufacturers) have a fold-back, most narrow chest straps have no fold-back.

Ok yup, makes sense. His is the narrow 1" strap



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