I look at jumps differently without my cypres... I think about the added risk. I have also not turned my cypres on for certain jumps, where I thought the cypres was a risk...
I have heard of people jumping without an AAD because, "My reserve is so small, if it deployed when I was unconscious, it would kill me anyway. And if it didn't, I would be so broken up, I would want to be dead."
I have seen people disconnect RSL's because they were doing CRW.
I understand the thought process in each of these. But I cannot come up with any circumstance where it is safer to jump without an AAD.
I can't believe anyone would verbalize the old, "I'm an instructor and might have to chase a student down low." But are there people who think that way?