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chuckakers  (D 10855)

Nov 23, 2012, 6:39 PM

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Just a little reminder that gear checks save lives and reserve repacks, regardless of who you are or how many jumps you have....

I organize jumps at Skydive Spaceland in Houston and always insist that folks on my jumps get a gear check FROM ANOTHER JUMPER before boarding the plane on every jump. Recently I was checking the gear of a good friend and very competent jumper with about 1,000 jumps as we stood in the loading area waiting for the plane, and found his cutaway handle pulled completely out of its' pocket, just dangling there waiting to be a problem at the worst possible moment.

He confirmed that he checked his gear before donning it, so we presumed that he somehow caught the handle on something between the packing area and the loading area.

We also do a visual inspection and confirm handle and attachment points before exit.

Gear checks, please.

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Get a gear check, dangit! chuckakers Send a private message to chuckakers Nov 23, 2012, 6:39 PM
    Re: [chuckakers] Get a gear check, dangit! Quagmirian Send a private message to Quagmirian Nov 23, 2012, 8:10 PM
        Re: [Quagmirian] Get a gear check, dangit! babz Send a private message to babz Nov 24, 2012, 1:50 AM
            Re: [babz] Get a gear check, dangit! Quagmirian Send a private message to Quagmirian Nov 24, 2012, 8:26 AM
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            Re: [babz] Get a gear check, dangit! dorbie Send a private message to dorbie Dec 1, 2012, 8:02 AM
        Re: [Quagmirian] Get a gear check, dangit! muff528 Send a private message to muff528 Nov 27, 2012, 3:49 AM
            Re: [muff528] Get a gear check, dangit! samlee Send a private message to samlee Nov 30, 2012, 5:11 AM
        Re: [Quagmirian] Get a gear check, dangit! dorbie Send a private message to dorbie Dec 1, 2012, 7:56 AM
    Re: [chuckakers] Get a gear check, dangit! Maksimsf Send a private message to Maksimsf Nov 24, 2012, 12:12 AM
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    Re: [chuckakers] Get a gear check, dangit! airtwardo Send a private message to airtwardo Nov 24, 2012, 8:03 AM
        Re: [airtwardo] Get a gear check, dangit! kuai43 Send a private message to kuai43 Nov 24, 2012, 5:47 PM
            Re: [kuai43] Get a gear check, dangit! Liemberg Send a private message to Liemberg Nov 24, 2012, 8:15 PM
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                Re: [airtwardo] Get a gear check, dangit! kuai43 Send a private message to kuai43 Nov 25, 2012, 12:56 PM
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                Re: [airtwardo] Get a gear check, dangit! skyjumpenfool Send a private message to skyjumpenfool Nov 25, 2012, 1:33 PM
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        Re: [airtwardo] Get a gear check, dangit! in2jumping Send a private message to in2jumping Nov 25, 2012, 1:16 PM
            Re: [in2jumping] Get a gear check, dangit! Mr_Polite Send a private message to Mr_Polite Nov 25, 2012, 3:08 PM
                Re: [Mr_Polite] Get a gear check, dangit! popsjumper Send a private message to popsjumper Nov 25, 2012, 3:53 PM
        Re: [airtwardo] Get a gear check, dangit! fcajump Send a private message to fcajump Nov 27, 2012, 11:57 AM
    Re: [chuckakers] Get a gear check, dangit! GLIDEANGLE Send a private message to GLIDEANGLE Nov 24, 2012, 6:57 PM
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    Re: [chuckakers] Get a gear check, dangit! Shredex Send a private message to Shredex Dec 1, 2012, 11:22 AM
        Re: [Shredex] Get a gear check, dangit! dqpacker Send a private message to dqpacker Dec 1, 2012, 11:43 AM
        Re: [Shredex] Get a gear check, dangit! jimjumper Send a private message to jimjumper Dec 1, 2012, 1:25 PM
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