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Neck Braces



Jun 12, 2001, 1:41 PM
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Experienced camera fliers may have already dealt with this, but I've been wondering this for a while. How do you prevent serious whiplash/neck fractures on hard openings -- especially when some of y'all wear pounds of stuff on your head?

One thought was a neck brace sorta like what footbal players wear. I'd think you'd have to protect your neck somehow.

Blue Skies!


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Jun 12, 2001, 3:36 PM
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Re: Neck Braces [In reply to] Can't Post

A fellow camera flyer at the DZ this weekend, who jumps a Stilleto 120, put a G-meter from an aerobatic airplane on his helmet and jumped it a few times. He was getting readings from +8 to -5. We assume the -5 was a whiplash type of thing.

I -don't- think a brace is a very good idea, since that would limit your ability to move your head and look out for traffic.

I think the best protection from hard openings is to not have them. Pack correctly and choose the right canopy for the job.

I jump a Spectre.


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