May 30, 2006, 4:53 PM
Post #1 of 8
A movie is on the SciFi channel and they just did a HALO jump at night, the one thing that caught my attention was their gear. The canopies appeared to be 7 cell mains and all 4 used a rip cord. What I'm wondering is that they all pulled from the left side. Does anyone know of a container that uses a left handed rip cord?
Some HALO rigs use large 7-cell canopies, while others use large 9-cell canopies. Main ripcords are popular on HALO rigs (try tossing a throw-out pilot chute while wearing huge ski gloves and numb fingers), but are all located on the right main lift web. Main ripcords on the left side fell out of fashion during the 1970s.