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Shortest time between reserve repack and cutaway?

 


beth0b  (A 58280)

Jul 14, 2012, 1:01 PM
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Reserve due for a repack.. It gets repacked and I pick it up 3 days after it's done.

Do 2 jumps.. cutaway on 2nd jump..

Can anyone beat that turnaround time?

(first cutaway, beer!)


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Jul 14, 2012, 1:27 PM
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Perhaps it's just me, but that seems to be a strange thing to be proud of...


jcd11235  (D License)

Jul 14, 2012, 1:34 PM
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My first cutaway was on the first jump on a fresh repack. I seem to recall a rigger friend mentioning back to back cutaways while jumping a single rig, so that would have also been jump one on a fresh repack. It happens.


jackwallace  (Student)

Jul 14, 2012, 4:21 PM
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Had a mal.
Packed reserve.
Jumped. Another mal.
Packed reserve.
Jumped, Another mal
US nationals in Tellequah, OK. 70 something. They threatened to throw me out of the nationals. I asked the pilot what speed they were going on jump run (accuracy). He told me around 70 Knots. I asked for more air speed and hummed it. The thing opened and then they bitched about my opening altitude. Ya just can't make the USPA happy.


RiggerLee

Jul 14, 2012, 5:06 PM
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Shortest time was about an hour and 15 min from the time I signed the card till he pulled the handle.

Lee


beth0b  (A 58280)

Jul 14, 2012, 6:24 PM
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Perhaps it's just me, but that seems to be a strange thing to be proud of...

Just wanted to hear other people's stories!


beth0b  (A 58280)

Jul 14, 2012, 7:15 PM
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Had a mal.
Packed reserve.
Jumped. Another mal.
Packed reserve.
Jumped, Another mal
US nationals in Tellequah, OK. 70 something. They threatened to throw me out of the nationals. I asked the pilot what speed they were going on jump run (accuracy). He told me around 70 Knots. I asked for more air speed and hummed it. The thing opened and then they bitched about my opening altitude. Ya just can't make the USPA happy.

Nice.. what were the mals?


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jul 14, 2012, 7:40 PM
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About 30 minutes. Had just bought a new (to me) rig, got it assembled and a reserve repack and got on the next load 10 minutes later. About 20 minutes after that had my first malfunction....


Scrumpot  (D License)

Jul 14, 2012, 7:47 PM
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Yup, sure can! ...Had my rig re-packed, picked up in the (Saturday) morning to start my weekend on it, and VERY NEXT (yes - very 1st back on it) JUMP - CHOP!

Had 2 rigs (reserve) repacked that morning. $50 each, for a total of $100.00 - which I paid my rigger, cash. ...New bills from the ATM, and they were sticky/fresh. Turns out I had only given him 4 20's ($80) instead of 5. Shocked He met me in the loading area just before the jump and informed me of my shortage - which of course I said I would square up, the moment I got back down from the jump.

As I was walking back with all my "sh**" - having to have collected it all after the chop - - the very 1st person on the ground to greet me? - Yup, my rigger!

..."See....... THAT'S what happens when you short your rigger, deadbeat!!" Wink


cocheese  (D 24000)

Jul 14, 2012, 7:56 PM
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Second jump on a new rig.


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Travman  (E License)

Jul 15, 2012, 1:03 AM
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A team mate had a chop during nationals, got a repack and on the very next jump had a hard pull and had a terminal reserve ride.


piisfish

Jul 15, 2012, 1:26 AM
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A friend had 3 back to back, same day.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jul 15, 2012, 8:55 AM
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A friend had 3 back to back, same day.
You must know Jack Wallace. Cool

A friend of mine years ago, a rigger, had a very problematic main canopy with a 50% malfunction rate. I'm sure he had quite a few short lived reserve repacks. Smile

As for me, I'm sure I've usually made it to 7or 8 months, at least. Smile


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jackwallace  (Student)

Jul 15, 2012, 9:38 AM
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Had a mal.
Packed reserve.
Jumped. Another mal.
Packed reserve.
Jumped, Another mal
US nationals in Tellequah, OK. 70 something. They threatened to throw me out of the nationals. I asked the pilot what speed they were going on jump run (accuracy). He told me around 70 Knots. I asked for more air speed and hummed it. The thing opened and then they bitched about my opening altitude. Ya just can't make the USPA happy.

Nice.. what were the mals?

This was a Para Plane. The first commercial square. Its opening system hurt you at terminal. I changed it, but never did a hop and pop on it until I got to the Nats. Found out it worked great at terminal, not so much otherwise. It wouldn't come out of the bag I had made.
And those jumps were in one day, as fast as I could collect my junk, pack and go. Conventional gear, Tricon Reserve. Crap was I tired at the end of the day.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Jul 15, 2012, 9:50 AM
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Or course how soon after I convinced a customer to update his 5 cell swift and REALLY wimpy original Vector small top PC this spring? Second jump.

He bitched about spending so much for a new reserve, free bag and PC that he would never see. Well he got to see it.Cool


airtwardo  (D License)

Jul 15, 2012, 11:15 AM
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About 30 minutes. Had just bought a new (to me) rig, got it assembled and a reserve repack and got on the next load 10 minutes later. About 20 minutes after that had my first malfunction....

I may have beat that by a minute or so...Wink

I had a streamer on a T-bow, chopped it and landed the tri-con, repacked both and went up on the next load for a H&P and ~ same thing. Unimpressed

Going through 2 grand with a whistling bag of thunder-bow shit over my head I was REALLY hoping I hadn't rushed the tri-con pack job TOO much! Sly


piisfish

Jul 15, 2012, 1:14 PM
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A friend had 3 back to back, same day.
You must know Jack Wallace. Cool
No I actually don't...
He is a swiss jumper, back in the days when skysurfing was fashionable...
He was a beginner in the disciplin...
1st jump he goes, out of control, reserve...
2nd jump he opens the main, malfunction, ditches the surf which gets caught inside the main, cutaway.
3rd jump (after being warned not to surf again right now), opens main, main explodes due to damage because of the surf board...
That was in Vichy at the BIIIG boogie.

It was not very expensive for him as he repacked his own reserve


theonlyski  (D License)

Jul 16, 2012, 6:02 AM
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..."See....... THAT'S what happens when you short your rigger, deadbeat!!" Wink

LMFAO!

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CornishChris  (C 102981)

Jul 16, 2012, 6:26 AM
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Picked up new rig in the morning (old main & reserve, just new container). Did one jump on it - all good. Was discussing with friends how hard it was to pop the reserve cover and one suggested I should try it next jump to see if it worked. Second jump, mal - chop. Was repacked the next day so 2 repacks in 3 days.


Para5-0  (D 19054)

Jul 17, 2012, 5:53 PM
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Brand new container brand new reserve, main had 300 or so on it. First repack on new rig went up and not only had a mal but I lost my main. First jump on new harness, first jump on new reserve, Beer, Beer, and More Beer for the rigger who laughed at me.



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