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R.S.L'S do you use one?

 

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Poll: R.S.L'S do you use one?
always, wouldnt jump without one 43 / 16%
have one but dissconect it for some jumps 67 / 25%
dont have one, dont want one 134 / 49%
get that silent killer away from my rig 26 / 10%
whats an R.S.L.? 2 / 1%
272 total votes
 
livenletfly  (D 28096)

Jun 13, 2003, 10:32 AM
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im sure this polls been done before, but it always makes for great debate. theres alot of points for and against so lets hear them.
personaly i dont have or want one
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(This post was edited by livenletfly on Jun 13, 2003, 11:01 AM)


mofo554

Jun 13, 2003, 10:35 AM
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Not to be picky, but the third and fourth choices are the same.


livenletfly  (D 28096)

Jun 13, 2003, 10:42 AM
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no dude your being real picky. the difference is answer 3 implies i dont want one. answer 4 implies i think they're dangerous.
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Asta  (D 9657)

Jun 13, 2003, 10:44 AM
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I just bought a new used rig, and it has RSL. My last two rigs didn't though. I think RSL is a good thing that makes more good than bad in the long run. But personally, if I buy used gear that doesn't have it, I don't get it either.


Yoshi  (D 26770)

Jun 13, 2003, 10:44 AM
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dont have one dont want one. I jsut a hp canopy and leave myself time for my hard deck vs opening alti (also have a cypress) and if I get a nasty spinner I dont want to be on my back when the reserve is comming out.. if I jumped a larger canopy I would use it...
-yoshi


bivar  (B 42662)

Jun 13, 2003, 10:50 AM
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A friend of mine would still be alive if he had one. Frown


MrHixxx  (D 24144)

Jun 13, 2003, 11:28 AM
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I have an elliptical and a camera on my head, so no. I have also adjusted my deployment height and hard deck to 3000 and 2000 respectfully.
If I didn't have these things, I would probably have and RSL and be pulling a 1000' lower.

-Hixxx


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Jun 13, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Don't have one, but I will quite happily jump a rig that has one


Ron

Jun 13, 2003, 12:03 PM
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Re: [livenletfly] R.S.L'S do you use one? [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't have one, nor want one.

But I have done 6 cutaways.
I did lose a friend who would be alive today if he had one...but he also would be alive if he pulled his reserve.

I think you should have one until you have a cutaway and pulled both handles.

Unless you are doing CRW, or jumping with a camera

Ron

edit to clear something up....pull, not land with your handles.


(This post was edited by Ron on Jun 13, 2003, 12:33 PM)


rgoper  (C 32349)

Jun 13, 2003, 12:39 PM
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i utilzed one until my first cut-away. i don't have one now, and i can't see as i'll have any use for one in the future. i know what i'm going to do if my main deployment goes to hell. i do urge newer skydivers who have never had a main cutaway and a reserve deployment and pulled both handles to utilize one until this time.


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Jun 13, 2003, 1:24 PM
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I just hooked mine back up after having it off on the first reserve repack. It's not to pull the reserve for me; I've pulled mine plenty of times, in plenty of time.

It's to pull it faster than I can if I'm stupid enough to cut away low enough to need it. Think of it as stupid insurance; kind of like my Cypres. There is always a possibility of its making things worse, but with a lightly-loaded semi-elliptical and no camera, that's not a big problem.

Wendy W.


BadDog  (D 23279)

Jun 13, 2003, 1:35 PM
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I used mine, until I found myself flat on my back under a spinning main and had to chop it. The reserve came out just fine, except for the line twists..................

Now my RSL is disconnected. But my AAD is still on.


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Jun 13, 2003, 1:44 PM
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I had mine removed after my first cuttaway, and before I started jumping camera.

_Am


geanky  (C License)

Jun 13, 2003, 2:01 PM
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don't have one because of my canopy (elliptical, good loading) if not then i would probably have it


tbrown  (D 6533)

Jun 13, 2003, 3:05 PM
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Re: [mofo554] R.S.L'S do you use one? [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
Not to be picky, but the third and fourth choices are the same.

Not to be even pickier, but there was no option for those who don't have one but want or intend to get one. The questions seem skewed towards an anti RSL bias, i.e. "that silent killer".


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Jun 13, 2003, 3:11 PM
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And maybe an option for "gimme a skyhook" Smile


robskydiv  (D 26660)

Jun 13, 2003, 4:31 PM
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  I've used the RSL everytime except for three camera jumps. Now the skyhook looks like a promising development.


(This post was edited by robskydiv on Jun 13, 2003, 4:32 PM)


livenletfly  (D 28096)

Jun 13, 2003, 6:00 PM
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i said right in post i do not like rsl's. im a skydiver not a journalist i dont have to be 100% un biased to take a poll. i thought it was pretty fair, 2 answers pro rsl's 2 answers anti rsl's sounds balanced to me. o well cant please everyone.
p.s. "the silent killer" was qouted by bill booth some people claim he knows a thing or two about gear.
anyway blueskies and fun dives


aneblett  (B 5001)

Jun 13, 2003, 11:26 PM
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There is one option that is missing. That is have one but don't use it.

I didn't have one on my old rig and when I bought this one the rsl connector was free and so I had it installed but I am not currently using it.

Age


masher  (D 3806)

Jun 14, 2003, 12:10 AM
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what about don't have one, would like one?


mikkey  (D License)

Jun 14, 2003, 2:17 AM
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Dont't have one, but if the Skyhook becomes available for my rig I will get it. Skyhook will get reserve out quicker without line twist.


tbrown  (D 6533)

Jun 15, 2003, 12:01 AM
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In reply to:
i said right in post i do not like rsl's. im a skydiver not a journalist i dont have to be 100% un biased to take a poll. i thought it was pretty fair, 2 answers pro rsl's 2 answers anti rsl's sounds balanced to me. o well cant please everyone.
p.s. "the silent killer" was qouted by bill booth some people claim he knows a thing or two about gear.
anyway blueskies and fun dives

Well hey, blue skies, fun & safe dives to one and all. I have a very high respect for anything Bill Booth has to say, didn't know this was a quote from de man hisself. I'm keeping an open mind on the topic because I'll be putting together my first rig in 22 yrs. However, if you're going to post a poll and a discussion thread on an issue that has a lot of varying opinions, it would be better to keep the line of questioning more neutral and not get so hacked off if someone questions your foregone conclusions.

I once partied with a bunch of Skydive Oregon jumpers at a Grateful Dead show in Eugene. You guys are alright. Hope we'll make a load together one of these days, up there or down here.


Ruffles  (A 42288)

Jun 15, 2003, 2:37 AM
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I have one, and jump it connected, because I haven't had a cutaway yet. I wonder how many of those no-reserve-pull fatalities were "sure they could pull both handles". I also notice (skydivingfatalities.com) that there are like 35-40 of those no-pull fatals in the last 10 years compared with 2 RSL-related fatals... Interesting.
Blue ones to those of you that jump without them (HPC, CRWs, cameras), but don't say I'm lame for using one; it may save my ass one day.
(<---rookie)


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(This post was edited by Ruffles on Jun 15, 2003, 2:37 AM)


Clownburner  (B 26842)

Jun 15, 2003, 8:45 AM
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OTOH, bill booth also recently started selling rigs with the skyhook rsl system, and i don't think he'd do that if he thought rsl's were a bad idea.


Genn  (D 22590)

Jun 15, 2003, 9:26 AM
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No way! It would be a silent killer for me...I love CRW....and after a FF jump, hooking up a stack is just the second half of my skydive.

RSLs & CRW can be very ugly.


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