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shmuelrich

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Furthermore, is it really that outrageous to read the manual for your equipment and then work with those limitations?



Yes it is. Simply because you don 't have a vertical speed indicator and 13m/sec is not a big rate of descent under a anything smaller than a typical student canopy (230 and above, depending on students weight). And imagine just one of hundreds of possible scenarios like this: You are gently turning onto final approach in 1000 feet, while another jumper does not watch you and is turning in front of you. He is turning so close that only a radical turn can prevent you from hitting him. That would for sure result in a two-out. Do you understand what I mean? Always expect the unexpected, and have equipment that does not hurt or kill you in those situations. That does not only mean a big enough canopy.

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>Furthermore, is it really that outrageous to read the manual for
>your equipment and then work with those limitations?

It is good to read the manual and work within the device's limitations. It is bad to intentionally choose a device whose limitations may cause you problems.

You can safely jump a Micro Raven 120 loaded at 1.6 to 1 as a reserve provided you know how to land it. However, for most jumpers, it's a bad idea.

You can safely jump with an FXC 12000 if you work within its limitations. However, for most jumpers, it's a bad idea.

You can safely jump a Nova if you jump during times of no turbulence. However, for most jumpers, it's a bad idea.

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