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What was your safest parachute?

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On 11/29/2019 at 4:35 PM, dirtwiz said:

Definitely my round Piglet II. 400+ jumps and 100% reliability....we had over a dozen jumpers using them at my DZ (Issaquah Parachute Center) and not one malfunction in fact we never heard of a malfunction at any other drop zone either. Once in a while they would have a slightly delayed opening (maybe 1 or 2 seconds)but always opened cleanly afterwards.....and that was rare. I don't know of any malfunctions on the previous model either (Piglet 1).

I was Piglet II jumper, too, and I never ever heard of even a bit of hesitiaton.   Crack your back, and your ankles, too, but no mals.   I did break my r. calcaneus on my reserve jump with a piglet, but that was a bad confluence of 12mph winds, apartment complex, parking lot, playground, and power lines.

 

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On 12/13/2019 at 10:52 PM, oldwomanc6 said:

d confluence of 12mph winds, apartment complex, parking lot, playground, and power lines

So, I stumbled across this somewhat older thread - But, I'd like to say; my Falcon 300 gave me tippy toe landings for years. (It was my reserve also).

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