DB Cooper in Skydiving History & Trivia January 8, 2014 hangdiver QuoteWho says Cooper actually tied it closely to his body? If he was an ex-paratrooper, (not Kenny necessarily, but ANY paratrooper) he may have left some slack in the line. Then he jumps and lets it go just as he pulls the ripcord. The result might have been as pictured in the attachment. Roughly that is. Remember: Mucklow said one of the last things she saw was Cooper tying a line around his waist. I don't think that's how it's done...LMAO yep, Cooper died all right... that scenario would probably make the harness fail and kill or severely injure the jumper... hangdiver Yes, Robert has the scenario bassackwards on how it is actually taught, and how the experienced, and not so experienced, actually do equipment jumps. "Tight ,is right" MattAn Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!