i_like_to_fly

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    Prince George / Kamloops
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  1. i_like_to_fly

    saftey seal jams reserve (non deployment)

    The thread was not originally routed through the loop. It was only around the cable, between the two rings. The reason for me posting this was not to spark any debate as to whether i'm a troll or not. Rather, i came across a situation that neither I nor my other skydiving friends (with far more exp than I) had heard of before. Due to the rather ( i thought) serious nature of the Mal. i wanted to put it out there. could be a 1 in a million. fair enough. but i don't think its worth NOT mentioning. thank you all for the replies. Looking forward to the new season! your mind is like a parachute: it works best when open.
  2. i_like_to_fly

    saftey seal jams reserve (non deployment)

    Thanks to everyone who has responded. in hindsight a picture WOULD have been brilliant, but i didn't think of it at the time. to clarify a few points: The seal was just over the size of the flaps grommet. and the red thread WAS pretty long, the seal could flop about. The seal was jammed IN the grommet WITH the closing loop (not IN the loop). and when i say jammed i don't mean external force, i mean that in pulling the pin it was somehow at exactly the right place to catch the loop and get stuck. Unfortunately i don't have my rig (it's already gone for a repack)or i would set up the picture. As for abusing/thrashing my rig, that doesn't happen. My best guess (uneducated though it may be) is that the thread was longer than it should be and as i pulled the pin the seal was hanging/pressed right above the grommet and the thread was pulled through the loop. Now i can't honestly remember if the thread was through the loop or not, but i think it was. either way, when i said i was going to check my pin before every jump, i mean that i will be looking for that seal and making sure it is as far away from the grommet as possible. your mind is like a parachute: it works best when open.
  3. i_like_to_fly

    saftey seal jams reserve (non deployment)

    Hello all, I'm pretty new to the sport but came across a rather unnerving situation last week when i popped my rez. in my living room. I don't know if anyone has ever heard of this situation before but thought i'd post it as it seems rather pertinent. i put my rig on and made sure that i wasn't going to knock anything over behind me. ( i have a friend who broke a lamp this way :) ) i looked down, grasped my D handle and pulled firmly. the handle came away smoothly and with less resistance than i was expecting. i heard no other noise, nor felt anything else happen. I pulled the cable completely out and looked over my shoulder. nothing. no boing. no pop nothing had changed. i jumped up and down, jiggled the container, hit it with my elbows. nothing. I took the container off and put it on the floor none too gently. the reserve flaps were still closed. i pulled the closure flap up and looked inside gingerly, expecting to get a PC in the face. nothing. here is what i saw: the small lead seal with red thread that was on my single pin reserve (older talon container) had been pulled into the loop grommet and completely jammed it closed. i had to pull it out with my fingertips. boing! out popped my PC. i was a little shaken. So. I thought that was kind of scary. has anyone else ever heard of this? perhaps a 1 in a million fluke? i know i'll be looking at my Rez. pin before every jump from now on! your mind is like a parachute: it works best when open.