Skydiving 101: The Truth About Parachutes

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Skydiving 101: The Truth About Parachutes

Skydiving is considered to be a very extreme sport,
yet a lot of people nowadays are becoming very
inclined to it. As time passes, more daredevils come
into being and get hooked on this breathtaking sport.

However, due to the danger coupled with this sport, a
lot of people that have not tried it may have some
misconceptions about it. This is very much true
especially regarding the issue of malfunction in the
activity. To serve as a guide to those who want to try
out this sport, yet are having doubts of doing so,
here is an overview about parachutes and malfunction

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All Hope Is Lost For You

This is probably the myth that a lot of people are
scared of happening and is the one that hampers them
from trying out the sport. For most people who haven’t
tried out this sport, they would likely think that
once their parachute would fail to open or inflate,
then are in big trouble and somewhat feel that they
are at the moment screwed beyond no doubt.

If you’re in mid-air 25,000 ft high, falling with the
pull of gravity, feeling the wind rush on your face
and something like this happens, you would definitely
be scared to death. However, it is important that you
understand the basic principles of a parachute first,
before you even go have anxiety attacks.

Chutes Are Made To Save You

The truth is parachutes do want to open; since they
are specifically designed to open. These are made to
save you and assist you with your descent; and most
likely your chute would perform its function and
fulfil its purpose. In fact, all skydiving rigs have
two parachutes. This is the standard and is actually
stated by the law.

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Proper care and safety measures are done when
parachutes are packed. Basically, the main chute could
be packed up by anybody who knows how. However, for
the second chute, also known as the reserve chute, it
could only be packed up by a certified F.F.A. rigger
who has undergone extensive training about the



Malfunction Issues

Additionally, malfunctions on the primary chute are
not that common, unlike what most people think. It
also does not mean that you’re screwed, dead or
whatever fatal ending you may think about. As a matter
of fact, a lot of those mal-functions are actually
minor ones and are very simple to correct even if
you’re in mid-air. As a safety measure, if ever your
primary chute’s malfunction can not be corrected you
can simply release the primary one, so that you can
open the reserve parachute that you have got.

Lastly, if ever a malfunction occurs, you would not
feel so extensively screwed since before you are even
set for a jump, you would have to undergo special
training. So basically, you would already know what to
do, even before you take a jump.


In realty, skydiving is a really fun sport to engage
in. Sadly, a lot of people are still scared of trying
it out due to a lot of factors. For instance, media
can be one of the causes of such fears; this is
especially true with some movies that show
malfunctions happening during a dive. However, if
you’re affected by things like this, you should keep
in mind that these are only movies. There’s a lot more
to skydiving than parachute malfunctions and you’ll
never get to experience them unless you get the
courage to take that great leap of faith off an

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