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Offline Galvar

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Question from a new A liscense guy.
« on: June 05, 2008, 08:04:32 pm »
Saturday it was very windy so i did not jump. But i always watch the experienced jumpers to try and learn how they handle these situations. I observed several jumpers what appeared to me, to be  pumpmig the toggles quickly at very low altitudes. What is the reason for this? or is it just a habbit someone has picked up?
I have a thousand more questions but i will wait until i actually have a rig to jump all the time, then i can be more cosistent.
thank you good people in advance
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 12:32:44 am »
I am not sure of this pumping motion that you speak of but in turbulent weather it is best to have your canopy as pressurized as reasonably possible. This means for newer jumpers Hands High, Full Flight.

Some people?s reaction to turbulence is to fly in breaks to try to slow things down. With most modern day canopies this only makes the wing more susceptible to collapse.

Please grab me next time we are at the DZ an we can go more into depth about this.

Ryan

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 09:36:11 am »
I think he might be talking about the 2 stage flare :?
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 10:41:00 am »
Quote from: "PRE7117"
I think he might be talking about the 2 stage flare :?

That was what I was thinking when I read it too...

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 12:19:40 pm »
Greg,

Pick up a copy of "The Parachute And Its Pilot" by Brian Germain.  The book is worth it's weight in gold, and every time I pick it up I learn something new.  He talks about both flare techniques and how turbulence & winds affect a canopy.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 06:07:42 pm »
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Greg,

Pick up a copy of "The Parachute And Its Pilot" by Brian Germain.  The book is worth it's weight in gold, and every time I pick it up I learn something new.  He talks about both flare techniques and how turbulence & winds affect a canopy.


Thanks will do.
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