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What to do when your Parachute fails

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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 03:51 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

what was the point of that ?????

seriously ?????????????????????????

if you do ANY parachute training - this topic will be covered - properly - not some y-tube vide

so what was the point ??




posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: 727Sky

what was the point of that ?????

seriously ?????????????????????????

if you do ANY parachute training - this topic will be covered - properly - not some y-tube vide

so what was the point ??





Stop getting worked up, all you need to do is tuck and roll.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 03:58 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: 727Sky

what was the point of that ?????

seriously ?????????????????????????

if you do ANY parachute training - this topic will be covered - properly - not some y-tube vide

so what was the point ??


Levity which you seem to be lacking



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 04:09 AM
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I got a chuckle, only ever had one malfunction when skydiving made for an high when that adrenaline gland kicked in that is kind of hard to replicate.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 04:16 AM
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a reply to: XstReturnsX

Halal?



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
If your parachute fails, you plummet, man. You plummet.


You don't skydive i see.... you missed out all the euphoria inbetween, what a sensation. All the senses awaken, people who are scared of heights, are no longer afraid !, sen it plenty of times, the wife and i would love to jump at Kaua one day, being our favourite island.

So all in all, if your parachute fails... just embrace it... you were 10,000 to 1, and you won the lottery. "






























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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 04:26 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Meat, yes. Absolutely.

Don't tell anyone but I prefer raw and unadultrerated.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: scubagravy


That's just silly the odds of winning the lottery are in the millions




edit on 21-10-2017 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 05:06 AM
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a reply to: scubagravy

I was and still am afraid of heights, but man what a rush every time I overcame the door monster and stepped out into the wind.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 05:38 AM
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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 06:14 AM
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made me think about this from the Corps.
C-130 rollin' down the strip,
Recon daddy gonna take a little trip.

Mission top secret, destination unknown.
We don't know if we're ever coming home.

Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door,
Jump right out and Shout MARINE CORPS!

And if that chute don't open wide,
I got another one by my side,

And if that one don't billow round,
I'll be the first one to hit the ground!

here's what it sounds like, this ones a little different than the one we sang.
USMC Cadence - C130 Rollin' Down the Strip
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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: DexterRiley

Rhyme is good, if simple.
Meter, not so much.


It can easily fit into 4-4.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 07:34 AM
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For the military - the main chute is usually static line = pulled for you. Unless you jump free fall as in the video.

The reserve chute is made to eject it away from the chest and allow it to "grab" air.

A Jumpmaster once told us "if your main fails to deploy after 5-6 seconds snatch your reserve chute. If it fails to deploy fully, pull the reserve chute back to your chest and throw it as far away from you as possible. If it still fails to deploy simply pull it back into your chest again throw it as far away from you as possible."

A soldier asked "how many times can you do that?"

The Jumpmaster smiled and said "as many times as you want, you have the rest of your life."
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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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First you say it, then you do it!



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: scubagravy

I was and still am afraid of heights, but man what a rush every time I overcame the door monster and stepped out into the wind.

I was never really afraid of heights, but I was more afraid of things breaking, like fast and tall elevators, cable cars (across The Royal Gorge) etc.
One thing I remember about jumping was I thought, "I'm actually going to do this!", and that wasn't in my most brave voice either. Seeing the patchwork of the fields below looked as though they were only 10 feet down or so, it was surreal. I had my foot on the teeny-tiny step that is on the wing strut, that was a weird feeling. I thought to myself, "It's now or never!". I jumped...
I greyed out, as they say, that was a very strange feeling. Exhilarating is not a word that describes that feeling of knowing that you are falling in the sky! =) When the chute opens I immediately feel bored, after all of that excitement it was nothing in comparison, and I 'assumed' that the float down would be the best part, but, nope!

Ain't nothin' like that feeling, I'll never feel that again.

Odd though, now, years later I am more afraid of heights than I was before that jump, but I do have an inner ear problem too.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:36 AM
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I got to thinking about a chute not opening...
We've all (probably) cringed when we have seen that someone jumps or falls from a great height, as in a skyscraper, and (probably) think to ourselves what horrors that went through their head during that short time that must feel like an eternity to them.
I am pretty sure that when people are on the way down they are not as terrified as most might think, when I mentioned the part above about 'greying out' that plays a large part of a fall like that. If you grey out I would assume that 'most' would not have the time to adjust to their surroundings, in other words they more than likely don't grasp the terror that is in awaiting.
Now IF you are accustoming to jumping then if you fall without a chute opening, then, yeah, you will know what is going down, so to speak. Falling for the first time from a great height literally takes your breath away, after that one becomes more accustomed to the jump, so...
(For those that don't know what I mean by, "greying out" that is not quite 'blacking out', it is about halfway, or 3/4's of blacking out, a lack of your normal senses)

I don't know if anyone here remembers that video that showed a free fall jumper that was so enthralled with his new video camera on his helmet that when he goes to pull the cord he then, and only then, realizes that he never put on his chute. He had around 1,1000 jumps under his belt too, but, excitement is excitement, I guess. For me, that was horrific to watch, knowing how he must've felt in his last moments as he is seen flailing about trying to find his chute, I bet that he wished that he could've greyed out.

My point really is that when you see people that are not jumping on purpose that are really high up, they 'probably' aren't as terrified as we may think. Their senses have more than likely left them and they are at least somewhat O.K., at least for the time being.
People that jump from high-rises that are on fire are better off jumping than being consumed in a fiery death... Probably.
At least, that is what I prefer to think.
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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: recrisp

When I had my only malfunction the falling never occurred to me, I just kept working the problem till I realized there was no fixing my main, cut away the reserve came out a little twisted but that was an easy fix.

Was my adrenaline pumping oh yea, but the idea of hitting never crossed my mind.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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A mate's dad had that happen. He survived but was in a chair then on crutches for about a year.
oldest guy to pass selection for the Rhodesian SAS.
Hell of a bloke, mister indestructible.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: recrisp

When I had my only malfunction the falling never occurred to me, I just kept working the problem till I realized there was no fixing my main, cut away the reserve came out a little twisted but that was an easy fix.

Was my adrenaline pumping oh yea, but the idea of hitting never crossed my mind.

That just goes to show you, experience pays. You being an experienced jumper is the reason you are typing today! heheh
I knew of a young woman that was in her early 20's that on her first jump her chute did not open. Had that been me, I wouldn't be writing this reply right now. =)



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl
It could be Iambic Pentameter? I don't know what that is, I just like saying it.
If your chute don't open can you have toilet paper ready. As what's been said earlier, it ain't the fall that hurts, it's the last quarter of an inch.



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