chest strap

chest strap

Post by Peanut40 » Tue, 21 Sep 1999 04:00:00


btw folks,, another buddy of mine jumped with chest strap loose this weekend.

LETS START TAKING THOSE EQUIPMENT CHECKS SERIOUS again before boarding
aircraft.  

Please give me an equipment check whether i want it or not!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 

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Post by Ginger12 » Tue, 21 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Amen my brother, especially after what happened to MC a while back.

 
 
 

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Post by ynots.. » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> btw folks,, another buddy of mine jumped with chest strap loose this

weekend.
...

A few months ago, I noticed someones rig that had a chest strap that
wasn't "dead-ended", meaning folded back twice and sewn in such a manner
as to provide a stop when the strap is removed. Apparently, they had
themselves shortened a too-long strap by the simple expedient of cutting
it.

They had the rig on, and I took one finger, folded the fastener outward
slightly, and with two fingers on the other slid the strap completely
free of the fastener, using hardly any tension.

It scared them, as they already had a couple jumps on the rig that day.

At another DZ, a bunch of were in a Twotter for a formation load. My
habit is to examine the obvious stuff on the rigging of the people
around me, and I did so on that lift, somewhere around 8 grand.

The person across from me was not wearing their leg straps; they had
apparently just worn the rig over the shoulders during the dirt dive and
onto the plane. Nice and comfortable, eh?

When I pointed out that there might be problem jumping without his
legstraps on, he then noticed his error. Although swarthy, he went very
pale, very fast, when he realized what may have happened to him.

He recovered his poise well enough to do the dive, though.

Complacency stuff, doncha know ...

-   tony

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Post by Paul Konin » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> btw folks,, another buddy of mine jumped with chest strap loose this weekend.

> LETS START TAKING THOSE EQUIPMENT CHECKS SERIOUS again before boarding
> aircraft.

> Please give me an equipment check whether i want it or not!!!!!!!!!

Agreed, partway.

Eyeball checks on everyone and everything you can see.  Definitely.

Fiddling with other people's equipment -- not unless they ask for it,
or ask first.  I'd be happy to hear "hey, your RSL is off, want it
hooked
up" but I'd be annoyed if someone started futzing with it without saying
something first.

        paul

 
 
 

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Post by Peanut40 » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> but I'd be annoyed if someone started futzing with it without saying
>something first.

>    paul

okay,, i undeerstand,,   but giggle,, you aint big enought to beat me up,, and
you shore aint fast enough to CATCH ME!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Tooy » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:



>> btw folks,, another buddy of mine jumped with chest strap loose
>this weekend.

>> LETS START TAKING THOSE EQUIPMENT CHECKS SERIOUS again before boarding
> aircraft.

>> Please give me an equipment check whether i want it or not!!!!!!!!!

>Agreed, partway.

>Eyeball checks on everyone and everything you can see.  Definitely.

I agree but who wants an uncordinated 100 jump wonder pulling their flaps up? I
wore Javlins & the kids were so pumped up & shaking so bad they never tucked
them back right. Being a BSR bender I checked my rig on arrival & before
putting it on every time then sum skygod or sheep always wanted to touch me to
ally their personal fears. Their was a 4 way competition team that used to try
to set beside me on the Otter bench so they could quick check my pin when I
leaned over to look out the door on jump run. Its distracting as hell to be
reaching around feeling your pin & checking the flap tuck in FF. Skydiving is
mostly a mental disipline & Man ewe feel violated like sum chicken hawk Skygod
or RW Queen has touched your peter or rig. Ask & NO means NO. I only trusted
certain people to be competent, and about half were friends with the otherhalf
being nonfriends. I went by competence not friendship in life & death matters.
Gearchecks is like sex ewe don't just let anybody feel you up or git familiar
with yer flaps. Don't be a fool, choose wisely & punch everybody else out. If
ewe don't check your gear before putting it on you deserve to die. If ewe check
it, just a eyeball in the loading area will do. At SPX we eyeball focked each
other from manifest till 13/500. If the rig inolved ain't on a Novice sheep its
an insult to touch it without being asked. My reserve cable was cut short &
didn't hang through my D ring. The cable button was hard against the handle
Everytime a new jumper showed up & at the boogies all I heer wuz ***, ***,
*** "no slack in yer handle old man!" My handles were modified for my use not
other peoples esthedics & peace of mind, made me  hurt sum touchy feely types
fingers. Guy with 154 jumps grabs my silver handle & sez yer reserve cable is
too short at a boogie one day I had to grab his wrist and lean on his hand till
it cracked to keep him from focking up real bad nobody else touched me that
weekend ha ha ha :-)P snuffy

                       sheep can't coyotes can
Cypress or not fly like ewe don't have one, stay perimeter & altitude aware,
pull yer handles in order, Got questions research deja or talkway lot of  dum
answers thar

 
 
 

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Post by Pete » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

TooyT wrote

Quote:
>Man ewe feel violated like sum chicken hawk Skygod
>or RW Queen has touched your peter or rig.

Touched me?

Peter

 
 
 

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Post by CEST CHE » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I REALLY hate to ask because I'm sure to get reamed, but what usually happens
if your chest strap is too loose?

(By the way, mine was around my neck  after I pulled my chute, and it sure did
NOT feel loose when we left the plane.)

Okay, here it comes, I'm ducking!

Mandy

Le coeur a ses raisons que le raison ne connait point

 
 
 

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Post by SBoz » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> but what usually happens
>if your chest strap is too loose?

If your straps are loose it allows you to wallow around in the harness , almost
to the point of falling out. If you chest strap was up around your neck it was
because your leg straps were too loose not the chest strap.
Pay attention youngster and take care of yourself .....know your gear !

                     jim D-10154 JM TM GW DW

 
 
 

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Post by Peanut40 » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>but what usually happens
>if your chest strap is too loose?

possiblility for falling out,, depending on body position, awarenes,, ect,,
 
 
 

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Post by Acmder » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Gotta agree- DON'T TOUCH MY RIG!!!!
There are very few people I would let touch my rig once it is on my back, and
they are riggers.  I would rather take off my rig in the plane to check it out
than have some 50 jump wonder playing around with things back there.
Quote:
>Snuffy Sez:
>I agree but who wants an uncordinated 100 jump wonder pulling their flaps up?
>I
>wore Javlins & the kids were so pumped up & shaking so bad they never tucked
>them back right. Being a BSR bender I checked my rig on arrival & before
>putting it on every time then sum skygod or sheep always wanted to touch me
>to
>ally their personal fears. Their was a 4 way competition team that used to
>try
>to set beside me on the Otter bench so they could quick check my pin when I
>leaned over to look out the door on jump run. Its distracting as hell to be
>reaching around feeling your pin & checking the flap tuck in FF. Skydiving is
>mostly a mental disipline & Man ewe feel violated like sum chicken hawk
>Skygod
>or RW Queen has touched your peter or rig. Ask & NO means NO. I only trusted
>certain people to be competent, and about half were friends with the
>otherhalf
>being nonfriends. I went by competence not friendship in life & death
>matters.
>Gearchecks is like sex ewe don't just let anybody feel you up or git familiar
>with yer flaps. Don't be a fool, choose wisely & punch everybody else out. If
>ewe don't check your gear before putting it on you deserve to die. If ewe
>check
>it, just a eyeball in the loading area will do. At SPX we eyeball focked each
>other from manifest till 13/500. If the rig inolved ain't on a Novice sheep
>its
>an insult to touch it without being asked. My reserve cable was cut short &
>didn't hang through my D ring. The cable button was hard against the handle
>Everytime a new jumper showed up & at the boogies all I heer wuz ***,
>***,
>*** "no slack in yer handle old man!" My handles were modified for my use
>not
>other peoples esthedics & peace of mind, made me  hurt sum touchy feely types
>fingers. Guy with 154 jumps grabs my silver handle & sez yer reserve cable is
>too short at a boogie one day I had to grab his wrist and lean on his hand
>till
>it cracked to keep him from focking up real bad nobody else touched me that
>weekend ha ha ha :-)P snuffy

>                       sheep can't coyotes can
>Cypress or not fly like ewe don't have one, stay perimeter & altitude aware,
>pull yer handles in order, Got questions research deja or talkway lot of  dum
>answers thar

 
 
 

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Post by Be » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I have to totally agree with Snuffy on this one.  I check my gear
before each flight and I don't mind people visually looking at my
chest strap, leg straps, etc, but don't reach for my flaps without
asking, and then you'll likely be told no.

It's not that I feel that someone would intentionally do something to
cause a mal or worse, but I know that I personally was the last person
to inspect my pins when I board the aircraft, therefore I know they
are in the correct positions.  No check needed.

If for some odd reason I have bumped into someone or vice versa or
something else has happened to make me feel that another check is
required, I'll find someone to ask.  

Best to check your own gear before worrying about others.

Ben


Quote:



>>> btw folks,, another buddy of mine jumped with chest strap loose

>>this weekend.

>>> LETS START TAKING THOSE EQUIPMENT CHECKS SERIOUS again before boarding

>> aircraft.

>>> Please give me an equipment check whether i want it or not!!!!!!!!!

>>Agreed, partway.

>>Eyeball checks on everyone and everything you can see.  Definitely.

>I agree but who wants an uncordinated 100 jump wonder pulling their flaps up? I
>wore Javlins & the kids were so pumped up & shaking so bad they never tucked
>them back right. Being a BSR bender I checked my rig on arrival & before
>putting it on every time then sum skygod or sheep always wanted to touch me to
>ally their personal fears. Their was a 4 way competition team that used to try
>to set beside me on the Otter bench so they could quick check my pin when I
>leaned over to look out the door on jump run. Its distracting as hell to be
>reaching around feeling your pin & checking the flap tuck in FF. Skydiving is
>mostly a mental disipline & Man ewe feel violated like sum chicken hawk Skygod
>or RW Queen has touched your peter or rig. Ask & NO means NO. I only trusted
>certain people to be competent, and about half were friends with the otherhalf
>being nonfriends. I went by competence not friendship in life & death matters.
>Gearchecks is like sex ewe don't just let anybody feel you up or git familiar
>with yer flaps. Don't be a fool, choose wisely & punch everybody else out. If
>ewe don't check your gear before putting it on you deserve to die. If ewe check
>it, just a eyeball in the loading area will do. At SPX we eyeball focked each
>other from manifest till 13/500. If the rig inolved ain't on a Novice sheep its
>an insult to touch it without being asked. My reserve cable was cut short &
>didn't hang through my D ring. The cable button was hard against the handle
>Everytime a new jumper showed up & at the boogies all I heer wuz ***, ***,
>*** "no slack in yer handle old man!" My handles were modified for my use not
>other peoples esthedics & peace of mind, made me  hurt sum touchy feely types
>fingers. Guy with 154 jumps grabs my silver handle & sez yer reserve cable is
>too short at a boogie one day I had to grab his wrist and lean on his hand till
>it cracked to keep him from focking up real bad nobody else touched me that
>weekend ha ha ha :-)P snuffy

>                       sheep can't coyotes can
>Cypress or not fly like ewe don't have one, stay perimeter & altitude aware,
>pull yer handles in order, Got questions research deja or talkway lot of  dum
>answers thar

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