I always hook my thumb inside my chest strap and give it a firm tug.
If I misrouted it the strap would come loose.
Its something I always do no matter what. I read too many articles
about people getting killed because of this.
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How about put the B-12 or the flat type connector on the chest strap? We trust
them on our leg straps, and helmets. Does this break any rules, laws?
>> I agree,I check my chest strap and pilot chute several times on the
>> way up
>> and leg straps just on jump run also its a good idea to check for a
>> misrouted chest strap which is very easy to get wrapped around the
>> while getting into the rig.
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My preferred approach is not to undo any straps in the first place, and to
check them as though I did. I put on and take off my rig by loosening, but
not undoing, leg and chest straps.
I've considered sewing my chest straps in place, like I do with adjustable
harness straps, but figure that it's a bad idea for water landings. A hook
knife would work just fine, but that assumes I don't drop the damned thing.
In any event, checking three rings, three straps and three handles, once
before boarding the plane, once when seated, and once before climbout, seems
like a reasonable minimum that I routinely exceed.
9. chest strap
11. chest strap