chest strap not attached

chest strap not attached

Post by SKY-.. » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> If your chest strap was not attached (for whatever reason) on a basic rig
> doing a basic stomach to earth opening would you fall right out of the rig
> when the chute opened?

> Thanks

Over the years there have been a number of incidences of skydivers falling out
of their harnesses. I believe one year in Hawaii there were two such cases
within weeks of each other about 8 years ago. Then more recently, in fact just
weeks ago a young lady in Louisiana with about 20 jumps did fall out of her
harness due to an unsecured chest strap. I personally know of a number of
jumpers who have admitted to exiting the aircraft with the chest strap undone
or the leg straps loose. I believe the problem is more widespread than one
would believe and I urge you all to make sure your equipment is secure before
you enter the aircraft and to ask for a gear check before jump run!

Blue ones,
Stay Safe.

Martin Evans.
--
"Never confuse movement with action".  Ernest Hemingway

 
 
 

chest strap not attached

Post by Liv4alti » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I always pull *** my chest strap several times during the ride to altitude,
in addition to checking leg straps

BS

NCB#320

 
 
 

chest strap not attached

Post by Cliff Helle » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I always pull *** my chest strap several times during the ride to
> altitude, in addition to checking leg straps

I was taught a *** self-check:
buckle, buckle, buckle, handle, handle, handle.

Where the three buckles are the chest and each leg.  And the handles are
checked in the order that they are pulled.  One is checking that the
buckles are fastened and tight, and that the handles are secure.

This of course is in addition to a pin check and a once over of the three
rings.

 
 
 

chest strap not attached

Post by Winsor Naugler II » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>> If your chest strap was not attached (for whatever reason) on a basic rig
>> doing a basic stomach to earth opening would you fall right out of the
rig
>> when the chute opened?

>> Thanks

>Over the years there have been a number of incidences of skydivers falling
out
>of their harnesses. I believe one year in Hawaii there were two such cases
>within weeks of each other about 8 years ago. Then more recently, in fact
just
>weeks ago a young lady in Louisiana with about 20 jumps did fall out of her
>harness due to an unsecured chest strap. I personally know of a number of
>jumpers who have admitted to exiting the aircraft with the chest strap
undone
>or the leg straps loose. I believe the problem is more widespread than one
>would believe and I urge you all to make sure your equipment is secure
before
>you enter the aircraft and to ask for a gear check before jump run!

As a matter of policy I don't undo any straps on any of my rigs - even at
repack time.  The primary reason I don't sew the chest strap in position is
so I can prepare for a water landing when required, and I can adjust for
extra sweaters in the winter or a weight vest if I'm trying to keep up with
something doing over 150 mph.

When donning my gear I simply toss it on like a pullover, then step through
the legstraps.  A fast check that the main lift web isn't twisted, and a
quick check of the buckles, and I'm in business - nothing to forget.  It's
also one hell of a lot faster than screwing with straps and buckles.

I've seen very experienced skydivers with chest straps flopping loose in
freefall (I have footage of it from shooting camera at the time), and
consider it to be a variable best eliminated.  Skydiving is exciting enough
without having to wonder if you'll stay in the harness after opening.

Blue skies,

Winsor

 
 
 

chest strap not attached

Post by Tooy » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>From: "Winsor Naugler III" Wrote:
>The primary reason I don't sew the chest strap in position is
>so I can prepare for a water landing when required, and I can adjust for
>extra sweaters in the winter or a
>weight vest if I'm trying to keep up with
>something doing over 150 mph.

>When donning my gear I simply toss it on like a pullover, then step through
>the legstraps.  A fast check that the main lift web isn't twisted, and a
>quick check of the buckles, and I'm in business - nothing to forget.  It's
>also one hell of a lot faster than screwing with straps and buckles.

>I've seen very experienced skydivers with chest straps flopping loose in
>freefall (I have footage of it from shooting camera at the time), and
>consider it to be a variable best eliminated.  Skydiving is exciting enough
>without having to wonder if you'll stay in the harness after opening.
>>Blue skies,
>>Winsor

***********************************
Thut wud make it hard to score a good time
on the POP's hit and rock too. :-* snuffy sez
if ewe need a weight vest yer underfed or
else one of them skinny flat chested RW
Queens :-P
 
 
 

chest strap not attached

Post by Tooy » Sat, 05 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>In article

>> I always pull *** my chest strap several times during the ride to
>altitude,

>I always pull *** my reserve handle several times to make sure the
>plastic
>cable tie holding it in place is cinched down all the way.  I used to use a
>pull-up cord, but the bow knot always came undone at terminal.
>Pongo

***********************************
I used to pick them lille ole Yup girls by
the chest strap and shake em till their frap
hat flew off or I got a kiss :-P snuffy
 
 
 

chest strap not attached

Post by Cliff Helle » Sat, 05 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



> > I always pull *** my chest strap several times during the ride to
> altitude,

> I always pull *** my reserve handle several times to make sure the plastic
> cable tie holding it in place is cinched down all the way.  I used to use a
> pull-up cord, but the bow knot always came undone at terminal.

Try a padlock.  Just make sure that remembering the combination becomes a
part of your emergency procedures.

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