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Ambush Master
06-19-2011, 18:41
Anyone know who uses this procedure?!?! I've never heard of it, but it appears to have it's merits!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFSpNmjU84c&NR=1

Richard
06-19-2011, 18:44
Brits.

Richard :munchin

wet dog
06-19-2011, 19:43
Recovery with solution in about 1m30sec., good to have options.

Papa Zero Three
06-19-2011, 22:04
Anyone know who uses this procedure?!?! I've never heard of it, but it appears to have it's merits!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFSpNmjU84c&NR=1


Yes, as stated, the Brits are using it. It is made and sold by Airborne Systems and is called the HUPRA. (http://www.airborne-sys.com/pages/view/hupra) This is the same company that makes all the round(MC-1 series, Mc-6, T-11) and square parachutes(MC-4/5) being used by DoD.

alelks
06-19-2011, 23:41
At first I thought that his reserve was on the front and it got yanked loose but I didn't see a reserve in the previous jumper. Is their reserve below the main chute?

Papa Zero Three
06-20-2011, 17:05
At first I thought that his reserve was on the front and it got yanked loose but I didn't see a reserve in the previous jumper. Is their reserve below the main chute?

No, the reserve is above the main canopy, just like on a free fall rig. The rig in question is a GQ 360 which is a static line RAM air canopy (ie square) with a round reserve. That system was built for the Brit MOD and is actually being phased out.

Ambush Master
06-20-2011, 17:30
At first I thought that his reserve was on the front and it got yanked loose but I didn't see a reserve in the previous jumper. Is their reserve below the main chute?

That was my first thought then I saw that it was a PIG Rig. It looks like one of his equipment tiedowns ended up with the static line mis-routed under it.

Later
Martin