That's what I thought. Day time, no worries, the brain and experience can cope, but at night the visual clues disappear or become distorted.Cuda said:That would get the adrenalin pumping - especially the night jumps :shock:
How they look is one thing, but honest there is science is these things. These guys are mostly also skydivers, and their skydiving rigs will be much more extreme in terms of flight characteristics. These are 7cell square canopies compared to the 9 cell ellipticals (or tri-cell system 27 cell) canopies they use for performance flight under canopy. They have no reserve (no point, simply not enough time to cut away the main and release the reserve). The sliders are open (that bit of square fabric above your head that the lines run through), enough to slow down the canopy opening but not enough to slow it down much. This means opening hurts if you are anything close to terminal velocity. A lot.Stippy said:Damn... how insecure do those chutes look! I've seen highschool kids with backpack straps tighter than that.