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Analysis of a Riser

It is the intent of this paper to describe and define the history and design considerations relating to development of the common sport main risers. The development of the 3 Ring Release, which is a subject for another paper, is not included. Risers are the interface used on parachute assemblies Read more…

Type 17 Riser Study

Objective: To Provide Failure Cause Analysis and route cause definition for the field failures of type 17 risers. Background: Recent breakage of type 17 risers from several manufacturers has spurred an intense investigation of the problem by the parachute industry. Most notable in this investigation is the report from Troy Loney of Read more…