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Hard Openings

The cause of hard openings is a subject of much speculation. I believe that we must start any analysis with the premise that “if a parachute opens soft one time then it is capable of opening soft every time”. Assuming that, logic then says in order to repeat soft openings Read more…

Reserve Bag Extraction Forces

Safety Notice Inspection Instructions July, 2010 Revision A August 17, 2010 Revision A: Revised graph for clarity and interpolation of front quadrant allowable forces. Background: The USPA has issued a Safety Advisory concerning a number of systems that failed to deploy their reserve parachutes after they had been activated by Read more…

The Use of Handcam

As both a manufacturer of Tandem Equipment and a rating authority for its use, The Jump Shack has received several inquiries regarding requirements and recommendations for the use of handcam video. As we don’t specifically train people to use this equipment we cannot, realistically, dictate requirements but we can offer Read more…