Learn Skydiving: Skydiving Equipment Parts
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All the parachute rigs that are used today by skydiving enthusiasts have six important parts.
The main canopy is just the parachute itself.
The drogue chute is a small parachute that is used by skydivers to open the main parachute. Skydivers have to throw out the drogue and when it catches the wind it will pull out the bridle, a piece of nylon webbing, then the bridle pulls out the main parachute.
The reserve is also known as the second parachute. This second parachute is available for the safety of skydivers just in case the main parachute won't open for any reason.
The container is attached to hold the main parachute and the second one in a very safety place.
Another important part in any skydiving equipment is the AAD. If anything wrong happens with the skydivers and they can't open the parachute, this AAD will automatically do it for them at about 800 feet.
Ram Air Canopies are the type of parachute that is used these days by almost all experienced skydivers around the globe. Ram Air Canopies are square or rectangular made from a material called lightweight nylon. This type of parachutes are mostly used because of the safety they offer to the user. Also, great control was a thing that made this type of parachutes to be used so much. Using this type of parachute your landings will be as precise as possible.
After you learn a little about skydiving, you will want to go for it, make your first jump. Knowing extremely well all about your skydiving equipment is more than essential to your skydiving success. So, make sure you learn all the things you can before making your first jump. All the information you need can be found online, you can ask friends that are more experienced in skydiving, you can watch video materials that are made for this porpose, to help skydiving beginners to understand all the things about this great, extreme sport.
Wish you great success in your skydiving experience.
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