Don't learn the hard way. Here are five pieces of skydiving equipment you should have replaced every time new lines are put on your canopy.
1. Pilot Chute
2. Bridle (with Kill Line)
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Okay, not too long of an episode here, but just wanted to clear some things up, uh, based on my own experiences, uh, this past year and what I'd recommend doing every single time you get a red line now, depending upon what. You're using a, uh, a spectral line Technora Dacron, whatever it may be. My a stiletto actually came with Vectren.
You're gonna need to change out lines anywhere from three to 500 jumps. Maybe you get 600 jumps out of them, but 500 is usually a ride around a guest, depending upon again. What kind of line set you use when it goes out of. One, it looks like it's going to break. You need to go on the manufacturer's website and look that information up.
Cause the last thing you want to have is a load bearing, rip break on you, um, line attached to it while you have some type of terminal deployment. But anyways, again, based on all the shit that I'll get into later episodes, I went through this past year. I, uh, every single time I'm going out to get a real.
I'm getting my pilot shoot and the bridle, of course, the bridle contains the kill line that connects the, uh, the pilot's shoe to the deployment bag goes through and connects to the main canopy replaced. I'm also getting the slinks. Those links are short for soft links. If you don't know what they are, they're what connects the lines on the canopy to the riser.
And I'm getting the risers themselves. And I see on student gear and I see other people jumping and they say risers, The life of the, uh, the container. And you got all these people out there that claim that they're skydiving and canopy experts. And they say that, oh, you know, I have to replace those.
You're just wasting your money. You know, those, the last few thousand jumps, they don't know what the fuck they're talking about. The risers need to be replaced. And of course the slider, depending upon whether it's a pocket or dumbed, I know that. After talking with the manufacturer, I've got large dumb sliders on my sabers and those going to be replaced as well too.
Again, this is right around the 500 jump marks. You've got five things in addition to the rail line, but I'd recommend replacing, um, and spending the extra three to 400 bucks. Maybe it's closer to five again, every single time you, uh, you can do a real line on your canopy and that's again, replacing the pilot, shoot the bridle, the slinks, the risers, and then the slider.
Those are the five things. In addition to the relined that I would highly recommend getting. Replaced every single time you decide to, uh, to get a reline on your canopy. Just wanting to make a quick two to three minute episode on this, just throw it out there. Um, a lot of the major, uh, DPRs and, uh, rigging schools will recommend this as well, too.
Again, it's extra money, but, uh, you know, it's better to definitely be safe than sorry, especially when the stuff is basically there to save you from some type of crazy death or accident. So that's it and make sure to buckle up, fly safe out there and we'll talk to you on the next step. You've just listened to send it a skydiving podcast hosted by Andrew Rawls on world talk radio sinned.
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