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  1. Reserve parachute care & repacking

    Reserve parachute care & repacking

    Guidelines on reserve parachute care and repacking.

  2. Fitting the reserve parachute

    Fitting the reserve parachute

    Having correctly connected the reserve parachute, this article outlines the main considerations for correctly fitting it into the harness or reserve outer container, depending on your particular setup.

  3. Connecting the reserve parachute

    Connecting the reserve parachute

    The emergency reserve parachute system may be connected to the harness, the main harness/wing connectors—usually involving a reserve outer container—or the tandem spreaders, depending on the particular whole equipment setup. To help correctly connect the reserve parachute, this article outlines the main considerations for this, and gives a 'connectors shopping list' to help you ensure you have everything you need.

  4. Choose The Right Reserve Parachute

    Choose The Right Reserve Parachute

    Round, square, hybrid, rogallo? There are many differences between modern reserve parachutes and buying one can be a complicated decision. A reserve can seem like an unnecessary cost, something you could do without or don't need to pay much attention to. But it's a cornerstone of reducing risk, and it's really important to get the choice right.

  5. Reserve Deployment Breakthrough!

    Reserve Deployment Breakthrough!

    Dr Matt Wilkes has produced an outstanding contribution to paragliding safety. Together with his many supporters, sports professionals, regulators and the team at the Thames Valley Club he ran a study on emergency parachute deployment during the annual reserve repacking event ... and reached some valuable conclusions about rescue systems and how to use them.

  6. How to deploy from the LIGHTNESS 3 (or similar)

    How to deploy from the LIGHTNESS 3 (or similar)

    A few pilots reported more resistance than expected when simulating reserve parachute (rescue) deployments in the Advance Lightness 3. We ran tests and compatibility checks using different techniques and angles. Carlo demonstrates the correct technique as explained in the manual: pull to the side.

  7. How To Deploy Your Reserve Parachute

    How To Deploy Your Reserve Parachute

    When your paraglider collapses and you can't fix it, will you do the right thing? Get your thoughts in order with our quick guide to reserve parachute deployment: when to throw, an action plan, and case studies.

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