How to dress for skydiving?
If you want to be a skydiving fan, it is important to know what to wear for a descent. For more comfort and a better fit in the parachute, choose loose fitting, flared clothing that will cover your body from head to toe. If you are working underwater, be careful to wear clothing that will not make it easier to eject. Also, remember to take an emergency bag full of useful items (hat, gloves, etc.) and study the skydivers' manual before you leave.
Why choose a parachute to jump?
Why choose a parachute to jump?
There is a lot to think about when considering a parachute for jumping. First of all, what is the purpose? If it's just for fun, an ordinary parachute will be useless. If you are looking for an activity that gives you a sense of freedom and fun, skydiving is a good option. If you want to achieve a specific goal or learn a new discipline, a full-fledged parachute is for you. Finally, the question of budget is especially important. It is easy to get carried away by the tempting offers and to be persuaded to put everything into one parachute. This can happen when you are young and impatient. Once you have decided to jump, it is essential to choose a suitable parachute.
What exactly is parachuting?
Skydiving, or parachuting, is a sport that involves jumping from one landing point to another using a parachute. Most jumps are made from a cloud of dust, but some athletes also jump in free air. The distances reached vary from 1m to 300km. These jumps are often done to qualify for international competitions.
It all starts in the classroom
Si vous ne voulez pas que votre saut soit une pure formalité et que vous souhaitiez en apprendre plus sur le parachutisme, il est conseillé de commencer par rejoindre une école de parachutisme. Ces écoles ont pour but de vous apprendre les rudiments du parachutisme et les techniques de saut. Elles font également appel à des instructeurs qualifiés qui vous feront découvrir les différentes disciplines du parachutisme. Une fois que vous aurez réalisé votre premier saut sans parachute, vous serez mieux armé pour continuer à progresser.
How to choose the right parachute for jumping?
Choosing the right parachute for jumping is fundamental. This choice depends on the type of jump you are planning. For classic jumps, you can use a standard parachute. For dust jumps, you should choose a full-face parachute with dust inlets. Parachutes for weightlessness jumps are also complete, but they do not contain dust. For very long or very high jumps, a complete parachute with an insurance system that is activated in case of a fall can be used. These parachutes also have dust inlets to avoid falling into the void during the jump.
What are the different parachute options?
A parachute is a piece of equipment that can save a person's life in the event of an accidental fall. There are three types of parachute: the classic parachute, the debris-resistant parachute and the transport parachute.
The classic parachute is a material that consists of a steel cable that deploys after being embedded in a foundation. This parachute is light enough to allow the user to land quickly after the fall.
The debris resistant parachute is made of a reinforced material that allows it to withstand impacts. This type of parachute is recommended for falls around urban areas or where stones and other debris may be encountered.
The transport parachute is designed for long distances. It is equipped with a suspension system to support the load and a rapid descent system.
How to dress for jumping?
Having discussed the different types of parachutes, it is time to question their use. A parachute is synonymous with freedom, and this can be true for almost any type of person: sports enthusiasts, tourists of all kinds, etc. Even if all the information about parachutes is on the internet, it is obviously not always easy to find it accurately and at good quality. For this reason, we will see together the different steps to follow before and after a parachute descent.
To begin with, it is important to think about your destination. If you want to land in a forest or a secluded site, a looser, less sophisticated outfit is required. If you want to land near people, a more elegant outfit is desirable. Also, if your parachute is equipped with a safety harness, make sure you wear it properly. At the beginning of the descent, it is advisable to take deep breaths to avoid stress and to keep your composure. Finally, be careful not to slip on the rope that connects the parachute to the canoe and also avoid touching the parachute ropes that come out of the canoe.
Once ready, wait until your aircraft is as close as possible to your destination and then grab the parachute. It is recommended that you jump in tandem with a competent person, to have a better chance of success. Then, fall as gently as possible, taking care not to move away from the canoe. If your parachute is equipped with electronic monitoring, it should have an automatic landing plan. After landing, turn off your parachute and wait for rescue to arrive before re-boarding.
If you do not want to use a parachute, consult your doctor or an instructor to determine if you are fit for freefall.
I recommend that you choose a safe and stylish outfit for your skydive. Use a full protective suit, sturdy boots and a helmet that complies with current regulations. Be careful and stay focused during your jump!