A Simple Checklist For Buying New Skydiving Gear

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If you are planning to try skydiving for the first time then it is advisable that you carry out a skydiving gear check before you jump. In this article, we will look at some of the items you should take with you on your skydiving adventure. These items include a pair of goggles, a full-length helmet with padding and a parachute. This article looks at the importance of each of these items.

It is important to make sure you are properly protected when skydiving. Goggles are an essential part of this protection. They are an essential part of your skydiving equipment and they need to be made from a high-quality pair of goggles. There are a lot of different types of skydiving goggles available, but it is important that they are fit perfectly and that they can provide clear vision.

Skydiving Gear Check

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Another item of skydiving gear check is your parachute. Your parachute should give you enough margin to slow descent so that you do not lose momentum as soon as you hit the ground. It is also a good idea to check that the chute is fully deployed. The most common problem that occurs is that the chute does not fully deploy and then it is not able to get back into position. This is a very common problem and one that can end up ruining your skydive.

Wearing a chest protector is also important. This will protect you from chest injuries, which are common in most sports. Most of the time when doing sports such as skydiving there are going to be lots of rips and tear going on. So what this means is that your clothing and even your hair could get ripping during the jump. A chest protector will stop this from occurring.

Another of the main skydiving gear check is your regulator. This will allow you to maintain the right air pressure. If you are not breathing properly during your jump or you have a gas build-up in the mask, you will not be able to perform as well as you otherwise might. This is why it is important to make sure that you are comfortable before you ever take to the skies. Make sure that you get comfortable in your gear, whether it is for safety or comfort. Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable while you are trying to get ready for a dive.

A Much Ado

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The next item on the skydiving gear checklist is your goggles. In particular the glasses must be clear, comfortable and water-resistant. See if they are Narrow Wide. This is a measurement that means the width of the lenses at their widest point.

Of course we would not be complete if we did not address the parachute itself. The next items on the skydiving gear checklist are the reserve parachute clip. We would always recommend that you practice with both before you buy one. While you may think that you need one to jump alone, most experienced skydivers will tell you that one person can easily solo a dive by themselves if they are properly prepared. That being said, the reserve parachute clips are an excellent way to ensure that you do not come up behind another skydiver when you try to jump.

Bottom Line

Finally, as part of the skydiving gear checklist, it is important to check your flaps. If they are not properly adjusted then you will be at increased risk of losing control. Also, make sure that they are comfortable. Most skydiving gear shops will sell flaps to the public at very low prices, but it is a good idea to go into more detail and make sure that you get the best deal possible. Last but certainly not least, check that all your other equipment is in proper working order.

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