How to choose a parachute
Today, parachuting is an actively developing extreme direction. This sport requires accurate actions and certain knowledge from a person, on which his life will primarily depend. Therefore, before the jump a novice parachutist must undergo a course of training and safety instructions. In addition, the novice will be told how to choose and assemble the parachute correctly, as well as other important issues that will make it possible not to make mistakes when jumping.
Classification of parachutes
Parachutes are classified in two main categories: by purpose and design. Structurally, they differ in the number of sections of the dome (5,7,9,11), the shape of the dome and the material from which it is made, the ratio of the chord to the span.
Before you buy a parachute, you must take into account the level of your experience, decide which type of dome you would like to have and with what kind of load you want to jump. There are several types of dome: general class, high class and top class. The domes of the general class are distinguished by a relatively low reaction speed to the actions of the parachutist and allow you to land safely and safely. High-end analogues have greater speed and much faster and more vigorously respond to the actions of a parachutist. In addition, with a certain experience, the parachutist can perform a beautiful landing.
Top class domes have even greater speed than the previous two options. By purchasing such a parachute, you can get the most thrill and land very effectively. However, this option is quite traumatic and is suitable only for experienced paratroopers.
The next criterion is the load (the ratio of the total weight of the parachutist to the area of the dome). It is very simple to determine the load, it is enough to add 9 kilograms to your weight (approximate weight of clothes, shoes and necessary equipment) and divide it all by 0.45. Then compare with the general classification of the load.
That’s probably all, and finally – a couple of practical tips that you might find useful:
1) If you have the financial opportunity to buy a whole set of equipment from one manufacturer, then by all means use this chance.
2) You can buy already used equipment, but you should choose very carefully so as not to buy a poor-quality system.