Friday, September 25, 2020

Skydiving Equipment

When you are skydiving, there are five pieces of equipment that you are going to need. These will help ensure that you stay safe and comfortable when you are skydiving. We'll take a look at these pieces of equipment.

1. Parachute - Of course, this is the one that everyone thinks about. This, of course, is the most important piece of equipment because it is the thing that slows your descent after you pulll the parachute line.

2. Jumpsuit - Most people think that they can go skydiving in just about anything, but that's not true. The jumpsuit is not just something that is a fashion statement, but it willl help you to stay comfortable and protect you from the winds and other things that you can encounter in the air. It can also help you if you have a bad landing, and protect your skin from cuts and scratches.

3. AAD - This, like your parachute, can really save you life in case of an emergency. It's called an automatic activation device, and it will automatically open your chute if you are unable to. It does this by measuring the speed of descent.

4. Altimeter - You will need to open your chute at certain altitude and this will help you determine when is the right time to open the chute.

5. Protective gear - Just like with any type of extreme sport, it's always a good idea to have gear that will protect you such as a helmet and padding for your knees and elbows. It's also not a bad idea to have a spine protector, which is quite useful if you fall on your back when you land.