To reserve or not?

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ppgee
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:19 am

I read lots of advice for and against reserves. Are there really any downsides to having one? I know you have to be high up, but doesn't it at least give you some kind of chance if something goes wrong?

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toni
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:01 am

I'll be getting one probably in the spring. I'd be interested in someone speaking to this as well.
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DougB
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm

The best info I have found on the subject:
http://www.footflyer.com/reserve-rescue-parachutes/

I installed a reserve once I left training. The additional weight, maintenance & expense seem like cheap life insurance IMO.

Doug B.
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toni
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:40 am

Good article. Thank you!
ppgee
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:42 pm

Yes, thank you! That answered my questions.
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DougB
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:39 pm

You're welcome. :)

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megatron
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:11 am

Definitely get a reserve. Like Doug said, it's cheap insurance. I have one, never used it, but it's there if I need to. Practice the moves to throw it also.
wingz21
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:33 pm

Yes to reserve. Why wouldn't you? Other than money.
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