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Published on Oct 4, 2017

Line Over

On deployment, a suspension line is on top of the canopy, causing it to look like a bowtie.

Solution:
Pull the cutaway handle and immediately pull the reserve ripcord by at least 2,500 feet above the ground.

The USPA VR Malfunction Series has been created to help prepare jumpers around the world by giving them the best training tools available. We would like to give special thanks to those that made this Malfunction series possible:

Test Jumpers:
Jay Stokes
JC Coldren

Riggers:
Jay Stokes
Carmen Villamil (VGE Rigging)
Sandy Reid (Rigging Innovations)

Gear:
Rigging Innovations

Drop Zones:
Skydive Arizona

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Disclaimer: These videos were produced using highly skilled, highly trained professionals jumping canopies that were packed by an FAA Master Rigger intentionally configuring the openings to demonstrate some of the more common malfunctions solely for the purpose of providing these training aids. USPA provides guidance for handling these situations based on input from the industry and from historical accounts. Your specific experience and procedures may vary based on gear, preference, training, instructor guidance or other factors.

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