Most of the excitement to be had from an experience in skydiving is due to the high risk undertaken when doing it. This sport would not be as exhilarating as it is if there were no risks. It is important to learn about the risks you are exposed to during this practice before jumping off the plane. Knowing what to expect helps one to get ready for all risks. Here are some safety precaution tips to learn when going skydiving.
There is a lot of cold and frigid air at high altitudes which can harm the human body. Jumpsuits are there to protect jumpers from such elements and bumps and scratches on the landing. A jumpsuit should not be too small or too big. The jumpsuit should not have tears or holes. Try the jumpsuit out before going skydiving to ensure it is perfect and no air gets in.
Wear a Helmet
Jumpers know they are in trouble when their parachutes do not open. Helmets are necessary to protect jumpers in such incidences. They are there to protect jumpers experiencing rough landings. The helmet should be open-faced but sturdy and protective. Check the shock absorption factor of a helmet before picking one. The helmet should fit perfectly on the head without it being too small or very large or heavy. The helmet should not be taken off at any moment during a jump.
This piece of equipment helps jumpers to know when to deploy their parachutes. One can opt to use the visual altimeter which is worn on the front torso or the wrist or decide to use an audio altimeter that is worn inside the helmet. Check the functionality of this equipment before jumping to ensure safety when skydiving. They have pre-set alarms that notify jumpers when it is time to deploy their parachutes.
The harness should fit properly since it is the tool that connects the parachute to a jumper’s body. It should not have any tear and should be tough and sturdy. One should have a hook knife on them in case of an emergency where the main part of a parachute refuses to open. The hook knife can be used to cut the canopy. Harnesses should be checked by instructors before a jump.
Avoid Being Over-Enthusiastic
Overexcitement when making jumps causes many skydivers to make mistakes when skydiving. These errors at times may lead to accidents. One should use a skydiving technique that they are experienced with. New jumpers are advised to use the tandem style where an instructor and an amateur skydiver have the same parachute and the instructor controls the whole skydiving experience. If one decides to have a meal before skydiving, it should be a light meal.