DHV safety Notice - Reserve deployment system failure

Steve Purdie's picture


In short - you must always check that the reserve you fit to your harness can be correctly deployed. If in doubt get a professional to fit it for you.

If the strap connecting the handle to the inner deployment bag is too long, the DHV suggest that a figure of eight knot can be used to shorten it.

The problem appears to be evident with the harnesses in question only when high packed volume reserves are used but is in truth common to nearly all harnesses and reserves if poorly fitted...

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Honestjohn's picture

Reserve deployment check

Participating on any club repack especially with a zip wire - as organised by Bernard Tagliavini at Knockhatch for the SHGC - is an excellent way to not only check the ease of deployment but also provide you with the confidence that your particular reserve system works. A licensed BHPA repacker is always in attendance.