Other than weights and jumpsuits, there are other
gadgets that you may need for you jump. Here are some
Altimeters are one of the obligatory pieces that you
would use for skydiving. You may be surprised with the
vast variety of choices. However, it is recommend that
you use one that’s easy to read and can give you
outstanding after-sales services. In fact there are
ones that even give free lifetime warranty for your
device. Such kind of service is especially useful if
ever you drop your device on the creeper pad.
Even though these are not strictly compulsory, you
might enjoy the extra security and benefits of wearing
one. Although you do not really have to rely on it,
getting an extra altitude warning would be very
useful. These are very useful if you’re doing various
disciplines like: freefly, flat-fly, and breaking off
high. This is because your freefall time would vary
from one dive to another.
If you want to go freeflying, most coaches wouldn’t
let you jump if you don’t have an audible, since
they’re such a helpful safety precaution, especially
if you’re learning how to fly with higher speeds.
Choices would vary from the basic models or the top of
the line, which would also act like a log book,
measuring your freefall time and speed, and could be
connected to a computer to get more statistics.
Basically, the more the functions, the higher the
price would be.
This is yet another mandatory piece. If you’ll be
buying one, you should consider bother safety and
comfort. You should try on as much as you can so you’d
find the perfect fit. If you want extra protection,
wearing a full-face would be your right pick. It also
gives added security if you’re wearing contact lenses.
However, open-faced helmets can allow you easier
communication, since you’re able to see the whole face
of the person. Nevertheless, they don’t protect your
mouth and jaw. You would have to get another pair of
goggles for this one.
There are also leather frappe hats. Although they do
meet the mandatory requirements of wearing a helmet,
these can provide you little protection only from
injuries. If you’re an experienced diver, these can be
an acceptable choice.
These are exceptionally useful as protection for your
hands. Wearing a pair can protect you from scrapes,
line burns, mishaps, and the cold weather. To know if
a pair is good for skydiving, they must be
appropriately thick to protect you from the cold,
while thin enough that you can still feel your
handles. To ensure that gloves are suitable for
skydiving, you should buy from a skydiving store
instead of a general sports shop.
Hook knives are also important when you’re jumping.
This is another safety measure, just in case you’ll be
having a line-over malfunction with your reserve
chute. There are various types of hook knives and they
all do work. In choosing one, you should get a piece
that you particularly like yet can still conveniently
fit in your rig. Placing a hook knife on your chest
strap is not really a good idea, since it can be easy
to lose. Your leg strap is the more preferred choice.
To keep your knife sharp, try not to use it for other