Friday Freakout: Double Trouble, Skydiver Has Bag Lock Malfunction + Reserve Line Twists. Lots Of Line Twists!

Posted by Andrew R.

A bag lock malfunction is a relatively simple high-speed malfunction to clear with a cutaway, but heavy line twists on a reserve canopy is something no skydiver wants to see.

“The bag lock was caused by two lines getting caught around the tuck tabs on the d-bag — the tuck tabs were used on the front of the d-bag instead of grommets.”

And bonus points for holding on to both of his handles 🙂

Out of curiosity, do you consider this incident to be a “double malfunction?” Do you consider line twists to be a type of malfunction or just a nuisance?