> "Mitchell, Jerry (3337)" wrote:
> > I used to jump all the time and can see some problems with chutes.
> > Parachutes are very expensive first of all (2500 to over 5K
> dollars each),
> > also it takes a good deal of training to learn to use one
> correctly. Also,
> > in the city with a lot of big buildings, I dont even want
> to think about the
> > wind shear around those buildings.
> Well, modern parafoils are definitely needy of skill, but the standard
> airborn chutes used since WWII do not: you hook up your line and jump.
> The line slides out on a mast x-yards from the building and pulls the
> chute for you.
While you have a better chance in a chute that hasnt got much of a method of
steering, and high wind levels that will probably slam you back in the
building then jumping or burning up, I still think a plain old rope sounds
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