How to maintain your 3 ring risers, a la Rory Corrigan

Skydive Spaceland rigger Rory Corrigan saw our earlier post about a difficult cutaway (on the ground). Some of the comments we received via Facebook included concerns that newer jumpers might not know how to maintain/inspect their cutaway system and clean the cables – which is a great point.

But fear not newbies, Rory has put together a quick and easy video demonstrating how to maintain your 3-ring release system, cleaning and lubricating the cutaway cables and exercising the riser webbing. Watch and learn.

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The only thing we might add is that if you are a new jumper you might want to perform this check with the main canopy out of the d-bag, so that you can ensure that it is indeed facing forward when you hook it back up. If not, you might get to test out those freshly cleaned cutaway cables a lot sooner than you thought :)

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