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Seen anything scary today? 18-May-2011 At 7:16:34 PM james
>Although mind you, having read the pages linked to, if the carabiner fails
>at 80m altitude a spare chute won't help.

without reading the links... yes & you have to be in a state to pull the reserve out & through it AWAY from the main wing. The main wing doesn't disconnect if you chuck the reserve so it'll be there flapping round somewhere.
Unless you are flying high tech fast scary comp gliders its very rare (ie once in 10 years) to ever use the reserve.

It seems more common / likely for people to forget to do up leg straps (hence a backup leg strap). Reserve is no good if you fall out of your harness ;)

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