65 thoughts on “Emergency Parachute Throw – How to Design and Deploy a Reserve with Dr Matt Wilkes – BANDARRA

  1. This content is amazing please keep it coming. I love the way you have a scientific approach to most of your videos it's not just a bunch of fluff here to entertain us. Thank you Andre

  2. Hi Andre, nice video! I found very useful, Many times I have this question in my mind I have to throw the reserve in the side (laterally) in order to not be tangled with the main wing? Considering this , maybe than is it better to extract laterally in order to have the same direction (extraction&throw). The question is, we have enough force to use a single move to extract and throw the reserve or we need two steps? From what I saw, the problems appear when the reserve is tangled with the main wing…Maybe here is some space for safety improvement… Anyway you did an excellent movie! Nicu

  3. Thanks Andre, very interesting to watch. Hope you don't mind I have posted it on Paragliding Forum http://www.paraglidingforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=600244#600244

  4. This work is really great. I feel like someone needs to award Dr Matt Wilkes are very large grant to continue. Oops spoke to soon. I see this has already happened. Good job!

  5. Heres a question – your suggestion is that anyone carrying a reserve should have some experience throwing it. Is there a way to do this without having to repack the reserve? I'm basically a noob and slightly apprehensive about repacking my reserve. Im ready to string myself up to something and practice, but perhaps i should fold up some old shirts throw those?

  6. Thank you to everyone involved. Great subject and great study.
    If you want other reserve videos and test, there is the channel of plaine altitude, an other french SIV school.
    Here is a video of all reserve deployment during SIV courses in 2019.

    We can see reserve maintenance, and annual repacking is very important to inflation speed. And too many people never repack their reserve. in my club, 80% of pilots have never repacked it.

  7. Very, very interesting. In our club we train to throw the emergency parachute every year. We use a mechanic to remote release 10cm of one (or both) carrying strap. So the pilot tilt to the side and know "something is wrong – pull the reserve". I found it very realistic in combination of swinging hardly with the harness: https://youtu.be/-Clvn9NAduM

  8. an amazing piece of work ! much much appretiate you share you gained knowledge openly to all of us. Im flying 5 Years and did think quite a bit an investigated experiane handling my reserve. Even if all informatiins are the theorie Im convinced to memorize this knowledge will help in the real need. Thank you both aaa lot for all your guidance !!! With best regards Bernd. ,

  9. Thanks so so much for the hard work that you guys are putting to keep everyone aware and safe ,I personally learn a lot from videos like this !!!

  10. Matt Wilkes (one of my CP course instructors/ friends) and Andre (my favorite PG content provider) in one video?! What a deal!!

  11. Excellent work on this research guys! Undoubtedly harnesses and rescue developers should give the deserved importance and consideration to this study when developing their new projects. Congratulations and thanks for the great amount of contribution to our sport! Cheers and keep on!

  12. Really great work guys! Thank you!

    Our studies in the same subject (less scientific and perhaps slightly more anecdotal) lead to exactly the same conclusions.

    One additional thing we have noticed over the years is that in a rotational situation it is often best to, having cleanly extracted the reserve, "let go" rather than throw. The reason for this is that the pilot can inadvertently throw the reserve against the rotation causing the reserve to actually come back and hit the pilot. By letting go, with centrifugal force the reserve quickly travels away from the pilot and the wing and opens cleanly. In more insipid "parachutal" low G force situations a good clean sweeping throw is best.

  13. I have to say that at our club repack we found those with front mount reserves were consistently quicker. Though we put the participants under much more stress than you have done which could explain the different outcome on times.
    Here is a link to our clubs setup. https://youtu.be/ktNIwcPNL2s

  14. Thank you for this video. I would like to contribute uploading subtitles in Portuguese. Could you please download from your studio creator and send me the trascription of the words in English just to make the job easier? If you don't know how to do this I can help. My e-mail is elisape @ hotmail.com. Thank you in advance for the transciption, for all the work regarding te reserves deplyment and for the video.

  15. Tks Andre for share with us this awesome video, congrats! Hi, Gemmaaaaa!!! Ps: corrija o nome do vídeo, está "emregência" e seria "emergência". Abraço!

  16. Thanks for the great video. I am going to make sure Our local group looks at the factors you bring up and do deployments at least simulated.

  17. Great content: knowledge reduce chances of doing it wrong. Seeing where people have trouble will help us avoid mistakes being under high stress. André, Matt, you are making our joyfull sport a little bit safer. You deserve my admiration!

  18. Amazing video with lots of useful information!!!

    I have a question: Is it recommended to throw the reserve in case the wind got really strong and you are blown back into the rotor with nothing but forest in the back?
    Take in consideration that you have a decent height, going forward is impossible even on full bar, and there are no landing options if you turn your back to the wind.

  19. great stuff! although the reserve saved me twice already and i luckily had no issues throwing it, i learned a lot within the last 30 minutes.

  20. Having done helicopter underwater escape training numerous times I can attest that knowing you are in a safe environment really eliminates the stress that would actually be experienced in a genuine emergency situation. It would be really interesting to see how these experiments could be adapted to more closely simulate the jeopardy of a reserve deployment. Great video, thank you.

  21. Hey Guys, the only way to find all this out is the practical training. 😉 The best and only safty way is the G-Force Trainer: https://vimeo.com/206048151

  22. Come over 😉 ..also Mat and practice yourself. After that everything is clear for you all. 😉 Also you can turn / practice negative. We can also do our training in english….not just turn left around 😉

  23. WOW! Many thanks to you for publishing this study. It's a must-see for every paragliding pilot and instructor out there.

  24. Excellent work, team! This analysis has me looking over my reserve system. Much appreciated.

    A question: does the natural tendency to pull and throw upwards increase the likelihood of the reserve entagling with the main wing?

  25. Thanks to Matt and Andrew on behalf of the entire paragliding community and of NOVA!
    Excellent work – interesting and inspiring.

  26. This video from Urs Haar Haari / High Adventure confirms everything that Matt says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUrUWC_skZM

  27. Great Work! It definitely will work as sensibilization for many pilots, instructors and manufactures. With so many details related to ergonomics, human behavior and physical limitations pilots are not aware by the end of normal training in a school.

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