Equipment for Skydiving
Equipment used includes the parachute (with reserve), helmet, goggles, altimeter and a 2-way radio (for students). In the United States, skydivers are required to jump with 2 parachutes. This law has increased the safety of the sport. In the unlikely event that the main chute malfunctions, the skydiver will “cut-away” the chute and deploy their reserve.
There have been many additions to the sport such as wingsuit skydiving, mountain wingsuit skydiving, sky surfing and object skydiving. Additional equipment will be needed for these techniques.