People are often concerned about skydiving safety, and this is reasonable. It’s essential to know the risks involved, especially if you engage in an activity for the first time. Like with any other sports, skydiving has some risks. You should not avoid the sport because of the risks involved; instead, you should do everything possible to mitigate the risks. Below are some of the common skydiving risks:
Parachute Malfunctions – There is a slight risk of the parachute failing to open or deploy when you need it to.
Injury While Landing – This often happens if the skydiver fails to position his or her legs properly during a landing and ends up taking the impact of the landing through their ankles.
Free-fall Injuries – Injuries during a freefall are also common, and they often occur when jumping with other people at high speeds, and a skydiver ends up taking a knock.
The main risk is parachute malfunction, and skydivers are trained on how to handle the situation if the parachute fails to open. There is a reserve or second parachute that you can deploy if the first one fails. Skydivers are trained on how to position their legs during landing to avoid landing accidents.