What happens if the parachute doesn't open?
In the very unlikely event that the main parachute doesn't open properly, there is a reserve parachute in the top of the container which has been inspected and packed by a FAA certified parachute rigger. All of our reserve parachutes are equipped with the most reliable and modern AAD's (Automatic Activation Device) available, the CYPRESS. This device will deploy the reserve parachute if the main parachute is not opened.
Isn't the landing like jumping off a two-story building?
The landing is easy. In the early days of sport parachuting, landings were sometimes quite hard. The new "ram-air" parachutes of today allow landings that are softer than jumping off of a chair.