For what is essentially some fabric and some string, skydiving equipment is very strong. Modern materials and sophisticated construction techniques mean that everything you need—including two parachutes—fits into what is basically a backpack.
When you jump in tandem, whereby the student is strapped to the front of an instructor with a harness, the equipment is twice the size in order to handle the weight of two people. While it is possible to create bigger and bigger parachutes for whatever your purpose and weight—such as boats or tanks or space capsules—once it becomes too large to fit into a personal backpack, human skydiving becomes very difficult.
At Skydive St. Louis, safety is our highest priority and our top-notch equipment helps us meet our strict safety standards.