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Hook Knife updated

by BASEwiki

A hook knife is an important piece of equipment. It is used in correcting a line over on a slider-up jump where the rig is not equipped with toggles and may also be of more general use in a number of other situations including, for instance, if the canopy is irretrievably stuck in a tree or hanging from a post, suspended by only a few lines.

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The most common hook knives (such as that shown to the right) are bright orange, plastic, and manufactured for use as a fish-gutting knife. They are quite easily broken, however — something which could be inconvenient (to say the least) if it occurred while the jumper was attempting to release a lineover. More durable aluminum hook knives are available through skydiving manufacturers; their use is highly recommended.

Submitted by BASEwiki on 2007-06-11 | Last Modified on 2010-04-16

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Never saw a red toggle hook knife before :P hey man your pictures broken!
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1 out of 5 stars Wrong picture...toggle, not hook knife.

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