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Indirect Control

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Indirect control is a technique used to promote a staged deployment in slider-up BASE jumps. Together with direct control, indirect control acts to prevent the slider from descending until the canopy has come to line stretch.

Indirect control involves taking a bight of line perhaps 5 inches long and stowing it through an elastic generally located between the tailpocket and topskin of the canopy at the rear edge, as in the picture to the right. This bight is taken before the lines are stowed.

Unlike direct control, indirect control can be used on both slider-up and slider-down or -off jumps, though it is less common in the latter cases.

Submitted by BASEwiki on 2007-06-12 | Last Modified by sangiro on 2007-06-27

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I see little to no down side to using it on low jumps.

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