Watch the Crazy Amount of Work It Takes to Pack a Parachute

What happens after you pull the parachute and land safely on the ground? Well, it’s gotta get packed up. BASE jumper Sean Chuma shows us how he packs up a parachute and it’s a lot of freaking work. There’s so many different folds of the ‘chute and ties of the cord and they’re all mindful of each other with the overall goal being to make the entire parachute pack symmetrical and easy to deploy.


Chuma has done over 4,000 jumps with this pack job so I’d feel pretty safe if my parachute ended up in his hands.

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Fun fact: military parachute riggers may be required to jump with any parachute they’ve packed. It’s the most effective quality control measure in the world.