Welcome to the Life and Times of
SFC Michael G. Stahl, USASF (Ret.)
A Jumpers worst nightmare - The dreaded streamer.
MALFUNTIONS: The complete malfunction was pretty easy to deal with - Pull the reserve's rip cord.
The partial malfunction was more difficult because although the main deployed, it was only partially open. If the deployment of the reserve was not done properly, it could tangle with the partially deployed main - a double malfuction - almost always fatal.