The vocabulary of skydiving is very nuanced and goes far beyond the word "parachute." If you're interested in skydiving, prepare for a crash course in skydiving terms you've never heard about! Consider this your unofficial dictionary for skydiving terms.
Parachute equipment is a rapidly developing field, one in which improvements are still consistently made today. The parachutes are made from a lightweight nylon material that has been chemically treated to be less porous, which allows less air to pass through the fabric and further increases the air resistance it creates.