If there’s no risers out, your canopy’s not sniveling, it’s simply not open at all!
Muscle memory can be pretty powerful (and this is NOT a good thing). Your body knows how long it takes from pitch to canopy, if there’s some hesitation, you can’t see it, and your body’s going to react as if things are normal. Get out of this habit, now. If something is not happening as normal, you should not be reacting normally.
I had a great experience with this last weekend. I’ve been throwing nothing but double gainers at the bridge. I huck one and end up rotating much more slowly than normal. I reached after the same amount of time I was used to, but my rotation wasn’t done so I had to wait for another half second before I pitched. If I hadn’t stopped the muscle memory and pitched early, I would have been more likely to catch the bridle or been in a bad position for opening.
Side note: I posted this over a year ago on another website. Two weeks ago I did he same thing, but didn’t wait that half second. I got a bridal wrapped around both my legs. THAT SUCKED!!!
FUCK MUSCLE MEMORY!