One minute you are hurtling towards Earth with gut-wrenching speed, and the next minute your harness snaps you into a calm drift with a breathtaking view. Only a perfectly folded and maintained parachute can work that kind of magic. Skydivers and other thrill seekers depend on their skydiving parachutes to work properly with frequent use. For others, like pilots, a "chute" is a safety measure that they hope they never have to use. Either way, a parachute has to be in perfect condition and folded just the right way so that it opens the instant it is needed. Of course, the parachute harness has to be sturdy and properly connected too. This means replacing the chute, harness, or other parts as soon as they show signs of wear. Skydiving enthusiasts can find a wide range of brand new parachutes and related paraphernalia, such as straps and backpacks, from the experienced sellers on eBay.