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Friday Freakout: Really Bad Day = Hard Opening, AAD Fire, Landing Two Entangled Parachutes

Friday Freakout: Really Bad Day = Hard Opening, AA...

A hard opening sucks. Period. A hard opening followed by an AAD fire and a messy two-out just as you’re coming in on final is less than ideal. Talk about a bad day. What would you do: cutaway or…? Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydive Student Spins Out Of Control, Loses Altitude Awareness, CYPRES Fire, Lands In Vineyard

Friday Freakout: Skydive Student Spins Out Of Cont...

It’s no secret that altitude awareness is crucial for skydivers. As students, we’re taught to never sacrifice altitude for stability. This skydive student spins out of control, loses altitude awareness and pulls by 800 feet, which results in a CYPRES fire as his main canopy inflates. Luckily his reserve stayed in the container and he... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Altitude Awareness Fail, Double Cypres Fire

Friday Freakout: Altitude Awareness Fail, Double C...

If you can’t be bothered to check your alti at least once or don’t notice ground rush below 1,000 feet, then you should sell your rig and take up bowling or knitting. Unfortunately there’s no cure for stupid, but luckily there are AADs, and the double Cypres fire is what saved both of their asses.... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Surprise... Unexpected AAD Fire... WTF?!

Friday Freakout: Surprise... Unexpected AAD Fire.....

By no means am I an expert on AAD’s, especially when it comes to Argus, but I do know they’re not supposed to fire unexpectedly while calmly flying your main. I think our friend George Abrao would’ve agreed (he has since passed away in a motorcycle accident). RIP brother. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Dirty Low AAD Fire & Tree Landing

Friday Freakout: Dirty Low AAD Fire & Tree Landing

Whooooaaaa Nelly. This is intense! Ben chops a tension knot, doesn’t have an RSL, and can’t find his reserve handle. Luckily his AAD gets his reserve out just in time to save him from the earth… AND he lands without injury despite landing in a tree. WHEW. When it doubt, whip it out. Glad you’re... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Chest Strap Undone, AAD Fire At 600 ft.!

Friday Freakout: Chest Strap Undone, AAD Fire At 6...

This is an intense 2 minutes of footage! After realizing his chest strap was undone in freefall, this skydiver sacrifices altitude and his life while trying to fix the problem. Luckily his AAD works as advertised, but something tells me this would’ve been fatal if he wasn’t on his back for deployment. I’m sure this... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Premature AAD, Two-Out, Water Landing.

Friday Freakout: Premature AAD, Two-Out, Water Lan...

Having your Vigil fire prematurely, then getting your head stuck between a twist in your reserve risers and not being able to see what’s happening behind you, followed by a water landing kinda sucks. Definitely not the best way to start off your weekend. My advice: buy a case of beer, get a re-pack, and... More »