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Friday Freakout: Sketchy Cutaway Fly-By

Friday Freakout: Sketchy Cutaway Fly-By

Horizontal separation at break off is usually a good thing to avoid canopy collisions, or when your buddy chops and flies past you in freefall. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Clueless Tandem + Line Twist + Cutaway

Friday Freakout: Clueless Tandem + Line Twist + Cu...

Don’t be such a buzzkill… this kid is clueless and lovin’ life right now. Look up man… see what’s goin’ on… kick! Whoooa… how’d we do?! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Cutaway At 1,000 ft + Reserve Line Twists. Balls!

Friday Freakout: Cutaway At 1,000 ft + Reserve Lin...

Having a low cutaway around 1,000 feet is never fun, neither is having 6 solid line twists on your reserve. Good thing he had a Skyhook and could clear those line twists by 500ft. Which would you prefer: get stable before deploying your reserve or line twists on an open/flying reserve? 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: Double Trouble Line Twists

Friday Freakout: Double Trouble Line Twists

As if dealing with more line twists after cutting away wasn’t a nuisance, (possibly) losing your Velo 111 main and shattering your camera lens makes for an all-around expensive day of jumping. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: The Excitement Of A Step-Through Malfunction

Friday Freakout: The Excitement Of A Step-Through ...

Oh, that lovely moment during deployment when you look up and say, “FACK!” A step-through malfunction is guaranteed to make any deployment more interesting. Good job on staying calm, considering it was his first cutaway. Maybe revisit some packing principles though… or your packer! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Pilot Chute In Tow + Reserve Entanglement!

Friday Freakout: Pilot Chute In Tow + Reserve Enta...

Now this is how you retrieve your main after a cutaway!! You know you’re having a bad day when you cutaway from a pilot chute in tow and your bridle still wants to play. It gets WAY more interesting when he tows in his main! Whew! If only he re-packed it on the ride down. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Self-Induced Step-Through Malfunction + Cutaway

Friday Freakout: Self-Induced Step-Through Malfunc...

Surprise! You just packed yourself a malfunction before your canopy even opened. Go ahead and cutaway… that step-through isn’t going to fix itself the longer you wait. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Low Wingsuit Cutaway, No AAD, Open By 500ft

Friday Freakout: Low Wingsuit Cutaway, No AAD, Ope...

While wingsuits are all the rage these days, it’s often overlooked that — should a series of events go wrong — you’re now falling toward the earth in a straitjacket. No matter how you slice it, a low deployment followed by a malfunction (without an RSL or AAD), several revolutions on your back, a head-down... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: 3-In-1 Parachute Wrap, Spin And Ejection

Friday Freakout: 3-In-1 Parachute Wrap, Spin And E...

It’s not too often you get a 3-in-1 parachute malfunction. It starts off with two guys entangled in lines. Then one of them puts their canopy on spin cycle. And just as they untangle from the mess, he cuts away, ejecting himself back into freefall — which, I must admit, kinda looks like fun considering... Watch Video »
Stunt Junkies: Jonathan Tagle's 3-in-1 Stunt

Stunt Junkies: Jonathan Tagle's 3-in-1 Stunt

The late Jonathan Tagle is flying high, wherever he is (RIP buddy), but his legendary stunts will stay with us forever. In this episode of Stunt Junkies, the one and only Tizzle attempts a rad 3-in-1 trifecta that goes from swooping to cutaway to BASE jump. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Tandem Bag Lock Malfunction

Friday Freakout: Tandem Bag Lock Malfunction

How about a sketchy bag lock malfunction on a tandem jump? No thanks! This is a mess from the very first line stow — such is the brilliance of hindsight (and slow motion). Who else is thanking their lucky socks that they’ve never pitched a reserve on their back with someone strapped to their chest?... Watch Video »
Label 2: Cutaways And High-Fives

Label 2: Cutaways And High-Fives

Picture this: Cutaway, head down flying, high-five (yes, in that order). Have you ever seen a cutaway followed by some 2-way head down flying? I didn’t think so; neither have I. That’s a first for me, so beers all around. Team Polte knows how to party in the sky. Check out “First Steps” for more... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Parachute Explodes In Half. Aww, Shitty.

Friday Freakout: Parachute Explodes In Half. Aww, ...

Aww, shitty. Don’t you just hate when your parachute explodes in half! I’m not entirely sure why he chopped though. I mean, it’s there, it’s square (sort of), and can probably flare. Wouldn’t you try to land this? (that’s a rhetorical question) Watch Video »
As Seen On The Internet: BASE Jump Cutaway From 486ft!

As Seen On The Internet: BASE Jump Cutaway From 48...

Getting bored of your daily BASE jumping routine? Looking for more excitement on your sub-500ft jumps? Look no further. For the low cost of a rollover off the Perrine Bridge, followed by a cutaway, you too can shit your pants jumping off a 486ft bridge. Watch Video »
Intentional Cutaways. Many, Many Cutaways

Intentional Cutaways. Many, Many Cutaways

Cutaways are a strange thing… we don’t want to have them, but we also want to know all about them so we feel prepared if and when we ever have one. One way to prepare is to do an intentional cutaway on a system with a tertiary reserve like the one in this video, which... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Student's Parachute Rips In Half!

Friday Freakout: Student's Parachute Rips In Half!

[Here is the story that came along with this video that was sent to us]: Let me know if you think there’s anything wrong with the story behind this mess. Both of these skydivers were turned away at a DZ for wearing a camera with less than 20 jumps each, so they found another DZ... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: How NOT To Jump Off A Bridge

Friday Freakout: How NOT To Jump Off A Bridge

Here’s a lesson from Bridge Day (1992) on how NOT to jump off a bridge! Tossing the pilot chute between his legs probably wasn’t the smoothest move he’s pulled off to date. Not to mention cutting away from an 880-foot BASE jump. Then again, what do I know… he saved his own life. What’d you... Watch Video »
ParaBASE: Paraglider Cutaway To Freefall Stunt

ParaBASE: Paraglider Cutaway To Freefall Stunt

A cool scene from the Play Gravity 2 movie, where Benjamin Zenhäusern cranks out a few infinity tumbles on his paraglider before cutting away and tossing himself into freefall. Benjamin is no stranger to ParaBASE and cutaways. Check out this first-person footage from one of his other paraglider cutaways, which resulted in a long delay... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Bow-Tie Line Over Malfunction

Friday Freakout: Bow-Tie Line Over Malfunction

If you’re going to have a malfunction and cutaway, the least you could ask for is a perfectly shaped bow-tie line over. But forget about this handsome looking mal; there were some pretty interesting emergency procedures going on here — watch his hands closely (WTF??). But at the end of the day he landed safely... Watch Video »