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Friday Freakout: Insanely Low Cutaway, 3 Seconds From Impact!!!

Friday Freakout: Insanely Low Cutaway, 3 Seconds F...

In Soviet Russia, underwear soils you! From what I understand from this incident, her cutaway handle wouldn’t chop so she had to run her fingers up the cable housing to manually pull the cutaway cables. Without an AAD, she manages to deploy the reserve only a few seconds before impacting terra firma, and then lands... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Parachute Cutaway........... Eventually! WTF?!

Friday Freakout: Parachute Cutaway........... Even...

Seems like Johnny Strange was a bit quick on his emergency procedures (wink, wink). What was he waiting for… the ground??! Check out his epic fight against some pretty daunting line twists — although this still doesn’t beat Brian Germain’s 80 seconds of line twists. Nice work on a valiant effort and a safe chop!... 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 »
Double Rollovers + Cutaways = Big Smiles

Double Rollovers + Cutaways = Big Smiles

Whoa, whoa whoa. So full of surprises, my heart is still beating fast! A beautiful moment in a hot air balloon above the clouds, double McConkeys (a.k.a. rollovers) into canopy flight, and then… well, you’ll have to watch and see. Magic! 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: Low Wingsuit Cutaway At 800ft

Friday Freakout: Low Wingsuit Cutaway At 800ft

How’s this for a first cutaway — in a wingsuit no less: a tension knot which leads to a cutaway at 2,500ft and an open reserve by 800ft. Unfortunately we can’t choose how good/bad our first cutaway will be, or any other cutaway for that matter. What and when was your first cutaway? Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: First Cutaway... F*CK YOU Line Over!

Friday Freakout: First Cutaway... F*CK YOU Line Ov...

Here’s a parachute malfunction without the “freakout.” A line over can really mess up your day (or was that a tension knot?), but Johnny Nashville Havron seems pretty cool about the situation — especially considering this might be his first cutaway. He fights it. He gives it the one-finger salute. He fights it some more.... 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: Double Trouble Canopy Collision -- MUST SEE

Friday Freakout: Double Trouble Canopy Collision -...

There’s so much OMGWTF in this video, I don’t even know where to start, so let’s take it from the top. Stable exit and flying? Nope. Tracking at break-off? Nope. Canopy collision? Of course. Cutaway? Definitely (at least he threw both handles away ;-). Wearing cameras? Fuck yeah! Mario Galvan and Jose de Ines are... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Spinning Reserve, Lands Backwards In Vineyard

Friday Freakout: Spinning Reserve, Lands Backwards...

Cutting away from line twists: 1 case of beer. Low cutaway: 2 cases of beer. Landing in a vineyard under a spinning reserve and living to post the video on ILS: Priceless. 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: Paratrooper Survives 50-Foot Cutaway!!!

Friday Freakout: Paratrooper Survives 50-Foot Cuta...

Talk about a close call. This has to be one of the LOWEST cutaways I’ve ever seen. Two paratroopers get wrapped up and one of them chops his main less than 50 feet (give or take) above the ground, and luckily his reserve opens 15 feet before impact. Pardon me while I change my underwear! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: The Longest Malfunction In Skydiving History

Friday Freakout: The Longest Malfunction In Skydiv...

This has to be one of the longest parachute malfunctions I’ve ever seen. In fact, I made a sandwich halfway through it. Long story short, Niklas Daniel of AXIS Flight School intended to do a high altitude hop and pop to work on some canopy flocking, but got an interesting malfunction instead. Sure, a hook... 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 »
Friday Freakout: Double Trouble Parachute Malfunction

Friday Freakout: Double Trouble Parachute Malfunct...

Don’t know about you, but I’m seeing double watching this video. Double trouble. And not the good kind, like a pair of hot twins in freefly suits riding motorbikes. The bad kind, like when you chop your main and your reserve’s more twisted up than a pretzel. HOL-Eeeee shit! But at least he didn’t land... Watch Video »