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Friday Freakout: Hypoxia At 21,000 ft. WARNING: Disturbing.

Friday Freakout: Hypoxia At 21,000 ft. WARNING: Di...

Some of you may find this disturbing to watch, but this (older) video highlights the very real and potentially deadly effects of hypoxia on a high altitude jump. In this particular case, all of the skydivers on this plane had varying degrees of hypoxia by the time they climbed to 21,000 feet. Clearly there was... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Freak Accident Leads To Cutaway

Friday Freakout: Freak Accident Leads To Cutaway

Guru Khalsa is the victim of a freak accident. The excess brake line gets tangled with his slider stow ball, causing a fast spin and eventually a cutaway. Releasing the right toggle may have fixed the problem, but who knows. At least he’s alive and he found out his reserve works. More importantly, he’s really... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Bouncy, Bouncy, Broken Leg.

Friday Freakout: Bouncy, Bouncy, Broken Leg.

Well this doesn’t go quite as planned. I’m no doctor, but I think his broken leg takes priority over his bruised ego. Ok, now let’s go eat some birthday cake kids! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Forgets Seatbelt, Hangs From Plane

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Forgets Seatbelt, Hangs ...

If you remember to fasten your seatbelt before take off, good for you. If you forget to take your seatbelt off before exiting the plane, then you might end up hanging from the plane with an embarrassed and frightening look on your face like this guy. Take notes people, this is important stuff. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: 20 Skydives. 10th BASE Jump. Professional Idiot.

Friday Freakout: 20 Skydives. 10th BASE Jump. Prof...

With only 20 skydives to his name, Christian Kraus decided it would be a great time to take up BASE jumping. Now that Christian has gone pro, he has 10 BASE jumps to his name and this is his first cliff exit. DO NOT try this at home kids, unless you’re a professional idiot like... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Door... Fear For Your Life!

Friday Freakout: Door... Fear For Your Life!

Fear the door! And then fall in love with skydiving. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Bag Lock For AFF Student (Level 1)

Friday Freakout: Bag Lock For AFF Student (Level 1...

At the bottom end of Geoff’s Level 1 AFF jump, he deploys his main and has a bag lock. Watch the video to see how the situation gets handled by the instructor on his reserve side. According to Geoff, the fun wasn’t over once the video ends. The reserve deployment released the bag lock, giving... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Knocked Unconscious In Freefall!

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Knocked Unconscious In F...

Join us on a little adventure with Jimbo (wearing the camera). He’s chasing the rabbit during a tracking dive and gets taken out by a jumper from above. He’s unconscious in freefall (not Gerardo Flores’ kind of “unconscious”), until shortly after his friends get to him and hold him stable, AFF style. If your friend... 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: If You Don't Flare, You WILL Bounce!

Friday Freakout: If You Don't Flare, You WILL Boun...

Who needs to flare when the ground is there to stop you. Gravity: 1, Skydiver: 0. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Canopy Collision - Camera Guy vs. 48 Jump Wonder

Friday Freakout: Canopy Collision - Camera Guy vs....

It’s rarely a good idea to pull in place, especially when you’re skydiving with newer jumpers. Luckily this canopy collision ends well, and let’s be honest, it’s could’ve been MUCH worse… like these other 100 jump wonders have a hard head-on canopy collision after “break off.” Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Russian Tandem Screamer

Friday Freakout: Russian Tandem Screamer

Remember your first skydive? Yeah, I screamed too. We may not be able to understand what she’s saying, but we DEFinitely understand what she’s feeling. I hate to admit I laughed at this video, but I’m cool with it because she does smile once in freefall and genuinely laughs happily under canopy (before screaming again... 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: Gone With The Wind - Skydiving Edition

Friday Freakout: Gone With The Wind - Skydiving Ed...

Chances are you probably already know what to do if your canopy re-inflates and tosses you around after you’ve landed. But, when you’re in the moment, it can be hard to think clearly. In this particular case, the wind picked up this skydiver a handful of times, dragging them on the ground and into a... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Low Clouds, No Outs, and Power Lines! Surprise!

Friday Freakout: Low Clouds, No Outs, and Power Li...

As a skydiver, chances are you’ve probably jumped through clouds (never on purpose, of course). But here’s the thing about clouds, those bad boys can be dirty low and really thick sometimes. This video is filled with all kinds of lessons. Clouds, horrible selection of outs, power lines, and object fixation, OH MY! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooping Fails (And Wins)

Friday Freakout: Swooping Fails (And Wins)

This starts off with the bad and ends with the good. A compilation of swooping fails, followed by some pretty impressive canopy flying without all the carnage. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Paratrooper Tree Landing. Pucker Factor: 10!

Friday Freakout: Paratrooper Tree Landing. Pucker ...

POV footage of a paratrooper being “off-dropped” in a less-than-ideal location. Nothing says pucker factor than the fear of a pine tree up the tail! His reaction is priceless. 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: Premature Opening... On A Big Way Record?!

Friday Freakout: Premature Opening... On A Big Way...

Konstantine had a premature opening during Skydive Chicago’s Summerfest 2013. The only problem… he was supposed to be in the base for the Illinois State Head-Up big way formation record! No worries though, Rook Nelson pulls a “put me in coach” and saves the day. They got the record on the first jump the next... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiving Helicopter Crash

Friday Freakout: Skydiving Helicopter Crash

We’ve all seen how scary it is to have a parachute wrap around the strut of a helicopter. Yikes. Well here’s the unfortunate end result of a canopy that wraps around a helicopter’s tail rotor. Anyone know more details about this incident? Watch Video »