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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 »
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: BASE Jump Crash Into A Tree

Friday Freakout: BASE Jump Crash Into A Tree

Sweet wingsuit BASE jump by Dallas BASE Crew member, Brad Perkins. Not-so-sweet landing… right into a tree. A high tree! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Passes Out, Wakes Up Seconds Before Impact!!!

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Passes Out, Wakes Up Sec...

Not entirely sure what happened here, but it looks like this skydiver passed out shortly after exit, then woke up and deployed only seconds before impact. And his buddy had quite the hard landing as a result of his low pull too. Anyone else have an explanation for this? Or was this hypoxia or an... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Close Call, Near Canopy Collision

Friday Freakout: Close Call, Near Canopy Collision

Just because you’ve never had a close call after break-off, doesn’t mean it can’t happen. This video is a perfect example of why tracking and separation is essential on every skydive. Especially on tracking jumps when it can be even more unclear where to go to get that separation you need. Up the altitude for... 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: Tracking Over A Plane In Freefall

Friday Freakout: Tracking Over A Plane In Freefall

I’d say tracking away at break-off and seeing another plane in the same airspace only a few hundred feet away makes for an exciting skydive. However, not quite as exciting as this other skydiver who literally almost hits a plane. Watch Video »