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Friday Freakout: Skydiver's Hands Get Stuck In Line Twists!

Friday Freakout: Skydiver's Hands Get Stuck In Lin...

My friend Felipe got himself into a stucky situation. While attempting to stall his canopy, it spins up and his hands get caught in tight line twists! Luckily his gloves didn’t make the situation any worse, or did they? Do you ever jump with gloves? Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Survives Terrifying Cutaway Entanglement

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Survives Terrifying Cuta...

If you can land safely after a cutaway that involves your reserve getting entangled with your main canopy and lines flying everywhere, I’d say that’s a good reason to crack a beer, change your underwear and call it a day. This mess happened to my friend (aptly nicknamed) Mali. Not only did her reserve entangle... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Spins Into Trees

Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Spins Into Trees

This BASE jumper’s canopy spins up on opening, which takes him a bit lower than he’d like and he ends up in the trees. It almost looks like he could’ve made it over the trees on his right side, but I’m just a spectator in this situation and hindsight is 20/20. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Lots And Lots And Lots of Line Twists

Friday Freakout: Lots And Lots And Lots of Line Tw...

This jump starts off well, with a wingsuit rodeo flying alongside a small tracking flock. Then Dan gets spun up on his Velo and has to deal with lots of line twists. A whole lot. Check out how he handles the situation. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Crazy Canopy Collision, Double Cutaway

Friday Freakout: Crazy Canopy Collision, Double Cu...

There’s lots of space in the sky… until you get twisted up with line twists, spin out of control, then hit your friend under canopy, causing both of you to cutaway. Solution? More horizontal separation never hurts, but hitting another canopy does. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Squeezes Through Rappel Lines

Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Squeezes Through Rapp...

Jumping off a bridge, getting whipped into line twists on opening, then squeezing a parachute through rappel lines and landing on railroad tracks isn’t really my thing. BUT, it certainly makes for an entertaining Bridge Day video. Glad the star of this show landed safely with an awesome story to tell. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Skydiver Nearly Breaks Neck

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Nearly Breaks Neck

Ever get slammed by your canopy? WHABAM! If it hasn’t happened to you at least once (yet), you’re doing it wrong. Wait, no. Disregard. This hard opening left Steve Rivello dazed and confused with multiple herniated discs in his neck. I’m not a doctor, but something tells me that’ll really mess up your day. Canopy:... Watch Video »
80 Seconds of Line Twists

80 Seconds of Line Twists

Holy line twists, Batman! Parachute test pilot Brian Germain does a high pull with a test canopy, immediately fighting line twists with a hefty spin. After 80 seconds of battling the line twists, Brian finally settles out and talks through the thought process of how to get yourself through a malfunction safely. It goes without... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: AFF Instructor Low Pull + Malfunction

Friday Freakout: AFF Instructor Low Pull + Malfunc...

Although this AFF instructor-in-training seems a little nervous, there’s no reason he should’ve dumped this low. Line twists below 2,000 feet are a pain in the ass, but then chopping that low and having to deal with more line twists on your reserve really sucks! On the bright side, at least his main wasn’t too... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Wingsuit Flat Spin + Double Malfunction

Friday Freakout: Wingsuit Flat Spin + Double Malfu...

A little ground rush is fun from time to time, unless you just had a flat spin in your wingsuit followed by a cutaway and reserve pilot chute in tow. A double malfunction can really mess up your day. If you were in this situation, would you have given up on the line twists that... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper's Nightmare Wingsuit Malfunction

Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper's Nightmare Wingsuit ...

This is the unofficial how-to video for “canopy proximity flying.” I’m not entirely sure if this was a wingsuit malfunction or a pilot error, but it turns into a shit show real quick. An unstable deployment. Nasty line twists. Avoiding a cliff strike by inches. Oh, and a vuvuzela horn blowing at 0:53. This guy’s... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Russian Guy Sings After Malfunction

Friday Freakout: Russian Guy Sings After Malfuncti...

I couldn’t understand a word he said, but yet I understood everything. Anyone else know (or want to guess) what he said? Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: April Fool's Edition

Friday Freakout: April Fool's Edition

Today’s April Fool’s edition of Friday Freakout is a collection of bloopers, mishaps and malfunctions over the years. This is dedicated to all the skydivers and BASE jumpers who are determined to “die another day.” Mark Twain once said, “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not... Watch Video »
BASE Collection by Shane Dunn

BASE Collection by Shane Dunn

A collection of BASE jumps, low pulls, line twists, hard landings, wingsuit proxy flying, swooping and hiking by Shane Dunn. Watch Video »