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Friday Freakout: Snappy Premature Opening While Back Tracking!

Friday Freakout: Snappy Premature Opening While Ba...

This laser jump was going according to plan, with nothing but fun and smiles… until one of these skydivers has a snappy premature opening on his back (with toilet paper in his hand, no less). The situation got worse: his reserve deployed into his main canopy, which was still tangled around him when he cutaway.... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Premature Opening On Exit

Friday Freakout: Premature Opening On Exit

Disclaimer: I’m at CarolinaFest right now and far too hungover to comment on this. Just don’t do this, premature openings suck. Gear checks people. #NapTime Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Bad News... Premature Opening Mid-Cartweel

Friday Freakout: Bad News... Premature Opening Mid...

Premature openings have been a common Friday Freakout theme lately. Not cool. NEWS FLASH: a loose BOC will cause a premie… it’s even worse if you’re mid-cartwheel when it happens. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Mal's Surprise Malfunction - Premature Opening

Friday Freakout: Mal's Surprise Malfunction - Prem...

Yes, a loose BOC can lead to a premature opening. True story! Check. Your. Gear. People. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Head Down Premature Openings Suck!

Friday Freakout: Head Down Premature Openings Suck...

A loose BOC + unsecured pilot chute + head down flying = snappy premature opening. Plus, jumping with Ben Nelson didn’t help the situation either. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Premature Opening, Too Close For Comfort

Friday Freakout: Premature Opening, Too Close For ...

You know a premature opening is too close for comfort when the canopy hits you in the face while it’s opening. This is the type of stuff that can happen when you funnel a 12-way belly jump. Lesson learned… stick to freeflying (kidding, kidding). 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: INSANE - Parachute Wraps Around Helicopter!!!

Friday Freakout: INSANE - Parachute Wraps Around H...

Holy shitballs, Batman! I just soiled myself. Nothin’ like your bridle and d-bag wrapping around the strut of a helicopter to spice up a heli jump. Things get even spicier once the canopy starts to inflate. Scary stuff like this can be avoided with something as simple a gear checks. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GEAR. If... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Premature Opening, Almost Falls Through Harness

Friday Freakout: Premature Opening, Almost Falls T...

A premature opening while sit flying is never fun, especially when you almost fall through the back of your harness/container (or so it seems). This serves as a reminder that checking your gear — including your pin — is never a bad idea! Need another reminder? Check out what happens when your parachute opens in... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Reserve Parachute Rips Paratrooper Out Of Plane

Friday Freakout: Reserve Parachute Rips Paratroope...

Have you ever been in the plane on the way to altitude and people by the door only open it halfway? Let this video serve as a reminder as to why, if the door is open, we gotta push that bad boy all the way up. More air for everyone, and in the event that... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: KABOOM! Parachute Rips In Half.

Friday Freakout: KABOOM! Parachute Rips In Half.

Freefly transition + premature deployment = shredded main canopy. Now he has two parachutes for the price of one. Even I’m still seeing stars from the opening, and I only watched the video ;) All is well that ends well. Thanks to Joe Ridler for sharing his footage. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: THE DUMBEST "MALFUNCTION". EVER. PERIOD.

Friday Freakout: THE DUMBEST "MALFUNCTION". EVER. ...

This is by far the DUMBEST “malfunction” in skydiving history! Period. We all know how much damage a Category 5 hurricane can cause. Well Gerardo Flores is a Category 5 idiot! Watching this video actually makes me quite angry, but here’s the breakdown: 30 jumps (in 2 years??!!), wearing a GoPro with only 30 jumps... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Premature Opening On Big Way. Not Cool.

Friday Freakout: Premature Opening On Big Way. Not...

This 30-way formation skydive became a 29-way after a premature deployment right after exiting the lead plane. He didn’t have a chance to wave off, so his friend waved off for him. Well, it was more like a wave goodbye, but it’s the thought that counts. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Pilot Chute Catches On Plane. Watch Your Handles!

Friday Freakout: Pilot Chute Catches On Plane. Wat...

Another visual reminder to watch your handles in the plane! This skydiver’s pilot chute gets caught on the inside of the skyvan door. Luckily it wasn’t a caravan or otter where the parachute can get caught on the tail of the plane, like this guy. Watch your HANDLES! Watch YOUR handles! WATCH YOUR HANDLES! Watch Video »
[#SFW] Friday Freakout: Snappy Head Down Premature Opening

[#SFW] Friday Freakout: Snappy Head Down Premature...

Usually milestone jumps are the exciting ones, you know, 100, 500, etc. This one is close to 800, but turned out jump number 790 at Summerfest was the one for the YouTube posterity — a snappy head down premature opening. Check your gear before every jump! ~Mel Video by Daniel Croft. Watch Video »
[#SFW] Friday Freakout: Popped Pin? Repack Parachute In Plane. Duh.

[#SFW] Friday Freakout: Popped Pin? Repack Parachu...

Now this is what I call a really premature opening. Chester’s main pin and d-bag popped out on the ride up in the Sherpa at Summerfest — on a 33-way “no jumpsuit BFR” (Big F’n Round), nonetheless. As skydivers, jump tickets are more important than basic necessities like food and rent. So rather than waste... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Sit Fly Premature Opening Hits Skydiver

Friday Freakout: Sit Fly Premature Opening Hits Sk...

Having a premature opening while sit flying and then hitting your friend is a really shitty way to start your weekend. Then again, it could’ve been worse, like this scary head down opening. Check your gear. Check your gear. Check your gear. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Premature Opening On Lucky Skydive No. 13

Friday Freakout: Premature Opening On Lucky Skydiv...

Word on the street is there’s been a new addition to the Style series. Now after the left turn/right turn, they’ve added a deployment move during the backloop. Or maybe Ken just had an unlucky premature opening on his 13th jump. Either way, don’t try this at home. 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: Parachute Opens, Catches On Plane Tail

Friday Freakout: Parachute Opens, Catches On Plane...

As the saying goes, “Plan the jump and jump the plan.” But sometimes a jump just doesn’t go according to plan. Like when your parachute deploys in the door and wraps around the tail of the plane, tossing you around like a puppet on strings. This video, as well as the premature parachute opening on... Watch Video »