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Friday Freakout: The WTF-Wingsuit-Rodeo-Flyby-Canopy-Wrap-Double-Cutaway Malfunction

Friday Freakout: The WTF-Wingsuit-Rodeo-Flyby-Cano...

I know we all make mistakes, but if skydivers like this are sharing the same airspace as the rest of us, they should at least be wearing home arrest-style ankle bracelets so we can keep track of them in the sky. The madness all starts off with a botched wingsuit rodeo, which turns into a... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Altitude Awareness Fail, Double Cypres Fire

Friday Freakout: Altitude Awareness Fail, Double C...

If you can’t be bothered to check your alti at least once or don’t notice ground rush below 1,000 feet, then you should sell your rig and take up bowling or knitting. Unfortunately there’s no cure for stupid, but luckily there are AADs, and the double Cypres fire is what saved both of their asses.... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Crunch! 60 MPH Parachute Collision

Friday Freakout: Crunch! 60 MPH Parachute Collisio...

At 60 MPH (about 100 km/h), the crunching sound of this gnarly parachute collision is like watching a car crash… minus the airbags and bumpers. I’m sure both of these skydivers wish they’d tracked just a little bit further apart for more separation. Remember to keep your head up, eyes open, and cover yourself with... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Stuffs Parachute Down Chest After Pilot Chute In Tow Malfunction!

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Stuffs Parachute Down Ch...

A reserve ride after a pilot chute in tow turns into a sketchy two-out scenario, leaving this skydiver to think quickly: land the two-out, cutaway the main, or… stuff the inflating main parachute down his chest strap to keep it put? He opts for the latter! Now, let’s play some trivia. With a pilot chute... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: 2 Skydivers Knocked Out From Collision, Saved By Cypres!

Friday Freakout: 2 Skydivers Knocked Out From Coll...

This situation escalates quickly, from a simple angle jump to two skydivers being knocked out in freefall. The girl in the white jumpsuit loses control and hits another skydiver in the back of the head/neck. She gets knocked out for the duration of the jump and is saved by her Cypres. The “victim” also gets... 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: 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: 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: 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: Wingsuit Malfunction, Can't Cutaway

Friday Freakout: Wingsuit Malfunction, Can't Cutaw...

If there’s anything worse than trying to kick out of spinning line twists while in the confines of a wingsuit, it’s not being able to cutaway when you need to. At all. Not quite sure exactly what happened here, but the end result is a two-out and a happy landing. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: 2 Parachutes, 1 Nasty Mess.

Friday Freakout: 2 Parachutes, 1 Nasty Mess.

Getting a leg wrapped up in your riser during deployment is definitely up there on the “ooooohhh fuuuucckk” list. Lets just say that the six-hundred-and-something square feet of trailing fabric probably wasn’t making this guy feel all warm and fuzzy inside — but a clean pair of underwear sure would. 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: 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: Bridle Wrap. Bag Lock. Oh F*CK!

Friday Freakout: Bridle Wrap. Bag Lock. Oh F*CK!

Reaching around in a wingsuit to pull your pin when your bridle is wrapped around your hackey is a bit of a joy-killer. As is the resulting bag lock. Luckily for Walker Mackey his reserve plays nice and comes out clean. Bet that brought a smile to his face! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Reserve Malfunction? Rip It Out... Literally!

Friday Freakout: Reserve Malfunction? Rip It Out.....

Whether you’re a skydiver or BASE jumper, PCA (Pilot Chute Assist) deployments can be fun. But it kinda sucks when you have to manually extract your reserve because it’s stuck in the container. I think the silver lining is that he was already on his back, which made it easier to spot the malfunction and... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Altitude Awareness Fail. Double Fail!

Friday Freakout: Altitude Awareness Fail. Double F...

What NOT to do while skydiving: Jump with a tandem as a new jumper. Start backflying after the tandem has deployed at 5,000ft. Go for the dock no matter what the altitude. Fly over the top of your mate at 2,000ft. Ignore your altimeter at 1,800ft. Take the time to wave off (to who!?) at... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Student's Bag Lock... To Pull or Not to Pull?

Friday Freakout: Student's Bag Lock... To Pull or ...

“Hmmm. I’m sure there’s something I’m meant to do in this situation? Arch harder? No, that’s not it. Something to do with ET? No, wait, EP… that’s it!” This guy is a model student, right up until his d-bag is bouncing around unopened and he forgets anything about Emergency Procedures. Oops. Almost 8 seconds later,... 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 »
The Mystery Cutaway. Whodunit?

The Mystery Cutaway. Whodunit?

Remember to protect and check your handles, folks! Phil of The Bombdigity, a 4-way formation skydiving team, had his cutaway handle mysteriously dislodged and fly off into the blue. Whodunit?! Way to stay cool, calm and collected Phil… unlike this other unintentional cutaway mishap, which happens to be my fave Friday Freakout of all time. 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 »