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Friday Freakout: Skydiver's Feet Skim Over Power Lines - Way Too Close!

Friday Freakout: Skydiver's Feet Skim Over Power L...

That moment when you realize you’re not going to make it back to the DZ, so you prepare to land off. That moment when you lose forward drive while crossing over a highway under canopy. That moment when you spot your landing area and notice the power lines running along the road, but don’t notice... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Knocked Out By Nearly Fatal Collision, Saved By Vigil

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Knocked Out By Nearly Fa...

What was intended to be an angle jump turned into a zoo dive on exit and the group breaks apart quickly. One of the lagging jumpers tries to catch the leader, resulting in a nearly fatal collision that knocks Lucho out cold. Luckily his Vigil worked as advertised and saved his life. He has fully... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: AFF Gone Wrong - Parachute Snags On Helmet Camera

Friday Freakout: AFF Gone Wrong - Parachute Snags ...

Another example of how an unprotected camera mounted on a helmet can become a snag hazard. Kudos to Alan for holding on to the bridle — I think that slowed things down just enough for Paula to release the helmet (using the stock chin strap buckle) as the bag was coming out of the container!... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Low Altitude Canopy Collision. Scary Stuff.

Friday Freakout: Low Altitude Canopy Collision. Sc...

This footage of two canopies colliding at low altitude (upper left corner of the screen) should serve as a reminder to watch your airspace and watch out for others — keep your head on a swivel. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Scary Parachute Entanglement With Helmet / Ring Sight. Live And Learn!

Friday Freakout: Scary Parachute Entanglement With...

A poorly stowed brake line catches on the ring sight of Jeff’s helmet. Unable to clear the entanglement, he cuts away his main canopy without attempting to cutaway his helmet first, which is still securely attached to his head. Luckily the helmet rips off — it should have broken his neck. Welcome to the less-than-9-lives... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Nearly Fatal "Shoulder Stand" BASE Jump Accident

Friday Freakout: Nearly Fatal "Shoulder Stand" BAS...

I don’t mean to sound like Captain Obvious, but I’d say this was a really bad idea. This botched 2-way “shoulder stand” BASE jump turns into a 2-way parachute entanglement and a thud. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Strikes Cliff, Saves His Own Life!

Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Strikes Cliff, Saves ...

A Brazilian BASE jumper strikes a cliff after a 180 degree opening and luckily escapes without a scratch! Way to save your own life Rodolfo! This happened at the Mottavation exit point in Castelo (Espírito Santo), Brazil. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Survives Nasty Double Parachute Malfunction

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Survives Nasty Double Pa...

Campbell’s nasty double malfunction is the stuff skydivers’ nightmares are made of. It starts off with a pilot chute in tow due to a bridle wrap. He pulls his cutaway and then his reserve, but the main canopy comes out and wraps around his reserve lines due to the dual-sided RSL, which chokes off the... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Scary Bridle Wrap Chokes Skydiving Student

Friday Freakout: Scary Bridle Wrap Chokes Skydivin...

Ever wonder why you’re taught to throw — not hold on to — your pilot chute? Yup. This is why. Listen to your instructors. They know stuff. Watch Video »
Skydive Student Has Seizure In Freefall, Instructor Saves The Day!

Skydive Student Has Seizure In Freefall, Instructo...

A skydive student has a seizure in freefall while doing his AFF Level 5. The seizure begins at 9,000 feet, the instructor deploys the student’s canopy at 4,000 feet, then the student regains consciousness at 3,000 feet and lands safely. Scary stuff. It’s rare that a skydiving video fit for our Friday Freakout series gets... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: How NOT To Pack A Parachute

Friday Freakout: How NOT To Pack A Parachute

When you pay for a pack job, the last thing you’d expect is a step-through and a misrouted toggle (at least that’s what this looks like), yet that’s exactly what Tom got on his next jump. Money well spent :p Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Scary Parachute Entanglement Around Legs!!!

Friday Freakout: Scary Parachute Entanglement Arou...

A skydiver flips onto his back mid-deployment, which leads to a whole mess of lines entangled around his legs — and likely a dirty pair of underwear. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Watch how this all unfolds… Watch Video »
Jaw-Dropping Near Death Plane Collision With Tandem Skydive

Jaw-Dropping Near Death Plane Collision With Tande...

Ho. Lee. SH*T! A plane nearly collides with a tandem, literally skimming them by inches. DISCLAIMER: You may need to change your underwear after watching this. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Avoids Cliff Strike By Inches

Friday Freakout: BASE Jumper Avoids Cliff Strike B...

Cat-like reflexes: 1, Wall strike: 0. The one and only Joe Nesbitt keeps his cool after a close call. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Nearly Fatal Skydive Collision. THIS. IS. CRAZY!!!

Friday Freakout: Nearly Fatal Skydive Collision. T...

On a scale of 1 to 10, this has a pucker factor of 22. A skydiver on a group jump turns 110 degrees at break-off and tracks away while looking between his legs. The result is nearly catastrophic, as he strikes the lines of another jumper on opening. This is WAY too close and could’ve... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Nasty Paragliding Tree Crash

Friday Freakout: Nasty Paragliding Tree Crash

Flying your paraglider in weak conditions might end with a nasty tree landing like this. Not smart. Lesson learned. And he ‘landed’ without a scratch! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Reserve Parachute Snags On GoPro. Scary Stuff!

Friday Freakout: Reserve Parachute Snags On GoPro....

A wingsuit pilot experiences line twists that lead to a cutaway. The reserve snags on the rear-facing GoPro, which delays and further complicates the reserve deployment until the GoPro mount breaks. If this happened at a much lower altitude or sub-terminal speed (think BASE), the pilot chute may not have generated enough drag to break... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Paraglider Rips In Half, Almost Ends In Disaster

Friday Freakout: Paraglider Rips In Half, Almost E...

Wow. There’s so much “WTF!” going on in this video that it’s hard to keep track. I’m not a paragliding expert, but I’m pretty sure a parachute isn’t supposed to rip in half — ever. Talk about an exciting tandem paragliding experience! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: High Speed "Meat Missile" Skydiving Collision

Friday Freakout: High Speed "Meat Missile" Skydivi...

A meat missile is the complete opposite of “level, slot, dock.” This skydiving collision resulted in her wearing a back brace for a few weeks, but luckily it wasn’t any worse — this is how people get paralyzed or die in our sport. Please play safe out there! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Insanely Close Canopy Collision!!!

Friday Freakout: Insanely Close Canopy Collision!!...

When separate groups of skydivers invade each other’s airspace, close calls like this are bound to happen. This is waaaay too close for comfort! Not entirely sure what led to this incident, but it should serve as a reminder to give enough separation between groups and never track up/down jump run. Watch Video »