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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 »
Scary Sit Down BASE Exit

Scary Sit Down BASE Exit

“Hello, my name is Jarett Martin. I’m a paraplegic and I have balls of steel.” Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Nearly Smashes Into Parked Cars

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Nearly Smashes Into Park...

What starts off as a standard landing for a 240-jump skydiver quickly escalates to an “oh shit” moment, nearly smashing into some parked cars in the process. Remember: never stop flying your parachute (and don’t be a toggle jockey :-). Watch Video »
BASE Jumper Survives Cliff Strike, Flies Away Without A Scratch

BASE Jumper Survives Cliff Strike, Flies Away With...

Just in case you wanted some excitement earlier on in the week, here’s a sketchy BASE jump cliff strike that ends on a high note. The only reason this wasn’t posted as a Friday Freakout is because he manages to fly away without a scratch. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: BASE Jump Cliff Strike Goes Real Bad, Real Fast

Friday Freakout: BASE Jump Cliff Strike Goes Real ...

BASE jumping with Nitro Circus can lead to somebody’s first or somebody’s last. I’m not sure if this was Brandon Lillard’s first cliff strike, but luckily it wasn’t his last. To learn more about a strange twist of fate after Brandon’s accident and how you can help support his recovery, click here. Watch Video »