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Friday Freakout: Skydive Student Spins Out Of Control, Loses Altitude Awareness, CYPRES Fire, Lands In Vineyard

Friday Freakout: Skydive Student Spins Out Of Cont...

It’s no secret that altitude awareness is crucial for skydivers. As students, we’re taught to never sacrifice altitude for stability. This skydive student spins out of control, loses altitude awareness and pulls by 800 feet, which results in a CYPRES fire as his main canopy inflates. Luckily his reserve stayed in the container and he... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Student Cypres Save WITH Instructor... WTF?!!

Friday Freakout: Student Cypres Save WITH Instruct...

Aside from this kid looking all sorts of awkward in freefall, this instructor should be fired. There’s no excuse for both a student and an instructor losing altitude awareness. The last alti check seems to be at 0:37 by the student and at, umm, never by the instructor before the student pulls his main and... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiving Student Spins Out Of Control

Friday Freakout: Skydiving Student Spins Out Of Co...

All students are taught to arch. ARCH! Yet, from time to time, this doesn’t work so well. This skydiving student ends up on his back, spinning like a top. Fun times. How well did your AFF Level 3 go? Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: AFF Student Spins Like A Top

Friday Freakout: AFF Student Spins Like A Top

As students, we’re all taught to arch, ARch, ARCH! Unfortunately that doesn’t work so well for this guy. He ends up on his back, spinning like a top. Or maybe he just couldn’t wait to start back flying. After all, it was his fourth jump (AFF Level 4). How did you fourth jump go? Watch Video »
Skydiving Student Hits Plane... JUST LET GO!

Skydiving Student Hits Plane... JUST LET GO!

This skydiving student is fine, just a minor bruise to his ego. In the wise words of Tyler Durden from Fight Club… “JUST LET GO!” Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Student's Pilot Chute Wraps Around Camera!

Friday Freakout: Student's Pilot Chute Wraps Aroun...

Well this makes for one hell of an exciting AFF Level 2 jump, and serves as a friendly reminder that ANY camera on your helmet can be a snag hazard, not just a GoPro. In this case, the student’s pilot chute wraps around her instructor’s “traditional” camera as she deploys. Luckily she notices what’s going... Watch Video »
Skydive Instructor Saves Student's Shoe In Freefall

Skydive Instructor Saves Student's Shoe In Freefal...

The only thing worse than losing a shoe in freefall is packing a shoe in your parachute (yup, true story). Have you ever lost a shoe (or anything else) in the sky? Watch Video »
Panic Mode: Student Skydiver Can't Open Parachute

Panic Mode: Student Skydiver Can't Open Parachute

Ohhh, that awkward moment as a skydiving student when you can’t find your handle, then go straight into panic mode. Did you ever have a moment of panic as a skydiving student? Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: AFF Student Spin Cycle

Friday Freakout: AFF Student Spin Cycle

I can’t say that I’ve ever seen an AFF student grab their own foot in freefall, but now I can honestly say that I’ve seen everythingn. #SpinCycle Watch Video »
Skydiving Student Loses Helmet On Exit!

Skydiving Student Loses Helmet On Exit!

You know those straps that are attached to your skydiving helmet? Yeeeah, they’re just there for decoration. Watch Video »
Demo Jump Fail... Or Student Landing Win?

Demo Jump Fail... Or Student Landing Win?

I’m a bit confused. Was this a botched demo jump or did 5 students land off?? Regardless, would’ve been nice to see at least one of them stand it up… even with the turbulence and downwind landing :p Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Bridle Wraps Around Skydiving Student's Foot!

Friday Freakout: Bridle Wraps Around Skydiving Stu...

A bridle wrapped around a student’s foot certainly isn’t an ideal deployment, but it beats having the bridle wrapped around the neck like this other AFF student. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: AFF Student's Sketchy Head Down Opening

Friday Freakout: AFF Student's Sketchy Head Down O...

Nothing makes you shit the proverbial bed than when you’re an AFF student running out of altitude and you deploy your parachute while spinning on your back / head down. Great job by the student on getting his parachute out despite the situation. As they say: never sacrifice altitude for stability. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Panic Mode - AFF Level 6

Friday Freakout: Panic Mode - AFF Level 6

If the goal of this AFF jump was to panic and not arch at all, then I consider it a huge success! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: 20 Skydives. 10th BASE Jump. Professional Idiot.

Friday Freakout: 20 Skydives. 10th BASE Jump. Prof...

With only 20 skydives to his name, Christian Kraus decided it would be a great time to take up BASE jumping. Now that Christian has gone pro, he has 10 BASE jumps to his name and this is his first cliff exit. DO NOT try this at home kids, unless you’re a professional idiot like... 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: Backflying Turns To Terrifying, Uncontrollable Spin

Friday Freakout: Backflying Turns To Terrifying, U...

Backflying can be relaxing, but on Tim Gray’s 17th jump, his first attempt looks nothing short of terrifying! It’s like a mix between the coolest theme park ride of all time and being stuck on a merry-go-round feeling sick. Unfortunately for Tim, this flat spin resulted in broken blood vessels in his eyes, face, and... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiving Student's Low, Low, LOW Pull!

Friday Freakout: Skydiving Student's Low, Low, LOW...

Maintaining altitude awareness is a good thing. Having an instructor that saves your ass is even better, especially when you’re flopping around on your back and then you freeze at pull time, like deer in the headlights. Before watching the very last second of this video, take a guess at his deployment altitude. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: AFF Student's Pilot Chute In Tow

Friday Freakout: AFF Student's Pilot Chute In Tow

I’m not exactly sure how many jumps this AFF student had prior to this one, but it doesn’t matter, a pilot chute in tow is a scary malfunction for any skydiver. You know it’s a bad situation when you’re instructor screams “oh fuck!” The unstable deployment surely didn’t help, but it seems the bridle got... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Opening Parachute Hits Instructor In The Face!

Friday Freakout: Opening Parachute Hits Instructor...

Sometimes when a situation takes a downward spiral, you’ve got to take matters into your own hands. One of these skydiving instructors keeps his hands on the student. Good call. The other instructor takes a set of lines to the face instead. Not such a good call. Watch Video »