Watched a guy, back in the day, trying a new accuracy technique with his 220 F111 canopy. It involved coming in downwind and initiating a 180 turn and hopefully coming out of it at about 10 feet lined up with the disc. Didn't work and he landed short of the peas 3 times. He gave it up after that. Funny thing was, he got up and walked away from each jump without even a limpy limpy.
There was another technique that even worked on a StratoStar. If you misjudged your final turn (Too low) when you reached normal flare height you just flared with the non turn toggle and landed normally. Great for when you'd put yourself in Hazard City.
A couple of years ago on a rare visit to the DZ I watched a young jumper (roughly 200 jumps) try really hard to hurt himself. He'd turned in hot and was heading for hazard city (Cars, fences, powerlines etc.) At about 20 feet he initiated a 45 turn to get out of the shit. I couldn't believe how hard he hit.
(This post was edited by Marisan on Nov 28, 2011, 2:01 PM)
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