When have I ever said, going to your belly is advisable on a freefly jump?
I consider bailing from a sit or HD to your Back in the sky corking because unless its a purposeful manuever its going to be a fast decelleration. Seriously when does anyone who bails to their back from a sit or HD position not launch through or out of the formation?
There aren't many situations I ever use Back Flying in the sky for other than to make big movements to get someone who is quite a distance away, or when I'm chasing someone on a two way who is having fall rate issues, I'll pop to my Back and shoot up to them.
Even in the tunnel unless its a purposefull manuever folks pop up when they bail to their backs from a sit and especially from the HD position. They teach back as neutral position in the tunnel to prevent people from tracking into the walls and breaking body parts. Back Flying in the tunnel provides safety from horizontal movement. Thats why they teach it.
I think people just regurgitate what they hear when they learn. And a lot more folks are learning to freefly in the tunnel. Hence they think what applies to learning in the tunnel applies to the sky and thats not always the case.
Does it hurt to learn back flying in the sky??? Not at all.
Is it mandatory to safely learning how to freefly in the sky??? Not at all.
(This post was edited by hparrish on Feb 4, 2012, 2:20 AM)
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