Re: [davelepka] Wingsuit Speed Diamonds at Dirty3Some
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Seems like an invitation to a tail strike. According to the rules, the jumpers will be behind a line in the plane, and the clock starts when the first jumper crosses the line. So now you have 4 jumpers, still in the plane, with the clock running. Does rushing exits seem like a good idea with the current tail strike 'problem' going on?
The better solution is to start the clock when the last jumper leaves the door, not the first. In this way, there's no rush to the exits.
A GoPro ahead of the door isn't a bad idea either, and you could disqualify any team who has a jumper that exits without their wings closed.
In 'theory' it's a fun idea, but given the problem with tailstrikes, it needs some work.
I will take this into consideration with the participants at the event and the aircraft we us. However the argument seems illogical to me. We regulaly empty a plane full of wingsuiters. Are you saying those in the back of the group have a better chance of hitting the tail than those in the front of the group?
I just finished up at the big way where I was last out every time and you get bet I was in a rush. I am glad to report I didn't hit the tail even once...AND it was a high speed exit. I use this trick where I keep my wings closed on exit.
(This post was edited by WickedWingsuits on Sep 26, 2012, 11:51 AM)