Re: [davelepka] Wingsuit Speed Diamonds at Dirty3Some
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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.
In the case of a bigway, you don't need to be in a rush to fly because the base is low and getting away from you. There's no penalty to tucking up out of the door and even holding that tuck for a few seconds.
If the whole point is to get the 4-way together fast, the first two out of the door want to fall as slow as possible, with the last two doing the opposite, and then meeting in the middle ASAP. It's how a no-show no-grip exit works. Floaters out first to float, sinkers out last to sink.
Your profile doesn't indicate any wingsuit experience so I will assume none. A wingsuit group, anything from a 6 way to a 20 way to a 100 way has floaters and divers just like FS does. Floaters get out and watch the plane as the base gets out and then divers follow. Divers have plenty of pressure to get out and dive to the base, remember the plane is still moving. The base is also flying away from you so you can bet you have to fly. Crunching into a ball doesn't get you across the ground to the base.
I can't think of anytime I was told not to get out fast. I also can't think of anytime where I thought I needed to get out so fast it would be ok to hit the tail.
I will make sure people are reminded not to hit the tail, each other (much) or the ground.
I expected to get shit about using a box (like a grid) but I forgot we moved on to tails this month.
(This post was edited by WickedWingsuits on Sep 26, 2012, 12:28 PM)