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Apr 27, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's not a bad jump.

A bad jump involves an ambulance or worse.


cheese1178

Apr 27, 2012, 9:21 AM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi All: Thank you all for the wise words, support and motiviation to get back up there. I'm getting back on the horse...err, back on the plane tomorrow and will start off with just a relaxed dive with a solo float exit (no tricks, barrel rolls, etc). I just want to feel the wind and just enjoy the experience. If there is time, I'll attempt E-1 again. Hopefully, my AFF instructor from last week will be working tomorrow and I can get a copy of the video from last week.

Arch, arch, arch :-)


cheese1178

Apr 28, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Re: [dontlikemustard] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

So, I got back in the plane today and did a relaxed solo dive with my AFF instructor. It was great! That was definitely the medicine I needed to calm the nerves from last week's jump. For curious minds, below is the link to last week's failed E-1 level. Definitely learned a lot from that experience.

http://youtu.be/RyPUcHqqa8w


cheese1178

Apr 28, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Btw, just wanted to add a disclaimer that I am not promoting that anyone should try to spin out like this on purpose. It totally and utterly sucks. But I am definitely promoting that one should arch during any point of instability :-) For my fellow AFF students, yes, our instructors are right. Arching works :-)


dontlikemustard  (B License)

Apr 29, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

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So, I got back in the plane today and did a relaxed solo dive with my AFF instructor. It was great! That was definitely the medicine I needed to calm the nerves from last week's jump. For curious minds, below is the link to last week's failed E-1 level. Definitely learned a lot from that experience.

http://youtu.be/RyPUcHqqa8w

thanks. its scary how quick you went into that spin! did you try to arch right away, or did you lose control for a bit and then started arching?


(This post was edited by dontlikemustard on Apr 29, 2012, 12:20 AM)


dthames  (B 37674)

Apr 29, 2012, 4:11 AM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for sharing the video.


cheese1178

Apr 29, 2012, 7:12 AM
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Re: [dontlikemustard] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

No prob. Glad I could share the footage. In my head during the moment, I thought I became unstable, did a few spins and arched right away but after watching the video, obviously I didn't as I was spinning for around 30 seconds.

After watching the video footage for the first time, I wanted to crap in my pants and the doubts started to happen (I suck. That could have been ugly. I should have arched way sooner). But I've decided to take the POV that someone mentioned upthread "Thanks for the jump. I learned alot". At least this experience has taught me to recognize what a spin feels like and when it (or any other instability happens), I'll remember to arch ASAP. :-)


ixlr82  (C 33491)

Apr 29, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Holy crap! After seeing the video I just about shit 'my' pants. But you know what, it changes nothing. You recovered with plenty of altitude, you realized and learned through actual experience the value of arching, and now you have this crazy video to share in years to come. But please, don't do that again! And reread your own last post and think about how important altitude awareness is and how, under stress, how easy it is to lose that awareness.


dontlikemustard  (B License)

Apr 30, 2012, 8:16 AM
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Re: [ixlr82] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

is it more difficult to physically do the arch in those situations? or is it just a matter of not panicking and doing it?

what im trying to say is, did you not arch right away because you panicked or because you were not able to?


cheese1178

Apr 30, 2012, 8:39 AM
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Re: [dontlikemustard] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm fortunate that I didn't feel panic in the moment. I think I didn't arch instantaneously as I was thrown off by not doing my barrel roll correctly and not recognizing right away that I was in a spin. Instead of keeping my body loose and relaxed, I ended up tensing (big no no per my instructors), which caused me to spin faster. It took a little more work to get my hips into a strong arch at that speed but (as I was able to stabilize myself) it's doable.


(This post was edited by cheese1178 on Apr 30, 2012, 8:39 AM)


dthames  (B 37674)

May 18, 2012, 8:05 PM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

This can't compete with Cheese, but I tried.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s61DBgD3JG4


skypagan  (D 15493)

Jun 10, 2012, 4:37 PM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

You have just entered the realm of being a skydiver and not a student. You did not perform what you attempted and had it go sideways. you resolved the issue and performed what every AFFI like myself loves to see BACK TO THE BASICS!!!!! Good job. Now it is decision time, are you willing to go there again and put yourself there again pushing your personal flight envelope and learning. FEAR IS YOUR FRIEND, use it to learn. TERROR is the ENEMY. Terror is fear sublimated and you freeze. That is NOT what happened here. Make this most personal decision by yourself. If you choose to continue, give it 100%. Blue Skies


FreefallSnoopy  (B 38624)

Jun 14, 2012, 1:13 PM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, the video really makes it quite clear how bad that was doesn't it ha. Glad you made it outta that one. But for future reference, maybe you can learn to do that on purpose, would be a pretty cool move haha


MikeJD  (D 10605)

Jun 15, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I've never seen a spin that severe - my heart was in my mouth. But nor have I ever seen a recovery like that on a student video. Seriously awesome recovery - although you're probably fed up of hearing that.

Can see your instructor fighting to stay up with you. A body spinning like that seems to create a 'helicopter' effect, which makes it all the harder to get to you.

Anyway, I'd say your barrel roll achieved its purpose, and then some. That's probably the worst freefall trouble you'll ever be in, and although sooner might have been better, once you'd made up your mind you banged right out of it. Good job! Cool


ufk22  (D 16168)

Jun 17, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Re: [cheese1178] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
I'm fortunate that I didn't feel panic in the moment. I think I didn't arch instantaneously as I was thrown off by not doing my barrel roll correctly and not recognizing right away that I was in a spin. Instead of keeping my body loose and relaxed, I ended up tensing (big no no per my instructors), which caused me to spin faster. It took a little more work to get my hips into a strong arch at that speed but (as I was able to stabilize myself) it's doable.
While staying relaxed is very good advice when in stable freefall, it's not always the right answer.
You went over on your back on exit. A "strong, harder arch" is sometimes best. A more aggressive arch with arms and legs more rigidly in position would have kept you more stable on exit, and would have gotten you out of your spin and belly to earth much faster.


grasshoppergirl  (A 255824)

Jun 18, 2012, 1:55 PM
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Re: [ufk22] How to get over a bad jump? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for posting the video cheese... I'm a current AFF student so find this stuff helpful. ufk22 thanks also for the info on the previous page re: tweaking body position going into barrel roll.


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