Jun 29, 2012, 9:54 AM
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Just asking for opinions
Found on youtube. I'm just asking for opinions. No intention to put the finger at someone! Soundtrack might be offensive to some folks due to explicit language in first song. If you don't like explicit language switch off sound before starting the vid.
(No, it's not me... )
(This post was edited by Abedy on Jun 29, 2012, 9:57 AM)
No, I was just asking opinions about the tandem jump Background: Newly minted TI, wanted to hear what others have to say.
I didn't see anything overly positive or negative with the tandem, but if that guy swooped me like he did the jumper under the blue canopy, the real show would have been in the middle of the landing area.
TI could've had more positive legs, there were times where the students legs were further out than his, the TI also basically had his legs on top of the student for a bit putting his legs in areas of little use. Had that student not kept his legs where they were, that could've gotten a little interesting before he fixed it.
No full handles check that I'm used to seeing/trained to do. I saw a main handle check, then what looked like was going to be a cutaway check when they started to turn, he stopped it and stopped his handle check with it. I think if he had been able to use his legs to counter the turn, he could've finished his handles check.
Instructors body position right at deployment doesn't look like it's setting him up for success.
I really don't wanna get started on the video guy..
As I wrote, a newly minted TI. So "look into the sun" is nice, but...
OTOH, videots usually notice this and automatically move into the "right" position (hoping the TI will realise and follow suit )
It can help new TI's if a few hand signals are communicated to them. I used to turn the TI to the correct angle to the sun by pointing in the direction I wanted him to go while sliding that way until I was happy with the shot.
The same thing can be done to tell the TI that the spot is long (as in "don't suck me down or I'll miss the landing shot"). I nice letter "L" with a hand works nicely for that. A thumbs up by the TI says he understood and the whuffos back home just think it's a thumbs up for the sake of a thumbs up.