Jan 3, 2005, 10:39 AM
Post #1 of 8
Tracksuit for the tunnel?
I have never jumped a tunnel so far but I'm wondering if a tracksuit can be of use for "tunnel-jumpers" also. From skydiving experience with the PRESSURIZED tracksuit I can say that the fallrate is very low, also in a "box-position" with zero horizontal speed. And it is very stable. I guess a third of the tunnel-airspeed will already let you float.
Jan 3, 2005, 2:56 PM
Post #4 of 8
Re: [diablopilot] Tracksuit for the tunnel?
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Not sure a total waste.... Not that I personally would want a large suit (in fact that would probably irretate me to death in the tunnel) but for a beginner a larger suit does add a comfort / stability factor.
Would recommend any first time flyer wear something bigger - so nice if you can find something that is bigger but in the right places and away from face etc... (rather than just bigger all over)
but for a beginner a larger suit does add a comfort / stability factor.
Would recommend any first time flyer wear something bigger
Agreed, and I'd assume most tunnels offer their wuffo students suits like that to wear. For the beginer it does make the flight experience easier. For those skydivers refining their skills I recomend what they skydive in with the exception of 2 piece freefly suits.
seriously, I didn't know that there are highspeed and lowspeed tunnels- and that baggy jumpsuits are for old-schoolers.
since tunnel flying is a pretty expensive way of skydiving I just thought if the energy costs would be much lower (because of very low airspeed) the jumptickets could be less expensive also? Just a thought...