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LOWER BODY INJURYS

 


ashworthy2k

Feb 6, 2005, 4:55 AM
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PLEASE HELP!! I AM DYING TO START THE SPORT OF SKYDIVING. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS 3 YRS AGO I HAD A CAR ACCIDENT LEAVING 1 OF MY ANKLES WITH LITTLE MOVEMENT. I HAVE ALSO HAD TO GROW 9CM OF NEW BONE USING A FRAME. MY LEG IS FINE NOW ITS JUST MY ANKLE.
THE ONLE THING IM WORRIED ABOUT IS HOW HARD YOU LAND?? DO YOU COME IN VERY FAST?
I CAN JOG FOR LITTLE PERIODS, DO YOU THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO DO SKYDIVING?? I CAN TAKE A LOT OF IMPACT THROUGH THE ANKLE ( I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING JUMPING OFF STAIRS)
I HAVE HEARD THAT THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH INJURYS DO SKYDIVING?


(This post was edited by ashworthy2k on Feb 6, 2005, 4:59 AM)


mx757  (C License)

Feb 6, 2005, 10:23 AM
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well on a big student canopy like a Manta or something with a light wingloading like under 1:1 maybe 075:1 or so you should come in slow and softly every time.


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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Feb 6, 2005, 5:49 PM
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You might want to turn your caps lock off...

I've got limited flexibility (probably not so bad as yours, but I'm not sure) in my right ankle (I've got around 13 screws, due to a BASE accident). It doesn't really create any problems for me.

As was said above, if you're using big student gear, landings can be very slow--about as hard as stepping down off a chair, perhaps.

If you can jog (I can't), I'd say you'll have no problems with skydiving.


flyangel2

Feb 7, 2005, 4:56 AM
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I'd also like to add to make sure you have a big enough reserve, since you won't always be landing under your main.


ashworthy2k

Feb 9, 2005, 8:41 AM
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Hi,
Do you mean jumping of a chair, or do you mean slowly stepping off?
don't you have to jog a little when you land then?


mx757  (C License)

Feb 9, 2005, 10:54 AM
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not with with docile accuracy parachute. like Manta or something.. you'd land so slow softly...get the right parachute and you'll be fine.. you won't win any swooping contest's however...


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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Feb 10, 2005, 6:07 PM
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In reply to:
Do you mean jumping of a chair, or do you mean slowly stepping off?
don't you have to jog a little when you land then?

It depends on the canopy. If you have some wind to land into, and a big canopy, you can pretty much just step down when you land.


gbuzz  (D License)

Feb 20, 2005, 9:27 PM
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hey
if they srteched your bone a touch, and you can jog a bit and can land on it, with out it going "crack"
Give it a go. discuss it with your DZO and instructor and I am sure they will get you on the ground safetly
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