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superstu  (D License)

Jun 10, 2005, 1:52 PM
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was just looking at some pictures and a thought came to me, why is head down so much more popular then head up? there are very few bigger head up jumps, or jumps just designated as head up jumps it seems. maybe it's just me but why do you think wanting to learn and go head down has become the "in thing" to do now a dayz?


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jun 10, 2005, 2:06 PM
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Cause head up's a shitload harder. Wink

That's why I pretty much spend all my time head up now. Cool

I think you'll see more head up flying in the near future Wink

Blues,
Ian


freeflyimpaired  (D 26548)

Jun 10, 2005, 2:17 PM
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Cause head up's a shitload harder.

Ian's right on with that. Just a couple years ago if you could even fly headdown you were one of the best. I think that became the standard to be considered a "good" freeflier. In the next few years I bet there will be a lot more emphasis placed on what you can do with you feet down.

All I can say is I wish I was half as good in a sit as I am on my head.


WrongWay  (D 27371)

Jun 10, 2005, 2:28 PM
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Cause head up's a shitload harder. Wink

That's why I pretty much spend all my time head up now. Cool

I think you'll see more head up flying in the near future Wink

Right on, on all three points!

Nowadays it seems that all the good headflyers are going back to their feet, and I plan on making the same transition.


ccowden

Jun 10, 2005, 2:45 PM
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Cause head up's a shitload harder. Wink

That's why I pretty much spend all my time head up now. Cool

I think you'll see more head up flying in the near future Wink

Blues,
Ian

Really? I thought it was because you suck headdown.Tongue

I just go til I am totally screwing one up, then I flip to the other.Laugh


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jun 10, 2005, 2:50 PM
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I just go til I am totally screwing one up, then I flip to the other.

So that's why you spend the whole skydive doing cartwheels Laugh ?

Guess you're just constantly flipping then LaughLaugh

Blues!
Ian


(This post was edited by ianmdrennan on Jun 10, 2005, 2:51 PM)


ccowden

Jun 10, 2005, 2:56 PM
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Yeah, well, you...... you........ ummm.... you're a big dork!


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jun 10, 2005, 2:57 PM
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LOL - Sorry Chris, but you know I still love ya man!

Not in a gay way, in a prison sex kind of way. Laugh

Blues,
Ian


ccowden

Jun 10, 2005, 3:49 PM
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There are just no words.


FreeflyGoat  (D 26046)

Jun 10, 2005, 4:54 PM
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Why is heads up not as popular? Cuz, how many of those peeps can dock a formation on their feet? It's hard. Heads up is where it's at. Actually, the hybrid of both is where it's at Wink


ifics  (B License)

Jun 11, 2005, 10:13 PM
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Head up is hard, but so is Head down, at least for me at this point. I'm trying to keep them both on the menu while I learn so I don't lose touch with one more than the other.


(This post was edited by ifics on Jun 11, 2005, 10:13 PM)


Pasha  (D License)

Jun 12, 2005, 12:33 AM
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when i go to a swimming pool i rarely see people swimming feet forward, most of them do it head forward..;) fish swims the same way..;) its just a natural thingWink


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Jun 12, 2005, 5:59 AM
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So using your logic, you walk on your head then?Unsure

Tongue


repeter  (B 26650)

Jun 13, 2005, 5:08 AM
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hd is awesome because everything is upside down Crazy


fedykin  (D License)

Jun 13, 2005, 8:00 AM
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thats probably hit the nail on the head

added to the fact that head down had a 'badness' factor to it


hippydiver  (A 45061)

Jun 13, 2005, 8:58 AM
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for me right now, it's all about flying head up and tracking.
I'm working on my headdown, but at the moment, there are few things I like more than going out with other solid sit/head up fliers and rocking out some good solid docks and formations or playing around with different things on tracking and flocking dives. mmmm.
and i'm amazed at how many of the good headdown fliers i've met who can barely hold their sit. In my opinion, being able to fly 3-D/all directions is where it's at.


(This post was edited by hippydiver on Jun 13, 2005, 9:03 AM)


78RATS  (D 25449)

Jun 13, 2005, 9:07 AM
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i'm amazed at how many of the good headdown fliers i've met who can barely hold their sit.

no need to get personal


dharma1976  (D 28634)

Jun 14, 2005, 9:24 AM
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yeah I have a bunch of friends who can fly head down but can really fly fett down...

I love flying feet down...

I love flying head down

I even love back flying and belly flying too...

but hey to work on hybrids dont you need belly skills?

and autmonauti seems to be another choice we have been doing lately

keep it on all the angles and positions and then you are a good freeflier ;)

cheers

Dave


The111  (D 29246)

Jun 14, 2005, 9:33 AM
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So using your logic, you walk on your head then?Unsure

Tongue

No way man, you HOP on your head.


hippydiver  (A 45061)

Jun 14, 2005, 11:49 AM
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keep it on all the angles and positions and then you are a good freeflier ;)

yeah, that's what i meant to say Cool


rhys  (D 95)

Jun 16, 2005, 6:22 AM
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head down is just one part of freefly, it's fucking cool but head up and head down combos are even cooler, then taking the combo on the angle, now that is the coolest.

blue skies.


Magick  (C License)

Jun 17, 2005, 9:58 AM
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Cause head up's a shitload harder. Wink

That's why I pretty much spend all my time head up now. Cool

I think you'll see more head up flying in the near future Wink

Wot! I can't do head-down for sh1t - usually end up on my back and find it impossible to transition (cartwheel into headdown from sit). Maybe it's because I started on my feet because it's supposed to be 'safer'

What's the best way to get into headdown?


Paige

Jun 17, 2005, 10:06 AM
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What's the best way to get into headdown?

With the help of a good coach SmileWink


WrongWay  (D 27371)

Jun 17, 2005, 10:21 AM
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Cause head up's a shitload harder. Wink

That's why I pretty much spend all my time head up now. Cool

I think you'll see more head up flying in the near future Wink

Wot! I can't do head-down for sh1t - usually end up on my back and find it impossible to transition (cartwheel into headdown from sit). Maybe it's because I started on my feet because it's supposed to be 'safer'

What's the best way to get into headdown?

Head up is much more badass than head down.

How many jumps do you have?

And I agree with Paige about coaching. Cool


karenmeal  (D 24737)

Jun 29, 2005, 12:05 PM
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I like head-down much better because it feels so graceful and relaxing.. its like you're working with the air, not against it.

I can fly fine on my feet and my head, I just love the zen-ed out feeling of relaxing on my head.

-Karen


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