Mar 19, 2008, 1:22 PM
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Adaptive Skydive Manual
I refer to disabled skydiving in a more posative way I call it Adaptive Skydiving. I was a Canadian national team member from '91-'97 at 4 world championships. I've got over 4,000 jumps and 2,000 tandems also doing about 400 disabled tandems. I had a skydiving accident in 2003 not I'm classified as disabled. Before this for para's I devised a Mack Strap System I have now put online to guard against this jack knife affect that has now got tandem and DZ'd paranoid. I used these starp I devised from 1991 to 2003 before my accident. I have also made an online manual that could get disabled with fine a good upper body mobility to a point where they could skydive on their own too. here is the link
If you could pass this around and email me if you have anything to add. I would like this to be co-oprative of all the knowledge that is out there to build a posative Manual for the disabled.. Cheers all the best Rod Mack D-422
My coach Angus and you know each other I think. Perhaps you'll be glad to know I'm going into the wind tunnel in a month to try on my FF pants. We did not use your modifications on the harness for tandem progression, but also I have hip flexors so jack knifing was not our worry.
As for stability in FF, we will find out in less then 2 months how it all went.