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Adaptive Skydive Manual


teamshred  (D 422)

Mar 19, 2008, 1:22 PM
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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
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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Mar 19, 2008, 1:27 PM
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If this strap is meant to restrain paraplegics' legs from flailing around, from your description, I think you'd get better feedback on the Instructors forum. Smile


Mar 21, 2008, 8:34 AM
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Re: [teamshred] Adaptive Skydive Manual [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Rob,

Great to see you on board at the DZ dotcom.

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.

blue skies,

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