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pilotsR4pimps  (C 38064)

Mar 2, 2009, 11:33 AM
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I know it's a dying discipline but if I was gonna one day, long down the road get into it what are the steps? Training? Gear? Thanks guys!!! BTW, I didn't know where to post this so I chose the closest related.


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rhys  (D 95)

Mar 15, 2009, 2:01 PM
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Find a coach that is a skysurfer,

No point in learning the hard way what others have died doing.

Even though there are not many competing anymore there are still guys and gals out there with the skills to teach you.

google skysurf coach etc.

Now skysurfing has been removed from the worl championships, it will be increasingly difficult to find these people as time goes on.


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vdschoor  (D 27300)

Mar 16, 2009, 2:21 PM
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Call Skydive Perris and request them to get you in touch with either Sean McCormack or Tanya O'Brien if you want to learn how to skysurf.

Iwan


diablopilot  (D License)

Mar 16, 2009, 6:32 PM
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Or Scott Smith....


SurfFlite  (B 24660)

Aug 1, 2009, 9:08 AM
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No point in learning the hard way what others have died doing.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there has only been 1 skydiving death ever contributed to a skysurf board. It was a jumper with ~750 jumps making their 1st skysurf jump on a beginner board. Deployed their pilot chute between there legs and the board. This person took the board from manifest, without permission, no skysurf training what so ever and made the biggest mistake you can make on a beginner board. Had he at least watched the 30 minute training video (there is a 10 minute section specifically addressing the malfunction he ended up having) he would be with us today. Frown


humanflite  (D 99999)

Aug 1, 2009, 9:15 AM
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No point in learning the hard way what others have died doing.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there has only been 1 skydiving death ever contributed to a skysurf board. It was a jumper with ~750 jumps making their 1st skysurf jump on a beginner board. Deployed their pilot chute between there legs and the board. This person took the board from manifest, without permission, no skysurf training what so ever and made the biggest mistake you can make on a beginner board. Had he at least watched the 30 minute training video (there is a 10 minute section specifically addressing the malfunction he ended up having) he would be with us today. Frown

I dont have numbers but theres more than 1 for certain.....


skydiverek  (C 952)

Aug 1, 2009, 1:19 PM
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Jerry Loftis (the skysurf coach) died during the WFFC on a skysurf jump.


Katrinka  (D 585858)

Aug 1, 2009, 10:13 PM
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Im gonna go into skysurfing too in a year and looking for contatcts of Erik Fradet, check him out..


SurfFlite  (B 24660)

Aug 2, 2009, 9:05 AM
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Actually, Jerry's primary malfunction was a baglock. Granted having a board strapped to your feet would definitely be a contributor to dealing with a baglock. :)

Here is a list of a few skysurfers who are more than capable of teaching (don't be offended if I miss a few). Now whether or not they are for hire is beyond me. But I have yet to meet a skydiver who isn't willing to earn $$$$ whilst jumping.

Keith Snyder (Myrtle Beach area)
Sean McCormack (Perris/Florida?)
Tanya Garcia (Perris)
Eric Fradet (France/worldwide)
Stephan Klaus (Switzerland/worldwide)
Oliver Furrer (Switzerland/worldwide)
Omar (Eloy)
Paco Romero (Canary Islands)
Jose Veras (Spain), probably the most active, funded, skysurfng dedicated guy out there today.
Valery Rosov (Russia)
Maria Ryabikova (Russia)
Mayumi Yanagisawa (Japan)
Lawrence Heltzer (Elsinore)
Scott Smith (Perris)
Dmitry Ovodenko (Russia?)


(This post was edited by SurfFlite on Aug 2, 2009, 9:06 AM)



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