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Simple video - pick it apart...

 


hackish  (No License)

Jun 11, 2009, 8:00 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tOafoghsAc

Nothing really remarkable in the video as the camera flyer was trying a new suit and just wanted to work on a fixed target. So I watched the video of myself to see what I could pick apart and work on.

I think adjustments could be made smoother, but something doesn't seem quite right about my arm / shoulder placement. With the posture is it just the crap suit I've got or something wrong in the upper body?

In the past I've had a lot of trouble driving forward to get into position. Whatever I'm doing now seems to be working. The day previous I spent an hour in the tunnel so I was a little sore on this jump.

I'd appreciate any comments, suggestions or criticism.

BTW lucky sucker hole. We happened to look down and there was the spot. It had clouded over on the ride up.

-Michael


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Jun 12, 2009, 12:41 AM
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Re: [hackish] Simple video - pick it apart... [In reply to] Can't Post

How heavy are you?

With the wings on your suit it's going to be difficult to put your arms into a modern mantis-type position. Every time the wings catch air, they're going to drag your upper arms above your shoulders.


hackish  (No License)

Jun 12, 2009, 5:35 AM
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I'm 180 without gear. If I recall correctly the fall rate on that jump was about 120-122. I've had a few comments that I should look for another suit. I wanted to learn camera and this suit was free but really I've got no idea.

-Michael


bliston  (D 23040)

Jun 12, 2009, 8:29 AM
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Re: [hackish] Simple video - pick it apart... [In reply to] Can't Post

That suit isn't doing you any favors... if you need to keep using it, don't use the swoop chords. The beginning of the teaser video in the NSL article below might be helpful to you. A donation of $20 will get you an electronic copy of the whole instruction video.

http://www.skyleague.com/pages/news/showArticles.php?story=1414

Note particularly placement of your arms (elbows slightly in front of and slighly below your shoulders, hands about six inches apart and in front of your chin).

Happy flying.

Ben


rehmwa  (D 12816)

Jun 15, 2009, 1:24 PM
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Re: [hackish] Simple video - pick it apart... [In reply to] Can't Post

There's better ways to build a suit to slow you down than 'features' like swoop cords and wings, etc. Biggest booties, biggest grippers, loose fit is fine - flapping fit is not. You have to fly your body, not have the suit fly you...



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