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Funny Sit-Fly Attempt

 


thepaintballguy  (A 53453)

Jul 20, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Well everyone this is me trying to sit-fly. This is my third attempt at it and as you can see in the video... i still suck. I was laughing my head off though during the jump every time i flipped over and lost it. Hope you all enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKclOeMas6U

Josh


(This post was edited by thepaintballguy on Jul 20, 2009, 10:49 PM)


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Jul 21, 2009, 4:40 AM
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That probably brings back memories for most of us! Sly

So, from watching it, do you know what you need to do to correct your form?


Maxx  (D 9594)

Jul 21, 2009, 7:02 AM
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Yep, we probably all started doing something like this.. Ah yes.. good times. Smile Not everyone had video though Wink


JohnDeere  (D License)

Jul 21, 2009, 7:31 AM
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Ah the memories.......Laugh I have more than a few of videos just like that. My FF instructor always had a camera and dubbed the video for me. I have maybe 20-40 FF jumps from my progresion on one tape. It is funny as shit! But once you get it......It's great.


Elias

Jul 21, 2009, 7:52 AM
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maybe a little material on those arms would help


Rstanley0312  (D 31900)

Jul 21, 2009, 1:03 PM
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In reply to:
maybe a little material on those arms would help

+1 and spread your legs.... think solid base. It's what my freefly coach taught me....... be strong, spread the legs, chin up, toes up...... then just feel the air. Cool


NiteQwill  (C 39978)

Jul 21, 2009, 5:39 PM
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Looks awesome!!! Wink I'm glad you were smiling, too!

What worked for me was pressing my heals down versus pointing the toes down. And transitioning from a backfly was easier to me, too.

Keep trying! I know I am!

My first stable sit fly was a sunset load overlooking the ocean behind mountains. It was freaking awesome!


dan7the1man1  (D 31153)

Jul 22, 2009, 9:55 AM
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yea i remember those days when i would be on my back spinning and such. just don't get frustrated and keep trying because it is awesome when you can actually do it.


Ronaldo  (D 34728)

Jul 26, 2009, 3:41 PM
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Congrats! It took me dozen of jumps to do something that resembled a sit fly. Once youve learned you will wonder why it took so long. Just one note: when learning the basics of freefly stick with 2-way, even if you jump with a coach. The other guy in the jump was very far but he could have been floating above you creating a risk of collision. Actually, I recommend you only jump with a coach at this stage. Although youll jump less, your learning curve will be much faster and you wont develop bad habits that may take even more jumps to get fixed.
Never lose eye contact with a jump partner, especially if he is not proficient enough. Believe me, I almost got myself killed in a freefall/ canopy collision. Luckily I was able to survive and learn with the experience.
Enjoy your training jumps!


smurfmws  (C 39120)

Aug 5, 2009, 6:38 PM
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Yup did the same thing last weekend... A long sleeve shirt helped me allot.


dzbanka  (B License)

Aug 13, 2009, 7:29 AM
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Hi,

Maybe try a sit-fly intro by Niklas Daniel, there it is: http://www.ehow.com/video_2362210_the-swoop-fly-position-skydiving.html

anka


thepaintballguy  (A 53453)

Aug 31, 2009, 10:37 PM
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Thanks guys for the input. I have done a few more FF jumps and can now pretty much hold a sit the whole time. It will take me a while to get into it sometimes but once i get it I am able to hold it ok. Still working on it! :)

Josh "Sweets"



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