May 21, 2010, 9:52 PM
Post #1 of 9
Tandem with JA (Juvenile Arthritis)
I have a friend who wants to do a tandem. She has juvenile arthritis, so most of her joints are very stiff. Imagine having splints on everything: kinda what it's like. She's also very, very small, on the order of 65-75lbs.
I am gonna take her down to the DZ one day to have a talk with a TI, but I was just wondering what special considerations she needs to expect. The only difficulty I could see her having is raising her legs for landing. I'm not sure how well she is able to do that.
Jul 14, 2010, 3:35 PM
Post #9 of 9
Re: [egloskerry] Tandem with JA (Juvenile Arthritis)
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I was thinking she might also have problems with FF since the wind is pretty brutal if you are extremely stiff. The arch may be hard to maintain as well. As for landing, she may be able to do a modified slide during landing so she won't have to pull her legs up to her chest on approach.