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JayhawkJumper  (D 26858)

Mar 2, 2003, 9:54 PM
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Looking for some advice on back tracking. I have tracked on my back before successfully but when I've tried it lately, my body starts to pitch head-down instead of flat track when I extend my feet. My body position was pretty much the same as a regular track except dearching with my back. I saw video of some people back tracking with their arms out to the side like a sit. I'm thinking this might ad the extra drag needed to keep you flat. I haven't got to jump lately, but I thought I'd get some feedback for the next time I do.


gus

Mar 3, 2003, 12:58 AM
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There's a good article by Patrick Passe about tracking here.

Gus


deaffreeflyer  (C 102376)

Mar 3, 2003, 9:17 AM
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Did you tried it solo or with a group? It'll be much better if you doing it in a small group or a coach jump. It'll give you better idea to know what your position would be. When I tried it first time, I felt like I was doing headdown or very steep angle tracking but not really because all I can see was blue skies and trackers - it was good fun to see Eli (Flyboyz) chased me!


Forget to add this bit:-

Try to push ur shoulder back, pelvis up, push ur legs down and straight out just like de-arch. Hold like this for a while. You can practise it on floor. Make sure your wings (arms/legs) spread wide until you feel so comfortable and stable then going narrow slowly and you'll flying just like Omar in CrossWind! Cool


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kansasskydiver  (D 25659)

Mar 3, 2003, 11:39 AM
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hey the best way i found to do it is have your arms out to the side like they are wings. also keep your legs straight out and still point your toes. you want to try to keep all the air coming off your arms and back, your legs work for balancing and speed. come out next weekend and we'll put together a tracking dive.



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