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steveorino  (D 26782)

May 16, 2011, 5:31 AM
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My wife taped a show (Oprah, I think) that had Shania Twain doing a tandem with a lady friend. Shania's tandem was uneventful, but it clearly showed her friend landing and the TM DID NOT flare!. They hit hard!! The TM's feet were up for slide in so her butt hit first (with NO flare) How she did not break her pelvis I do not know. I THINK the jump was in Canada.

Why would a TM not flare???????


(This post was edited by steveorino on May 16, 2011, 5:32 AM)


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May 16, 2011, 6:11 AM
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I THINK the jump was in Canada.

Skydive Toronto according to the front page of their website

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People choose to jump with Skydive Toronto for many reasons - for the thrill - for the unmatched excitement - for a once in the life time experience - to change their lives - to go beyond - to rebuild - to draw a line in the sand, turn things around and come charging back at 120 miles per hour!

Join Canadian international superstar Shania Twain at Skydive Toronto on her new show, Why Not with Shania Twain, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, premiering May 20th at 9pm ET.


pchapman  (D 1014)

May 16, 2011, 6:47 AM
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Yeah, it was at Skydive Toronto last October. I wasn't able to make it to do camera that day. The footage was used for this appearance of Shania on the brand new Oprah Network, also apparently timed to match up with Shania's new book.

I think it was just a badly timed flare. Haven't seen the video yet to see how badly though! Some instructors are generally decent and reliable but not everyone is at the top of the game.


LongWayToFall  (A 52639)

May 16, 2011, 4:41 PM
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The same thing happened with that good looking woman on the cooking network, she ate it big time on landing (which was very fast down wind).

WTF?


JohnnyMarko

May 16, 2011, 4:45 PM
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Rachel Ray Tandem


sundevil777  (D License)

May 16, 2011, 6:47 PM
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The same thing happened with that good looking woman on the cooking network, she ate it big time on landing (which was very fast down wind).

WTF?

Not so sure it was downwind, maybe just no wind. Their lousy landing was at least in part due to her not picking up her legs.


LongWayToFall  (A 52639)

May 16, 2011, 7:17 PM
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Take a look at the video. Pause at 3:39. Check out the wind sock! Totally down wind.


steveorino  (D 26782)

May 16, 2011, 7:29 PM
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I think it was just a badly timed flare. Haven't seen the video yet to see how badly though!

I watched the video many times. there was NO attempt to flare! WTH?


sundevil777  (D License)

May 16, 2011, 8:47 PM
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Take a look at the video. Pause at 3:39. Check out the wind sock! Totally down wind.

I should have noticed the sock in the video, but it does not look like it is indicating a downwinder, more like a crosswinder, but it is hard to tell.


danielcroft  (D 31103)

May 16, 2011, 9:37 PM
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For the record, those flags are pretty useless, the slightest breeze has them all over the shop so I wouldn't take them to mean that it was a strong down winder.


Rover  (D 241)

May 17, 2011, 12:17 AM
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The bigger the crowd, the more likely you fuck up....Crazy


AggieDave  (D License)

May 17, 2011, 2:24 AM
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The bigger the crowd, the more likely you fuck up....Crazy

Sort of like when the Golden Knight TI pounded in Bush '41 on his birthday a few years ago...Shocked


Squeak  (E 1313)

May 17, 2011, 3:07 AM
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The bigger the crowd, the more likely you fuck up....Crazy

Sort of like when the Golden Knight TI pounded in Bush '41 on his birthday a few years ago...Shocked
I think THAT one was intentional LaughLaugh


shropshire  (C License)

May 17, 2011, 4:20 AM
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The bigger the crowd, the more likely you fuck up....Crazy

Sort of like when the Golden Knight TI pounded in Bush '41 on his birthday a few years ago...Shocked

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AdamLanes  (D License)

May 17, 2011, 6:55 AM
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That's not a wind sock, just a small flag. Winds could have been light and variable, and chasing a flag can be dangerous. Looks like Rachel could have gotten her legs a little higher, which would have resulted in a much better landing. Does anyone have a link to the Shania Twain tandem?


skypuppy  (D 347)

May 17, 2011, 8:34 AM
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I think it was just a badly timed flare. Haven't seen the video yet to see how badly though!

I watched the video many times. there was NO attempt to flare! WTH?

I wasn't there for this, but I heard some speculation that the TM was a bit distracted by the crowds as he came in for landing. Without seeing the video I am guessing it was indeed a late flare, but that probably isn't an excuse. This is an experienced TM, well over 1000 tandem jumps.


LongWayToFall  (A 52639)

May 17, 2011, 3:57 PM
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Yeah, hard to tell, and it might not be that good of an indicator. But still, that landing looked quite a bit quicker than most tandem landings I see. That video still cracks me up! hahaha


parachutist  (D 25468)

May 17, 2011, 11:22 PM
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edited to remove comments cause I saw this video was from a long time ago & I'm sure the TI already got enough grief over it =p~


(This post was edited by parachutist on May 18, 2011, 2:24 AM)


DALAILAMA  (D 20004)

Jun 15, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Never enough grief!
Yes he pounded her in.
Yes it was down wind.
Yes the harness was entirely too loose.
Never enough grief!


jlmiracle  (D License)

Jun 15, 2011, 11:53 AM
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LOL. He said good looking...I figured he was talking about Giada.

j


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Jun 15, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Looking at the video it appears Marie (sp) is helping to flair and she locked up at 90 degrees.

If that is the case, it is not all on the T-I. He can spend more time teaching the flairing tech or not let the 1st time jumper land, but fly the pattern sure.

Matt


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jun 24, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Nice down winder. CrazyTongue


crotalus01  (B 28932)

Jun 25, 2011, 2:27 PM
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Anyone have a link to the Shania Twain tandem video?? Looked all on line and have yet to find it...


crashtested  (D License)

Jul 2, 2011, 11:59 PM
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Did he have both sets of toggles in his hand??

Her legs did not help the situation, but it did looked like a tailbone bruising at that speed...

Although Shit happens, maybe he got caught in a burble, or misjudged a surge.. blah blah blah...


sgoltry853  (No License)

Jul 3, 2011, 8:52 AM
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Anyone have a link to the Shania Twain tandem video?? Looked all on line and have yet to find it...

http://www.oprah.com/...etrayal-Episode-Clip


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