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Skyventure Montreal coaches paralyzed skydiver RW skills

 


gimpboogie

Sep 6, 2011, 7:34 AM
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Hi,

Thought I`d share these videos, in case they come of any use in the future for anyone.

This was my 2nd time at Skyventure Montreal, where I`d completed an hour 2 months prior to these videos.

Went back to the same coach, Olga- very comfortable flying with me and working with the tunnel staff around any gear issues we faced.

Basically it involved ensuring there were NO possible ways for any of my knee braces and other `gear`to damage the tunnel.

The 1st 5 min. in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3pSI3KceCQ
(lots of backsliding and problems with levels)

Then I learned a little by the next session:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuZAPuP676E
(better with levels and proximity)

Finally, fun & games using skills learned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzqwBpUOvvA
( Basically this was the toughest exercise for me- yet was merely a game ) Laugh

It was these sessions that taught me enough to start coached RW jumps towards my RW endorsement.
Further learning to eventually fly with others in 5,8, & up to a 14 way formation.


Sadist

Sep 6, 2011, 7:35 PM
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Thanks you very much for posting! Very inspirational. Have you heard of Dale Elliott? http://www.daleelliott.com/Skydiving____.html

Good luck with the RW!


gimpboogie

Sep 7, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Thanks,
yes I know Dale (not personally, due to distance).
He began skydiving the year after I did, from what I recall, almost to the month. Wink

Interesting to see now 4 or 5 paraplegics skydiving solo.
(skydivers with disabilities forum is where we mostly hang out ) Laugh

I`ve been an `incident` this summer -tib./fib. so the RW has been on hold and seems perhaps a winter tunnel trip is in order if possible.



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