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labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Low pull + CYPRES fire + near miss with tree. Can't Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRbUES79HwM

The video description explains what happened. Lucky to have survived the low pull and the sketchy landing.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Dec 30, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for sharing this - good reminder that sometimes that little voice in your head that says "stay on the ground" is right. Glad you came out of it only a little roughed up.

This video is a nice argument for lightly-loaded reserves ... you didn't have any really good options, but a non-aggressive WL made that landing much less nasty.


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Good observation about the reserve WL. Mine is really conservative.


Rstanley0312  (D 31900)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Good observation about the reserve WL. Mine is really conservative.

Thank you for sharing and offering a great description of what happened. Glad you are okay!


Halfpastniner  (D 30747)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Glad your safe Kelly, and thanks for posting. To all you beginner skydivers getting comfortable with how easy skydiving is, remember how fast it goes wrong when it does. And it will someday!

I am just happy your arms were strong enough to push the record button, and for that we thank you!

So did you find the freebag?


Premier Remster  (C License)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:13 PM
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You silly person! Don't do that again! Mad

Glad you're OK! And yeah, glad you made the landing OK without any good options at that point...


(This post was edited by Remster on Dec 30, 2011, 12:29 PM)


PiLFy  (A License)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:31 PM
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"To all you beginner skydivers..."

OK, Newb question. I've only been to Florida once, as a kid. What was wrong w/that large clear area off to his right (@around 40 secs.) just before he came around 180 degrees? It looked wide open, w/no trees in it. Is that area really four foot deep of yuk, w/grass floating on top?


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Much of it is thigh deep water with cabbage palms growing under the surface. I wasn't really thinking about landing in the water although that might have been a safer option than the trail.

I only had a few seconds to decide where I way going to land and the trail caught my eye before that clear spot did. I don't even remember seeing it.


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Yes, Conor. I found the freebag. If I ever can't press record, I definitely won't jump. Definitely.


Deyan  (D 322)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Soft pud or metal D ring reserve handle?


stratostar  (Student)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Wow.... Here is your happy ending and thanks for sharing the video. Bet that was a long walk back with a load in your shorts....Laugh


Premier Remster  (C License)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Quote:
I found the freebag

It couldnt have gone that far Tongue


PiLFy  (A License)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:52 PM
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Ah, so it was water. It looked dry to me. I figured there had to be a reason. I'm not second-guessing you. Just planning ahead for if/when it happens to me. Glad you're OK.


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Large metal D ring, not even one of the low profile ones. God knows why it slipped out of my hands.


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 1:01 PM
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 I honestly felt really calm until 5am the next day. Then I melted down a little.


stratostar  (Student)

Dec 30, 2011, 1:12 PM
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Well in the end, all that really matters is your ok, you got your gear and your here to share your "no shit" story and video for others to learn from and that sure as hell beats reading about you in another forum!


(This post was edited by stratostar on Dec 30, 2011, 3:03 PM)


pchapman  (D 1014)

Dec 30, 2011, 1:18 PM
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That's a fairly novel reason for a mal, not being able to reach due to sore arms from a day in the tunnel!

On final, having the DZ visible in the distance ahead is an interesting little visual cue to show that one may be heading downwind, given a normal spot.

Looks like about 30 seconds under canopy.


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 1:28 PM
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That's a good observation about the DZ being downwind. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking that clearly. I identified the longest stretch of what appeared to be clear ground and went for it.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Dec 30, 2011, 1:30 PM
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In reply to:
That's a good observation about the DZ being downwind. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking that clearly. I identified the longest stretch of what appeared to be clear ground and went for it.

You did good, however, be wary of anything with long lines or pathways. Sometimes there are fences or power lines...


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 1:40 PM
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Another great piece of advice. Thanks, Billy.


jrjny  (A License)

Dec 30, 2011, 2:18 PM
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Jumpsuit or shorts?


labrys  (D 29848)

Dec 30, 2011, 2:21 PM
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Jumpsuit. Took it off to wade back to the DZ.


theonlyski  (D License)

Jan 2, 2012, 6:26 AM
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I believe I saw you (I was sitting out by the bridge near the showers/bathroom.

Glad ya made it, the tunnel is fun and all, but nobody thinks they'll be that sore.


labrys  (D 29848)

Jan 2, 2012, 9:42 AM
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That would have been a good place to see it.

I just uploaded the HD version with sound. It's easier to see the terrain and my altimeter in this one. It's amazing how fast things go all to hell when I decide to try to shift my rig instead of just open my reserve. That last 1000 feet couldn't be spared.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD8DjpMYOJA


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Jan 2, 2012, 11:45 AM
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In reply to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRbUES79HwM

The video description explains what happened. Lucky to have survived the low pull and the sketchy landing.

Do you even consider to leave your camera on the ground? Why to complicate if you fail even the very basic things?

You got a clear warning of bad judgement. You should already know when you are ready for jump or not.

Anyway bad judgement can not be compensated with low WL...Crazy


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