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rss_v

Jun 2, 2012, 3:25 PM
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This was a very strange experience for me today - whether due to my increasing situational awareness or a quirk of the exit order, for the first time today I saw other people falling past me. I was under canopy around 4500ft and watching an early-level AFF trio break apart as the student pulled (presumably around 5.5-6k), then the instructors burnt down past me - seemingly quite close but a safe separation really. They pulled a way below me. That was amazing to watch, a completely new thing to see.

On my next jump I was able to watch tandems deploy as well, higher than where I was at the time.

Really nice to watch, I liked it a lot.

Just felt like mentioning it...


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jun 2, 2012, 3:36 PM
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Sometimes people forget that this is the coolest thing in the world. Thanks for reminding us!


peek  (D 8884)

Jun 2, 2012, 3:37 PM
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... due to my increasing situational awareness ...

That's it! Enjoy.


ParaHog

Jun 2, 2012, 3:53 PM
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for the first time today I saw other people falling past me...

Cool stuff. Now get about three experienced jumpers together and tell them you want to do a "pull out".


godfrog

Jun 2, 2012, 4:16 PM
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More and more awareness of your enviroment, good job! Smile


format  (B 15348)

Jun 2, 2012, 4:58 PM
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Unbelievable how crazy fast they pass by Shocked
And how incredibly low they seem to deploy Shocked

If it was only once in a lifetime - I'd feel gratitude forever.
Really cool becoming one of those Smile


pchapman  (D 1014)

Jun 2, 2012, 5:04 PM
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Unbelievable how crazy fast they pass by Shocked
And how incredibly low they seem to deploy Shocked

If I'm with a tandem passenger after opening and point out a subsequent tandem deploying, I do have to explain to the student about the camera flyer -- who falls away and appears to be plummeting to his death in the fields below. 'Relax, they're still thousands of feet in the air...'


3mpire  (C 39657)

Jun 2, 2012, 5:39 PM
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my increasing situational awareness

Want another fun one? See if you can count how long it takes the group exiting after you to exit as you're coming down the hill. Try to identify what type of exit they attempted and did it succeed.

Another fun one: look at the winds aloft and determine where you think your opening would be based off of where you plan to exit. when you land ask yourself did you open where you thought you were going to. even remembering to look down after you open and take note of your position is an awareness thing a lot of new jumpers don't do.

put it all together and you should be able to say how long the stick behind you took, how their exit was, and exactly where you opened. bonus if you can guess what the deployment altitude of the other jumpers was (even though technically you should know before you leave the plane, of course)


NewGuy2005  (A 50256)

Jun 2, 2012, 6:12 PM
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for the first time today I saw other people falling past me...

Cool stuff. Now get about three experienced jumpers together and tell them you want to do a "pull out".

What is a pull out?


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jun 2, 2012, 8:03 PM
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Unbelievable how crazy fast they pass by Shocked
And how incredibly low they seem to deploy Shocked
Smile

I've been noticing this recently (noob that I am) too. It really does look like they're hurtling to their doom, only to save themselves at the last minute. I know it's an illusion, but I still catch myself thinking "Holy $#!*" each time I see it!


oldwomanc6

Jun 2, 2012, 9:29 PM
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I've been noticing this recently (noob that I am) too. It really does look like they're hurtling to their doom, only to save themselves at the last minute. I know it's an illusion, but I still catch myself thinking "Holy $#!*" each time I see it!
Ahh! Perspective..... Ain't it great! Sly It's almost as cool as watching some "go back up" when they pull.


sundevil777  (D License)

Jun 2, 2012, 10:38 PM
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for the first time today I saw other people falling past me...

Cool stuff. Now get about three experienced jumpers together and tell them you want to do a "pull out".

What is a pull out?

When flying with a group, one person deploys while right next to the others - getting pulled out of the formation.


rss_v

Jun 3, 2012, 1:36 AM
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Does anyone know of any videos online that include footage of this sort of thing? There are quite a few with the camera man falling away from someone who just pulled, but how about a camera man under canopy filming others in the air coming down past him?


Hellis

Jun 3, 2012, 4:13 AM
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I have a few.
It happens quite often, if you look in the right direction


wrightskyguy  (D 19665)

Jun 3, 2012, 4:40 AM
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Sometimes people forget that this is the coolest thing in the world. Thanks for reminding us!


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You got that right.


dqpacker  (D 32043)

Jun 3, 2012, 5:09 AM
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for the first time today I saw other people falling past me...

Cool stuff. Now get about three experienced jumpers together and tell them you want to do a "pull out".

What is a pull out?

what your dad didn't do.


Anonthemouse  (A License)

Jun 3, 2012, 5:41 AM
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for the first time today I saw other people falling past me...

Cool stuff. Now get about three experienced jumpers together and tell them you want to do a "pull out".

What is a pull out?

what your dad didn't do.
CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool


Born2Late  (Student)

Jun 3, 2012, 6:26 AM
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It's almost as cool as watching some "go back up" when they pull.


Had someone pull a thousand feet higher than they said they would. She also tracked up the jump line before pulling. That wasn't so much fun... A near-miss at about fifty feet Mad.


NewGuy2005  (A 50256)

Jun 3, 2012, 6:48 AM
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for the first time today I saw other people falling past me...

Cool stuff. Now get about three experienced jumpers together and tell them you want to do a "pull out".

What is a pull out?

what your dad didn't do.

I he had only known, I'm sure he would have.


(This post was edited by NewGuy2005 on Jun 3, 2012, 10:53 AM)


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 3, 2012, 7:15 AM
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I've been noticing this recently (noob that I am) too. It really does look like they're hurtling to their doom, only to save themselves at the last minute. I know it's an illusion, but I still catch myself thinking "Holy $#!*" each time I see it!


I was doing video for some RW jumps, pulling in place above breakoff. One time I dumped but continued watching them fall, hell of shot! Cool

http://robert.branzone.com/pics/Cool.jpg


(This post was edited by theonlyski on Jun 3, 2012, 7:38 AM)


sundevil777  (D License)

Jun 3, 2012, 7:24 AM
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Does anyone know of any videos online that include footage of this sort of thing? There are quite a few with the camera man falling away from someone who just pulled, but how about a camera man under canopy filming others in the air coming down past him?

Joe Jenning's Good Stuff video has some of that. I don't know about youtube, but probably it is there to be found.


jrjny  (A License)

Jun 3, 2012, 7:42 AM
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Same feeling watching people exit a balloon - seems like they're going to eat it lol.


adamUK  (C 104423)

Jun 3, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Wow!


rss_v

Jun 3, 2012, 1:43 PM
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I've been noticing this recently (noob that I am) too. It really does look like they're hurtling to their doom, only to save themselves at the last minute. I know it's an illusion, but I still catch myself thinking "Holy $#!*" each time I see it!


I was doing video for some RW jumps, pulling in place above breakoff. One time I dumped but continued watching them fall, hell of shot! Cool

http://robert.branzone.com/pics/Cool.jpg

Very nice indeed.


PiLFy  (A License)

Jun 3, 2012, 4:49 PM
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http://robert.branzone.com/pics/Cool.jpg

Yep, there's that effect again. MAN, they look low...


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