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MakeItHappen

Jul 18, 2012, 1:33 AM
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BSRs from 1981

http://skydivehard.com/stuff/BSR1981.jpg

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airdvr  (D 10977)

Jul 18, 2012, 2:26 PM
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Good times Laugh If my memory serves me right 1981 was the year I made may first jump. 61 people went in that year in the US alone.


JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 18, 2012, 3:29 PM
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Is that "batwing" ban still in the BSR's today?


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Jul 18, 2012, 8:08 PM
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61 people went in that year in the US alone
I don't remember it being quite that many, but close. I believe it was also a high mark -- after that they started declining, as old (conventional, capewell, etc) gear started to go away, and as training improved with the introduction of AFF.

Even though static line was still the majority of jumps, the more intensive training required for AFF kind of rubbed off on a lot of the SL classes.

Wendy P.


strife

Jul 19, 2012, 3:44 AM
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http://parachutistonline.com/...g-toward-safer-sport


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airdvr  (D 10977)

Jul 19, 2012, 8:39 AM
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My mind gets a bit weaker as I get older. I knew it was alot. Like to see what would happen if people were bouncing at that rate today.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Jul 19, 2012, 9:52 AM
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I once typed out the Canadian 1958 BSR's that I found.

https://sites.google.com/...ging/home/1958-bsr-s

One wasn't permitted to jump because of a dare or bet. We also had the bat-wing ban. And anyone over the ripe old age of 36 had to be specially considered before being allowed to learn to jump. And you couldn't do a demo on your first jump.


JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 19, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Is that "batwing" ban still in the BSR's today?

No reference to batwings anymore in the current BSR's that I can find:
Current BSR's: http://www.uspa.org/...bid/164/Default.aspx

And the only difference between that old definition of a bat wing and the new wingsuits, is the use of rigid materials, like battens in a sailboat sail, to stiffen the wing. So, since that ban is no longer in place, someone could build an old-fashioned bat-wing suit just like in "Gypsy Moths", and go for it, without being in violation of the Basic Safety Regulations.

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1) Bat-wing ban from 1981 BSR's
2) "Gypsy Moths" batwing


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Niki1  (D 3103)

Jul 19, 2012, 4:24 PM
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In reply to:
Is that "batwing" ban still in the BSR's today?

No reference to batwings anymore in the current BSR's that I can find:
Current BSR's: http://www.uspa.org/...bid/164/Default.aspx

And the only difference between that old definition of a bat wing and the new wingsuits, is the use of rigid materials, like battens in a sailboat sail, to stiffen the wing. So, since that ban is no longer in place, someone could build an old-fashioned bat-wing suit just like in "Gypsy Moths", and go for it, without being in violation of the Basic Safety Regulations.

Attached:
1) Bat-wing ban from 1981 BSR's
2) "Gypsy Moths" batwing

They didn't do a bat-wing jump in the "Gypsy Moths". They did the CAPE JUMP. So I guess it was OK.



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