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DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:32 PM
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It's my birthday this coming weekend and I plan on making fun jumps all day long!!Laugh I would like to know if anyone has any crazy/fun/awesome ideas for fun jumps! (Solo, 2-way, group) Anything from exits, to freefall, to canopy, to landing! I want to here all of your ideas, silly or notWink

I've started myself a list but I know there are plenty of things that I haven't thought of!

Don't worry about giving me ideas that may seem beyond my skill level (within reason), as I always consult with instructors and the DZO at my dropzone before trying new things and have the ability to swallow my pride and not do something that I believe is beyond my abilities!Smile

Can't wait to hear all of your ideas!

Blue skiesSmile


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:41 PM
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I love playing odd man out. It's best with 5-6 people. basically choose the first base (I suggest you) everybody goes to base. Doesn't matter what formation is made. Whoever is last in becomes the new base. (i.e. if a 6 way, when 5 people build, 6th is new base) Everyone breaks and forms a new formation on the new base and repeat. its a lot of fun and seriously tests your flying skills w/o realizing it.


DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:43 PM
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Sounds pretty cool, I'd have to clear that one with my DZO first thoughSmile


richardw38  (B License)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:51 PM
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I found tube exits good fun, especially when you hold the tube for 15 seconds or so. The tighter you tuck in the faster it spins. its gets pretty damn dizzy.


skydude2000  (B 5843)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:54 PM
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Maybe try experimenting on some fun exits, depending on the type of plane, and your gear, wagon-wheel, horny gorilla, those are always fun.

Or do a star, to an open 2-way, then one person does a 360 to open grip on the other side, then the other person repeats.

Small dives, but dives that really improve your flying. I spent last weekend doing 2-way & 3-way drill dives with a few my buddies last weekend. I always learn a ton.

Good luck!!


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:54 PM
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lets see there's also:

high pull

shredder (closed according with two people and track the shit out of it. you spin really fast & eventually bust)

horny gorilla

cannon ball exit (person out side of plane, you sit on their lap for exit, person pushes off as hard as they can)

rodeo

reverse rodeo

naked jump (it's your birthday why not in your birthday suit Wink)

kiss pass

get fruit looped

dancing spider (hard to explain but if somebody knows it its fun but challenging 5 way)

mr potato head

monkey see monkey do (2way)


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:58 PM
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Not sure how they are in Canada about taking objects out of the aircraft but playing catch with a cue ball is fun.

Make sure you have someone experienced with you. Don't throw the ball hard.


DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Aug 27, 2012, 7:22 PM
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Alright definitely going to do a Mr. Potato Head jump :D

+ a rubik's cube one

possibly a high pull

I did want to do a naked for my 100th but maybe I could do that now and do a Mr. Bill for my 100th :D

rodeo would be nice (experience required?)

I'll try and get a girl for a kiss pass :P (maybe 2 birds with one stone with the naked jump haha?)


Thanks a bunch so far guys, great ideas! Laugh


SansSuit  (D 21554)

Aug 27, 2012, 7:49 PM
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I did want to do a naked for my 100th but maybe I could do that now and do a Mr. Bill for my 100th :D
I vote naked!

Do it naked for all your milestones. And most every type of jump mentioned can be done naked as well!


theonlyski  (D License)

Aug 27, 2012, 7:54 PM
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dancing spider (hard to explain but if somebody knows it its fun but challenging 5 way)

Even more challenging when only 3 of ya make it in! Tongue

Were you on that odd man out at I think the Farm where Hunter or Kevin was the odd man out and had that look of horror on his face when it was his turn?

I think I have that video somewhere. LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


dthames  (B 37674)

Aug 28, 2012, 10:30 AM
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I do a lot of solo jumps, as it is often the only way to get several jumps in one day. (C-182 with students or a tandem).

I have done several jumps with the goal to fly stable on my back, legs 90 at hips, 90ish at the knees. I exit facing the rear with the relitive wind on my back and fly down the hill like that. Then try to be stable at terminal. I normally spin once at terminal. It often gets out of hand and I have to go to my belly. But is fun for a solo.

There was a page in the Parachutist in this position about 2 issues ago.


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 28, 2012, 11:30 AM
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dancing spider (hard to explain but if somebody knows it its fun but challenging 5 way)

Even more challenging when only 3 of ya make it in! Tongue

Were you on that odd man out at I think the Farm where Hunter or Kevin was the odd man out and had that look of horror on his face when it was his turn?

I think I have that video somewhere. LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


yup! That was hilarious! I love the look of fear in their eyes. Especially when you play with some really good people LaughLaughLaugh


DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Aug 28, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Could anyone explain the "dancing spider"? Laugh


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Aug 28, 2012, 1:02 PM
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Could anyone explain the "dancing spider"? Laugh

Five way jump. One person in the middle, one person on each of the center person's grip points (so if you're in the center, you're doing an open accordion with the two jumpers in front of you, and one person has your right leg with their left hand and another person has your left leg with their right hand). You end up with a center guy, and a front left, front right, rear right, rear left (positions described are relative to the center person).

That's the starting position, then you rotate. So you could have the center person go to the front left, front left slides over to front right, front right slides to rear right, rear right goes to rear left, and rear left goes into center.

Repeat till everyone's been the middle guy. Cool

It's a skydive with a lot of movement. It's actually not that easy for a bunch of brand new jumpers. But it's fun!


(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Aug 28, 2012, 1:10 PM)


fastphil  (D 5801)

Aug 28, 2012, 1:14 PM
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SCR, if that's not too backwoods for ya...


labrys  (D 29848)

Aug 28, 2012, 2:20 PM
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That's the starting position, then you rotate. So you could have the center person go to the front left, front left slides over to front right, front right slides to rear right, rear right goes to rear left, and rear left goes into center.

You left out the part where someone forgets where to go 2 or 3 rotations in, and then everyone just stares at each other or laughs until break off.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Aug 28, 2012, 3:06 PM
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That's the starting position, then you rotate. So you could have the center person go to the front left, front left slides over to front right, front right slides to rear right, rear right goes to rear left, and rear left goes into center.

You left out the part where someone forgets where to go 2 or 3 rotations in, and then everyone just stares at each other or laughs until break off.

LaughLaughLaugh

I also left out the part where no one ever gets on level and the initial spider never builds.


DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Aug 28, 2012, 3:11 PM
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The spider seems interesting but I don't have much experience diving in larger groups, I usually solo/2-way and I've only ever done one of each 5-way and 7-way track dives; no experience in group formations lol


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Aug 28, 2012, 3:27 PM
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The spider seems interesting but I don't have much experience diving in larger groups, I usually solo/2-way and I've only ever done one of each 5-way and 7-way track dives; no experience in group formations lol

Yep, keep it in your back pocket for later. It's not an easy dive, and if you're new to groups of that size, you'd probably find it more frustrating than fun.


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Aug 28, 2012, 6:36 PM
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The spider seems interesting but I don't have much experience diving in larger groups, I usually solo/2-way and I've only ever done one of each 5-way and 7-way track dives; no experience in group formations lol

Yep, keep it in your back pocket for later. It's not an easy dive, and if you're new to groups of that size, you'd probably find it more frustrating than fun.

A variation of the spider that I learned recently is that the most experienced jumper is the center, and the other four each get assigned a limb. After 3 of the 4 get in, the center signals, grips are dropped and the center moves. Maybe forward a bit, maybe back. Turns one way or the other too. Then the "grabbers" have to find their assigned limb again. When 3 of the 4 get in, off you go again.

It's a lot of fun, a lot easier to remember (all I had to remember was "right leg") and the "Last one doesn't get in" part make it a bit competitive.



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