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how small can these canopies get!!!!? 34sqft?

 


richardw38  (B License)

Sep 11, 2012, 8:09 PM
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how small can these canopies get!!!!? 34sqft? Can't Post

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related
I know some of you lot fly napkins, but this is just nuts!

sorry 37sqft.....


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NWPoul  (D 178119)

Sep 11, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Re: [richardw38] how small can these canopies get!!!!? 34sqft? [In reply to] Can't Post

Does it matter after wingsuit was landed?
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phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Sep 12, 2012, 2:54 AM
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I know some of you lot fly napkins, but this is just nuts!

sorry 37sqft.....
That is a great stunt, but not really practical for everyday jumping.


piisfish

Sep 12, 2012, 3:35 AM
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I know some of you lot fly napkins, but this is just nuts!


sorry 37sqft.....
there was a Xaos 21 21, but it wasn't landed. It has been flown successfully several times before killing it's user.Unimpressed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyvh8D55__Y


(This post was edited by piisfish on Sep 12, 2012, 3:37 AM)


morris

Sep 12, 2012, 6:14 AM
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If I remember correct it didnt kill its user but someone who stole it... might be wrong thou...


davelepka  (D 21448)

Sep 12, 2012, 6:33 AM
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If I remember correct it didnt kill its user but someone who stole it... might be wrong thou...

You are wrong. It was Chris Martin, who worked for the manufacturer.

The crazy part about the incident is that it was the opening that killed him (more or less). It opened in a spin, and it was so fast that he was unable to react to the mal before he passed out from the G-load. Yes, it was the eventual impact with the ground that killed him, but it was the mal the rendered him unable to cutaway or help himself in any way.

For the record, nobody landed the 21. A couple people jumped it, but they all cut it away somewhere north of 2k and opened a much bigger canopy (at least 3 times the size) for landing.


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Sep 12, 2012, 6:34 AM
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Re: [morris] how small can these canopies get!!!!? 34sqft? [In reply to] Can't Post

100% incorrect.

Chris Martin, one of the wingsuiters in the video, was jumping it in AZ. The canopy had a brake fire on opening (I recall) causing the canopy to spin so fast, so quickly, that Chris passed out almost immediately.

Edit: Ninja'd by Dave Smile


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mchamp  (D 32129)

Sep 12, 2012, 8:33 AM
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Re: [phoenixlpr] how small can these canopies get!!!!? 34sqft? [In reply to] Can't Post

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In reply to:
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I know some of you lot fly napkins, but this is just nuts!

sorry 37sqft.....
That is a great stunt, but not really practical for everyday jumping.

If I'm not mistaken this is the smallest canopy that I know of jumped 'regularly' http://www.dropzone.com/...l_page.cgi?ID=132605


TMPattersonJr  (D 30299)

Sep 15, 2012, 7:57 PM
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Re: [mchamp] how small can these canopies get!!!!? 34sqft? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yea, but it was still only loaded right around 2/1 Wink



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