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kilranian  (C 40519)

Nov 30, 2012, 7:33 AM
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Has anyone ever made a suit jump? Not wearing a jumpsuit, but a business/3-piece suit.

Did you have issues with buttons coming undone and the jacket flapping around?

Did you wear a tie? If so, how did you secure it? Route it under the chest strap?

Do tell!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 30, 2012, 7:47 AM
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Didn't Rob Harris die while doing a stunt jump wearing a suit and it interfered?


piisfish

Nov 30, 2012, 7:57 AM
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have a look at the french freestyle team Smile

otherwise I think Olav has some pretty good shots
http://www.1olav.com/en/olav-zipser/
http://www.1olav.com/...erial-fashion-shows/
http://www.1olav.com/...ipser/awards-medals/


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CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 30, 2012, 8:00 AM
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I'm told that wearing big floppy sweat shirts with hoodies isn't a problem, so I don't see how a 3-piece suit could be a problem. Besides, it would be cool! So just do it.


Jalien  (A License)

Nov 30, 2012, 8:11 AM
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I'd guess that a tie would be a bad idea - you wouldn't want to jump with a noose around your neck!

Clip-on might be safer


Southern_Man  (C License)

Nov 30, 2012, 8:26 AM
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I've seen a commercial filmed at Triangle Skydiving where the jumper was wearing a suit. I believe it was for a cell phone or some sort of business service. My google-fu must be weak today, so I can't find it at the moment. Maybe somebody else will have a better memory or better luck.


Southern_Man  (C License)

Nov 30, 2012, 9:17 AM
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Here's the link to the DZ threat:

http://www.dropzone.com/...rum.cgi?post=4355883


yeyo  (D 32048)

Nov 30, 2012, 10:25 AM
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I took this pic of a friend some time ago, just remember to clip both ends of the tie Cool
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almeister112  (D 31305)

Nov 30, 2012, 1:21 PM
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I jumped with a shirt and tie (no jacket). I used both a tie chain and a tie pin (through both layers!) to hold it in place in several places and didn't have any trouble with it. Then again, I was only belly flying with it, so you may run into trouble with different orientations, but I would think a safety pin to hold the jacket closed and a couple of tie pins would keep everything out your way and secure.


throwaway242

Nov 30, 2012, 2:10 PM
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while visiting a german dz this summer i came across the 2 attached pics.

the guy in the white suit is the dzo, btw.
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EOCS  (C License)

Dec 1, 2012, 3:14 AM
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So yea about that parachute? Suit was modified to let the risers come up or? it looks like you can see them in the belly tracking pic.


adagen

Dec 1, 2012, 1:22 PM
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Like this? http://www.youtube.com/...cFA&feature=plcp


kallend  (D 23151)

Dec 1, 2012, 2:24 PM
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Has anyone ever made a suit jump? Not wearing a jumpsuit, but a business/3-piece suit.

Yes. No problems.

Would like to do a tux jump one day.


Mr_Polite  (D 420)

Dec 1, 2012, 2:49 PM
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So what happens if he needs to cut away or dump his reserve? Just reach under the suit??


throwaway242

Dec 1, 2012, 4:31 PM
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there was no modification at all. if im not terribly mistaken they seperated somewhere around 2000m to give him enough time to take the jacket off. plus a velo 75 doesnt show too much under a suit. Crazy


airtwardo  (D License)

Dec 2, 2012, 7:39 AM
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I wore one when I jumped into my college graduation 30 years ago...the funniest part was how worried my mother was that I would land hard and take the knees out of my new suit!

NO problems with her 'only son' skydiving a bandit jump into a crowded stadium...just don't tear up those brand new PANTS! LaughLaugh


Andy9o8  (D License)

Dec 2, 2012, 9:31 AM
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F*** no. I often wear a suit because I must, but I really don't like to anymore, and I'm rarely having fun when doing so. Damned if I'm going to wear the &%$#@ uniform when I'm doing something to have fun.


dthames  (B 37674)

Dec 2, 2012, 1:22 PM
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In reply to:
I wore one when I jumped into my college graduation 30 years ago...the funniest part was how worried my mother was that I would land hard and take the knees out of my new suit!

NO problems with her 'only son' skydiving a bandit jump into a crowded stadium...just don't tear up those brand new PANTS! LaughLaugh

Twardo, was that a round main? If so, wow!


sundevil777  (D License)

Dec 2, 2012, 1:55 PM
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I wore one when I jumped into my college graduation 30 years ago...the funniest part was how worried my mother was that I would land hard and take the knees out of my new suit!

NO problems with her 'only son' skydiving a bandit jump into a crowded stadium...just don't tear up those brand new PANTS! LaughLaugh

Twardo, was that a round main? If so, wow!

In 1982 experienced jumpers didn't use round mains.


airtwardo  (D License)

Dec 2, 2012, 6:01 PM
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I wore one when I jumped into my college graduation 30 years ago...the funniest part was how worried my mother was that I would land hard and take the knees out of my new suit!

NO problems with her 'only son' skydiving a bandit jump into a crowded stadium...just don't tear up those brand new PANTS! LaughLaugh

Twardo, was that a round main? If so, wow!

In 1982 experienced jumpers didn't use round mains.

It was '80, and it was a 252. Wink


fcajump  (D 15598)

Dec 3, 2012, 6:07 AM
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In reply to:
I wore one when I jumped into my college graduation 30 years ago...the funniest part was how worried my mother was that I would land hard and take the knees out of my new suit!

NO problems with her 'only son' skydiving a bandit jump into a crowded stadium...just don't tear up those brand new PANTS! LaughLaugh

Reminds me of my ex-wife showing pictures of her first jump to her mother... first comment was "you did something with your hair" Crazy


SkyTwinkie

Dec 3, 2012, 8:21 AM
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Would like to do a tux jump one day.

That would be cool! You would have to get video or photos, of course. If the coat had long tails, would that be a problem?


chuteless  (D 41)

Dec 12, 2012, 8:17 AM
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I jumped wearing a business suit several times. I wore shoes that just slipped on, NO LACES, and when I pulled the ripcord, I had to place one foot on top of the other to hold my shoes on my feet.

It worked, and no problems in any way.

Bill Cole D-41 Canada



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