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Wingsuit double malfunction

 


miconar  (D 1084)

Jan 7, 2013, 11:38 AM
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This was probably discussed already, can someone point out a thread?

If not, any opinions/knowledge as to what happened here?

http://iloveskydiving.org/view/videos/friday-freakout-skydiving-wingsuit-double-malfunction/

Thank you!


notsane  (D 9465)

Jan 8, 2013, 9:48 AM
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He over-rotated on the barrel roll. As he unintentionally came onto his back, his legs were likely open and uneven. That probably caused the flat spin. Jumping an S-Wing at 14 wingsuit jumps didn't help any either.

The reserve pilot chute hesitation could have been due to the slow post-cutaway speed and the burble of the larger suit, although there may have been a gear issue too. IMO it's best, during skydives at least, to minimize the burble during deployment by closing the arm and leg wings.


piisfish

Jan 8, 2013, 9:58 AM
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http://iloveskydiving.org/...-double-malfunction/


hjumper33  (Student)

Jan 8, 2013, 10:18 AM
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Reason to bring up the RSL debate again? Had he had more speed, would there be less burble and therefore a clean extraction?


Pendragon  (D 104102)

Jan 11, 2013, 10:37 AM
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Who knows. Sometimes these things just happen.

In umpteen hundred wingsuit jumps, I've had 1 experience where the final locking stows of my main wouldn't come undone, leaving me with the bag towing behind. This cleared as soon as I looked over my shoulder - the air rushing past me at that point was enough to finish off the job and I had only a line twist as a consequence (result of going asymmetric at that point). It's quite reasonable for either a bag or reserve PC in tow to be experienced for a few seconds in a wingsuit.



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