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Looking for an old Wingsuit Malfunction video

 


highfly  (F 19377)

Jan 14, 2013, 8:01 PM
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There was an old skydiving video from maybe 8-10 years ago where a guy had a mal and managed to free his reserve just in time to get it open before hitting the ground. I do believe he was German and wearing a yellow wingsuit.
He almost hit a brick building when landing. I seem to think it may of been one of the Swedish boogies.

I also seem to remember this guy having long hair and a goatee. he was a well known wingsuiter back in the days before youtube .
The video was hosted on skydiving movies when it was up.

Anyone with any ideas?


The111  (D 29246)

Jan 14, 2013, 11:07 PM
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There was an old skydiving video from maybe 8-10 years ago where a guy had a mal and managed to free his reserve just in time to get it open before hitting the ground. I do believe he was German and wearing a yellow wingsuit.
He almost hit a brick building when landing. I seem to think it may of been one of the Swedish boogies.

I also seem to remember this guy having long hair and a goatee. he was a well known wingsuiter back in the days before youtube .
The video was hosted on skydiving movies when it was up.

Anyone with any ideas?

I remember the video, and I don't know how I remember this, but I think the username of the guy who made the video was "perflare." Maybe that will help in a search.

EDIT: Here is a post by the guy in the BASE forum.

EDIT #2: You're welcome. Smile


(This post was edited by The111 on Jan 14, 2013, 11:15 PM)


DontfallOff  (Student)

Jan 14, 2013, 11:55 PM
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Wow. Close call...


highfly  (F 19377)

Jan 15, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Thank you thank you thank you......
As soon as I read "Perflare" that was it. I knew you had found it .


MickeN  (D 212)

Jan 15, 2013, 10:36 PM
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That's a nice one Wink
It's from 2001. Per jumped the french suit, one of the first sold. At 400m he provoked a linetwist with a spin. He used both hands to cutaway, it was hard to chop. Then the reservhandle went into the suit making for a low deployment.

I saw it from the ground. It looked interesting. Per was really happy when he got back, kind of high Cool, and spent next 30 min with the jump leader who wanted him grounded for the remaining of the day....

Micke
Member of Team Bautasten



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