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Jul 10, 2013, 12:54 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/...ck9--Vt4Nds&NR=1

you can skip to about :57 to see it...why do this?


councilman24  (D 8631)

Jul 10, 2013, 4:48 PM
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Because being cool for the camera is more important than having enough time to deal with a malfunction.Wink


swoopfly  (E License)

Jul 10, 2013, 5:40 PM
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because flips are fun didnt you know? i dont see much a problem with it, i might wait a second or two before deployment


FataMorgana  (C License)

Jul 10, 2013, 7:43 PM
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This is not a brand new concept. Stabile deployments can get boring for some people Wink. Observeů. https://www.facebook.com/....php?v=1017514085761


councilman24  (D 8631)

Jul 10, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Oh I know. I was taught how to do a back loop (not flip!) by a 3 time national/ 2 time world champion. From when RW comp was build a round, back loop and build the final formation. time started at break for back loop and ended at complete formation.


Greell  (B License)

Jul 15, 2013, 12:47 AM
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The student looked as if he half expected there to be some water 5 feet below him after he jumped based on that exit. I liked the "roll around" the instructor did to get him to his belly.

To answer your question as to "Why" do a backflip before deployment.....complacency.

What's the worst that could happen? He has plenty of altitude. a reserve, and a helmet, right?


airtwardo  (D License)

Jul 15, 2013, 7:45 AM
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councilman24 wrote:
Because being cool for the camera is more important than having enough time to deal with a malfunction.Wink

Just an 'I' taking a couple seconds to have some fun...Wink
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Premier cpoxon  (D 11665)
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Jul 15, 2013, 5:27 PM
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Hmm, I guess a pointed finger means something different to what it does where I instruct? Shocked



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