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Zoter

Mar 7, 2004, 5:17 PM
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Ok OK...posted this in another thread but what the hell....
Take a look and have a laugh on me
Check out my 'first' sitfly video....

Cool
http://www.skydivingmovies.com/ver2/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=1383


BoostedXT  (A License)

Mar 7, 2004, 7:32 PM
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Http://www.skydivingmovies.com/...ion=file&id=1383

There ya go...I made it a clicky before Ivan got to it. Nice video! Great progression...it was cool.Cool

Joe


(This post was edited by BoostedXT on Mar 7, 2004, 7:39 PM)


kelel01  (A License)

Mar 9, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Great video!!! I loved watching the progression . . . Cool

And just so I don't have to start a new thread, I have a question: is it recommended for a new sitflyer to try doing a sitfly exit out of the door? Because I have currently been doing a belly exit and then trying to get to my sit, either from a frontloop or from my back. Thoughts?

Kelly


Luv2Fall  (B License)

Mar 9, 2004, 12:01 PM
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Nicely done. Wink


Zoter

Mar 9, 2004, 12:40 PM
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We were flying a Porter...frankly...your spoiled..when the door opens its like the whole side of the plane is open....shame not to make use of the space for a clean poised exit

Deffo good practice to get into a sit from a belly position....I have practiced its just not on this vid.

Cant remember his full name but there is a vid with a dude called 'Tom' who does fantastic transitions to sit from a forward roll....I tried it alot...but it doesnt work for me yet....I personally founs I could get into a sit very quickly from a barrell roll where I throw my arms back as soon as I get on my back....it prob is not as 'clean' but its quick and works for me....

But then again I didnt fall off my sit too much to have practice getting back from my belly ..lolWink


kelel01  (A License)

Mar 9, 2004, 12:51 PM
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Well, maybe I should try it. I just don't want to look like a moron on exit. Laugh I can do a good, stable belly exit and don't want people on the plane laughing at me. But where I jump now, there's an otter, and that's a big ass door, too. Hmmmm . . . anyone else have any thoughts?

Kelly


Zoter

Mar 9, 2004, 3:15 PM
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dont forget to check with ya instructor first Wink
If you think through the mechanics of my move it means you get into a sit facing 180deg off the heading you were on ya belly...he he

no problems just turn around...Cool


(This post was edited by Zoter on Mar 9, 2004, 3:17 PM)


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Mar 10, 2004, 4:34 AM
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Hmmmm . . . anyone else have any thoughts?

Face the tail of the plane and exit in a sit. You'll have the wind at your back and it might help you get in the sit from the very beginning on the dive.

Don't worry about everyone laughing at you. They've all looked like dorks before when they were trying something new also! It's no big deal. Wink


kelel01  (A License)

Mar 10, 2004, 6:59 AM
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Thanks, skymama! That's actually a huge help . . . I'll try it out this weekend. Smile

Kelly


Jumpmunki  (C 103816)

Mar 10, 2004, 11:24 AM
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my freefly coach said it's more fun and better practice to go unstable out the door and then spring straight into a sit possition.. get stable check alti then roll unstable again, spring into sit possition, you get more practices getting into the possition for your money ...


freakydiver  (D 26421)

Mar 10, 2004, 4:09 PM
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I find it much easier to get into the sit right out the door, this way you have one less thing to worry about, but thats just me...


stevenblincoe  (D License)

Mar 15, 2004, 10:31 AM
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Wink
To answer your question, as soon as your can get in the position you should exit in it. Its easiest facing the tale.
After that The New School FLight University has a website with a full progression chart. www.blincoe.org.
Feel free to contact me at info@blincoe.org

Steven Blincoe


Kate1973  (A 104126)

Mar 16, 2004, 3:07 AM
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hmm I found facing the nose and leaning forward was a much easier sit exit personally...+ you get an excellent view of ya mother ship Wink


Chapsta  (C 35558)

Mar 16, 2004, 7:32 AM
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The thing is... you want to present your feet to the wind if you want the relative to allow you to sitfly properly out the door instead of front or back flying. I learned to fly my back down the hill first, but have since then learned to present myself to the relative.

Try it... On a 2 way have the front float exit in a way where their back is facing the ceiling and the rear exit has their back facing the floor... difficult at first... but the over under exit is awesome and you feel a real sense of accomplishment.

Have fun!

Chaps


Kate1973  (A 104126)

Mar 16, 2004, 7:37 AM
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worth a try for sure...and I will
but really...never had a problem launching a sit and flying it down/off the hill ...on heading by launching facing the nose....just had to lean forward quite a bit more......


Zoter

Mar 26, 2004, 9:29 AM
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hmm over under exit...like the sound of that



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