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BigL

Chasing Angles on your Feet

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Thoughts on when to start chasing angles on your feet? When did you start? Is there a limit of how flat/slow you can chase?

Is it constructive to start chasing them earlier rather than later? I'm confident I can chase them and stay safe (will start on my back).

My general train of thought is when I learned angles on my head I spent quite a few jumps chasing them before learning the exit and flying efficient enough to make and stay on the jump.

 

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Is the person leading on their feet or their head? Being able to match a head first angle on your feet is a rare skill amongst free fliers, unless the leader is intentionally assuming body positions that are more friendly to feet first fliers. I would recommend against it until you have dozens of feet first angles.

If the leader is on their feet and you have a decent sitfly, I suggest you start from a more static position and moves from there. And double check your confidence about being safe. The best way is to get in an angle camp with a smaller group that is ready to learn together with an experienced leader.

Two ways are also great to start playing with it.

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I have dozens of feet first angles, plenty of 2-Ways as well. I can hold a slot on my back with a HU Leader, I'm still working out belly.

Been playing around with it, generally I'm finding if I chase it HD Back first then transition to HU Belly this is the easiest way to get relative and start working out the inputs. I do it off the side of the jump in my own airspace so it's safe.

Will keep updating this thread as I figure it out, and maybe post some footage.

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