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  1. wan2doit

    Wingsuit Skydiver Saved by AAD After Collision (Video)

    Broken IMO.
  2. Well produced and explained tunnel freestyle skills tutorials by Olga Bakulina - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUCDYvUdgyE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR11-OwzOViG0C1jbaSzsleqdEATDgtvjTIL-_ctMJ_YBQ7olA2H93H9QoU
  3. wan2doit

    Newbie checking in

    Tailbone strike was my 1st painful result from bodyflight. Kind of funny - as I whined to tunnel employees about it a few confided they had also hit tailbones on wall - I'd go for a full padded suit if they made them.
  4. wan2doit

    Newbie checking in

    OBTW after a good bit of research I found that G-Form pads were best for me in tunnel. Had 1 extremely hard elbow strike on wall (sounded like the crack of a home run hit thru the G3 and earplugs) with zero pain whatsoever - they worked well. One mistake I made was waiting until I had a tailbone strike against the wall w/o pads b4 getting them. G-Form's snowboarding compression shorts have well located hip and tailbone pads IMHO. Just a word to the wise.
  5. wan2doit

    Newbie checking in

    I know this feeling - got into tunnel flight and Happily Hooked at a family reunion in Orlando Fla aboout 5 years ago at age 65. Have 13 hours under the belt now and it keeps getting better. Lots of continuous stretching daily helped me not be sore after flying. Knee, elbow and hip pads defend against the wall as you progress to more challenging skills. Maybe check International Bodyflight Association (IBA) skills progression sequencing that builds upon each skill. You can register to keep track of your hours and skills development. Best of luck to U.
  6. Hello Meso, You R the man - signed in with Internet Explorer and all seems to be well as per the ability to reply here. A pc savvy friend of mine had me update Firefox in order to download adblock on to it. Maybe the problem is with the latest version of Firefox or having adblock blocking popups. Any ideas on that? Can't believe I figured out to do a word document to work around the problem to communicate with you. Don't want to do it again or all the time though. Thanks again for the tip. Frank
  7. wan2doit

    Windtunnel at DZ Krutitcy Russia

    Tunnel's Windspeed 4 dynamic flying YES but extra space in tunnel for acceleration into the wall was my attempt at being facetious. ;)
  8. wan2doit

    Windtunnel at DZ Krutitcy Russia

    Good thing about a 9 footer is a flyer can't gain much speed into a wall interaction.
  9. wan2doit

    How long to wait before starting back fly?

    Thanks, shoulder fine now. Guess what - When U get good at looking up it may get harder/crazier when coach says "OK now put head way back and look at tunnel wall in order to navigate around the tunnel when on your back" - really really tricky. Putting head way back also generates more lift when on back.
  10. wan2doit

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Just went to wind tunnel index - https://www.dropzone.com/forums/forum/47-wind-tunnels/ Had a previous interest in and had commented to the "Canadian laws and wind tunnels thread". This wind tunnel index page indicated 0 replies to the thread topic. I remembered commenting on it so opened it to see if post was deleted - that was not the case and 3 replies were there that were there b4 shift to new format. Not end of world - just figured you all may want to know.
  11. wan2doit

    How long to wait before starting back fly?

    Looks like you're on a good learning curve. Not sure if this is best advise but when I was learning back fly someone suggested I should focus on a center point at the top of the tunnel which helped me hold a more stable position as I ascended from the mat when on my back. Maybe check with your coach b4 doing it - they may have a better technique.
  12. wan2doit

    Canadian Laws and wind tunnels

    As per the link below - it seems like Canada does support the liability waiver concept if executed properly and as per their laws - http://mccagueborlack.com/emails/articles/liability-waivers.html
  13. wan2doit

    Dropzone Downtime Planned for **Soon**

    Thanks - Nice of you all to take the time to let us all know.
  14. wan2doit

    How long to wait before starting back fly?

    Injury pretty well all better - trouble now remembering which shoulder was in pain. Currency is an important word in skydiving and tunnel flying. In this context it means the longer between flight sessions causes loss of some skills one has learned. I had a 2 month break in flying once but it didn't cause any major problem. I flew 30 min per month for my 1st 3 years but always wished I could go weekly but the tunnel was 220 miles away. Then iFLY Lauderdale was built within 20 miles of me and I figured I'd go weekly but the price almost doubled which slowed me way down. After shoulder injury I was out 6 months - maybe due to age maybe not - went back in for 4 1/2 min and knew I was way out of practice - very big Currency problems that will take quite a bit of time to get back. It's hard to learn much IMO in 10 minutes - I mean you're just getting into it and you are done for the week. Maybe try 30 or 40 minutes each one month to learn more during the session (e.g. back flying) then the next month or two go flying weekly to perfect what U learned during the longer session + belly fly to maintain that skill - then repeat as fits your needs. Some advise on back fly - keep your head bent way back from the start of training no matter how weird and scary it feels - learning how to view the tunnel upside down is important for navigating when on your back, try to maintain some back arch when on back since it will make flight easier - main thing is to do exactly what the coach shows you and consider private coach sessions for back flying. Good Luck