BigL

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  • Number of Jumps
    400
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  1. BigL

    Longest time spent in tunnel without breaks.

    I would regard it pretty strange to do 20 minutes straight but I have seen people do 30 minutes straight when working on low speed dynamic in the past. This isn't all belly though and is a little easier on your body as the load is spread out between belly and back. Typically when I fly 20 minutes (in a 30 minute session) we work the rotations so the others on the session break my time up. A typical rotation might be 8 x 2.5 Minute blocks for me and 5 x 2 Minute Blocks for the other flyer, there will be some consecutive time at the end in that case, but breaking it up helps massively with getting tired. If you're the only person on the session, you could aim to to do a rotation of 2 mins on, 1 min off to give the body a rest and debrief quickly with your coach (if you have one). You definitley have the right to dictate when the tunnel is on or off during your session if there are no other flyers, don't forget you're paying good money for that fan to be on!
  2. BigL

    Coached Time vs Normal Time

    Interesting, I find that I'm about 50/50. I will try to do some time with a coach and find some stuff to work on, then do a follow up session by myself feeling out what we were working on for myself and reviewing the footage after rotation. Where I fly, coaching makes the tunnel time 50% more expensive and so I think this works best for me.
  3. Agree with this - go to the tunnel and see if you can enjoy yourself. That'll tell you if it's the fear affecting your experience in the sky. Alternatively, if you just don't like freefall focus on becoming a canopy pilot
  4. BigL

    Coached Time vs Normal Time

    I fly a bit of tunnel, coached and uncoached. What sort of split do you do betweeen coached and uncoached time, and why? 75/25? 50/50? 25/75?
  5. BigL

    Coached Time vs Normal Time

    I fly a bit of tunnel, coached and uncoached. What sort of split do you do betweeen coached and uncoached time, and why? 75/25? 50/50? 25/75?
  6. BigL

    Tunnel Time vs. Buying a rig (New skydiver)

    Definitley rig first. There's heap of freefly stuff you can start working on in the sky before you need tunnel. Angle flying is the best!
  7. BigL

    How To Show Your Three-Ring System You Care

    No worries, I enjoy your articles, keep it up :)
  8. BigL

    How To Show Your Three-Ring System You Care

    Probably disconnect your RSL or MARD before pulling your cutaway handle though...