Tandem tips?? in Photography and Video August 25, 2009 hey hey all sorry my profile is not up to date, i should have realized i was going to get the third degree with my current profile status. I am very close ot the 500 mark. i realize i need to be good before i ever do my first paid jump. That is why i am just getting tips now, to work and perfect on this. I already have done a few tandems for practice. On my very first one i got a great exit got them coming off the hill, then them pitching the drogue. When i tracked to them i slowed down and just kept sinking out on them. It was a very small girl with a jump suit on. That was why i am asking about the wings, i figured they help you slow down which is the hard part its always easy to get down to someone but not back up to them. So yeah i know i have to be good at this to get paid, But you have to start somewhere. and i believe you will never learn to fly with the tandem until you actually do it, just as you will never learn to fly that HP canopy until you actually jump it. i was just wanting tips on what has helped poeple from the there beggining in this discipline.