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Old 17 May 2012, 12:43   #21
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Originally Posted by rocknrolla View Post
When you tekin me
Its a bit like the petrol Rockie... you need a parachute

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Old 17 May 2012, 13:56   #22
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Originally Posted by 1978SeaRider View Post
They say;

1 in 2,000 chance of main parachute failing
1 in 5,000 of reserve parachute failing... so the combined odd's are pretty slim....

However, I've had two "malfunctions" that have resulted in me using my reserve parachute - both my fault / human error.

Basically, if it all goes really wrong, they'll be scraping you up with a spoon and bucket !
Stats have change since my day - in 1500 jumps I had 4 cut aways and a rather nasty incident where the main and reserve deployed at the same time.

It's not your equipment failing that will kill you it's how you fly it, or other people flying into you - canopies are so small and fast that if some one flies into you close to the ground that's it.

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Old 19 May 2012, 10:05   #23
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Originally Posted by rocknrolla
That looks the dogs bustas fair play to you son,When you tekin me
Rocky you really don't want to try that trust me son stick to wave jumping at least if sumat goes wrong all you will get is fooking wet..!!
When you get to the end of your rope..tie a knot and hang on..!!
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Old 23 May 2012, 03:36   #24
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Just been watching the news and there's a guy today going to try land using just a wing suit and no parachute ,,,, he will be trying to land on a runway made from cardboard boxes
just hope everything goes well for him .
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Old 23 May 2012, 10:57   #25
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He did it!

I've done a few skydives in my time, but this wingsuit lark is pushing the envelope way beyond anything I'd ever have contemplated.
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