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Friday Freakout: WTF… Skydiver’s Body Wrapped In Messy Premature Parachute Opening

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Friday Freakout: WTF… Skydiver’s Body Wrapped In Messy Premature Parachute Opening



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WHOA! You know $h*t has hit the fan when you’re flying head down with your buddy and the next thing you know, you’re holding your d-bag in your hands. The situation escalates quickly and turns into a body wrap full of lines, risers, bridle, and whatever else could work its way into this clustered mess. Luckily this skydiver managed to clear his entangled body before getting his reserve out. Phew!

This would be a difficult and strange scenario for anyone to deal with in the moment.

Aside from the obvious “gear checks” advice to avoid premature openings in the first place, what would you do in that moment? What would you have done differently?

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. DysFUNctional Combat Vet

    February 16, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Holy crap! Way to play it cool!

  2. weaver

    February 16, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Delt with that like a boss

  3. Jordan Tehero

    February 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Handled that amazingly

  4. James White

    February 16, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Can someone explain to a noob (me) exactly what happened here mal wise? Was that a premature main?

  5. Dean Benson

    February 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Ah well done on staying calm and altitude aware.

  6. lawfreefly

    February 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    "Hey, what's this doing here?", Oh it's my D-bag, yikes.

  7. Andrew Matsis

    February 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    awww you could see him look at it one last time as if to say, good bye old friend ill probably never see you again XD

  8. Michigan Mister

    February 16, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    "and,…what seemed to be a "lifetime", resul………"

  9. Michigan Mister

    February 16, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    was that wind noise, or his crys of angst? remarkable composure.

  10. DJ HEX

    February 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I woulda pulled the bag back in (if I had altitude) and held onto it lol… jk jk

  11. Joe SkyJumper

    February 16, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Good job bro. Well done.

  12. 1618033

    February 17, 2018 at 12:24 am

    holy hell that was some incredibly well thought out reactions. Most people would end up with 2 out wrapped around themselves. very impressive

  13. Jeremy Mitchum

    February 17, 2018 at 4:16 am

    I like how he was still calm and situationally aware enough to look down at the water and up at his expensive main a few times before reluctantly letting it go….I think there should be another edit with a sad song playing when he let's it go finally haha. Handled the situation like a boss!

  14. Alberto Castellucchio

    February 17, 2018 at 5:37 am

    LIKE A BOSS!!!

  15. Boozy The Clown

    February 17, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Man. This guy was cool as a cucumber under those circumstances. Good job clearing that shit!

  16. Flyfeuhhh

    February 17, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I don't know much about skydiving, but was it possible for him to hang on to his main chute while deploying the reserve ? Would it have been too dangerous ?

  17. Monica A.

    February 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    It looks as if he released his RSL before cutting away and clearing the mess and then released his reserve. Wow. That could have turned out much, much worse.

  18. Charles Hutchinson

    February 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    good job he didn't have hooks on his boots!

  19. Dan Forster

    February 19, 2018 at 2:23 am

    good shot at 0:07 where you see his main pin release when hitting the door frame. a good reminder to make sure your container/pin is clear of bumping anything when you go out the door.

  20. Seth S.

    February 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I'll say it again… Like a boss.

  21. Mike Jett

    February 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Fuck a hook knife, I'm bringing teacher's scissors with me from now on…

  22. RamAir Vaner

    February 25, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    what a beast! handled that perfectly.

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