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Off heading opening and wall strike issues decreasing?
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stayhigh13k

Sep 25, 2019, 5:15 PM
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Are the canopies opening more on heading nowadays? Cause shit used to be a big huge deal and I just don't see or hear about them.

Toggle

Sep 25, 2019, 9:08 PM
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Wall strikes are still happening, but now it's in freefall with wingsuits. Unsure

MontBlanc

Sep 26, 2019, 12:38 AM
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With all the tracking & wingsuit possibilities, people tend to open far from cliff and to go in the trees rather than in the cliff in case of off-heading Cool

MBA-PATTO

Sep 29, 2019, 5:19 PM
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http://bfl.baseaddict.com/record/BFL375

FatGoat

Sep 29, 2019, 9:12 PM
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Definitely still an issue. I had a gnarly one just last year.

jjmacc

Sep 29, 2019, 11:06 PM
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100% still an issue. my mate had one last week in Scotland. jumped with a slight crosswind, pitched almost straight away going HH. Got a 180 and bounced down the rest of the wall. luckily his GoPro took a beating but he walked away with a few cuts and bruises, (after being air lifted by mountain rescue).

New gear, so it still happens if you make silly decisions.

seeya

Oct 2, 2019, 6:36 AM
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The one I see is the running exit with a short delay, the run combined with the arc creates a relative wind that influences the pilot chute and can cause an off heading.


(This post was edited by seeya on Oct 2, 2019, 6:37 AM)

OLopez

Oct 2, 2019, 4:20 PM
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I saw that video and there seemed to be a bit more than a 'slight crosswind'... It looked more like a pretty good gust to me!

Zebu

Oct 3, 2019, 5:21 PM
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Only fatalities have a solid data set. I would bet that you dont hear about 90%+ of wall strikes


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