I went ahead and did the research before skydiving. Basically, just keep your arms and legs extended to slow yourself down. When you're getting close to the ground try to land on your legs, and fall into your side. Now if you haven't died, your biggest problem will be trying to stay awake, because you likely shattered every bone in your legs, and one arm.
@Duncan5769, yell "airborne" before you reach the ground. It cushions your fall.
@Duncan5769, you just have to roll out of it. Like Link.
@Duncan5769, and try to land somewhere soft (hay stack or 38dd) but not water
@Duncan5769, dude, if I'm falling with a failed parachute, I'm diving headfirst as fast as I can. Like, I guess this is my exit cue friends, at least I didn't do it myself
@Pope Temporal, but if you survived what a story that would be. If you do it right, you can limit the risk of a spinal injury. You will probably be walking in crutches for the rest of your life (or just wait until bionics are as good as regular human limbs, and get some of those)
@Duncan5769, maybe, but I'm not a lucky man. And I really don't want to be that limited for the rest of my life. I'll go out at terminal velocity, and guarantee it by landing on my head, rather than maybe surviving and possibly being able to walk afterwards. Like I said, that would be my cue that it's time to take a bow
@Duncan5769, you are a hero
@Pope Temporal, I can respect that stance, and completely understand it. The thought of death scares me so much, I would take that risk. But, I get not wanting to spend your life as a vegetable.
@Candycane Forest, well, I really hope no one reading this as to actually use my advice XD. There's a 0.0007% chance of a jumper dying though, which is pretty good compared to car accidents at 0.0167% (in 10,000 miles)
@Duncan5769, I learnt a diferent way. Just fall like normal and when you're 10 feet from the gound just ground pound and you're safe.
@Pope Temporal, you know that scene in mobster movies where a guy angers the wrong monster and finds himself wrapped in a rug being thrown out of a helicopter over the ocean?
If I found myself in that situation, I’d do a belly flop at maximum velocity just to make sure the impact killed me and I don’t have to drown.
@The Common Shaman, *wins a pulitzer
@The Common Shaman, you disconnect the main and pull out the reserve
@nismo, you may think that, but the article clearly states that you, in fact, don’t.
@The nOly One,
You've been on fp awhile, havent you?
@Murderin Mike, I have been
@The nOly One,
I've seen you around back in the day. Out of curiosity, what year did you join?
@Murderin Mike, oh I cant remember exactly, probably around 2013-2014?
@Murderin Mike, its nice to see someone remembers my name lol, didnt think I was a name people remembered on this app
@The nOly One, ah okay, I dont really remember where and when exactly I remember seeing hour comments but your name stuck out to me for one reason. Good to see a fellow fp veteran around!
@The Common Shaman, nope, skydiver here, you check altitude, try to fix it if you have time, or ditch the first if you cant and go for the reserve(second parachute) and hopefully that one is flyable
@nismo, yes sir, I know. I only jest.
Surviving the parachute failure is easy. It’s the ground that gets you...
If I remember correctly the way that gives you the best chances of survival is to go limp. If you tense up, you will do a lot more damage to your body that not even flex seal could save you. I heard about someone who survived a parachute malfunction and lived (with serious injuries of course). She apperently blacked out and it caused her body to go limp and it saved her.
@owanobi, the problem is getting your body to go limp, when your brain is screaming at you to tense up, if you could someone knock yourself out it might work.
I work with someone who actually lost their sight because their parachute only partially deployed and they landed and broke almost every bone in their body. The sight loss was from the head trauma, of course.
Ayyyyyy, I'm a skydiver! Who else up here jumps out of planes? I have 124 jumps down and jump at SLW in NC
Just ground pound before you land
Studies show that the best way to survive a parachute failure is to pack your own main, you scrub. Or, failing that, pull your reserve.
Austin McConnell’s video anyone?
*Phone flies out of hands*