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    I think the suspension make good landing.
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    #2
    Pics of the landing, and the chair afterward, are the real money shots!

    How'd it turn out?

    Is Dude still alive? Chair not in need of any service?
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      #3
      I saw a video the other day of a guy parachuting in his wheelchair and the landing was rough! It looked like his angle would let him just wheel to a stop but his rear wheels hit the ground, did a little bounce then the footplate dug into the ground making him nose dive slamming the guys face right into the ground.
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        #4
        Are they strapped to the chair or just holding on to it?
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          #5
          If this looks like fun, go ahead. I have a friend who "earned" his wheels parachuting on his last jump. I never knew him as an ab.
          I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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            #6
            Originally posted by nonoise View Post
            If this looks like fun, go ahead. I have a friend who "earned" his wheels parachuting on his last jump. I never knew him as an ab.
            Me too. One of the first guys I met, post SCI, was another guy in a chair because of a sky diving accident.

            Maybe I just don't have much left prove, but I'm just not a para trying to become a quad.

            Then again, maybe I'm just gettin' old.

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              #7
              I've got 43 jumps, all pre-injury.

              The nose-dive could have been prevented with a FreeWheel.

              Looks like he's jumping tailgate (out the back cargo ramp) so no worries about the air stream twisting a chair during the exit.

              Something like Bodypoint's HipGrip would hold the jumper to the chair just fine.

              The thing that worries me the most about jumping with a chair would be spinal compression on a hard landing. It looks like he has a full suspension chair with a huge compression cylinder.

              He does have great form - feet and knees together!

              And for those who ask why anyone would jump out of a perfectly good airplane, I real can't answer. I never have. Just lots of Air Force planes.
              Played with bombs- No SCI, Brain Damage enough that I require a chair and a caregiver.

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                #8
                Fort Bragg and the Eighty duce I would guess.
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                  #9
                  He is Base jumping I think he was in China for this one.

                  His name is Lonnie and has been base jumping as a Para for quite a while
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DaleB View Post
                    Then again, maybe I'm just gettin' old.

                    Sure you are getting old.
                    I would like to do it, i don`t think you could have any problem with a suspension chair and a good landing.
                    Nothing to do the age there, adrenaline junkie or not, there is the question

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                      #11
                      Awooo I am a adrenaline junkie it looks fun but definitely I do not want my face touching the ground lol

                      Maybe a different COG Deeper seat so footrest dont hit Who knows
                      and Strong set of some sort of spring loaded rear Anti Tippers would help
                      More Power to those that do ....

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                        #12
                        I wondered if could do same skydiving.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by nonoise View Post
                          I have a friend who "earned" his wheels parachuting on his last jump.
                          So did the guy in the photo.

                          Name is Lonnie Bissonette.

                          Here's his site: http://www.lonniebissonnette.com/

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                            Sure you are getting old.
                            I would like to do it, i don`t think you could have any problem with a suspension chair and a good landing.
                            Nothing to do the age there, adrenaline junkie or not, there is the question
                            I agree, age is a state of mind. The state of my mind reflects the responsibilities I have acquired over time...as I have aged. I satisfied my itch to prove myself, test my mettle, by acting dangerously and taking unusual risks, when I was younger (and I bounced easier than I broke!)

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                              #15
                              Anyway i don`t like that kind of jumps, i would like a high jump from a plane for be flying for a while before open the parachute.
                              Last edited by totoL1; 24 Nov 2012, 2:24 PM.

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