10 Ways to Get the Most Out of BASE
Tips from Matt Laj on enjoying your BASE journey...
SDC Rhythm's series of 3-way drill dives for honing skills, follow-up to last week's 2-way drill dives. The dives work on bodyflight basics and can be performed in the tunnel or in freefall. The 3-way sidebody exit is explained first.
All the moves (turns, side-slides, fall rate, etc) are demoed in the article, How to Fly Your Body. Go skydive!
Diving, floating, head-jamming, exit count. Getting into a strong, confident, balanced stance in the door. Presenting to the relative wind before you leave the plane.
Building 90 degree angles. Walking the dive slowly, to focus on the skills. Walking, remembering and creeping the dive.
Flying around the 2-way group to build another open accordian. Stopping and taking a breath before taking grips. Visualizing yourself flying perfectly. Guarding fall rate.
Simultaneous 360 degree turns. Fundamental building blocks of FS - the star and the donut. Moving to position looking across the formation before looking at the grip. Avoiding back-up.
Practising outfacing skills by building pods. Maintaining references by looking to the other jumpers. Turning in place.
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