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Rhythm How-to: Landing Flare

The latest Rhythm video, explaining the flare in a really simple way – really useful for newer skydivers. It's included in the free Rhythm app for new skydivers.

Tips for Landing

  • Always start your flare under a level wing
  • Keep your arms up until it’s time to flare
  • Start the flare at 12-15 feet
  • Look forward not down at the ground
  • Dial in the flaring height by taking references
  • Do a 2-stage flare
  • Stage 1, pull the toggles until the canopy is level just above the ground
  • Stage 2, continue pulling gently on the toggles to extend the flare
  • Don’t touch down too early – let the parachute shut down
  • Lean forward

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