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The Next Level team share their thoughts on wingsuit openings

It is the part of the skydive where we have to be the most attentive and focused. Wingsuit cutaways are a really big deal.

Matt Gerdes


Wingsuit Deployments

Key Factors

  • Altiitude
  • Airspeed
  • Symmetry
  • Riser control

Deployment time

  • Flare
  • Level Off
  • Deploy


  • Stay symmetrical
  • Fly your body
  • Then fly your canopy!

More Information

Further details are in these related articles, by Matt Gerdes:

  1. Thinking about wingsuit openings
  2. Wingsuit deployments
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