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Ten Ways to STAY ALIVE

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#Safety Day Special !

Links to Skydivemag.com’s top ten safety articles, a summary of vital information to help keep you and your friends skydiving for years to come…

#1. Loss of Altitude

How long does your canopy take to deploy? How much altitude would you lose in 3 revolutions of a spinning malfunction? If you have a toggle fire, how much altitude would you lose in a 360 degree turn?…

Loss of Altitude

#2. The Two Ways to DIE

It’s shocking when friends die. Even more so if they die from self-inflicted accidents under perfect canopies. How can we prevent this?…

The Two Ways to DIE

#3. Three simple ideas that could save your life

You think you’re a Badass? How well do you know your emergency procedures? “MALFUNCTION!”

If your hands weren’t automatically reaching for your handle(s) that’s not good enough to save your life…

3 simple ideas that could save your life

#4. Dangerous Trends

Bryan Burke spent considerable time evaluating patterns in the USPA Fatality statistics, combined with three-quarter of a million real incident reports from Skydive Arizona. What were his conclusions?…

Dangerous Trends

#5. RSL, Skyhook or Faith?

Skydivers have been discussing the pros and cons of RSLs for 20 years. Dan BC reopens the debate with convincing arguments that it’s time for a rethink…

RSL, Skyhook or Faith?

#6. C for Camera

Vital safety considerations when jumping a GoPro-style camera. “If you find yourself with a complex emergency at 2,500 feet above the ground, your useful life expectancy is ten seconds ” – Bryan Burke

C for Camera and Common Sense

#7 Canopy Collision Cone

What altitudes are you most at risk of a canopy collision, by what most likely cause, and how do you prevent it? Includes downloadable Collision Cone poster, a visual representation of canopy traffic’s rules of engagement and what we should be prepared for.

Canopy Collision Cone

#8 I Landed a Malfunction!

We’d all like to feel we make smart decisions, especially about safety. I didn’t in this instance, so I’m sharing my ‘confession’ to help others avoid the same mistakes…

I Landed a Malfunction

#9. Prevention is Better than Cure

What’s the best thing to do if you have a reserve ride in a wingsuit? It’s better not to get into that situation! Rolf Brombach advises on avoidance…

Prevention is Better than Cure

#10. When Should You Cut Away?

Shannon Pilcher discusses emergency procedures and cutaways, the concept of a hard deck and how to define this for yourself. How to make a plan for survival…

When Should You Cut Away?

Meet: Lesley Gale

Lesley has been in love with skydiving for 35 years. She is a multiple world and national record holder and a coach on 20 successful record events worldwide. She has over 100 competition medals spanning more than 25 years and has been on the British 8-way National team at World events. She started Skydive Mag to spread knowledge, information and passion about our amazing sport.
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