Except that in Chelsea, these adrenaline junkies had the chance to take some calculated risks. Jumping with a parachute is not easy since the equipment, ropes and canopy make the maneuvers extremely difficult. And when you jump from 344 feet, you can’t afford to make a mistake.
Here are 4 tricks they allowed themselves to try. .
1-TARD – Totally Awesome Rapid Deployment : “You put on your harness and hold your parachute in your hand. While jumping, you throw your parachute above you and you find yourself in a rapid descent.”
2-Rollover : “The risers of your parachute are held by the lines and the parachute is all open below you. You find yourself doing a frontflip while diving and the parachute opens at the end of the rotation. For this kind of jump you need a headwind or no wind at all.”
3-Waterfall : “There are 3 people,” explains Bertrand Cloutier. One holds the parachute of the other one who holds the parachute of the other one. It’s really a friendship jump. It’s a bit like holding each other’s life in your hands. It’s like sealing your friendship with the other person by showing that you trust them. It can be deadly too…”
“You really need to do this with someone you trust, so it was sure to be Phil for me” said Catherine.
4-Twinner : Facing the void, the skydiver launches himself with his feet in front to perform a complete vertical rotation. It’s a dangerous maneuver because your head gets very close to the edge you’re jumping from.
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