trails & tribulations

by Jakob

Canopy relative work is a special discipline in the parachute-world.
It’s totally different than relative work in freefall and it can be more dangerous because the opened parachutes can become entangled in each other. Utmost concentration is necessary if you involved with this discipline.
With three of us we wanted to make a attempt to form a sort of star.
In order to keep the parachutes together, there is a lot of muscle power is necessary, because when steering the parachutes to a star-form you fly no longer horizontal, but you go straight down and there is a lot of tension on the wires.
After three attempts, whereby my parachute during one of the attempts collapsed, we succeeded in forming the star!

attempt forming a ‘star’

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