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2012-05-25 11:22:35 AM
Grandkids: It was her idea she totally wanted to do it!
 
2012-05-25 11:54:34 AM
Almost the best video ever.
 
2012-05-25 11:57:35 AM
Holy shiat balls.
 
2012-05-25 12:04:47 PM
I kept waiting for her to free fall back into camera view after the initial shoot.
 
2012-05-25 12:10:51 PM
Good thing she deployed her flaps.
 
2012-05-25 12:24:14 PM

soopey: Holy shiat balls.


Exactly my thoughts.
 
2012-05-25 12:26:42 PM
At least she already had her Depends on.
 
2012-05-25 12:34:53 PM
Who knew you could skywrite with feces?
 
2012-05-25 12:44:12 PM

crab66: Good thing she deployed her flaps.


/feeling very bad for laughing
 
2012-05-25 12:46:51 PM
Now, I don't know the first thing about skydiving and I'm sure the instructor should be responsible but I don't think that it helped that she was resisting him before they left the plane. Watch her when they are at the door. She's wedged her feet against the rim and is holding the sides. He has to actually pull her hands in and still appears to struggle to push out of the door. I think she was having a panic attack at that moment.

Like I say, I'm sure he should have been responsible, maybe even called off the jump if he thought it was a risk. But I bet it didn't help matters her fighting him. Probably contributed to the harness coming slightly loose.
 
2012-05-25 12:57:00 PM
What a wonderfully terrifying birthday gift.
 
2012-05-25 01:09:08 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Like I say, I'm sure he should have been responsible, maybe even called off the jump if he thought it was a risk. But I bet it didn't help matters her fighting him. Probably contributed to the harness coming slightly loose.


That's what I didn't get. She clearly was not prepared when it came time to jump. Maybe this is semi-normal though and forcing people out of the plane is not unheard of... but I'd think if somebody wedged themselves in the door like that you wouldn't want to just force them out.
 
2012-05-25 01:13:11 PM
In a plane like that the person in front is usually kneeling. Since she's older than dirt she probably couldn't kneel, and when she got to the door it looks like she couldn't bend her knees much. Didn't look like he forced her out. Just looked like she couldn't position herself well enough and he figured they'd just tumble out. Great video, though.
 
2012-05-25 01:16:36 PM
It's easier for old people to play young when it involves getting a snake tattoo on their ankle or an odd piercing than sky-diving. Much more tacky, but easier.
 
2012-05-25 01:24:49 PM
If you read the skydiving accident stats, you'll be amazed at how many people "Slip" out of the harness. What a great trainging film on how NOT to tandem jump. Is that a fat lawsuit I smell brewing on the stove?
 
2012-05-25 01:37:00 PM

MrDon: If you read the skydiving accident stats, you'll be amazed at how many people "Slip" out of the harness. What a great trainging film on how NOT to tandem jump. Is that a fat lawsuit I smell brewing on the stove?


It's definitely a lawsuit, but considering the size of most skydiving companies, I doubt their pockets are very deep....
 
2012-05-25 01:54:23 PM

Splinshints: The sound of one hand clapping: Like I say, I'm sure he should have been responsible, maybe even called off the jump if he thought it was a risk. But I bet it didn't help matters her fighting him. Probably contributed to the harness coming slightly loose.

That's what I didn't get. She clearly was not prepared when it came time to jump. Maybe this is semi-normal though and forcing people out of the plane is not unheard of... but I'd think if somebody wedged themselves in the door like that you wouldn't want to just force them out.


Yep. Instructor farked up repeatedly. USPA will probably pull his instructor rating for this, and I hope they do.
 
2012-05-25 02:40:36 PM
Before they even left the plane you can see her left shoulder strap about to come off her shoulder. Also when they are at the door the same left shoulder strap is bunching as she bends.. They didn't cinch her in tight enough IMO.
 
2012-05-25 03:04:12 PM

MrDon: Is that a fat lawsuit I smell brewing on the stove?


A lawsuit for what? Was she injured? Is it against the law to scare someone a bunch? Either way, I'm sure they had her sign a rather iron clad release.
 
2012-05-25 03:07:16 PM
I can't believe she didn't pop out when the chute deployed.
 
2012-05-25 04:26:45 PM
Everything looks cooler...

tosh.mtvnimages.com

...through a mother f***ing FISHEYE LENS!
 
2012-05-25 05:32:26 PM
That's what you get for jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

/That's why God gave them landing gears with wheels.
 
2012-05-25 06:00:50 PM
Ahh, Lodi.
 
2012-05-25 06:32:28 PM

Pine Oil Funeral: I can't believe she didn't pop out when the chute deployed.


Had the same thought. Strong instructor apparently.
 
2012-05-25 06:56:27 PM
Standing in the door preparing to jump is not the time to dick around. I blame her.
 
2012-05-25 08:52:57 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Now, I don't know the first thing about skydiving and I'm sure the instructor should be responsible but I don't think that it helped that she was resisting him before they left the plane. Watch her when they are at the door. She's wedged her feet against the rim and is holding the sides. He has to actually pull her hands in and still appears to struggle to push out of the door. I think she was having a panic attack at that moment.

Like I say, I'm sure he should have been responsible, maybe even called off the jump if he thought it was a risk. But I bet it didn't help matters her fighting him. Probably contributed to the harness coming slightly loose.


The harness is visibly loose when they're sitting waiting their turn, before they get to the door. It's already falling off her left shoulder. It's quite possible that what she's saying when she won't go out the door is "Hold on, the motherfarking harness isn't tight!"

Fault = 100% instructor.
 
2012-05-25 10:22:25 PM
Holy crap. To think I could be freaked out by skydiving even more than I already was.
I'm a land-based mammal, damn it.
 
2012-05-25 11:59:12 PM

11Casey: In a plane like that the person in front is usually kneeling. Since she's older than dirt she probably couldn't kneel, and when she got to the door it looks like she couldn't bend her knees much. Didn't look like he forced her out. Just looked like she couldn't position herself well enough and he figured they'd just tumble out. Great video, though.


Then you must have had your eyes closed. Not only was she wedging her feet against the door, she kept trying to keep them from going out by pushing back against the doorfram with her arms as well and he repeatedly wrenched her hands from the doorframe. She was struggling pretty frantically, and he was overpowering her to get them both out.
 
2012-05-26 10:00:28 AM

Honest Bender: A lawsuit for what? Was she injured? Is it against the law to scare someone a bunch? Either way, I'm sure they had her sign a rather iron clad release.


Unintentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
 
2012-05-26 01:58:27 PM

Honest Bender: MrDon: Is that a fat lawsuit I smell brewing on the stove?

A lawsuit for what? Was she injured? Is it against the law to scare someone a bunch? Either way, I'm sure they had her sign a rather iron clad release.


I've tandemed twice. The release you have to sign is so extreme it is positively comical. We also had to watch a video of some ancient lawyer explaining how we cannot sue for anything ever and how we shouldn't even try because of how ironclad said release has been proven in court.

It really was so over-the-top it became sort of horrifyingly funny.
 
2012-05-27 01:34:00 PM

fatbear: The sound of one hand clapping: Now, I don't know the first thing about skydiving and I'm sure the instructor should be responsible but I don't think that it helped that she was resisting him before they left the plane. Watch her when they are at the door. She's wedged her feet against the rim and is holding the sides. He has to actually pull her hands in and still appears to struggle to push out of the door. I think she was having a panic attack at that moment.

Like I say, I'm sure he should have been responsible, maybe even called off the jump if he thought it was a risk. But I bet it didn't help matters her fighting him. Probably contributed to the harness coming slightly loose.

The harness is visibly loose when they're sitting waiting their turn, before they get to the door. It's already falling off her left shoulder. It's quite possible that what she's saying when she won't go out the door is "Hold on, the motherfarking harness isn't tight!"

Fault = 100% instructor.


having spent many summers cramming fatties into wetsuits and lifejackets for whitewater rafting and climbing harnesses... I bet the instructor tried, but the older and fatter they are the more they resist a snug life saving apparatus. It is easier to saddle up a lazy old packhorse than properly squeeze a fatty into a restraint device.
 
2012-05-28 10:14:15 AM
The owner of that YouTube account can eat a big fat bowl of bloody dick.
 
2012-05-28 01:17:46 PM
I don't know what you people are talking about because this video has since been marked Private.
 
2012-05-28 02:10:35 PM
SumoJeb:

having spent many summers cramming fatties into wetsuits and lifejackets for whitewater rafting and climbing harnesses... I bet the instructor tried, but the older and fatter they are the more they resist a snug life saving apparatus. It is easier to saddle up a lazy old packhorse than properly squeeze a fatty into a restraint device.

I've also fitted many a harness, PFD, sprayskirt, helmet & wetsuit. It's the instructor's responsibility to call off the activity if the safety equipment isn't properly fit or is inadequate in any way for the task at hand.
 
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