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Space Walk

By skydivemike  
Freeflying is becoming a more and more popular skydiving discipline. You learn to fly stable in a belly to earth position. Freeflying covers all other positions of flying in the sky, usually more unstable positions, and at higher velocity’s than the standard belly to earth position. This increase in speed is due to the skydivers presenting less body surface area to the relative wind, thus increasing their fall rate.Average speeds in this orientation range from 135mph to 160mph but this can fluctuate dramatically depending on your body mass and type of materials your jump suit is made of.

The equipment used for Freeflying must also be ‘freefly friendly’. This is due to the increased fall rate experienced whilst performing freefly manoeuvres and means that the equipment is safe to jump at these increased velocities.

Thanks as always for your support and intrest. Also thanks to Pete for 2 HC's I was very supprised and honoured.



Tags: Freeflying skydiving Sports and action

Voters: iancatch, Maddie, proberts and 35 more

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Jou©o 17 56 Finland
9 Apr 2007 7:45PM
awesome shot, Mike!

proberts 17 218 4 Wales
9 Apr 2007 7:49PM
Cracking shot Mike.Can i have your job.Please :0)
skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
9 Apr 2007 7:52PM
Yes Andrew you can. My day job is a Business Development Manager.
It's all yours you start in the morning, that will give me more time to spend prefecting my skydiving.

Scott_Scot 16 4 4 Scotland
9 Apr 2007 8:06PM
Nice to see that you are still insane!!!!!!!

Superb as always mate!!! Smile

scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
9 Apr 2007 8:09PM
Super capture Mike, really is rather cool.

proberts 17 218 4 Wales
9 Apr 2007 8:15PM
LOL Mike.You know what i mean :0)
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 8:44PM
Great shot and very interesting description.

Sezz 16 619 15 England
9 Apr 2007 11:01PM
Another great image, love the graduated blues in the sky and the matching jump suit!

Sarah Smile
10 Apr 2007 12:27AM
Must admit Ive never seen this style of jumping before, it sounds difficult to execute. Cracking capture Mike

tonymarq 15 1 United States
10 Apr 2007 12:40AM
Mike looks as if he is just suspended in mid air! WOW an amazing sky dive capture as always!

stay well
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
10 Apr 2007 8:41AM
A most excellent capture Mike.
A very well deserved HC x

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2007 2:36PM
well done again Mike
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
10 Apr 2007 5:45PM
Brilliant, Mike - great clarity and colour again, well done on the HC, well deserved

Mari xx
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2007 8:47PM
Well done on the HC m8---Keep them coming.
croberts 17 2.2k 8 Ireland
14 Apr 2007 11:34PM
Mike, these are amazing, and your descriptions really make them special. Great to see.
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
18 Apr 2007 5:23PM
The blue reflection in his goggles is a great touch in this picture. John
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 7:28PM
Glad to see you're stillaround to take the pictures.
starliz 17 1.6k 3 England
4 May 2007 7:36PM
love this its brilliant.

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