Ten fun facts about Skysurfing
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The boards used are generally smaller than actual surfboards, and look more like snowboards or large skateboards.
The attachment to the feet is normally made removable, so that if the skydiver loses control or has difficulty opening their parachute, the board can be jettisoned.
Surf Flite was the first sky board company.
Skysurfing is a skill requiring considerable practice.Fact 5
The simplest skysurfing technique is to stand upright on the board during freefall, and tilt the nose of the board down to generate forward movement.Fact 6
The jumper must also learn to control the board and their body position so as to open the parachute in a stable configuration.Fact 7
More advanced aerobatics such as loops, rolls and helicopter spins, are more difficult still and are tackled once the basics have been mastered.Fact 8
The competitive discipline of skysurfing is a team sport consisting of a skysurfer and a camera flyer with a video camera.Fact 9
The rise of skysurfing coincided with other new-age disciplines in skydiving, such as freestyle and freeflying.Fact 10
Skysurfing reached its peak in popularity in the late 1990s. Go to more sport facts ❯
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