Ten fun facts about Skysurfing

Fact 1
The boards used are generally smaller than actual surfboards, and look more like snowboards or large skateboards.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
Surf Flite was the first sky board company.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Skysurfing
is a type of skydiving in which the skydiver wears a board attached to his or her feet and performs surfing-style aerobatics during freefall

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