Originally Posted by Hoofbite
I saw a crappy stream rip that was posted to YouTube and at first I was asking myself if he was flopping around.
Didn't look good.
I realize it's a crazy height to fall from but you'd think that once he gets down to skydiving level he's going to slow down enough to where he's in his comfort zone and can more easily control the fall.
True. They do the weak "bunny hop" during the initial jump to try and prevent any unnecessary flipping. When the atmosphere is so thin, there is no way to control the flipping. Once the air thickens, more control can be had. Back to the reason for the weak bunny hop. They do this so that flipping doesn't get dangerously out of control before control can be regained.
The issue is, the uncontrolled flipping can get to the point that physical damage can occur not allowing the jumper to regain control, or a mental obstruction (like dizziness, physical sickness, or even blackouts) can occur also preventing the jumper from regaining control once possible.
Obviously, those situations can result in death.
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