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How to Crash Without Burning


The saying goes that "take-offs are optional, but landings are mandatory." Sometimes, the mandatory landing isn't the one you would have chosen for yourself. Here's how to best avoid lasting damage.

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What Are the Basic Requirements to Skydive?

Freefall-curious? Here's a rundown of the basic requirements you'll need to meet in order to make a skydive.

Get Your Airsports Straight

If you're new to the idea, the four main airsports may seem very similar. They're not. Here's your quick guide to identifying the differences.

Paragliding Tree Landings 101

Even if you're a great pilot, there's a chance that you and your PG wing may meet a tree someday. Here's your 8-step guide to minimize the damage.

How to Land a Parachute in a Tree

Here's what to do if you discover that you’re about to be an impromptu Christmas ornament.

Ankle Protection for BASE Jumping: What You Need to Know

Even if you’ve never sustained an ankle injury in your airsports career, it’s well worth shoring up against. Here's what you need to know.

How to Execute a Perfect Parachute Landing Fall ("PLF")

The PLF remains one of an airsports athlete's most important tools to mitigate the injury potential of a bad landing. Here’s how it’s done.

Attention, Lauterbrunnen-Bound BASE Jumpers: New Rules for 2014

Visiting Switzerland's beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley to make some jumps? Great! Be ready, though: The rules have changed. Here's what to expect.

5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for the Perfect Tandem Skydive

Want to have the best introduction possible to the sport of skydiving? Do your homework before you strap on your tandem gear and head for the plane.

All About Skydiving Wind Tunnels, Part 2: The 3 Types (And How They Work)

Here’s a quick rundown on the different types of wind tunnel: how they work, and how you can use them to meet your skydiving and bodyflight goals.

All About Off-Headings in BASE Jumping, Part 2: How to Avoid 'Em

Here are the factors that cause off-headings in BASE jumping (and some helpful strategies to lessen the risk).

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