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Spaceland Transitions: Side Slides and Burble Hops
02/03/2018 @ 7:30 AM - 02/04/2018 @ 8:00 PM
By now you probably know that being closely above another skydiver in freefall can be a bad thing. That low-pressure area above a freefalling person (or object) is called a burble, and if you get in it, the reduced air resistance lets you fall faster and onto the person below you, with sometimes funny but potentially dangerous results.
However, a burble can actually be a fun place to play (briefly!) if you know how. And when you know how, you also know how to get out of it in a bad situation, which is a very good thing. So let’s play with burbles! This weekend’s Transitions focus is on burble hops–safely flying over and under other jumpers to trade places in the sky.
Prerequisite for this challenge is the ability to sideslide and stop; if you need to work on this first, we’re thrilled to teach you the way! 🙂